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Cricket news - Multan Sultans replace Steve Smith with Andre Russell

Smith was ruled out for six weeks due to an elbow injury earlier this month.

Multan Sultan replaced the injured Steve Smith and Andre Russell, while the player replacement draft on Thursday (January 24) for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League, after the former Australian skipper ruled out for six weeks due to a elbow injury at the beginning of this month. Russell will for the first seven games in the United Arab Emirates.

Russell previously turned out for two-time Champions Islamabad United. During the first season in 2016, he is the highest wicket taker in the tournament with 16 scalpen in 10 matches. In the last season, he took four wickets in as many games. He we was going through the franchise prior to the player draft in November of last year. Russell is joined by veteran T20 player Shoaib Malik, the captain of the sultans, and Shahid Afridi.

"PSL is a high quality tournament and I am looking forward to a reunion with some of the best international cricket players of the year 2019," said Russell. "Multan Sultan have selected a very well balanced squad this year, and I'm glad I'll have a chance to share the cabin with Pakistani stalwart Shoaib Malik, and Shahid Afridi,"

Sultans is a change in their team, as they replaced Joe Denly with an in-form James Vince, who smashed two back-to-back fifties for the Sydney Sixers in the ongoing Big Bash League. Overall, Vince scored 4,166 runs in 161 T20 matches at 30 runs per dismissal.

"We had in dealing with the double blow of losing out on Steve Smith and Joe Denly, but we are pleased that we can bring you in the situation, in Andre Russell and James, Vince," said captain Shoaib Malik. "Russell is one of the best T20 cricket player in the world and we are sure, he brings up his match-winning instinct, to our wardrobe this season. Vince is a player we have kept our eyes on for a while now. We chose him based on his consistent performances and we are very excited to see what he can do, Multan Sultan."

Dwayne Smith, who has 679 runs in the PSL, while she was admitted for Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi in the previous editions of Quetta gladiators to cover for DJ Bravo, from 27. February. Lahore Qalandars picked up to cover Hardus Viljoen and David Wiese, for the partial availability of AB de Villiers (group games), Carlos Brathwaite and Corey Anderson.

According to Smith, the recording in the page, the gladiators' coach Moin Khan said: "Smith brings a wealth of experience with him and is very valuable for us in the top order for the United Arab Emirates leg."

Andre Fletcher was picked up again by Peshawar Zalmi after he managed just 86 runs in five games last season. He was replaced in Afghanistan Waqar Salamkheil who has the national obligations.

"It's great, Andre Fletcher, as he is not only a good player, but a true sportsman off the field as well. He is known to be someone who adheres to the dugout atmosphere is fun and we are super excited to have him back with us," Zalmi Director Cricket Affairs, and head coach Mohammad Akram said.

The printed circuit Board, each of the six teams is allowed to bring an additional local player in the 20-man squad during the draft. Hammad Azam, 27, the through cuts 22 and 24 with the bat and ball and was picked up by the sultans. Middle-order batsman Saad Ali - who scored 183 runs at an amazing average of 91.5 in the National T20 Cup in December, and was previously with Quetta gladiators - selected from Lahore Qalandars. Mohammad Irfan to Jr, and the left arm were picked spinner Umer Khan of gladiators and Karachi kings respectively. Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United are still addresses for the submission of its squad extension.

PSL 2019 edition will start from February 14 with the defending Champions Islamabad United, Lahore Qalandars in Dubai. In this year Abu Dhabi will host focuses on a couple of games before the tournament, Pakistan in their last eight matches. Lahore will host three and Karachi will host five games including the final.

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