Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan appointed captain of Multan Sultans

Pakistan Super League franchise Multan Sultans has appointed Pakistan cricket team vice-captain Mohammad Rizwan as its captain for the sixth season of PSL.

Earlier, the wicketkeeper-batsman was part of the Karachi Kings, but the Karachi Kings decided not to retain him in their squad this season, after which the Multan Sultans included him in their squad.

Now he has been given the responsibility of captaincy while last season the leadership of Multan Sultans was given to opener Shaun Masood.

Pakistan cricket team vice-captain Mohammad Rizwan won the title by leading Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the domestic T20.

In the recently concluded tour of South Africa, he became the first wicket-keeper to score a century for Pakistan in all three formats of cricket by scoring a century in the Test and T20 series, while New Zealand in the world of cricket. He is the second wicketkeeper-batsman after K Brendon McCullum to score a century in all three formats.

Earlier, Mohammad Rizwan had also performed well for Pakistan in the tour of New Zealand.

Muhammad Rizwan, 28, is from Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He started his ODI and T20 career in 2015 against Bangladesh.

Mohammad Rizwan made his Test debut against New Zealand in 2016 and has so far represented Pakistan in 13 matches. He scored 754 runs at an average of 44, including one century and six half-centuries.

In his ODI career, Mohammad Rizwan represented Pakistan in 35 matches and scored 730 runs at an average of 30, including two centuries and three half-centuries.

In T20 matches, the wicketkeeper-batsman has scored 510 runs representing the national team in 21 matches. He has managed to score a century and 2 half-centuries in T20.

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