Pakistan Super League January 21, 2016

Tait signs with Peshawar Zalmi in PSL

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  •   Faisal Khan on February 5, 2016, 11:32 GMT

    It Was Very GooD DecisioN By Peshawar Zalmi They Had NeeD of A ExpresS FasT Bowler Like Shaun Tait . .

  • zaf on February 3, 2016, 13:35 GMT

    we were waiting for PSL events since last couple of years. Hope to see good games and great players(Watson, Shaun Tait, SangaK, Chris Gyle, KP and Boom) in action. Good Luck to all.. - Pakistani fan from USA.

  •   Tahmy Khan Yousuf Zai on February 3, 2016, 2:59 GMT

    The addition of Tait surely made PZ more stronger than any other team, i am sorry to say that this team is now able to lift the Trophy.. Mark my words...

  • Shahid on February 2, 2016, 16:25 GMT

    Tait will be exciting to see. An attack of Wahab, Junaid and Tait would be quite interesting.

  • Damodar on February 2, 2016, 7:13 GMT

    Tait would be happy that he won't have to bowl to Virat,Rohit,Shikar and Raina

  • OmerPaki123 on January 25, 2016, 18:46 GMT

    good to see some indian guys wishing good luck to PSL i think it will be awesome pak players will learn a lot from world class coaches and players.

  • Vinod on January 23, 2016, 1:22 GMT

    Wow, what an awesome combo of Tait and Wahab...surely the youngsters of PSL will learn lots....good luck for Pak T20 competion...

  • CricMystique on January 23, 2016, 1:19 GMT

    Thanks EasterncafeXI, Haris719, Minhaj09, DaDaL0G for your replies....wishing the PSL all the very best, hope it is an exciting competition and lots of Pak youngsters come to the fore, also hope for an india-pak series even T20, all the best to pak cricket from india :)

  • HI on January 22, 2016, 22:01 GMT

    Good right arm / left arm combination in Shaun Tait and Wahab Riaz. Good selection.

  • Osama Ali on January 22, 2016, 9:37 GMT

    PSL signed average international players!!!! Do not PSL can be a competition to IPL!!!

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