Australian middle-order batsman, Usman Khawaja, shall be making his debut within the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) as he was picked up by Islamabad United within the PSL alternative draft, held on Tuesday through a digital convention.
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Khawaja, who was born in Islamabad, shall be returning to his homeland to play cricket for the primary time in his profession, and in accordance with him, it’s a dream come true. The trendy middle-order batsman had expressed his want to play cricket in his homeland beforehand and is returning to play for a franchise that represents his fatherland.
Fairly excited to be becoming a member of @isbunited. I’ve performed all over the place within the sub continent besides the place I used to be really born. So for me this implies slightly bit extra. Cannot wait. #UnitedWeWin
— Usman Khawaja (@Uz_Khawaja) April 28, 2021
Khawaja will be a part of his fellow Australian, Fawad Ahmed, within the Islamabad United squad, whereas different Australian gamers, akin to Joe Burns, James Faulkner, and Callum Ferguson, will even be part of the PSL as they had been picked up by Lahore Qalandars within the alternative draft. Australian gamers, Ben Dunk and Ben Slicing, have been a mainstay of the PSL for a number of years.
Final month, Khawaja talked about his want to play within the PSL and stated:
“I’ve performed in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, however I’ve by no means performed in Pakistan the place I used to be born, and it’s one thing I’d like to do, to go residence to the place all of it started for myself, my household.”
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Khawaja believes that PSL is a superb event, however the gamers favor the Indian Premier League solely as a result of it affords gamers extra money.
He stated, “It’s the explanation when at instances there have been some purple flags touring to the subcontinent individuals have at all times pushed the obstacles, the boundaries slightly bit as a result of everybody has a value.”
Khawaja was picked within the platinum class and can change the English opener, Alex Hales, within the squad. Khawaja is joined by the Kiwi opener, Colin Munro, and the South African opener, Janneman Malan, as the most recent gamers to hitch the franchise.