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#PSL2020: Du Plessis to make debut in playoffs

Faf du Plessis will play for Peshawar Zalmi in theHBL PSL 2020 Playoffs, which will be played in Karachi on 14, 15, and 17 November.

This is going to be South Africa’s Faf du Plessis HBL Pakistan Super League debut as he was one of the 21 foreign stars to confirm his participation in the remaining four matches of Pakistan’s marquee event.

Other than du Plessis, Cameron Delport (Karachi Kings), Dane Vilas, David Wiese (both Lahore Qalandars), Rilee Rossouw, Imran Tahir (both Multan Sultans), and Hardus Viljoen (Peshawar Zalmi) are the South Africa players who will be seen in action at the tournament.

As beign reorted, six England cricketers, led by Alex Hales and James Vince, have also shown their commitment to continue to feature in PSL.

Hales and Vince will be representing Karachi Kings’ and Multan Sultan’s colours respectively, while the other four England players have also shown their commitment are Samit Patel (Lahore Qalandars), Adam Lyth, Ravi Bopara (both Multan Sultans) and Liam Livingstone (Peshawar Zalmi).

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal (Lahore Qalandars) and Mahmudullah (Multan Sultans), while Ben Dunk, who was one of the stars in the initial stages of the HBL PSL this year, will be striving to help Lahore Qalandars win their first title in five attempts.

Pakistan’s most anticiopated cricket event carries a total prize money of $1million.

Here is how players react to the #PSL2020:

Faf du Plessis: “I am very excited to join Peshawar Zalmi for the playoff stage games of HBL PSL 2020. I have fond memories of playing in Pakistan when I toured with the ICC World XI in 2017 and I am sure this experience, although different due to Covid-19, will be a memorable one as well.”

Mahmudullah: “It’s an honour to play in the HBL PSL. Cricket is being played very differently this year and I hope to play a part in bringing smiles to the faces of our fans.”

Tamim Iqbal: “I can’t wait to be back at the HBL PSL. Lahore Qalandars have had an amazing journey and I want to help our team win the trophy this year.”

Saman Siddiqui

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