Faf Du Plessis and Paul Stirling and Ali Khan joined Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises.
A total of five foreign players’ replacements have been made in the PSL teams which will take the field for the upcoming sixth edition at Karachi and Lahore stadiums from Saturday, February 20.
The franchise teams made replacement picks for the players who have either become fully or partially unavailable due to international cricket commitments.
Proteas star batsman Faf du Plessis who represented Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL 2020 play-offs last November makes a return to the league as a partial replacement player in the Quetta Gladiators outfit in place of West Indies player Chris Gayle.
Australia leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed who has represented Quetta in the last year’s PSL seasons replaces New Zealand batsman Colin Munro in the Islamabad United squad.
Islamabad has also included US fast bowler Ali Khan as a replacement for England’s Reece Topley who has been included in England’s T20I squad on their current tour of India.
Ireland batsman Paul Stirling is the third replacement in the United’s squad in place of England fast bowler Chris Jordan who has also been included in the T20I squad for the series against India.
England batsman Tom-Kohler Cadmore who represented Gladiators in the 2018 season will replace compatriot Liam Livingstone in the Zalmi squad with Livingstone also set to be part of England’s T20I team in India.