Watson yet to make Pakistan decision
Quetta Gladiators allrounder Shane Watson hasn't yet decided whether he will travel to Pakistan for the playoffs of the PSL. As of March 8, Watson is the leading run-getter this season, and Gladiators are second in a tight five-way race for a spot in the final four.
"We still have a few more games to go, so there is some more cricket to be played before we get to Pakistan," Watson told Sky Sports. "At this point in time, I am still undecided. Obviously, the decision point will come in a couple of weeks and that decision isn't so much my own as it is my family's - who are the most important part of my life."
Two playoff matches are scheduled in Lahore on March 20 and 21, with the PSL final in Karachi on the 25.
After two ducks and a 3 in his first four PSL innings, Luke Ronchi may have worried about his place in the Islamabad United XI. He needn't now, after slamming two of the fastest fifties in the PSL, both powering successful United chases and giving him two Man-of-the-Match awards.
"Just carried on from the previous game," he said after his 41-ball 77 against Lahore Qalandars on Thursday. "We weren't trying to do anything different or make things up, just 'see ball, hit ball' and it worked out quite well.
"I'm just trying to have a clear mind. If I get muddled up or have negative thoughts in my mind, my performances aren't as good as they should be."
Malik's triple hundred
Shoaib Malik, the Multan Sultans captain, has become the first Pakistan cricketer to play 300 T20 matches. He reached the milestone at the PSL game against Quetta Gladiators on Wednesday, where he made an unbeaten 65 off 43 balls.
Malik made his T20 debut back in 2005, and captained Pakistan in the maiden World T20 in 2007. Besides the PSL, he regularly plays in the Bangladesh Premier League and the Caribbean Premier League. The most experienced T20 player in the world is Malik's Sultans team-mate, Kieron Pollard, with 410 matches as of March 8.