South African paceman Wayne Parnell has been roped in by Karachi Kings for the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoffs in place of the unavailable Mitchell McClenaghan.
The Kiwi fast bowler was a member of the IPL 2020-winning Mumbai Indians squad, though he did not get a single game throughout the entire season.
McClenaghan had made a solitary appearance for Karachi Kings in this year's PSL in the rain-affected clash against Multan Sultans.
He has been ruled out for the remainder of PSL 2020 owing to isolation restrictions in place in New Zealand influenced by the coronavirus pandemic.
Parnell has had the experience of playing in the PSL as he represented Islamabad United in the 2019 edition of the tournament.
Parnell, who last donned the national jersey for the Proteas in 2017, has acquired a reputation for recording high speeds consistently and launching towering hits with the bat lower down the order.
His last T20 match was the 2019 Vitality Blast final when his team Worcestershire Rapids was defeated in a final-ball thriller against Essex.
Meanwhile, Peshawar Zalmi have confirmed that coach-cum-player Daren Sammy will not be able to travel to Pakistan in time for the first eliminator on November 14 due to logistical constraints.
Zalmi have thus beefed up their batting by including Sohaib Maqsood in the side for the playoffs. Maqsood was in blistering form during the National T20 Cup, smashing an incredible 29-ball 81 to power Southern Punjab to the semi-finals.
Peshawar Zalmi's eliminator clash will be against third-ranked Lahore Qalandars in Karachi.