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PSL 2021 | Rashid Khan geared up for PSL debut- Afghanistan T20 captain and spin sensation Rashid Khan is all set to make his presence felt in his debut season in Pakistan Super League. The 22-year-old will play for Lahore Qalandars in PSL 5. Rashid on Monday arrived in Karachi to join his PSL franchise ahead of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League.
The Afghanistan legend Rashid Khan said that he is looking forward to his first season in PSL.
“Having players like Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hafeez, and Shaheen Shah Afridi, Qalandars look a very strong squad. We will enter the ground with a positive mindset to give our best and provide quality entertainment to our fans,” he told Geo TV.
“I’ve received a lot of love from Qalandars’ fans since I was picked by them in the draft. I am so excited to be here. I will try to produce results that LQ fans want from me. I hope once this COVID-19 scenario is over so that I can get a chance to meet the fans as well,” Rashid added.
Rashid Khan went to say that his experience will help him bowl against top batsmen in the league. His main goal is to be economical throughout the tournament.
Lahore Qalandars is yet to win PSL title in its all five seasons. They were runners-up in 2020. Rashid Khan can turn the stats in the favour of Qalandars this season.
Lahore Qalandars squad for PSL 2021:
Ben Dunk, David Wiese, Dilbar Hussain, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohail Akhtar, Rashid Khan, Joe Denly, Samit Patel, Tom Abell, Zeeshan Ashraf, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Faizan, Maaz Khan, Zaid Alam, Ahmed Danyal
Lahore Qalandars fixtures
February 21 – Peshawar Zalmi,
February 22 – Quetta Gladiators,
February 26 – Multan Sultans,
February 28 – Karachi Kings,
March 3 – Islamabad United,
March 6 – Peshawar Zalmi,
March 11 – Quetta Gladiators,
March 12 – Islamabad United,
March 14 – Karachi Kings,
March 16 – Multan Sultans
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Karachi: Multan Sultans have appointed wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan as the captain for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six.
The 28-year-old Rizwan will replace Shan Masood, who led Sultans in PSL 5. Rizwan is currently Pakistan’s first choice as wicketkeeper batter and is also the vice-captain of the National Test team.
Team owner Ali Tareen in a press release issued by the franchise said. “Mohammad Rizwan has shown exemplary leadership qualities with the Pakistan team as well as with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Domestic tournaments.”
“He is presently one of the very best in the world in his position and we are excited to have him lead our team for the upcoming season of the PSL. We are grateful to Shan Masood for leading the franchise exceptionally well last season and for instilling a winning mentality within the team,” he added.
Rizwan on the other end is confident of leading the side. “I look forward to leading the Multan Sultans team for the upcoming season. I have understood the innovative approach the franchise applied last season and am looking forward to playing my part this year.”
“Multan Sultans had a successful PSL 5 and we will aspire to go even better this time around especially with senior Pakistani players like Shahid Khan Afridi, Shan Masood and Sohail Tanveer to look up to,” he added.
Sultans will play their opening fixture against Islamabad United on February 21 at National Stadium, Karachi.
Read: From second choice to winning matches, Rizwan writes a success story
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