Former South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis has joined Peshawar Zalmi for Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 5’s knock-out stage.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed squads of all four teams who will take part in the last stage of PSL 5. Du Plessis joined 21 other foreign cricketers who have confirmed their participation in the event’s closing from November 14 to 17 in Karachi.
The veteran of 232 T20s, Du Plessis will be making his first appearance in Pakistan’s premium cricket tournament. The right-handed batsman will replace Kieron Pollard in Zalmi’s squad.
Apart from 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), Alex Hales (Karachi Kings) and James Vince (Multan Sultans), Tamim Iqbal (Lahore Qalandars), Mahmudullah (Multan Sultans) have also confirmed their participation in final phase of the tournament.
Confirmed squads of four teams
Karachi Kings (5 foreign players) – 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 (5 foreign players) – 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
Multan Sultans (6 foreign players) – 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
Peshawar Zalmi (5 foreign players) – 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