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Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik will captain the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the upcoming edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Malik has a fairly successful record when assuming a leadership role as he captained Pakistan in 36 Twenty20 Internationals, among which they won 24.
He also captained the Multan Sultans in this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL), with the franchise winning four games and losing five.
Malik previously played for the Barbados Tridents before the Amazon Warriors moved in to secure his services for this year’s competition.
“Over the last few seasons I really enjoyed my time with the Hero CPL as a player with the Barbados Tridents and now I look forward with great pride to captain the Guyana Amazon Warriors in this year’s tournament,” he was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz. “The Amazon Warriors have really done well over the years and I hope that being part of a really impressive team means we will challenging for the title at the end of the season.”
Johan Botha, the Amazon Warriors’ head coach, added: “It’s great to have the experience of Shoaib leading us this year. He is a very calm leader which will be great in pressure situations on the field. I worked with him earlier this year in the Pakistan Super League so we come into the CPL and the Guyana Amazon Warriors team with a good working relationship and understanding of each other.”
The Amazon Warriors will begin their CPL campaign against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on August 9.