Steve Smith ruled out of HBL PSL 2019 due to elbow injury
- Multan Sultans to discover a substitute for Smith within the HBL PSL Substitute Draft
Lahore, 12 January: Multan Sultans have been dealt a blow with Australian batsman Steve Smith ruled out of the HBL Pakistan Tremendous League 2019 due to an elbow injury.
In accordance to Cricket Australia, Smith will endure surgical procedure and is predicted to put on a brace for six weeks earlier than commencing rehabilitation.
The HBL PSL 2019 shall be held from 14 February to 17 March, Smith will not be anticipated to regain full health on this interval.
“I’m dissatisfied I gained’t find a way to play in HBL PSL however I want Multan Sultans all the most effective for this yr’s event,” stated Steve Smith.
“I used to be wanting ahead to taking part in the event and serving to the workforce strive to win the trophy. We’ve a gifted workforce and I’m assured that they may do very nicely.”
The PCB’s message on Smith’s injury, “We’re unhappy to lose a participant of Steve’s calibre however we want him a speedy restoration.”
“Hopefully we’ll see him in future editions of HBL PSL, the league followers would miss seeing him dwell in motion this season,” stated a PCB spokesman.
Multan Sultans will now search a substitute for Smith on the Substitute Draft later this month.
The Substitute Draft date with the decide order could be introduced in due course.