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Topley withdraws from the Pakistan Super League due to injury

Topley withdraws from the Pakistan Super League due to injury

Fast bowlers Reece Topley and Ihsanullah’s injury have struck the Multan Sultans a double blow, as they will miss the next Pakistan Super League. Topley’s absence was made public on Sunday by Sultans owner Ali Tareen, although Ihsanullah’s absence was anticipated due to a chronic elbow issue.

“[Topley] hasn’t received his NOC [no-objection certificate from England] and is out of the PSL,” Tareen posted on Twitter.

Although Topley has never participated in the PSL, he played a complete season of Twenty20 cricket over the winter and participated in 12 SA20 matches for the Durban Super Giants, placing eighth on the tournament wickets table. He will also play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

With a T20 World Cup in the USA and the Caribbean in June, ESPNcricinfo understands that his injury is not significant enough to jeopardize his participation in the IPL and that his removal from the PSL was a precautionary measure.

It’s understood that Sultans intended to replace Topley with Nandre Burger, a quick bowler from South Africa who also had a fantastic SA20 season, but Cricket South Africa informed him that Burger would not be given a nomination.

Olly Stone, who recently competed in the SA20 and ILT20, and Sri Lankan seamer Dushmantha Chameera are reportedly being considered. But Chameera hurt his left quadriceps on Sunday, so he won’t be able to play in the remaining white-ball matches against Afghanistan. We don’t know how serious his injury is yet.

Starting on Sunday, February 17, is PSL action. The last two seasons have seen the Sultans advance to the final, but each time they were defeated by the Lahore Qalandars.

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