Shaun Tait plays for Adelaide Strikers in the fifth season of Big Bash League © Getty Images
Shaun Tait plays for Adelaide Strikers in the fifth season of Big Bash League © Getty Images

Following Australia teammate Shane Watson, pacer Shaun Tait also joins to play in the inaugural season of Pakistan Super League (PSL) as he gets picked by the franchise Peshawar Zalmi. The team, led by Shahid Afridi, has created much news since its foundation and now Shaun Tait joins the side to strengthen the bowling. Tait has also been in the news following his surprise recall to the national side in the Twenty20 International (T20I) squad against India. Australia have already won the One-Day International (ODI) series against India and are scheduled to play three T20Is with the visitors now. Tait has been called to the side after five years as he last played in the year 2011 against India. READ: Australia announce squad for T20Is against India; Shaun Tait makes an unexpected comeback

Tait comes as a replacement of Liam Plunkett, who was a replacement for Chris Jordan. The speedster is currently enjoying a good form as he played really well in the ongoing fifth season of Big Bash League. Playing for Adelaide Strikers, Tait did a good job and helped the team to reach the semi-final.

Talking about his sudden call, Tait told to PTI,“It’s quite special, whether it’s for one game or two or three, or more fantastic. This is a good luck one for me, so I’ll take it. I was going to go to the pub and have a few beers at Port Elliot. That’s probably the second place I’d want to be, and this (Adelaide Oval) is the first. So it’s worked out OK,”

PSL 2016 will start from February 4, while Peshawar Zalmi will play their first match on February 5 against Shane Watson’s Islamabad United.