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CPL T20: ENG pacer replaces Mohammad Hasnain in TKR; might play today

Trinbago Knight Riders have confirmed that Chris Jordan will replace Mohammad Hasnain in the squad who has returned to Pakistan for domestic and international commitments. Jordan is available for the remainder of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League.

England pacer has made 39 T20 in­ter­na­tion­al appearances and has picked 47 scalps at an av­er­age of 25.61. He was not considered for the ICC World Cup 2019 and was also overlooked in the re­cent­ly concluded Ash­es se­ries. He last played for Eng­land in a T20 against Pak­istan at Cardiff in May this year.

Chris Jordan joined Trinbago Knight Riders squad on Wednesday and is likely to gain a spot in the playing 11 against Bar­ba­dos Tri­dents at the Kens­ing­ton Oval in Thurs­day night's game. The 30-year old Jordan has a rich T20 experience of playing in England, India, Australia, New Zealand, and Bangladesh and will be looking for an ideal debut. This is his first stint in the CPL.

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PCB calls Hasnain for SL series

The Pak­is­tan Crick­et Board (PCB) initially gave Mohammad Has­nain a No-Ob­jec­tion Cer­tifi­cate (NOC) to play the en­tire CPL but has now decided to recall him for Sri Lanka series. PCB wants Has­nain against Sri Lan­ka se­ries that begins tomorrow. They want him to play the do­mes­tic Quaid-e-Azam tro­phy in or­der to get him in­to ‘red ball’ groove.

In his short instinct of four games, M Hasnain picked six wickets with his impressing pace but was quite costly as he did leak 9.68 runs per over.

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Trinbago Knight Riders well-placed to reach playoffs

With four wins in six games, Trinbago Knight Riders are comfortably sitting at the second spot in the ladder and sure to enter into the next round. Their last match against St Lucia Zouks ended in a no result due to rain while the second previous encounter against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots reached into the Super Over which was won by St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Dheeraj Singh @Cric_kette

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