Peshawar Zalmi is a profession T20 cricket team that plays in Pakistan Super League and represent Peshawar city of Pakistan in the competition. Haier CEO Javed Afridi bought the franchise of Peshawar Zalmi for 16 Million USD. Arbab Niaz Stadium in the home ground for Peshawar team in PSL Twenty20.
Pakistan cricket’s one of the best all-rounders Shahid Afridi was appointed as the skipper of Peshawar Zalmi team for inaugural PSLT20 edition. Afridi was also named the iconic player in team. Mohammad Akram was appointed as the head coach of the Peshawar Zalmi meanwhile Zimbabwe’s Andy Flower was declared as the batting coach and mentor.
Team Name and Logo
Peshawar Zalmi team owner Javed Afridi revealed the official team and logo on 13 December 2015 in Army Public School Peshawar. The logo is designed with three colors white, blue and yellow which represents the pride of Peshawar region and the energy.
The official kit of Zalmis is made up of on the theme of logo and it consists blue and yellow color combination.
Shahid Afridi led Peshawar Zalmi in the first season of HBL Pakistan Super League but during the 2017 PSL players draft event, Afridi stepped down as the skipper and Darren Sammy was appointed as the captain. In the second Pakistan Super League players draft, Peshawar Zalmi picked England’s limited overs cricket skipper Eoin Morgan in the platinum category.
Team management retained a total of 10 players before heading 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|
Official Online Presence
Twitter: Peshawar Zalmi
Facebook: Peshawar Zalmi