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AB de Villiers finally speaks on his absence from PSL 2020

The Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) Draft will take place on December 6. The tournament will be staged in Pakistan with action set to start in February 2020.

The PSL Draft will be held on December 6, with the six franchises given until December 1 to finalise their retentions (up to eight players) and trade picks.

Since, the popularity of Pakistan Super League is growing fast among overseas players, in the fifth edition of the tournament, at least 40 foreign players are all set to play.

Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers will not be part of the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) as he has withdrawn his name from the draft. The update comes as a surprise as the former South Africa captain was a part of Lahore Qalandars in PSL 2019.

Mr. 360°, who hanged his boots from international cricket last year but continues to play in franchise-based leagues, represented Lahore Qalandars in seven games in which he scored 218 runs at an average of 54.03.

AB de Villiers finally speaks on his absence from Pakistan Super League 2020.

De Villiers will be released from the Lahore Qalandars roster ahead of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Draft to “manage workload”, reported ESPNcricinfo.

When asked about opting out of the PSL – de Villiers said, “Just managing workload. On-off as much as possible.”

De Villiers, has played in 295 T20s till date in which he has amassed 8186 runs at a phenomenal strike rate of 149.84. ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

De Villiers hasn’t played representative cricket since turning out for Middlesex in England’s Vitality Blast T20 tournament in September, and is expected to play in the Big Bash League for Brisbane Heat and then in the IPL, where he is on Royal Challengers Bangalore’s rolls.

Ab de Villiers is recently signed by Brisbane Heat for upcoming season of Big Bash League. For the Heat, de Villiers will be available for the second half of the tournament, after Christmas.

The Brisbane Heat will welcome one of the world’s premier batsmen to the KFC Big Bash League this summer with South African great AB de Villiers agreeing to play in the BBL for the first time.

ABD is currently plying his trade for Tshwane Spartans in the Mzansi Super League (MSL) at home, where he was supposed to lead Durban Heat on Saturday (November 9), but the match got washed out due to rain.

One of the best batsmen of the current era, De Villiers, has played in 295 T20s till date in which he has amassed 8186 runs at a phenomenal strike rate of 149.84.

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