Tait signs with Peshawar Zalmi in PSL

Shaun Tait has not played an international match since 2011 © Cricket Australia/Getty Images

Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait has been roped in by Peshawar Zalmi to play in the first season of the upcoming Pakistan Super League. The decision to sign Tait was made by Peshawar after Chris Jordan, one of the team’s premier pacers, was called up by England for their tour of South Africa, cutting short his participation in the PSL.

Jordan had initially been replaced in Peshawar’s squad by Liam Plunkett, but an injury to Steven Finn meant that Plunkett too was called up to the England squad, forcing Peshawar’s hand.

Tait, 32, has played 57 international matches for Australia, but none since the 2011 World Cup. That is however likely to change in the coming week, as Tait was included in Australia’s T20 squad for the upcoming matches against India following an impressive Big Bash League campaign with the Hobart Hurricanes where he picked up 10 wickets at 24.70.

Tait’s addition will be a boost to a Peshawar seam attack that already has Wahab Riaz and Junaid Khan. The team will play its first match of the tournament on February 5, against Islamabad United.

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