Sami is the second highest wicket taker in PSL history – the highest for Islamabad United Sami is the second highest wicket taker in PSL history – the highest for Islamabad United
Sami is the second highest wicket taker in PSL history – the highest for Islamabad United

Former Pakistan international Mohammad Sami will lead defending champions Islamabad United in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League, starting February 14.

Sami was picked up by Islamabad United in the Gold Category Draft in the inaugural edition of the PSL . Since then he has taken 37 wickets in 27 PSL matches at an economy rate of just 6.55. Sami is the second highest wicket taker in PSL history – the highest for Islamabad United – and his economy rate is second only to Rumman Raees among pacers in PSL history.

Sami, who played 136 international matches for Pakistan, has been an ever present for the franchise, and is the senior-most member of the squad for PSL4.

Sami welcomed this appointment, saying, “It’s an honour for me that Islamabad United and Ali Naqvi have selected me to lead the franchise. I have always aimed to give my all to the team, to repay the faith that they have vested in him, and I hope that I will be able to rise to this challenge too. I feel privileged to have been given this opportunity and I hope that I will continue Islamabad United’s tradition of success.”

Young spinner Shahdab Khan was also announced as the new vice-captain for the team.

 

 

This development comes after former Pakistan captain and Islamabad United skipper Misbah-ul-Haq decided not to mentor the team as promised earlier because he wants to play in the 2019 edition.