Quetta Gladiators batsman Faf du Plessis will not take further part in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six, the franchise announced today.
The 36-year-old had a nasty collision while fielding during Gladiators’ clash against Peshawar Zalmi last Saturday. The star batter will fly back to South Africa tonight.
Du Plessis collided with team-mate Mohammad Hasnain. he suffered some memory loss after sustaining a concussion Hasnain while trying to save a boundary.
He lay prone on the ground while the Gladiators’ physio attended him before he got up and was taken to hospital.
“Thank you everyone for all the messages of support,” du Plessis tweeted on Sunday.
“I’m back at the hotel recovering. Have concussion with some memory loss but I will be fine. Hopefully be back on the field soon.”
Wells joins Zalmi, Zahoor replaces Russell in Gladiators squad
Peshawar Zalmi has roped in Australia’s batsman Jonathan Wells while UAE fast bowler Zahoor Khan has been drafted in the Quetta Gladiators squad in place of West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell
Zalmi’s trio of David Miller, Fabian Allen and Fidel Edwards’ left as they will be joining their teams ahead of the West Indies-South Africa T20I series.
Zalmi have added Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Sameen Gul and Khalid Usman as reserve players in their squad while Zalmi all-rounder Imran Randhawa would not be travelling to Abu Dhabi due to visa delay.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s left-arm-spinner Asif Afridi has replaced Shahid Afridi in the Multan Sultans squad. Islamabad United have roped in left-handed batsman Umar Amin and West Indies opener Brandon King. The latest additions mean they have now have a complete 20-player squad.
Babar, Najib drive Kings to 190-4 in 20 overs
Babar Azam partnered strongly with Najibullah Zadran as Karachi Kings posted 190 in 20 overs against Islamabad United in the 22nd game of Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 6.
Sent into bat first, the Kings got the support of Babar and Zadran who scored 117 runs together. Kings were under a bit of pressure after losing Martin Guptill and being reduced to 63-2 in 7 overs.
But, Babar and Najib took the whole responsibility and set the tone for Kings to fire-power the opponents. Babar scored 81 runs off 54 balls spread over seven boundaries and three sixes.
Najib remained not out for 71. His inning included five boundaries and four sixes. Earlier, Sharjeel supported Babar as an opener as they scored 37 runs together. Sharjeel got out after a quick start and scoring 25 off 17 laced with two sixes and a boundary.
Islamabad United won the toss and decided to bowl first
Karachi Kings: Sharjeel Khan, Babar ...