PSL 2019: Steve Smith enters his name in the player drafts
He recently featured in the CPL as well.
Updated - Oct 4, 2018 11:21 am
The fourth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will witness the presence of some of the cricketing superstars. Recently, AB de Villiers confirmed that he will be featuring in the tournament next year and now the banned Australian cricketer and former captain Steve Smith has entered his name in the player drafts. He is currently serving the one-year ban imposed on him by Cricket Australia (CA) for his role in the ball-tampering scandal.
Pakistan journalist Mazher Arshad revealed the news of Smith playing in the PSL next year in his latest Twitter update. The stakes are definitely going to be high for Pakistan’s premier T20 competition which will see the superstars playing. It will also be interesting to see if David Warner will also make his presence felt as both of them have featured together in the Global T20 League in Canada and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Breaking! Steve Smith enters his name in Pakistan Super League's draft. #PSL4
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) October 4, 2018
Will Warner also follow his footsteps?
It remains to be seen now if Steve Smith’s former deputy in Tests, David Warner, will also enter his name in the player drafts. Earlier, there were reports of both of them showing a keen interest in playing in the PSL which takes place in January-February every year. This is the period when their ban period will also near its end and it is important that both Smith and Warner will have to be in the groove to get picked in the national side.
“David Warner and Steve Smith have shown keen interest to be the part of PSL and we are looking to make things finalize with both players. They’ll be seen playing in the 4th season and we are delighted to have both top quality players,” one of the top PSL officials was quoted as saying by Twenty20Wiki.
It will be interesting to see which team picks him in the player drafts which will take place in the next few days as the PCB is leaving no stone unturned in its preparations.