“Sami has been a match-winner for the side and we are looking forward to seeing him do well and give his all like he always does in every match,” said Naqvi. “Please join me and the rest of the staff in wishing Sami and the entire Islamabad United team the best of the luck for season four. And remember, United We Win.”
He added that the franchise is extremely proud and happy to appoint Sami as its captain.
Sami, speaking on the occasion, said that every player is important and the franchise has retained 10 of them for this year’s season.
Islamabad United — in its press release — stated that Sami was picked in the Gold Category for PSL 1 and has went on to bag 37 wicket in 27 fixturs with an economy rate of just 6.55. He is the second highest wicket taker in the history of PSL.
Meanwhile, leg-spinner Shadab Khan was named as Islamabad United’s vice-captain.