Shamar Joseph joins Peshawar Zalmi for PSL 9

The event is starting from February 17

By Web Desk
January 29, 2024
Shamar Joseph - AFP

Young West Indies pace sensation Shamar Joseph has joined Peshawar Zalmi as the partial replacement of England's Gus Atkinson for the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine.

The announcement was made by the PSL on their social platforms.

Earlier, Zalmi owner Javed Afridi posted a franchise shirt with Joseph's Test wickets (13), from his debut series in Australia, printed on the back of a Zalmi jersey.

The 24-year-old bowled an epic spell to hand his side a win in a Test in Australia since 1997. It was also their first win over Aussies since 2023.

Remember, Shamar Joseph wasn't scheduled to be at the Gabba on Sunday morning, but he delivered an exceptional seven-wicket performance, securing a significant victory for West Indies in the second Test against Australia.

Despite being in just his second Test and dealing with a toe injury, the 24-year-old defied nearly three decades of history to etch his name into the cricketing record books.

The pacer will now be in action for Dubai Capitals in the ongoing UAE's ILT20.

Earlier today, several supplementary and replacement players were added to the six PSL squads during the Replacement Draft that took place over a conference call on Monday.

Peshawar Zalmi, announcing their replacements, drafted Waqar Salamkheil in the silver category for Lungi Ngidi, who was not available for the whole season.

Fast bowler, Khurram Shahzad will be partially available, with pacer Arshad Iqbal named as his replacement, in silver category. Gus Atkinson is set to replace Noor Ahmed who is not available to Peshawar Zalmi due to international commitments, meanwhile they have reserved their pick for the replacement of partially available Naveen ul Haq.