ISLAMABAD - Shoaib Malik has been signed by Guyana Amazon Warriors for the upcoming edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Malik had earlier played for the Barbados Tridents for five years.
According to Cricbuzz, the former Pakistan cricket team captain has said next year’s ICC World Cup in England would be his last in the 50-over format, and that he also wants to play the ICC World T20 (2020 edition) to be held in Australia.
Malik said, “The 2019 World Cup, 50 over cricket, is my last World Cup, but I want to play in the World T20 in 2020, that is my goal for Twenty20 cricket. These are the two big goals which I’m looking at — let’s see how it goes. If I’m consistently performing then I want to play these two World Cups.”
The 36-year-old added that he is excited to be a part of a new franchise in the CPL, and is bullish about their chances having had a look at the squad.
“Guyana is more like you’re playing in the subcontinent, I think. But on a particular day performance is the key to any cricketer and that’s what I’m looking for. Obviously, if you’re playing for a new team the expectations are a lot from you. When they have seen someone that did well for a longer run the expectations are obviously high,” Malik said.