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03 Nov 2020 | 05:40 AM
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Du Plessis set to represent Peshawar Zalmi in PSL
The South Africa batsman will replace Kieron Pollard, who will be in New Zealand with the West Indies team

South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis will be among 21 foreign players in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoffs. The PSL playoffs were postponed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic and will now be played between November 14-17. Du Plessis will be making his PSL debut and represent Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan's premier Twenty20 tournament. He last visited the country in 2017 and led the ICC World XI in a three-match Twenty20 series in Lahore.

"I am very excited to join Peshawar Zalmi for the playoff stage games of PSL 2020," du Plessis said in a statement, issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday.

"I have fond memories of playing in Pakistan when I toured with the ICC World XI in 2017 and I am sure this experience, although different due to COVID-19, will be a memorable one as well."

The South African represented Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, but his 449 runs in 13 league matches was not enough to see his franchise through to the playoffs for the first time.

Du Plessis will replace Kieron Pollard, who will be in New Zealand with the West Indies team. Besides du Plessis, six other South African players Cameron Delport (Karachi Kings), Dane Vilas and David Wiese (Lahore Qalandars), Rilee Rossouw and Imran Tahir (Multan Sultans), and Hardus Viljoen (Peshawar Zalmi) will be in action in the PSL playoffs, which carries prize money of USD 1 million.

Among other notable foreign players will be Alex Hales and James Vince of England, Sherfane Rutherford of the West Indies, and Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah of Bangladesh. Hanes and Rutherford will represent Karachi Kings, while Vince and Mahmudullah play for Multan Sultans and Iqbal represents Peshawar. 

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