KARACHI: Younger spin sensation Shadab Khan is amongst seven Pakistanis who will compete on this yr’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) whereas temperamental batsmen Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad have misplaced their spots within the profitable T20 competitors.
The 18-yr-previous Shadab, presently attending the coaching camp in Lahore for the upcoming tour of the West Indies and is tipped to make Pakistan’s squad, was taken by the Trinbago Knight Riders franchise in the course of the participant draft held in Bridgetown final Friday.
Greater than forty Pakistan gamers — the very best contingent amongst foreigners — had registered themselves as in comparison with 38 in 2016 when solely 5 cricketers managed to get picked.
Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik has been retained by Barbados Tridents wit reigning champions Jamaica Tallawahs protecting religion within the expertise of spinning all-rounder Imad Wasim. Guyana Amazon Warriors, the final yr’s runners-up, have additionally stored paceman Sohail Tanvir of their squad.
Barbados Tridents, the 2014 champions, have let go Ahmed Shehzad and as an alternative gone for left-arm speedster Wahab Riaz this time.
Whereas the prolific Kamran Akmal returns to the CPL after lacking the earlier version, the 35-yr-previous, who was each man-of-the-event and man-of-the-ultimate in Peshawar Zalmi’s profitable Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) marketing campaign just lately, will be a part of his Peshawar captain Darren Sammy within the just lately-renamed St Lucia Stars line-up.
Kamran scored 60 off forty six balls in a person-of-the-match efficiency whereas serving to Trinidad & Tobago Pink Metal — the previous identify of Trinbago Knight Riders — to beat Barbados Tridents through the last of the 2015 version in Port of Spain. However Kamran’s youthful sibling Umar has paid closely for a under-par CPL outing in 2016 when he mustered solely 179 runs in 12 matches for the Trinbago Knight Riders.
Mohammad Sami, the lengthy-forgotten Pakistan quick bowler, has been rewarded for bowling persistently nicely for the dethroned PSL champions Islamabad United. The 36-yr-previous has been signed up by Jamaica Tallawahs, who additionally gained the title in 2013.
Revealed in Daybreak, March thirteenth, 2017
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