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Dilshan to replace Shakib for Peshawar Zalmi in PSL-2

In the second season of Pakistan Super League (PSL), two Bangladeshi cricketers will take part. Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal, both will be seen to play for Peshawar Zalmi. [বাংলায় পড়তে চাইলেঃ পিএসএলে সাকিবের বদলি দিলশান]

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Shakib, who played for Karachi Kings in last edition, was not retained by his former franchisee, allowing the Peshawar team to scoop up the most sought-after all-rounder in the world. Tamim played for the Zalmis in the last edition as well where he had a stellar campaign.

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However, the Bangladeshi duo will not be able to play the entirety of the tournament due to international commitments. The upcoming season of PSL will run between February 9 and March 5. But from the exact same date of its opening, Bangladesh are scheduled to play a one-off Test against India in Hyderabad. So Shakib and Tamim won’t be available from the beginning of PSL-2.

Again they will play against Sri Lanka in March. So the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) may not allow them to play in PSL in that month. As a result, Peshawar Zalmi have found a replacement for Shakib Al Hasan, which is Sri Lankan legend Tillakaratne Dilshan. But they didn’t take anyone in place of Tamim.

The replacement draft for the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 edition was held today at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Lahore. The draft was organized to facilitate the inclusion of replacement foreign players after some of the players picked in the original draft dropped out of the competition due to injuries, unavailability, international commitments or bans.

The latter picks from PZ will only be activated and eligible to play once the number of foreign players in the team goes under the minimum quota allowed by the HBL PSL, which is five. This would happen only after the Bangladesh players leave for their international team commitments.

Players list:
Lahore Qalandars
England’s Jason Roy in place of West Indian Dwayne Bravo
Australian Chris Green in place of Australian Shaun Tait
New Zealand’ James Franklin in place of New Zealand’s Anton Devcich
Peshawar Zalmi
West Indian Marlon Samuels replaces England’s Alex Hales
West Indian Andre Fletcher replaces Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad
Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan replaces Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan
Quetta Gladiators
England’s Moeen Ali replaces West Indian Carlos Brathwaite
New Zealand’s Nathan McCullum replaces England’s David Willey
Sri Lankan Thisara Perera replaces West Indian Rovman Powell
South African Rilee Rossouw replaces Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com

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