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PSL debutant Multan Sultans secure services of English all-rounder Ross Whiteley

Making their debut in PSL, the Multan Sultans franchise boast of a star-studded lineup.

Ross Whiteley
Worcestershire batsman Ross Whiteley. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

With the new year just around the corner, cricket fans await another glittering season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The PSL was a major success last year. However, the upcoming edition of the PSL promises to be bigger and better. With the auctions of the upcoming season concluding last month, the teams have also started off with their penultimate preparations for the mega-event.

And in a bid to win the coveted title, debutant Multan Sultans announced their new signing in 29-year-old English cricketer Ross Whiteley. The left-hander will be joining the franchise early next year for their upcoming challenge. He is scheduled to fly out to the UAE in mid-February to prepare for the tournament.

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The county all-rounder will be a clinical addition to the Sultans squad, especially with umpteen T20 experiences under his belt. Whiteley has already tasted T20 action in the subcontinent. He featured in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) for the Sylhet Sixers franchise and also played in the inaugural T10 tournament in Sharjah this winter. Now he will switch back to T20 mode as part of the Sultans squad.

Sultans boast of a star-studded lineup

Making their debut in PSL, the Multan Sultans franchise boast of a star-studded lineup. With the likes Kumar Sangakkara, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Shoaib Malik, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan and Imran Tahir on the bench, the Sultans have one of the best teams on paper and have a strong chance of winning their maiden title.

With Tom Moody as their head coach, the team has a perfect blend of experienced and young players. And Moody remains confident that Multan Sultans would surely be competitive throughout the entire tournament.

PSL 3 is slated to begin on February 22 next year and will feature six teams for the first time. A total number of 34 matches will be held, including 10 games to be organized in Lahore and Karachi.

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