Joe Clarke preparing for a bash at the Pakistan Super League after penning Karachi Kings deal

Former Oswestry batsman Joe Clarke is in for a busy winter after signing for Pakistan Super League champions Karachi Kings.

Clarke, 24, is currently in Australia for the Big Bash League with Perth Scorchers, but has been left out in recent games.

Prior to that Clarke had hit 34 in one of Perth’s rain delayed clashes.

After the Big Bash League, Clarke is now set to head to Pakistan to join Karachi Kings for the franchise tournament starting on February 20.

He was selected this week in the super league’s draft alongside a host of other players from across the world.

He is one of a number of overseas players who have signed for sides in the super league, including Tom Banton, Liam Livingstone, Joe Denly, James Vince, Chris Jordan and Reece Topey.

It will be Clarke’s second franchise competition of the winter and he is set to make it three tournaments in a year when he competes in the much anticipated ‘The Hundred’, in England in the summer.

He has had to sit out recent games for Perth, but could be set for a return to the side in their next match up after in form New Zealander Colin Munro picked up a quad injury in their 17 run win over Sydney Thunder on Saturday.

Munro has been in sparkling form in the series and smashed his third consecutive half century in the match.

But according to the Australian press, Munro is a doubt for the next match against Hobart Hurricanes on Tuesday, meaning a return to the side could be open for young Clarke.

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