Before the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League, Karachi Kings sold their skipper Babar Azam. He is in trade to Peshawar Zalmi in exchange for Haider Ali (Platinum category) and Shoaib Malik (Diamond category).
With 2,413 runs in 68 matches, Babar is the tournament’s most successful hitter. The opener began his career with Islamabad United before joining Kings.Here he became captain in November of last year.
“In one of the biggest trades of the tournament, 2017 champions Peshawar Zalmi snapped Babar in the Platinum category and the first pick in the supplementary round for Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik who move to Karachi Kings, the winners of the 2020 edition, in Platinum and Diamond categories, respectively, before the trade and retention window closed on Friday evening,”PCB stated in a press release
“Haider is Karachi’s only player in the platinum category, while Shoaib joins Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir in the Diamond. They have retained Sharjeel Khan, Mir Hamza and Aamir Yamin in the Silver category and Qasim Akram in the Emerging,”the release further added
Meanwhile, the defending champions, Lahore Qalandars, have kept their captain Shaheen Afridi and Rashid Khan in the Platinum division. David Wiese, an experienced all-rounder, is in the Diamond division.
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Pakistan captain Babar Azam will play for Peshawar Zalmi in the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League
Multan Sultans, who won the cup in 2021, have kept Khushdil Shah and Rilee Rossouw in the Diamond category. While Tim David and Dahani are in the Gold. Mohammad Rizwan, the team’s captain, is the sole player who has been retained in the Platinum category.
Islamabad United, who won the championship in 2016 and 2018. Have elected to keep skipper Shadab Khan in the Platinum division. Mohammad Wasim Jr., Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, and Hasan Ali, on the other hand, are all in Gold.
Mohammad Nawaz has been retain by the Quetta Gladiators in the Platinum category. While Jason Roy and Iftikhar Ahmed is retain in the Diamond category. Their captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, and fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain are in the Gold bracket.
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