Pakistan Super League December 22, 2015

Four lesser-known picks at the PSL draft

Mohit Shah

Jim Allenby: an allrounder who can whack it © Getty Images

Jim Allenby
Australia-born Jim Allenby played one first-class match for Western Australia towards the end of the 2006 season but has earned his name in county cricket, chiefly for Glamorgan. The 33-year-old, a medium-pace bowling allrounder who can strike the ball powerfully, was a potent force in the Glamorgan side that reached the final of the Yorkshire Bank 40 in 2013. He shifted to Somerset at the beginning of the 2015 season to get a taste of First Division cricket.

Cameron Delport
The 26-year-old South African is a big-hitting left-hand batsman who is also capable of bowling solid medium pace. He has played in the Big Bash League (Sydney Thunder) and the Caribbean Premier League (Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel), and slammed 34 off 9 for Dolphins to briefly threaten Chennai Super Kings during a massive chase in the 2014 Champions League T20 - he finished that tournament with a strike rate of 280.

Kevon Cooper
Another pace-bowling allrounder, Kevon Cooper is a T20 specialist who plays around the globe - he has already plied his trade in the IPL, the Bangladesh Premier League and the CPL. The 26-year-old Trinidadian has played 122 T20 games and only two first-class games. He was recently a part of the Barisal Bulls squad that finished runners-up in the BPL, and was the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 22 wickets at an average of 9.31 and an economy rate under six. Cooper can also whack a few big sixes down the order.

James Vince
Hampshire captain James Vince is a stylish, classy batsman who recently made his T20I debut for England against Pakistan, a few months after debuting in ODI cricket. He showed flair and considerable nous in making scores of 41, 38 and 46 in the three-match T20 series and finished as the highest scorer from either side. Former England coach Duncan Fletcher once compared Vince's batsmanship to that of former England captain, Michael Vaughan.

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  • Cricket on December 23, 2015, 14:33 GMT

    Good to see player all around even who not participate in any other formate will put their show in PSL.

  • Hamid on December 22, 2015, 14:15 GMT

    @Supersany. What do you mean by "Re-Known" face?

  • Umer on December 22, 2015, 6:58 GMT

    @Osama Ali, SL will be playing other team in Feb. Availability of players is issue also.

  • Osama Ali on December 21, 2015, 19:47 GMT

    Did not like this, they should have given higher spending cap such thst players like Sanga, A Matthews, Maxwell, Malinga etc could be bought!!! They can take the brand to the next level not these unknown players

  • Upendra Chaudhary on December 21, 2015, 16:18 GMT

    I think, Kevin Cooper is star. At least people from India , Bangladesh and WI knows him very well.

  • Rafat on December 21, 2015, 16:10 GMT

    Disagreed about Cooper. Kevon Cooper is a Re-Known Face in T20 Leagues

  • Matt on December 21, 2015, 14:59 GMT

    You might want to check Jim Allenby's cricinfo profile page that you link to...

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