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Mohammad Rizwan named as Multan Sultans captain

ISLAMABAD: The Multan Sultans franchise announced the team will be led by wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan for the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League.

“The Multan Sultans management is pleased to appoint Mohammad Rizwan as the Captain of the franchise for HBL PSL6,” the franchise said in a statement.

“Mohammad Rizwan has shown exemplary leadership qualities with the Pakistan team as well as with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Domestic tournaments,” said franchise owner Alamgir Khan Tareen regarding the first-choice wicketkeeper for Pakistan.

He called Rizwan “one of the very best in the world” and said they are excited to have him the team for the upcoming season of the PSL “We are excited to have him lead our team for the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League,” said Tareen. He also thanked Shan Masood for leading the franchise “exceptionally well” in the previous season.

Rizwan said that he was looking forward to lead the Multan Sultans team in the upcoming season. “I have understood the innovative approach the franchise applied last season and am looking forward to playing my part this year,” said the vice-captain of the national Test team. He added that he will aspire to get more better this time and work with other players such as Shahid Afridi, Shan Masood and Sohail Tanveer.

The 28-year-old had moved from Karachi Kings to Multan Sultans this season. The PSL will start in Karachi on February 20 and Sultans will kick off their campaign the next day against Islamabad United.