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Shoaib Malik Joins South African T20 Franchise

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Ishara S. Kodikara—AFP

All-rounder replaces West Indian Chris Gayle in latter stages of Mzansi Super League

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik will join Johannesburg-based Jozi Stars for the latter stages of the Mzansi Super League Twenty20 tournament this season.

The franchise announced on Thursday that Malik would take over from West Indian Chris Gayle, the franchise’s marquee overseas signing. Gayle is only available for the first six of the Stars’ 10 league matches.

The Jozi Stars are the defending champions in the tournament, which was launched by Cricket South Africa last year despite the lack of a title sponsor or a major television deal. The 2019 edition will be played between Nov. 8 and Dec. 16.

Malik, 37, has played in 35 Tests, 287 one-day internationals and 111 T20 internationals for Pakistan.

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Today Match Prediction October 23, 2019 - 12:51 pm

Shoaib Malik is in our opinion one of the best all-rounders in the world. He will be a great improvement to the roster

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