PSL 2019

PSL 2019 Captains: Darren Sammy for Peshawar Zalmi, Sami for Islamabad United

PSL 2019 Captains

The fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) is now several months away from happening and the cricket-enthusiasts are already on the edge of their seats as this one is going to be bigger and better.

PSL 2019 Captains

What makes this years’ event even prominent on the board is AB de Villiers inclusion in PSL clan and the electrifying matches scheduled to rock on in Karachi and Lahore. Amid all this, eye-balls are looking out for the PSL 2019 Captains list as it has some surprises to go on with.

The headlines one can’t afford to miss about PSL Captains 2019 is Misbah won’t be captain anymore and what’s even more to that is he won’t be part of Islamabad United this year too.

The other thing that needs to be highlighted is Lahore Qalandar have tasked Mohammed Hafeez to change fortunes for them.

Before knowing all the details, you looking out for your captain this PSL, what about having a glance at PSL Draft 2019.

PSL Draft 2019

The PSL Draft 2019 took place last month and unlike the previous year, this year teams were allowed to retain 10 players without following the category-wise limitation.

The reverse order formula with the subject to team standings was still live this year, and who else could have got benefit from it other than Lahore Qalandars, who snapped up the modern-day bigwig AB de Villiers in the first place.

Check out the complete list of teams after the PSL 2019 Draft.

List of PSL 2019 Captains

Peshawar Zalmi Captain 2019: Darren Sammy

Karachi Kings Captain 2019: Imad Wasim

Islamabad United Captain 2019: Mohammad Sami

Lahore Qalandars Captain 2019: Mohammad Hafeez

Quetta Gladiators Captain 2019: Sarfraz Ahmed

Multan Sultans Captain 2019: Shoaib Malik

Darren Sammy – Peshawar Zalmi 2019 Captain

Though he not stands in the platinum category but is still one of the most prominent cricketers of PSL. It isn’t his on-field heroics that make him worthy one, it’s his loyalty with Zalmi fans that has been right there from three years, and now it’s going to be the fourth one.

He has been the captain for PZ right from the go and even Shahid Afridi donning the captain’s hat for 2nd edition couldn’t make him less important to the team.

Number of Trophies: 1

The two times finalist and one-time winner Peshawar Zalmi will be eyeing to carry on with the similar trot to keep on with the tag of one of the most consistent sides of PSL.

The plan looks simple as before, attacking with pace-guns Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz and scoring big with Kamran Akmal in-charge as an opener.


Imad Wasim – Karachi Kings 2019 Captain

Imad Wasim is best known for clicking right on time when Pakistan cricket was going through scarce of quality all-rounders. And just within a short span after making an arrival to the international cricket scenarios, he got crowned in as skipper for Karachi Kings in the bid to make sure the team leader be young blood.

It would be his second edition as skipper for the Kings and unlike the previous ones he would try to make some miracle happen for his side.

Number of Trophies: 0

The trophy-drought is still there as the change of captaincy hasn’t worked wonders for the second-most unfortunate side of PSL, after LQ.

Previously the likes of Gayle, Afridi, Sangakkara failed to get the team in rhythm, and Imad Wasim has not been so convincing as of now.

Mohammad Sami – Islamabad United 2019 Captain

Believing that he isn’t a ‘national contract’ guy, he went on paving the path for himself and today he is one of the most looked-out players for T20 bowler.

He takes the ball with a mind setup of bowling fast and straight from the very first ball.

The speed star played the pivotal role in making Islamabad United lift PSL trophy last year and that paid him off with the captaincy opportunity this year.

Number of Trophies: 1

He has been with Islamabad United from the start.  Since then he has taken 37 wickets in 27 PSL matches at an economy rate of just 6.55. He is the 2nd highest wicket-taker in PSL history and the leading wicket-taker for Islamabad United. This PSL edition will be his first outing as a captain.

Mohammad Hafeez – Lahore Qalandars 2019 Captain

Mohammed Hafeez has been an integral character with Peshawar Zalmi all these years. When not batting or balling, he is still one of the geniuses who devise great plans in the field.

His eye for cricket makes him one of the most reliable cricketers in PSL and that is why he is taken up by Lahore Qalandars who have even been lagging off in presence of stars like Gayle and McCullum in the past.

Number of Trophies: 1

This team guy is one of the reasons Peshawar Zalmi shows unity and enthusiasm in the field. His ability to contribute with both bat and ball make him stand tall among counterparts.

After spending 3 years at Peshawar Zalmi, now ‘Professor’ is in Lahore Qalandars up with the mission to turn the tables.


Sarfraz Ahmed – Quetta Gladiators 2019 Captain

The energy he brings to the team is just phenomenal and the prime example of it is making young Pakistan cricket team win the prestigious Champions Trophy 2017.

He is even spot-on with his captaincy record at PSL as he ended up runner-up twice in a row. This year he will be playing a similar role as he has been doing it for quite some time but he would like to add up this year winning in the crucial matches.

Number of Trophies: 0

The two times runner-up Quetta Gladiators led by Sarfraz Ahmed will be trying to put a full stop to their trophy-drought this year.

The addition of players like Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo and Umar Akmal in this side makes it even more competent side on the board.

Shoaib Malik – Multan Sultans 2019 Captain

Malik is still playing for Pakistan cricket team and that too with grace as runs keep flowing off his bat every now and then. He is one of the most reliable Pakistani cricketers regardless of the format or the jersey he’s wearing.

He did a brilliant job with Multan Sultan’s last year as skipper but remain quite unfortunate as the winning streak ended up losing several matches in a row, including the one that knocked his team out.

This year he will be accompanied by Afridi and Steve Smith and that’s something going which can give sleepless nights to the opponents.

Number of Trophies: 0

His phenomenal display with the bat has been the talk of the town every now and then but this year he will be even focused to lead his side good enough to make it to the finals. Last year he was on the driving seat of Multan Sultans but failed to make an impact on the game.

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