Left-handed batsman Imam-ul-Haq has been picked up by Peshawar Zalmi as their 21st player for the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) starting from February 14.
The franchise owner Javed Afridi through his official Twitter account welcomed the opening batsman to their squad and said that his presence would add more strength to their team’s line-up.
“I welcome the very talented cricketer Imam-ul-Haq into the Peshawar Zalmi squad for PSL 4. I am sure he is going to have a positive impact on the roster of the Yellow storm. Let’s welcome him into the Zalmi Family,” Afridi put this as a caption of the picture in which Imam is seen in Zalmi’s official kit.
I welcome the very talented cricketer @ImamUlHaq12 into the @PeshawarZalmi squad for PSL 4. I am sure he is going to have a positive impact on the roster of the #YellowStorm. Let's welcome him into the Zalmi Family. ⚡ pic.twitter.com/IE9VoL5zye
— Javed Afridi جاوید آفریدی (@JAfridi10) February 13, 2019
Imam has already proven his mettle in ODI cricket scoring 1090 runs including five centuries and as many half-centuries. The 23-year-old has 853 runs in his account playing 29 Twenty20s.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had earlier given the option to all franchises to pick one additional local player. Karachi picked Umer Khan, Lahore Qalandars selected right-handed batsman Saad Ali.
Hammad Azam joined Multan Sultans as an additional player whereas Quetta Gladiators went with Mohammad Irfan Jr as their 21st player. Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United asked the board to name their additional players later.