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5 foreign players who will play for the 1st time in PSL

By Bet Barter

June 6, 2021

The 6th season of the Pakistan Super League is set to resume this month in UAE. The tournament started back in February this year. However, the 6th season of PSL had to be suspended midway on account of the rising COVID-19 cases in Pakistan. Overseas players have formed an important part of the Pakistan Super League. That said, here are 5 overseas players who will play in the PSL for the 1st time:

⦁ Martin Guptill

The New Zealand opener is not part of the NZ squad for the Test matches in England. Hence, Guptill is now available and will represent Karachi Kings in the 6th season of the PSL. Martin Guptill will bring a lot of experience to the Karachi Kings team. In 271 matches in his T20I career, Guptill racked up a total of 7500 runs for New Zealand.

⦁ Usman Khawaja

South African opener Usman Khawaja will represent Islamabad United in the 6th season of the PSL. In 98 T20I matches in his career, Usman Khawaja racked up a total of 2632 runs for South Africa. Islamabad United will definitely benefit from the signing of an experienced player like Khawaja.

⦁ James Faulkner

James Faulkner was ruled out of BBL 2020-21 on account of a hamstring injury. However, the Australian has recovered in time to play in the PSL. Faulkner will represent the Lahore Qalandars in the 6th season of PSL. In 211 matches in his T20I career, Faulkner has scalped 243 wickets and scored a total of 1814 runs.

⦁ Shimron Hetmyer

West Indian cricketer Shimron Hetmyer will represent Multan Sultans in the PSL this year. Hetmyer is one of the most destructive batsmen in the T20I format. Hetmyer could wreak havoc in his debut season in the Pakistan Super League.

⦁ Brandon King

Another West Indian player to make his debut in the PSL this year is Brandon King. King will represent Islamabad United in the 6th season of the Pakistan Super League. It will be quite intriguing to see how Brandon King performs in his debut season in the Pakistan Super League.

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