The name Peshawar Zalmi is the combination of two words. PESHAWAR is the name of a city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Whereas ZALMI is the word of Pashto language which means Young (Jawan).
HAIER ( a Chinese multinational consumer electronics and home appliances company) owns this franchise. The owner of this franchise is Javed Afridi. The CEO of this franchise is Zeeshan Afzal. Abdul Rehman is the manager of Peshawar Zalmi.
Shahid Khan Afridi is the president and icon player of Peshawar Zalmi.
In their coaching staff, they have most experienced coaches of cricket history. Muhammad Akram serves as the bowling coach and director. Andy Flower serves as the batting coach and mentor. Also, Grant Luden is the fielding coach. Furthermore, winning captain of World T20 2009, Younas Khan will serve as batting consultant of the side.
Peshawar Zalmi was one of the most favorite team in PSL 2016. Since it includes most loving cricketer of Pakistan, Shahid Afridi. Since, Afridi has stepped down as the captain, Darren Sammy will lead the side in PSL 2017. Last year, this team was considered as one the strongest team of that edition. And they proved it right by their remarkable performance in the group stage matches.
Peshawar Zalmi players are splendid. As they include Tamim Iqbal, Muhammad Hafeez, Eoin Morgan, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi and Kamran Akmal. Also they have destructive bowling lineup that includes Junaid Khan, Hassan Ali, Chris Jordan, Wahab Riaz, Asghar Ali. For the job of wicket keeping they have Kamran Akmal. Finally, in all-rounder category, they have Shahid Afridi, Darren Sammy and Shakib al Hassan.
The title sponsor of this franchise is Bahria Town (largest private housing housing society in Asia), Boom Boom bubble gum, Brighto Paints and also ZONG.
Furthermore, actor Hamza Ali Abbasi and actress Humaima Malik served as the ambassador of this franchise in PSL 2016.
Zalmi’s record in the 1st edition of PSL is: –
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Although Peshawar Zalmi finished at the top on the points table in group stage they ended up losing to Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United. Consequently, they were knocked out of the race of winning PSL. This year with new enthusiasm they are all set to emerge as the favorites and to the top in PSL 2017.
- Tamim Iqbal(will be replaced by Samit Patel in qualifying round )
- Marlon Samuels
- Kamran Akmal
- Muhammad Hafeez
- Eoin Morgan
- Sohaib Maqsood
- Haris Sohail
- Iftikhar Ahmad
- Tillakaratne Dilshan
- Shahid Afridi
- Darren Sammy
- Andre Fletcher
- Chris Jordan
- Wahab Riaz
- Junaid Khan
- Hassan Ali
- Muhammad Asghar
- Khushdil Shah
- Irfan Khan
- Imran Khan Jr.
Also See: Peshawar Zalmi Team Analysis