Aussie all-rounder Watson to play in Pakistan Super League

Lahore, Oct 13 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Watson, with 4107 runs in 154 T20s, said he was excited to join a host of international superstars for the February 4-24 league to be staged in the United Arab Emirates.

“I am very excited to be involved in the inaugural PSL. There are a lot of world class players involved so I can’t wait to be a part of it,” Watson, a two-time World Cup winner, was quoted as saying by dawn.com on Tuesday.

According to the Pakistan Cricket Board, Watson, had now become the 152nd foreign player to join the PSL for the December draft.

“We are delighted to have Shane Watson on board and with Shane’s record in T20 cricket, he will definitely be a hot pick in the PSL draft,” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi was quoted as saying by dawn.com on Tuesday.

Players who have signed up for the PSL so far:

Shane Watson, Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen, Grant Elliot, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Bopara, Andre Russell, Luke Wright, Dwayne Bravo, TM Dilshan, Shakib al Hasan, James Anderson, Samuel Badree, Ian Bell, Darren Sammy, Tim Bresnan, Angelo Mathews, Sunil Narine, Lasith Malinga, Michael Carberry, Samit Patel, Fidel Edwards, Shaun Tait, Thisara Perera, Adil Rashid, Brendan Taylor, Kemar Roach, Chris Jordan, Tamim Iqbal, Jesse Ryder, Dwayne Smith.

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