AB de Villiers would be released by the Lahore Qalandars ahead of Pakistan Super League (PSL) Draft as the cricketer stated that “managing workload” was the reason behind taking his name from PSL. The PSL Draft will be held on December 5, with the six teams given until December 1 to finalise their retentions and trade picks.
South African great hasn’t appeared in any competitive cricket since turning out for Middlesex in Vitality Blast T20 tournament in September. de Villiers is expected to take part in Big Bsh League for Brisbane Heat and then in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore next year.
The 35-year-old was picked up by the Qalandars last season for seven matches in the UAE and two in Pakistan but the right-hander has not turned up for the Pakistan leg due to a back injury. He scored 218 runs at an average of 54.50 and strike rate of 128.99 in Qalandars colours.