Fakhar Zaman to lead Qalandars in de Villiers’ absence


Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman will captain Lahore Qalandars in the absence of AB de Villiers in the remaining part of Pakistan Super League (PSL) season four.

According to reports, AB de Villiers will not be available to Qalandars for the complete season as he was looped in for only nine games. The South African legend has played six games and will play three more including the two in Lahore, they added.

“AB was available for only nine games. He has played six and will play three more including the two matches in Lahore,” a report published in local media said. “In light of this, the Qalandars management decided that a player who is available [Fakhar Zaman] should lead the team in remaining games.”

Under Fakhar, Qalandars on Wednesday night defeated Quetta Gladiators by eight wickets.

Earlier, de Villiers had taken over the Qalandars captaincy after Mohammad Hafeez was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury.