England’s Adil Rashid, Harry Brook to miss PSL 2023
The eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which starts on February 13, will not include England’s Adil Rashid and Harry Brook.
Rashid was picked up by Multan Sultans in December during the draught, but he won’t be able to play in the tournament because he is busy with the English team.
Since the spinner won’t be able to play in the country’s biggest cricket tournament, the 2021 champions will choose his replacement on Wednesday (today).
The Lahore Qalandars, who won the championship last year, will also be without their best batter, Brook.
The middle-order batter scored 264 runs for the PSL 2022 winners, the Qalandars. This included a century and some cameos that helped the Qalandars win games.
Brook’s best game for the Qalandars was on February 19 at the Gaddafi Stadium against Islamabad United. He scored a fast 102 in just 49 balls.
The Lahore Qalandars will also be without Jordan Cox and Rashid Khan for the first three games.
In the replacement draught, which is set to happen tomorrow, Lahore Qalandars will get some replacement players for these two players.
They have won twice. Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Garbaz, and Fazalhaq Farooqui will have partial replacements on the Islamabad United team, and David Miller, Akeal Hussain, and Tim David will do the same for the Sultans.
On the other hand, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and Rovman Powell will be replaced in part by Peshawar Zalmi.
Waninidu Hasaranga, Jason Roy, and Odean Smith will also be replaced in part by other players.
The PSL 8 will start on February 13, when the defending champion Lahore Qalandars play the 2021 champion Multan Sultans in the first match at the Multan Cricket Stadium. The opening ceremony will be a lot of fun.
The replacement draught for PSL 8 was supposed to happen on January 24, but it will now happen on January 25 instead. This is because there was a nationwide power outage on Monday.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that franchises asked for more time to make their final decisions.
PCB has also agreed to franchises’ requests to add more players to the pool. Now, teams will choose two players from the “supplementary” group to make a squad of 20 players.