WATCH: Babar Azam back in action ahead of PSL 8

Babar started intense training to refresh himself for PSL

January 24, 2023

Pakistan and Peshawar Zalmi skipper Babar Azam has returned to action ahead of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Babar started training at the National High Performance Center in Lahore. This is the first time he has been practising after the New Zealand series.

In a three-hour training session, the batter practised batting with NHPC coaches and individual trainers.

Babar started intense training to refresh himself for PSL.

Babar was appointed skipper of the Yellow Storm after joining the 2017 champions from Karachi Kings.

It is worth mentioning here that Babar was included in the ICC Test Team of the Year for 2022 on Tuesday, while he was named captain of the ICC ODI Team of the Year for 2022.

The PSL 8 will kick off on February 13 when defending champions Lahore Qalandars take on 2021 champions Multan Sultans in the opening clash at the Multan Cricket Stadium after a vibrant opening ceremony.

Meanwhile, the replacement draft for PSL 8, which was supposed to take place on January 24, has now been rescheduled to January 25 after a nationwide power outage on Monday.

The PCB said franchises asked the board for additional time to finalise their choices.

PCB has also approved the request of franchises to increase the pool of players. Now, franchises will pick two players in the supplementary category to complete a squad of 20. 

Sohail Imran is a senior reporter for Geo News.