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10 Pakistani Players in LPL 2021:

`The draft of Lanka Premier League’s second edition is over and 10 Pakistani players were picked and retained during the draft. Pakistani Players are spread in 4 different teams of the LPL. The league will include the mixture of young and experienced Pakistani players. Although the most prominent of Shahid Afridi is missing this year. It is learnt that Afridi is unavailable due to his charity foundation works, this is the reason that Afridi withdrew his name from T10 League as well.

Following are the details of the 10 Pakistani players in LPL 2021:

Pakistani Players in Colombo Stars:

Opening batsman Ahmad Shahzad was opted by Colombo Stars for LPL 2021. Shahzad is one of the most vastly experienced T20 stars of Pakistan. Shahzad has over 6000 runs in T20 Cricket in over 100 matches. His recent form was also great in the National T20 Cup of Pakistan where he scored plenty of runs. Another Pakistani picked by Colombo Stars was Mohammad Irfan. The tall left arm pacer is quite old now, but still in the Latest PSL edition, he was one of the most economical bowler of the tournament. The extra bounce and pace that Irfan generates makes him a valuable asset for any team.

Pakistani Players in Galle Gladiators:

Galle Gladiators have always got the most percentage of Pakistani players. The reason is that the franchise is owned by Nadeem Omar, who is a Pakistani. Pakistan’s Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Anwar Ali and Mohammad Amir will feature in Galle Gladiators. Sarfaraz was a part of the side last year as well, but due to national duty he couldn’t participate. All 4 of these cricketers have featured in over 150 T20 games in their career, which promises great experience for Galle Gladiators. Sarfaraz Ahmed gives the wicket keeping advantage, and he was also in phenomenal form with the bat during PSL 6 as well as National T20 Cup 2021.

Mohammad Hafeez was in great form in the last couple of matches of Pakistan’s World T20 Campaign, against Scotland and Namibia. Mohammad Amir has been out of action for a while, but he was in great rhythm during Caribbean Premier League before he got injured. Anwar Ali has been in electric form, he did some crazy finishes in the National T20 Cup 2021 of Pakistan. His strike rate is impressive down the order and his bowling is an additional benefit.

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Pakistani Players in Dambulla Giants:

Dambulla opted for Sohaib Maqsood. Sohaib was the Man of the tournament of Pakistan Super League 2021. Sohaib Maqsood made a lot of headlines after having an incredible run in domestic cricket of Pakistan and in PSL. Sohaib has been striking the ball very well and he is one of the most lethal batsmen nowadays. Despite injury concerns, it is expected that Sohaib will be completely fit for LPL.

Pakistani Players in Jaffna Kings:

The experienced duo of Shoaib Malik and Wahab Riaz were picked by Jaffna Kings in LPL 2021. Shoaib was retained by the franchise. Jaffna are the defending champions and Shoaib was Man of the Match in the final for them. Wahab Riaz is a new addition to Jaffna. Wahab had a great PSL season where he finished as the second highest wicket taker. Besides Malik and Wahab, Usman Shinwari was retained by Jaffna. Shinwari is a great choice with the new ball. Although he hasn’t played much T20 cricket lately, his form in PSL 6 was also questionable but Jaffna have still decided to stick with Usman.

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