Shamar Joseph’s red-ball brilliance opens Peshawar Zalmi’s door

West Indies’ pace sensation Shamar Joseph, who made headlines with his exceptional seven-for at the Gabba, has now secured a deal with the Peshawar Zalmi. The fast bowler captured the world’s attention when he dismissed Steven Smith on debut setting the stage for a remarkable journey.

Joseph faced a setback when Mitchell Starc’s delivery left his toe broken and bloodied. Undeterred, the spirited cricketer made a remarkable comeback on Day 4 of the second Test, delivering a stellar performance, steering West Indies to their first Test victory in Australia in 27 years.

While Joseph may be a newcomer to the T20 format, his astounding red-ball performance has opened doors to the world of franchise cricket. Despite limited experience in T20s, having played just two matches for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2023, he has now landed a spot in the upcoming 2024 Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Peshawar Zalmi’s official Twitter account welcomed Shamar Joseph with a tweet, expressing excitement and officially introducing him as a new addition to the Zalmi family. The post featured celebratory emojis and conveyed warm greetings to the West Indies cricketer stating, “Replacement Draft, Fans Asked, We Delivered. Welcome to the Zalmi Family Shamar Joseph.”

The PSL 2024, also known as HBL PSL, promises to be an exciting season with matches scheduled from February 17 to March 18, 2024, across four cities in Pakistan. As cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate Joseph’s debut in the T20 league, it marks a significant milestone in the young cricketer’s career.