Tabraiz Shamsi opts for CPL over The Hundred final
Tabraiz Shamsi opts for CPL over Hundred final
In a big blow, Tabraiz Shamsi will miss the men’s Hundred final to play for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the CPL. He is the latest international cricketer to leave the tournament.
Shamsi, who was signed up as the replacement for Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, will miss the final at Lord’s as he prefers the CPL game over The Hundred.
Rockets will not be allowed to sign up for another replacement and they can use only the registered players in the knockout games. The rules were changed for this year’s The Hundred after Tim David’s performance last year.
Despite losing Tabraiz Shamsi, Rockets do have enough overseas players to hop in. Marchant de Lange is available for the game and is likely to come in as the third overseas player alongside Colin Munro and Daniel Sams.
However, he is yet to play a game in this year’s edition. Matthew Carter is more of a like-for-like replacement to Shamsi. He could be given a go-ahead of Lange as well.
Shamsi’s departure is a continuous worrying trend for the competition. The tournament has lost several cricketers because of a schedule clash.
Kieron Pollard, and Andre Russell were among a few cricketers who had to leave the tournament for CPL.
Ben McDermott, Nathan Ellis, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott returned to Australia for their national duty.
Mohammad Hasnain is a part of the Pakistan squad for the current Asia Cup. Wanindu Hasaranga had to miss the entire tournament because of a NOC issue.
Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan are among a few cricketers who got ruled out of the tournament because of injury.