The Pakistan Super League’s Peshawar Zalmi have picked star batter Babar Azam as their captain for the upcoming eighth season (PSL).
The best batter in tournament history and Pakistan’s all-format skipper recently parted ways with Karachi Kings.
In one of the greatest transactions of the competition last month, Zalmi acquired Babar in the Platinum division and the first selection in the additional round for Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik, who transferred to Karachi Kings in the Platinum and Diamond divisions, respectively.
Announcing #KingBabar as Peshawar Zalmi's Captain for #HBLPSL8 ?⚡@babarazam258#Zalmi #YellowStorm #ZKingdom pic.twitter.com/CfIusqGqxG
— Peshawar Zalmi (@PeshawarZalmi) December 14, 2022
Expectations are high going into the ODI series against Australia since we have won five of the last six ICC Championship games and our goal is to advance directly to the 50-over World Cup.
“We have relied more on the senior players in the formation of the squad for the World Cup and we expect them to use their experience on the field and get positive results for the team,” she added.
Babar joined the Kings in 2017 and has since left Islamabad United.With 2,413 runs scored in 68 games, the talented right-hander holds the record for most PSL runs scored.
Azam’s Kings squad set a PSL record by losing nine games in a row during the previous season. On December 15, the PSL season 8 player draught will take place in Karachi.
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