Lahore Qalandars have received a major blow ahead of the resumption of Pakistan Super League (PSL). The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in May confirmed to complete the halted edition of PSL 2021 in UAE after. The tournament was earlier suspended after breach in COVID-19 which led to rise in COVID-19 cases in the bio-bubble.
Ben Dunk likely to miss initial games
Wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Dunk has reportedly suffered an injury during the practice session in Abu Dhabi ahead of PSL resumption. The hard hitter, who is one of the crucial members in the Lahore Qalandar squad got injured while taking a catch and has received seven stitches.
Qalandars CEO gives positive feedback regarding Dunk’s injury
“He is recovering well and we are hopeful that he will be available for the 1st game against Islamabad United on June 9,” said Qalandars' CEO Sameen Rana.
Dunk was in good touch before the PSL was suspended, having scored 80 runs from the four matches. The Lahore Qalandars will be playing their first game after the resumption on June 9 against Islamabad United in Abu Dhabi.
Lahore Qalandars confident of giving good performances
After winning three games out of four before the tournament was paused, Qalandars will start from where they left, currently standing at third position in the points table. The team looks good with the likes of Fakhar Zaman, Mohammed Hafeez, Shaheen Afridi and foreign stars like Rashid Khan and David Wiese and Samit Patel. Skipper Sohail Akhtar will be looking for maiden PSL title as Qalandars are yet to win a title from the five editions played till now.
Consistent performance from the left arm bowler Shaheen Afridi from past two years will be a boost to skipper Sohail Akhtar. Afridi, who is also the vice-captain for the side, will lead the bowling attack along with veteran Rashid Khan.