Islamabad: (Mudasser Chaudhary) Islamabad United, the winners of the first and third editions of the Pakistan Super League and the most successful team in PSL history, will be replacing Rassie van der Dussen (the 18th pick in the PSL 5 Draft) with the English batsman, Dawid Malan.
Malan, currently ranked number 5 in ICC’s T20I Rankings for batsmen, has become a regular for the England national team over the past six months. In 9 T20I’s he has one hundred and five fifties while scoring at a strike rate in excess of 150.
In addition to his international exploits he finished as a top-5 run scorer in both the Vitality Blast and the Bangladesh Premier League over the past twelve months, including scoring hundreds in both tournaments. Prior to joining Islamabad United he has played in the Pakistan Super League for Peshawar Zalmi.
Malan will replace Rassie van der Dussen, who will miss the PSL due to international commitments. Malan will replace him for the whole duration of the tournament.