“Yes, I’ll be joining the team for the games in Pakistan”. “Hopefully we will qualify for the finals and get the opportunity to play at both venues — Karachi and Lahore.”
When asked whether Pakistani fans will get to see international stars in action in Pakistan, he said: “I think the trust level of the players to travel to Pakistan is going to improve over time. More and more players are getting comfortable with the idea [of playing in Pakistan] and I think it will only increase over time.”
“The draft had a lot of high-quality players, not only local but also international, so all the teams had access to some star quality players,” said Moody, who coaches the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian Premier League (IPL) and Rangpur Riders in Bangladesh Premier League.
Hopeful that his team will reach the finals, Moody said: “I think we have a competitive side that has got a good balance between experienced international players and some exciting young talent, so I think we will be competitive throughout the tournament.”
“I think the team that manages to adjust and gets its balance early on in the tournament will obviously find themselves ahead at the end of the tournament,” said Moody.
On working for Sultans with the legendary Wasim Akram, he said: “I am obviously very excited about reuniting with Wasim Akram. We have been friends for a really long time and to have his experience with the group is going to be invaluable.”
The third edition of PSL is set to begin in February 2018.