Faf du Plessis is all set to fly to Pakistan to play in the PSL playoffs after CSK are no longer part of IPL 2020. The South African was an integral part of CSK this season was their leading run-scorer with 449 runs in 13 matches. Now the batsman will be representing the Peshwar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League.
The remaining matches of PSL 2020 will be conducted from November 14-17 in Pakistan. Du Plessis is a major star attraction for the franchise as he will be making his PSL debut. Faf du Plessis has last played cricket in Pakistan during 2017 when he was part of the ICC World XI in a 3 match series which took place at Lahore.
Faf du Plessis to play for Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2020
Du Plessis is now excited to play in the PSL for the Peshawar Zalmi in the all-important playoffs. Playing as an opener, Faf du Plessis was in fine touch throughout IPL 2020 season but was unable to take CSK through to the playoffs. Cricket Pakistan released an official statement and confirmed the participation of Du Plessis in PSL 2020.
“I am very excited to join Peshawar Zalmi for the playoff stage games of 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”, du Plessis said in a statement, issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday.
Meanwhile, Du Plessis has been roped in as a replacement for Kieron Pollard who will be captaining West Indies in New Zealand after the conclusion of IPL 2020. Here are the complete sides of the 4 teams remaining in the PSL playoffs.
Let us take a look at the full squads of the PSL playoff teams:
Peshawar Zalmi – Aamir Ali, Adil Amin, Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies), Daren Sammy (West Indies), Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Haider Ali Khan, Hardus Viljoen (South Africa), Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Khurram Shehzad, Liam Livingstone (England), Mohammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali, Shoaib Malik, Umar Amin, Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah
Multan Sultans – Adam Lyth (England), Ali Shafiq, Bilawal Bhatti, Imran Tahir (South Africa), James Vince (England), Junaid Khan, Khushdil Shah, Mahmudullah (Bangladesh), Mohammad Ilyas, Mohammad Irfan, Ravi Bopara (England), Rilee Rossouw (South Africa), Rohail Nazir, Shaan Masood, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir and Zeeshan Ashraf
Karachi Kings – Aamir Yamin, Alex Hales (England), Arshad Iqbal, Awais Zia, Babar Azam, Cameron Delport (South Africa), Chadwick Walton (West Indies), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mitchel McClenaghan (New Zealand), Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Sharjeel Khan, Sherfane Rutherford (West Indies), Umaid Asif, Umer Khan, Usama Mir and Waqas Maqsood
Lahore Qalandars – Abid Ali, Agha Salman, Ben Dunk (Australia), Dane Vilas (South Africa), David Wiese (South Africa), Dilbar Hussain, Fakhar Zaman, Farzan Raja, Haris Rauf, Jaahid Ali, Maaz Khan, Mohammad Faizan, Mohammad Hafeez, Samit Patel (England), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohail Akhtar, Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh) and Usman Shinwari