Misbah UL Haq to play QEA ahead of PSL
Misbah ul Haq is set to play Grade Two cricket ahead of Pakistan Super League. He will play Quaid E Azam tournament for his home side Faisalabad. PSL Live will begin on 14th of February 2019. The former Pakistan Captain turned twice to a lower level to extend his cricketing career. Ahmed Shehzad will join him; he is aiming to his way back from his ban.
In 2017, Misbah ul Haq retired from International cricket. He has played four-day games for SNGPL. He led Islamabad United to victory in season 2016 and 2018 of super league. Misbah backtraced on his agreement to defending champions. In PSL 2019 draft Peshawar Zalmi picked him in Diamond category as he said he wanted to play 2019 season. He led Faisalabad to win in grade two competition in 2017. Furthermore, he helped them to qualify for the Quaid E Azam Trophy.
His motivation is to help Faisalabad to regain their Grade One position. Last season they were downgraded, so they aim to qualify for First Class Cricket. The tournament will provide an opportunity to spend time with him and get some experience. Also, he is going to work on their game which helps him to prepare for PSL Live.
Ahmed Shehzad to Join Misbah in QEA
Ahmed Shehzad suffered a five and a half month ban for violating the anti-dropping rules of the cricket board. He will now return to competitive cricket after missing the Quaid E Azam Trophy. Cricket is a childhood passion of Ahmed Shehzad, and he badly lost playing the sport, which he considered an essential part of his life. He is more focused on the game and worked hard on improving his mindset of the game. He is eager to deliver his capabilities for his team in the tournament in which many players have emerged.
Steve Smith Likely to Rule Out of PSL
Former Australian Captain won’t take part in Pakistan Super League fourth edition. He has suffered an elbow injury in ongoing BPL – Bangladesh Premier League 2019. Steve Smith hurt his elbow playing for the Camilla Victorians. He needs to go through an elbow surgery on Tuesday. Multan Sultans signed him under Platinum Category along with Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik in recent Auction for the event only in UAE leg of the tournament. The doctors advised him a six weeks bed rest for recovery from the injury.
Lately, in March 2018, Cricket Australia imposed a one year ban on him along with David Warner and Cameron Bancroft following the ball tampering case. Multan Sultans have to bring someone from the additional category to replace the 29-year-old Steve Smith. Furthermore, the surgery will delay his return to the Cricket. He played 108 One day Internationals, 64 Test Matches and 30 Twenty-20 Internationals for Australia. The Australian maintained a batting average of 61.37, 41.84 and 21.55 in all formats respectively. Also, he might miss the 12th edition of Indian Premier League which will start after PSL Live due to injury on an elbow.