Shimron Hetmyer to use PSL 2021 experience to prepare for home series against Pakistan

Hetmyer is set to make his debut in PSL featuring for Multan Sultans.

Shimron Hetmyer (Source: Twitter)

The second leg of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is set to commence on June 9. The rescheduling of the half of the tournament has certainly affected the availability of the overseas players which led to PCB organising a replacement drafts for the franchises. In the drafts, Multan Sultans managed to secure services of Shimron Hetmyer as replacement for Mahmudullah.

This is the first time, the hard-hitting left-handed batsman will be playing in the PSL and is looking forward to doing well in the tournament. With Pakistan set to tour West Indies next month for five T20Is and two Tests, Hetmyer wants to know how their pacers deliver and plan against them.

“It will help. I am looking forward to see and read Pakistan’s bowlers in particular and see at which pace they bowl and what they do. During the home series I will have an idea how fast the bowlers are and it will help prepare well,” Hetmyer said in the virtual press conference.

Shimron Hetmyer, known for his explosive batting, is keen on enjoying in the PSL. However, having been quarantine ever since he landed in Abu Dhabi, the left-hander is yet to have a fruitful training session yet.

“I am excited to go out and see how it goes and to see the feelings around the PSL and will try to enjoy the PSL. So far I have done nothing. I got out of the quarantine last night and have not yet got the chance to really hit the ground. We have a practice session this evening so I really plan to go out there and enjoy it.

“I will try my level best to play good cricket and let’s see how much we can help Multan. For us we really enjoy playing T20 cricket. As is my preparation I will do as much as I can and I will do my best in terms of how I negotiate the ball,” the southpaw added.

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