Unpicked Yasir Shah finally to play in PSL

Pakistan’s 33-year-old leg-spinner Yasir Shaw, who was left unpicked in the players draft, is finally going to take part in the ongoing fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

According to a statement by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday, Pakistan’s leading Test bowler Yasir comes in as a replacement for Mohammad Mohsin in the squad of Peshawar Zalmi.

The replacement was approved by the competion’s technical committee which includes PCB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Wasim Khan, Bazid Khan, Marina Iqbal, Sameer Khosa and Dr Sohail Saleem, said a spokesman for the Board.

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Mohsin, who will soon turn 24, split the webbing between his middle and ring fingers of the left hand while fielding in his side’s HBL Pakistan Super League fixture against Lahore Qalandars in Rawalpindi yesterday. It is understood that he can not take the field for at least a week’s time.

Zalmi had bought Mohsin in the Silver category. He has so far played two matches for Zalmi this season. While he returned figures of one for 35 against Karachi Kings, he conceded a duck in the match against Lahore Qalandars on Friday (February 28).

Yasir, who donned Lahore Qalandars’ colours from 2017 to 2019 editions, has so far played 23 PSL matches, having 23 wickets to his credit at an average of 25.21. He, however, is not much familiar with this format on the international level, having played just two T20 internationals for Pakistan.

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