The Guyanese will be competing in next month’s Pakistan Super League season
Shamar Joseph, the West Indies fast-bowling star, will now be representing Peshawar Zalmi after being snapped up by the Pakistani team. This announcement comes just two days after shinning in the second Test in Brisbane. The Guyanese will be competing in next month’s Pakistan Super League season.
The 24-year-old has been hired by Peshawar Zalmi as a partial replacement for England fast bowler Gus Atkinson. This is an impressive achievement because Joseph only made his debut two weeks ago. He was one of the star players when the West Indies delivered a landmark Test win over Australia. He boasts of being the latest pace sensation in the Caribbean region.
The 2017 champions were forced to call up Joseph because Atkinson is already on England’s tour of India.
The franchise used social media to welcome Joseph to the Zalmi family. The franchise claimed that they had delivered what the fans wanted.
The Guyanese cricketer is expected to play for his new team for the entirety of the tournament. The competition is expected to last between February 17 and March 24.
This development means that Joseph can only play in the last two rounds of the Cricket West Indies four-day championship. the rising star is relatively inexperienced having only played in seven first-class matches.
Joseph is expected to be accompanied by some West Indies staff members in Zalmi. Darren Sammy, the WI white-ball head coach, is expected to take over as the Zalmi head coach. The coach will be in charge in the forthcoming season. Rovman Powell, the Twenty20 captain, is also expected to feature.
Joseph built a name for himself when he delivered a five-wicket performance on his Adelaide Test debut, although the WI lost by 10 wickets. He came in the two-Test tour of Australia as an uncapped player.
His best performance came on the penultimate day of the second Test. He took a sensational seven for 68 as his team charged to an eight-run win at the Gabba.
Joseph will be hoping to gain some meaningful experience in T20s. He has only participated in two matches for champions Guyana Amazon Warriors in 2023. These appearances happened happened in the Caribbean Premier League.