Peshawar Zalmi pick Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was picked by the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi for the league’s eighth edition which has kicked off today amid a celebratory fervour in Multan.
The franchise has picked Hasan, who captained Fortune Barishal in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) this year, in their reserved supplementary pick.
The Bangladesh cricketer will join the Zalmi squad tonight and will be available for selection in the team’s first match with Karachi Kings at the National Bank Cricket Arena on February 14 in Karachi.
“Peshawar Zalmi have drafted Shakib Al Hasan as reserved supplementary pick. He will be available for selection in Tuesday’s match versus KK. He’s available until 26 Feb,” the Pakistan Cricket Board announced.
Taking to its official Twitter handle, Peshawar Zalmi, too, shared the news with its followers deeming Hasan as the ‘Tiger’ returning to the #YellowStorm for Pakistan’s mega cricket event.
The left-handed batter scored 375 runs in 11 innings in BPL 2023. He also bagged 10 wickets in 13 matches.
Peshawar Zalmi: Babar Azam, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Haris, Aamir Jamal, Salman Irshad, Tom-Kohler Cadmore, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rovman Powell, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Danish Aziz, Arshad Iqbal, Saim Ayub, Usman Qadir, Suifyan Muqeem, Haseeb Ullah, Jimmy Neesham, Haris Sohail
Partial replacement: Richard Gleeson and Peter Hatzoglou
PSL 8 Schedule
14 Feb: Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi
17 Feb: Multan Sultan v Peshawar Zalmi
20 Feb: Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi
23 Feb: Peshawar Zalmi v Islamabad United
26 Feb: Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi
1 March: Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings
7 March: Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars
8 March: Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators
10 March: Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans
12 March: Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi