LAHORE – English all-rounder Moeen Ali and the Sri Lankan legendary batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan have been picked for the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) replacement draft on Monday.
According to first details, all five PSL franchises met at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore to pick players in the replacement draft.
The replacement draft was held so that teams can replace players who will not be able to participate in the second edition of the event due to a ban, NOC, injury and availability issues.
From Lahore Qalandars: West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo (injured) replaced with England opener Jason Roy (available until February 20), Australia pacer Shaun Tait (injured) replaced with New South Wales off-break bowler Chris Green and New Zealand all-rounder Anton Devcich (injured) replaced with New Zealand veteran James Franklin, reported Tribune.pk.
From Peshawar Zalmi: England opener Alex Hales (injured) replaced with West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels and Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (unavailable) replaced with former Sri Lanka opener Tillakaratne Dilshan. Peshawar withheld their last pick for later.
From Quetta Gladiators: Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi (unavailable) with South African batsman Rilee Rossouw, West Indies World T20 star Carlos Brathwaite (unavailable) with England all-rounder Moeen Ali and West Indies all-rounder Rovman Powell (unavailable) with Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera.
From Islamabad United: West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell was retained by the team. He was injured during the ongoing Big Bash League.
From Karachi United: All of their players will be available. They did not want any replacements.