Peshawar Zalmi T20 Cricket Team
Peshawar Zalmi is one of a professional T20 cricket team. Which is playing in Pakistan Super League and represents the Peshawar city of Pakistan in the tournament. Accordingly, the Haier CEO Javed Afridi bought the acquired franchise of Peshawar Zalmi for 16 Million USD. Similarly, in the home ground for Peshawar team is Arbab Niaz Stadium in PSL Twenty20.
Similarly, Shahid Afridi is assigned as the captain of Peshawar Zalmi team for beginning PSLT20 edition. Afridi is one of the Pakistan’s best all-rounders and famous as the iconic player in team. Meanwhile, Mohammad Akram was appointed as the head coach of the Peshawar Zalmi team. Apparently, Zimbabwe’s Andy Flower was acknowledged as the batting coach and mentor.
The official team and logo of Peshawar Zalmi was displayed on 13 December 2015. In Army Public School of Peshawar from its owner Javed Afridi. Apparently, this logo is constructed with three colours white, blue and yellow. Thus, representing the pride and energy of Peshawar region.
The official kit of Zalmis has a theme logo which comprises of blue and yellow color combination. After the title ”Peshawar Zalmi” there is written “Khpal Team” means Own team. There is also an illustration of cultural cap of “Pathans” on the top of Peshawar Zalmi indicating the dignity of “Pathans”.
In the first season of HBL Pakistan Super League Peshawar Zalmi was led by Shahid Afridi. During the 2017 PSL players draft event, Afridi dropped out as the skipper and Darren Sammy was nominated as the captain. However, in the current Pakistan Super League players draft, Peshawar Zalmi selected England’s limited overs cricket captain Eoin Morgan in the platinum category.
Team management recognized a total of 10 players before going towards the draft.
Peshawar Zalmi Squad 2017
|S. No.||Player||Country||Draft Category|
|4||Darren Sammy (Captain)||West Indies||Diamond|
|6||Tillakratne Dilshan||Sri Lanka||Diamond|
|11||Imran Khan Jr.||Pakistan||Silver|
|1||Marlon Samuels||West Indies||Supplementary|