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Rizwan Replaces Shan As 'Multan Sultan' Captain

Days before season six of the Pakistan Super League begins, Multan Sultans announced that Mohammad Rizwan will be leading the side in place of Shan Masood.

Rizwan, who is also the national team's first-choice wicketkeeper and vice-captain, has arguably been the highlight of Pakistan’s cricket this past year, scoring runs all over the world including in bowler-friendly conditions of Australia and New Zealand. He was also the top-scorer in two of the three twenty20 international matches in the recently concluded series against South Africa and was also named player of the series in both tests and T20is for his quality performances with the bat and gloves.

Rizwan said he had "understood the innovative approach the franchise applied last season" and was looking to leading the team and playing his part.