Barbados Tridents have named Pakistan’s Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq as a replacement for Shoaib Malik for the remainder of the 2015 Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Though the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not formally announced its ODI squad for the matches in Sri Lanka, a CPL release indicated Malik had been selected.
Malik, who has scored 127 runs from four matches this season, will play his last game on July 3 against St. Lucia Zouks.
“Shoaib has been fantastic in the CPL so it’s a shame to lose him, but we’re delighted that he’s back in the Pakistan squad and we wish him every success in the upcoming series,” Tom Moody, the CPL director, said.
“Misbah is one of the most respected cricketers in the world, and we’re sure he’ll be an excellent addition to the Tridents squad.”
Misbah, who has already played in the CPL before for St. Lucia Zouks, has an impressive T20 record, with 2,635 runs from 116 matches at an average of 36.09, including a century and 10 fifties. He will be available for the game against Jamaica Tallawahs, on July 11.