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Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar Zalmi is Pakistani professional franchise cricket team that plays in the Pakistan Super Peshawar Zalmi team player list 2017League.  It is owned by Javed Afridi, CEO at Haier Pakistan.  Zeeshan Afzal is the team’s CEO. The team was established in 2015 following the announcement of the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Darren Sammy is the current captain of the team as of October 2016 and Mohammad Akram is the head coach.  Peshawar Zalmi team player list 2017!!

Peshawar Zalmi Last Season (2016)

Peshawar began their 2016 season well, winning their first two matches. After a loss to Quetta Gladiators the team went on to win six of their eight group stage matches and finished first in the points table, qualifying for the play-offs.

The first play-off match was against Quetta in qualifier 1. The match came down to the last ball Quetta winning by one run, Peshawar scoring 132 in reply to Quetta’s 133.  As a result of their first-place position in the group table, Peshawar then went on to play Islamabad United in the second qualifier match. Peshawar also lost this match and were eliminated from the tournament.

 

Key Players on Peshawar Zalmi team: Darren Sammy, Shakib Al Hasan, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz

Peshawar will be skippered by ex West Indian T20 international captain Darren Sammy. The man is known to be one of the biggest hitters of the cricket world and commands respect from his peers. The captaincy was awarded to Sammy after Afridi decided to let go of the role and focus on his batting and bowling alone.

However, Sammy’s inconsistency with the bat could be a bit of an issue. Afridi’s skills as a leg-spinner might prove to be very useful with the tournament set to be played in the UAE.

Current internationals Wahab Riaz, Kamral Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez and Junaid Khan are also part of the side besides a whole host of youngsters. Riaz has been Pakistan’s best fast bowler for a while now whereas Hafeez’s quality as an opening batsman is never in doubt. Similarly, Akmal can be a very potent batsman in the middle-order and is known to be more than a handful behind the wickets.

In Darren Sammy, they have recruited one of West Indies’ best cricketers. After all, he led them to their first World T20 title in Sri Lanka and comes with the reputation of being a big hitter lower down the order. Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has also been picked but their best pick has been veteran Australian batsman Brad Hodge.

Eoin Morgan, Shakib al Hasan and Alex Hales have all got different roles in the team and while Morgan and Hales might not be available for the entire length of the tournament because of their national commitments, their presence will make for a lot of difference.

The Peshawar Zalmi side were acquired by the Haier group for $1.6 million US dollars. They have put in place some very talented individuals in their coaching staff. Mohammad Akram has been named as head coach. Andy Flower will be the batting coach with South African Grant Luden taking the mantle of fielding coach. PSL 2017 Peshawar Zalmi team squad is placed below.

 Peshawar Zalmi 2017 Squad

  • Shahid Afridi
  • Mohammad Asghar
  • Darren Sammy (Captain)
  • Chris Jordan
  • Wahab Riaz
  • Mohammad Hafeez
  • Sohaib Maqsood
  • Tamim Iqbal
  • Sohaib Maqsood
  • Hasan Ali
  • Imran Khan (jr)
  • Mohammad Asghar
  • Eoin Morgan
  • Shakib al Hasan
  • Kamran Akmal
  • Tamim Iqbal
  • Alex Hales
  • Mohammad Shahzad
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Alex Hales
  • Mohammad Shahzad
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Irfan Khan
  • Irfan Khan
  • Haris Sohail
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Hasan Ali
  • Imran Khan (jr)