Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik will lead the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the upcoming edition of the Caribbean Premier League this year.
Malik made his CPL debut for Barbados Tridents against St Lucia Zouks in July 2013. He went on to compile 1271 runs for the Tridents franchise before Amazon Warriors picked up the Pakistan all-rounder in May this year. The seasoned campaigner has accumulated 7974 runs and taken 133 scalps in the T20 format.
"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 said. "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.
Head Coach of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, Johan Botha said he is excited about the opportunity to work with Shoaib. "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," Botha said.
The 2018 edition of the CPL will be held from August 8 to September 16 and Amazon Warriors will start their CPL campaign with a match against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on August 9.
(Inputs from Cricbuzz)