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PSL 2019: Shane Watson, Sandeep Lamichhane among Foreigners Confirmed for Pakistan leg


Watson is coming to Karachi. Image - @thePSLt20/Twitter.
The excitements level in the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL) is set to go up a notch as the tournament now moves to Pakistan soil for the grand finale.
As many as eight matches, including the play-offs and final, are due to be held in Pakistan with the National Stadium in Karachi playing host to them.
Naturally, all eyes are on which of the overseas stars of the six franchises involved will make the journey to Pakistan from UAE.
Here, we take a look at which overseas players have confirmed their participation for the Pakistan leg of the PSL.
LAHORE QALANDARS
The Qalandars have been given a big setback with their South African ace AB de Villiers ruled out of the Pakistan leg due to an injury.
Windies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite is away on international duty, while New Zealand’s Corey Anderson has ruled himself out of the Pakistan leg. Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor has been ruled out of the PSL with injury, as well.
Netherlands veteran Ryan Ten Doeschate will be available for the Pakistan leg, while a sixth overseas player is yet to be announced.
Confirmed overseas players: Sandeep Lamichhane, Anton Devcich, Hardus Viljoen, David Wiese and Ryan Ten Doeschate.
ISLAMABAD UNITED
The defending champions have already lost the services of veteran English batsman Ian Bell due to an injury. They roped in Chadwick Walton of the West Indies as a replacement and shall have the remainder of their overseas contingent available for the Pakistan leg.
Confirmed overseas players: Luke Ronchi, Philip Salt, Cameron Delport, Samit Patel, Chadwick Walton and Wayne Parnell.
KARACHI KINGS
Karachi Kings have a strong foreign contingent available for the Pakistan leg with Ravi Bopara, Liam Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, Colin Ingram and Colin Munro confirming their participation.
Ben Dunk and Aaron Summers too have confirmed their willingness to travel.
Confirmed overseas players: Colin Munro, Ravi Bopara, Sikandar Raza, Colin Ingram, Aaron Summers, Ben Dunk and Liam Livingstone.
MULTAN SULTANS
The newest franchise has already been knocked out of contention for the play-offs and they have lost the services of Andre Russell, who is currently away on West Indies international duty. The rest of their overseas contingent, however, should be available for the Pakistan leg.
Confirmed overseas players: Johnson Charles, Laurie Evans, Tom Moores, Dan Christian, Chris Green and James Vince.
QUETTA GLADIATORS
The current 2019 PSL leaders have received a major boost with their star opener Shane Watson confirming his availability for the Pakistan leg.
West Indies spinner Sunil Narine remains out due to an injury and while the England duo of Max Waller and Harry Gurney have been confirmed to travel.
Confirmed overseas players: Shane Watson, Rilee Rossouw, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Fawad Ahmed, Harry Gurney and Max Waller and Sunil Narine (if fit).
PESHAWAR ZALMI
As was the case in the last edition, Peshawar Zalmi will have their entire overseas contingent available for the clashes in Pakistan. This includes their talismanic skipper Darren Sammy who has already become a huge fan favourite in Pakistan.
England duo of Chris Jordan and Dawid Malan are away on international duty but they have been replaced by Tymal Mills and Lendl Simmons.
Confirmed overseas players: Darren Sammy, Liam Dawson, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Wayne Madsen, Andre Fletcher and Tymal Mills

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