Keiron Pollard has been ruled out of the Pakistan Super League 2020 with a thigh injury. Carlos Brathwaite, who was drafted as Pollard’s replacement due to his unavailability, will stay with Peshawar Zalmi for the rest of the tournament.
Pollard, who currently leads West Indies’ white-ball teams, was expected to join the PSL after the conclusion of the Sri Lanka tour.
According to an official press release by the Pakistan Cricket Board, Pollard is experiencing occasional tightness at his right rectus femoris quad muscle because of an injury sustained earlier.
“With a heavy heart I wish my teammates at Peshawar Zalmi all the best for the remainder of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020," said Pollard in a statement.
“I’m sorry I can’t be there in person this year but the team has some inspirational characters leading the charge and I’m sure can give Daren [Sammy] his first trophy as a head coach.”
Pollard has previously turned out in three seasons of the PSL (2017, 2018 and 2019). He has played in 33 games and scored 650 runs at a blistering strike rate of 166.24.