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Fakhar Zaman aiming for ‘player of the tournament’ award in PSL5

Left-hand opener wants to help Lahore Qalandars win their maiden PSL title

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Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman is aiming for the player of the tournament award in the upcoming season five of Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL).

While speaking in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) podcast, Fakhar said that he wants to help Lahore Qalandars win their maiden PSL title.

“Every player has individual goals. I have also set a goal for myself,” said Fakhar. “I will try my best to become the best player of the tournament and win the PSL title for my team.”

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The left-hand opener was also excited with the prospect of playing majority of Lahore Qalandars’ matches in the host city.

“We at Lahore Qalandars are really happy that we have our eight matches in Lahore,” he said. “Crowd will support us. We play here all year around, so we will have an advantage and we are really hopeful that we as a team will do really well.”

The PSL 5 is scheduled to be played from February 20 to March 22. This is the first time in the leagues history where all matches will be played on home soil. Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan are scheduled to host the event.