Shaheen Shah Afridi appointed captain of PSL 2023 team. Lahore Qalandars captain Shaheen Shah Afridi appointed as captain of Team a Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 by an independent group headed by special committee chairman Haroon Rashid.
The panel also included commentators Bazid Khan, Daren Ganga, Nick Knight and Sana Mir as members.
While selecting the side, the independent panel considered several aspects of T20 cricket, including consistency, impact on the side and the game as a whole, and the best combination of ‘ team so that this team can play in any T20 side on any day at any place in it. any situation.
Afridi inspired Qalandars to finish at the top of the table with seven wins, then helped his side bounce back from reigning Multan Sultans in the qualifiers by defeating Peshawar Zalmi in Eliminator 2, and later hit a 15-ball 44 not out. and took four for 51 not only to walk away with the player of the final award but also guided his team to their second PSL championship.
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This is the fourth year in a row that Afridi has reached the special side since the idea of the PSL team which was announced in 2019.
The side also includes Sultans players Abbas Afridi and Ihsanullah, who won the Emerging and Player of PSL 8 awards, respectively.
Like the Multan duo, this is also the first time that Mohammad Haris and Azam Khan have been selected for the team of the tournament.
In total, the side consists of five players from the last defeat Sultans, two players each from Qalandars and Zalmi, and one player from Islamabad United and Karachi Kings.
Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam have been selected as openers, with Haris, Rilee Rossouw, Azam and Kieron Pollard forming a middle order. Imad Wasim, who was selected in the PSL Team for the first time, comes in with a full run, followed by wrist-spinner Rashid Khan and three quick runs off Afridi. , Ihsanullah and Abbas.
This is the fourth time in five years that Babar has been selected as an opener, although the first time was with his partner Rizwan, who himself was selected in the team of the tournament for the third time. consecutive time.
PSL 8 Teams (in batting order)
Mohammad Rizwan (Multan Sultans) (550 runs, 1×100, 4×50, each 142.85)
Babar Azam (Peshawar Zalmi) (522 runs, 1×100, 5×50, batting average 145.40)
Mohammad Haris (Peshawar Zalmi) (350 runs, 2×50, 186.17 runs)
Rilee Rossouw* (Multan Sultans) (453 runs, 1×100, 3×50, each 171.59)
Azam Khan (Islamabad United) (282 runs, 2×50, 161.14 runs)
Kieron Pollard* (Multan Sultans) (260 runs, 2×50, 163.52 each; 3 wickets, 8.62 innings.)
Imad Wasim (Karachi Kings) (404 runs, 3×50, 170.46 each; 9 wickets, 7.93 eco.)
Shaheen Shah Afridi (Lahore Qalandars) (Captain) (133 runs, 168.35 per; 19 wickets, 9.13 eco.)
Rashid Khan* (Lahore Qalandars) (20 wickets, 6.53 eco.)
Abbas Afridi (Multan Sultans) (23 wickets, 9.45 eco.)
Ihsanullah (Multan Sultans) (22 wickets, 7.59 eco.)
Saim Ayub (Peshawar Zalmi) (341 runs, 5×50, 165.53)