World’s best all-rounder unavailable due to injury, Peshawar Zalmi suffer major setback


LAHORE: “Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al-Hasan will not take part in PSL 2018 due to a hand injury. Sabbir Rahman from Bangladesh [has] joined Peshawar Zalmi as Shakib’s partial cover,” stated Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) official Twitter handle on Wednesday.

Shakib Al-Hasan, world’s leading all-rounder in International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rankings, is recovering from a finger injury and ruled out of the league’s third season. This comes as a major blow to Peshawar Zalmi’s ambitions of defending their PSL title.
Shakib was already scheduled to play only the initial few matches as Bangladesh national commitments could not allow him to play for the whole season. He was injured during the final of a tri-nation series last month.
Shabbir Rahman, another Bangladeshi national cricketer, will also only be available for the first few games. English national Liam Dawson has already been engaged to cover for the rest of the league.


Comments are closed.