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Moeen Ali to miss most part of PSL

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KARACHI: England’s Moeen Ali will miss most part of the eighth edition of the HBL Pakistan Super League due to national team commitments, the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Tuesday.

The all-rounder, who was picked by two-time winners Islamabad United in the initial draft, is a part of the England squad for their white-ball tour to Bangladesh, which inclu­des three One-day Inter­nationals and as many T20s and runs from March 1-14.

While Moeen will be available after the Bangladesh games, he may not feature in the PSL altogether if Islamabad fail to make it to the playoffs, which are to be played from March 15.

The left-hander, however, has been replaced by South African batter Rassie van der Dussen. Moeen’s compatriot James Vince, who will feature in only the one-dayers against Bangladesh, will be unavailable for three PSL matches for Karachi Kings, who have picked another Englishman in Adam Rossington.

Peshawar Zalmi, meanwhile, have drafted in Australian leg-spinner Peter Hatzoglou as the replacement for Afgha­nistan spinner Mujeebur Rehman, who will be available after February 19.

Published in Dawn, February 8th, 2023

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