Harry Brook, Adil Rashid set to miss PSL 8

The PSL 8 will kick off on February 13

January 24, 2023
The replacement draft for PSL 8 will take place on January 25 — PSL/AFP

England batter Harry Brook and spinner Adil Rashid will miss the upcoming eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Rashid was roped in by Multan Sultans during the draft in December but since the spinner will miss PSL 8, the 2021 champions will pick his replacement in the Replacement Draft on Wednesday.

He will not participate in the PSL due to his engagements with the English team.

Meanwhile, the defending champions Lahore Qalandars' star batter Harry Brook will also not be available for the team this year.

The middle-order batter scored 264 runs for the champions of PSL 2022, including a century and some match-winning cameos for the Qalandars.

Brook's best performance for the Qalandars came against United at the Gaddafi Stadium on February 19, where he scored a blistering 49-ball 102.

Moreover, Jordan Cox and Rashid Khan will not be available for the Qalandars in the first three matches.

Lahore Qalandars will get partial replacement players for these two players in the replacement draft.

Two-time champions Islamabad United will have partial replacements for Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Garbaz, and Fazalhaq Farooqui, while the Sultans will look for replacements of David Miller, Akeal Hussain, and Tim David.

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi will take a turn for the partial replacement of Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and Rovman Powell.

Meanwhile, Quetta Gladiators will also opt for partial replacements for Waninidu Hasaranga, Jason Roy, and Odean Smith.

The PSL 8 will kick off on February 13 when defending champions Lahore Qalandars take on 2021 champions Multan Sultans in the opening clash at the Multan Cricket Stadium after a vibrant opening ceremony.

Meanwhile, the replacement draft for PSL 8, which was supposed to take place on January 24, has now been rescheduled to January 25 after a nationwide power outage on Monday.

The PCB said franchises asked the board for additional time to finalise their choices.

PCB has also approved the request of franchises to increase the pool of players. Now, franchises will pick two players in the supplementary category to complete a squad of 20.

Faizan Lakhani is Deputy Editor (Sports) at Geo News.