Samuels picked up in replacement PSL draft

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January 25, 2017
Marlon Samuels

LAHORE (CMC):

West Indies batting star Marlon Samuels has been picked up by Peshawar Zalmi in the replacement draft staged here Monday.

The right-handed Samuels was joined by Windies limited overs teammate Andre Fletcher, who was also selected by the franchise for the February 9 to March 7 tournament carded for the United Arab Emirates. However, the final will be staged in Lahore.

Samuels will replace injured Englishman Alex Hales, while Fletcher will come in for Pakistan's Mohammad Shahzad who is unavailable.

Jamaican Samuels was in superb form in the Bangladesh Premier League last November-December when he finished among the leading run-scorers with 334 runs at an average of 66

Zalmi is led by two-time Twenty20 World Cup-winning skipper Darren Sammy, and also includes Barbados-born England all-rounder Chris Jordan.

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out of the tournament after picking up an injury last month while playing for Melbourne Renegades in the Australia Big Bash.

He has been replaced by Englishman Jason Roy.

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