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Wells joins Zalmi, Zahoor replaces Russell in Gladiators squad

  • Reserve players Sameen Gul and Khalid Usman added t0 Zalmi squad
  • Urdu version of the media release attached here

Abu Dhabi , 15 June 2021: Australia batsman Jonathan Wells has joined Peshawar Zalmi squad while UAE fast bowler Zahoor Khan has been drafted in the Quetta Gladiators squad in place of West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell.

Zalmi’s trio of David Miller, Fabian Allen and Fidel Edwards’ stints with the franchise have ended, they will be joining their teams ahead of the West Indies-South Africa T20I series.

Meanwhile, Zalmi all-rounder Imran Randhawa would not be travelling to Abu Dhabi due to visa delay.

Multan Sultans’ star all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been ruled out of the Abu Dhabi-leg of the HBL Pakistan Super League 6 due to a back injury. The former Pakistan captain was training in Karachi for the upcoming HBL PSL 6 matches when he experienced pain in his lower back following which he was examined by a doctor who has advised him a complete rest.

Shahid, who appeared in Sultans’ four Karachi-leg matches, has been replaced by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s left-arm-spinner Asif Afridi who would be joining the Sultans squad in Abu Dhabi.

Meanwhile, Islamabad United have roped in left-handed batsman Umar Amin and West Indies opener Brandon King. The latest additions mean they have now have a complete 20-player squad.