Karachi Kings pulls Guptill as franchises pick replacement players


KARACHI: Defending champions Karachi Kings have picked Martin Guptill in the platinum category of Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 6’s replacement draft. 

Lahore Qalandars lifted Bangladesh’s Shakib-al-Hasan in the Platinum category whereas Quetta Gladiators went for Andre Russell who showed availability for few matches. Usman Khawaja will be playing PSL for the first as he has been picked up by Islamabad United whereas Mahmudullah will represent Multan Sultans.

Kings have completed their replacement picks by opting for Guptill in Platinum, Najeebullah Zadran, and Thisara Perera in Diamond and Liton Das in Silver.

Replacement picks

Karachi Kings: Martin Guptill replaces Colin Ingram, Thisara Perera replaces Mohammad Nabi, Najeebullah Zadran replaces Dan Christian, Litton Das replaces Joe Clarke

Islamabad United: Usman Khawaja replaces Alex Hales, Janneman Malan replaces Lewis Gregory.

Lahore Qalandars: Shakib-al-Hasan replaces Rashid Khan, James Faulkner replaces David Wiese, Joe Burns replaces Samit Patel, Callum Fergusson replaces Tom Abell, Seekuge Prasanna replaces Joe Denly

Multan Sultans: Mahmudullah Riyad replaces Chris Lynn, Rahmanullah Gurbaz replaces James Vince, George Linde replaces Adam Lyth, Obed McCoy replaces Carlos Brathwaite

Peshawar Zalmi: Fabian Allen replaces Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Rovman Powell replaces Liam Livingstone, Fidel Edwards replaces Saqib Mahmood

Quetta Gladiators: Andre Russell replaces Tom Banton

PSL 6 is all set to resume from June 1 and the final is scheduled on June 20. The whole event will take place in Karachi where a local hotel will be booked for players, supporting staff, and officials to live in a bio-secure bubble, put in place by a UK-based company.

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