Tim David will miss multiple games as a significant setback for Multan Sultans in PSL 2023.
In the Pakistan Super League this year, Multan Sultans will be without Tim David, a colourful player who is Singaporean and Australian, for at least the first seven games.
The Australian cricketer, who was once from Singapore, made the change after being advised by his trainers to consider reducing his effort.
The 26-year-old is now in South Africa to participate for MI Cape Town in the SAT20. He took a flight to South Africa right after after his Big Bash League match in Australia. He had played in close to 40 games during the preceding six months.
The flashy all-rounder, though, said that due to his affiliation with the PSL, he is unable to miss it. Sources claim that his trainers first instructed him to select either SAT20 or PSL.
A Multan Sultans representative told Geo News that David will now join the squad in the first week of March and added that he will miss the team’s first seven games.
He would be available for the remaining three games and playoffs if we make it, according to Haider Azhar, CEO of Multan Sultans.
He said David Miller will be available to the Sultans to do the same role, and no replacement has been sought to fill in for him. Miller, a South African who participated in the first eight games for Multan Sultans, will return home. The squad claims that there is no need to use another substitute because David was available for the later stages and Miller was available for the earlier games.
Multan Sultans have experienced yet another setback as a result of Wayne Parnell’s groyne injury sustained during SAT20. It is therefore unlikely that he will be available for the opening games. The Multan Sultans are awaiting his final medical report before making any further decisions.
Rilee Rossouw and Keiron Pollard will be available to the franchise for the duration of the PSL season. Josh Little of Ireland might not go to the knockout stages because of the Ireland series against Bangladesh. South African David Miller, who played in the first eight games for the Multan Sultans, will take a flight home. The organisation claims that there is no need to bring in a different replacement because Tim David and Miller will both be available for the first eight games of the season.
Meanwhile, Multan Sultans have suffered yet another setback as a result of Wayne Parnell’s injury. Due to a groyne injury sustained during SAT20, it is uncertain if the left-armer will be available for the opening matches. In order to ascertain the severity of the damage, the Multan Sultans are awaiting his most recent medical report.
Rilee Rossouw and Keiron Pollard will be available to the team for the duration of the PSL season. However, pacer Josh Little might not play in the playoffs because to Ireland’s series against Bangladesh.