Hetmyer to debut with Pakistan Super League

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West Indies’ batsman Shimron Hetmyer runs between wickets against Sri Lanka during their second Twenty20 cricket match in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
West Indies middle order batsman, Shimron Hetmyer is all set to make his debut in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after getting picked as a replacement player for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) leg.
Recently, 13 players were either replaced or added to the existing PSL six squads ahead of the tournament’s resumption in Abu Dhabi later this month via a virtual draft.
Hetmyer, who was featured in the CPL and IPL so far in franchise cricket, was picked up by Multan Sultans, as a replacement player.
Multan also chose another West Indies hard-hitting  batsman Johnson Charles who was part of the victorious West Indies World T20 side in 2016.
Hetmyer was blanked for the recent series against Sri Lanka after failing to meet with Cricket West Indies’ minimum fitness requirement and despite losing his central contract with CWI, the 24-year-old Guyanese left-hander was included in the 18-man West Indies provisional squad for the back-to-back home series against South Africa, Australia and Pakistan starting later this month.
Hetmyer was also omitted from the 30-man squad selected to participate in a three-week high performance camp in St. Lucia in preparation for the two-Test series against South Africa starting on June 10 in the Caribbean.

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