by: AtharG TN Sports Karachi
Shahnawaz Dahani, who made a place in the Pakistan team by showing excellent performance in the Pakistan Super League, represented Multan Sultans in the eighth season, but at the beginning of the event, while fielding during the match, he injured his right-hand finger.
Shahnawaz Dahani had to withdraw from the event due to a finger injury. Shahnawaz Dahani dismissed 17 players for Multan Sultans last season. In his place, Multan has selected Muhammad Ilyas, who has dismissed two players in two matches so far.
Currently, Multan Sultan’s team is on top of the points table with eight points. Ehsanullah, who dismissed the most players in the event with 12, also belongs to Multan Sultans.
Season eight of the Pakistan Super League is underway and fans are getting to watch exciting matches. There is a one-day break in the event on Saturday, followed by Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans on Sunday, while Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi will compete.
A one-day break in the event will give Karachi Kings pacer Mohammad Amir a chance to recover from a groin injury and will also give time to strategize for the teams whose players are no longer part of the event due to injury.
Irish fast bowler Josh Little is the latest player to be ruled out of the PSL due to injury. Josh Little, who scored a hat-trick during the T20 World Cup, was supposed to represent the PSL franchise Multan Sultans in this edition, but due to continuous cricket, he got injured without playing a single match in the PSL. Another player will be made part of the squad instead.
The left-arm fast bowler also impressed in last year’s The Hundred tournament in England, after which he became the first current Irish cricketer to get an IPL contract.
The absence of Josh Little can make a difference to the bowling line-up of Multan Sultans. Prior to the Irishman’s fit, several prominent players suffered injuries in PSL eight due to which they will no longer be seen in action at the event.
Liam Dawson: Defending champions Lahore Qalandars are currently being considered the most exciting team in the event. But all-rounder Liam Dawson’s injury has also dealt a blow to their preparations.
The left-arm spinner has been ruled out of cricket for four to six weeks with an ankle injury. Liam Dawson has been a part of the Pakistan Super League before and was considered to be an important part of the Lahore Qalandars’ plan.
However, with the inclusion of all-rounder Sikandar Raza in the team and batsman Kamran Ghulam’s left-arm spin ability, he will not be missed much.
Honourable Rutherford: West Indian player Sharfin Rutherford, who was part of the team that won the IPL and PSL trophies in the same week in 2020, was selected by Peshawar Zalmi this time. But due to not being fully fit, he could not participate in the event.
In his place, Pishwaz Zalmi made the Sri Lankan cricket team captain Dasun Shanaka a part of the team, who has the ability to change the map of the match at any time.
Mir Hamza: Mir Hamza, who represented Pakistan in two Test matches against New Zealand this year, had high hopes for his team Karachi Kings this time. But after playing just one match, he injured his finger and was out of the team for the entire event.
Had Mohammad Amir not also suffered a minor injury during the event, Karachi Kings would have had a good bowling combination for the next matches, but at the moment, both left-arm pacers of Karachi Kings are injured, due to which they It is fifth in the points table.
Wayne Parnell: And finally, South African pacer Wayne Parnell, who has been a part of the Pakistan Super League several times before. But due to continuous cricket, the left-handed pacers could not participate in the event.
His absence hurt Multan Sultans but as his replacement, West Indies’ Carlos Bradhoet became part of Mohammad Rizwan’s team, who has managed to some extent to make up for the lack of other injured bowlers with his bowling.