There was a time when turning 30 was the death knell for Pakistani cricketers. But this era, led by the likes of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, has shown that there may be life after that dreaded number, even here. The living proof of that is the career of Zohaib Khan. He's achieved more in under three years of his 30s than he did in his first three decades combined; and it doesn't appear like he's going to stop anytime soon.
Over the last three years Zohaib led the best domestic T20 team in the pre-PSL era, the Peshawar Panthers, to back-to-back titles. His own ability to control the middle overs was often overshadowed by his impressive captaincy, but his skills have been on the up. Often knownfor his late order hitting Zohaib developed into a better batsman than many presumed he could. In 2015/16 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy he finished with the best batting average in the country, combining it with his miserly bowling, which has always been consistent.
After a disappointing first season with the Lahore Qalandars, it's obvious that Zohaib is looking o make amends; and he'll have few better opportunities to do that than in the Islamabad United jersey.