Karachi Kings trade Babar Azam to Peshawar Zalmi for Shoaib Malik and Haider Ali

Karachi Kings have traded their skipper Babar Azam to Peshawar Zalmi and have received Haider Ali (Platinum category) and Shoaib Malik (Diamond category) in return ahead of the eighth edition of Pakistan Super League. Babar is the tournament’s leading run-getter with 2,413 runs in 68 matches. The opener initially represented Islamabad United before turning up for Kings and was also named the captain of the franchise in November last year.

Meanwhile, the defending champions, Lahore Qalandars, have retained skipper Shaheen Afridi and Rashid Khan in the Platinum category.