Pakistani batting ace Babar Azam will captain Peshawar Zalmi within the upcoming eighth version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the franchise introduced Wednesday.
Babar, who’s Pakistan’s all-format captain and probably the most profitable batter within the historical past of the league, left Karachi Kings just lately.
Final month, in one of many greatest trades of the event, Zalmi snapped Babar within the Platinum class and the primary choose within the supplementary spherical for Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik, who moved to Karachi Kings within the Platinum and Diamond classes, respectively, earlier than the commerce and retention window closed.
Babar had performed for the Kings since 2017 after leaving Islamabad United.
The prolific right-hander is the all-time highest scorer of PSL, with 2,413 runs underneath his belt in 68 matches.
Over the last season, the Kings, led by Azam, turned the primary workforce to lose 9 matches in a single version of PSL.
The gamers’ draft for PSL season Eight will happen in Karachi on December 15.
The announcement has been made after consulting with all franchises, mentioned PCB.
The event’s director Usman Wahla mentioned PSL Eight will likely be greater with the induction of some outstanding names.
“Some big cricketers’ availability ensures a bigger and better PSL season this time around,” he mentioned.
The PCB has already revealed the choose order for the draft, the place defending champions Lahore Qalandars will make the primary choose.
Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans may have second and third picks. The fourth and fifth picks will likely be finished by Karachi Kings and Islamabad United. In the meantime, Peshawar Zalmi will make the sixth choose.
The subsequent 17 rounds had been determined by means of a particular statistical instrument.
PSL Eight is scheduled from February 9 to March 19 in Karachi, Multan, Rawalpindi, and Lahore. Lahore Qalandars will defend their title.