Peshawar Zalmi is a newly established team by Pakistan cricket board (PCB) those are going to play the first season of Pakistan Super League on February, 2016. Basically, Peshawar is a largest city of Pakistan and the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. It’s need to mention Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Fazl-e-Akbar, Arshad Khan, Yasir Hameed, Younis Khan is the son of Peshawar. “Zalmi” is a Pashto language which means “Youth”. By adding “Zalmi” suffix with the city name, it’s naming decided on. Chinese multinational home appliances and consumer electronics company “Haier Group” bought Peshawar franchise by 16 Million USD for 10 years. Though cause of few contradiction situation in Pakistan, they can’t arrange any international level cricket match into their ground but United Arab Emirates always beside PCB to organize any big tournament of them into Dubai, Sharjah & Abu Dhabi.
Team Squad of Peshawar Zalmi –
Players – Activity
Local players –
Shahid Afridi (Icon players & Captain) – All Rounder (Right handed middle order batsman & right-arm leg spinner bowler)
Muhammad Asghar – Bowler (Left-Arm Spinner)
Mohammad Hafeez – All Rounder (Right handed batsman & right-arm leg-break bowler)
Taj Wali – Bowler (Left-Arm medium fast)
Hasan Ali (Supplementary) – Bowler (Right-Arm medium fast)
Imran Khan – Bowler (Left Arm Medium fast)
Wahab Riaz – Bowler (Left-Arm fast)
Junaid Khan – Bowler (Left-Arm fast)
Abdur Rehman – Bowler (Left-Arm off-spin)
Kamran Akmal – Wicket keeper & Right handed Batsman
Aamer Yamin – All rounder – Right handed batsman & Right-arm medium fast bowler
Israrullah – Batsman (Left Handed)
Shahid Yousuf – Batsman (Right Handed)
Musadiq Ahmed – Batsman (Right Handed)
Foreign Players –
Brad Hodge (Australia) – Batsman (Right Handed)
Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh) – Batsman (Left-handed)
Darren Sammy (West Indies) – All round (Right handed batsman & Right-arm medium fast bowler)
Jim Allenby (Australia) – All rounder Right handed batsman & Right-Arm Medium fast bowler
Dawid Malan (England) – All rounder (Left-handed batsman & Right-arm leg-spin bowler)
Liam Plunkett (England) – Bowler (Right-arm fast)
It’s need to mention that 5 foreign cricketer among 11 can play in each team which would make PSL more popular world-wide. As Peshawar Zalmi have a couple of t20 specialist local & foreigner cricketer. It won’t be a tough job to set a balance team for them.
Possible Best XI Prediction:
Shahid Afridi (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Darren Sammy, Brad Hodge, Jim Allenby, Dawid Malan, Mohammad Hafeez, Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz, Abdur Rehman, Kamran Akmal (wicket keeper)
Coaching staff & management Committee –
Mohammad Akram – Head Coach
Andy Flower (Zimbabwe) – Batting Coach
Grant Luden (Fitness Trainer & Fielding Coach)
Ibrahim Qureshi – Assistant Trainer
Abdul Rehman – Manager
Imran Khan – Mentor
Usman Hashmi – Analyst
Bradley lan Robinson – Physiotherapist
Team Owner –
Javed Afridi (CEO of Haier)
As PCB & team franchise took Pakistan Super League very seriously, they released team squad, logo, jersey, theme song too early. Peshawar Zalmi official theme song composed, written, conceived & directed by Hamayoon Khan under HK Productions.
Official theme song of Peshawar Zalmi –
Team Kit –
Pakistani Kurat selling company “J” is the designer and t-shirt, hat sponsor of the team Peshawar Zalmi. This Jersey concept fully depends on the official of this team. Color choice is full yellow & blue combination. Though the design isn’t looking so creative but hopefully suit all cricketers as it’s so focusing color. Owner company “Haier” will get more focus into the middle of the kit and in right chest. Team quotation “I shall rise and shine” will also be available into the t-shirt.
Peshawar traditional pagri (one kind of hat) get focused into the official logo of PZ with three cricket stumps. Blue, Yellow & white color of the logo mentioning sky, region and energy of their peoples. May be you guys those are outside of South Asia, would have little bit curiosity about the Pagri of Peshwar right ? Lets take a look into their traditional Pagri and official logo.
Peshawar Zalmi Matches time, date & Schedule of PSL T20 2016 –
Date – Time – Opponent
5 February, 2015 – 20:00 – Islamabad
6 February, 2016 – 20:00 – Lahore
7 February, 2016 – 20:00 – Quetta
11 February, 2016 – 16:00 – Karachi
12 February, 2016 – 20:00 – Islamabad
13 February, 2016 – 20:00 – Lahore
14 February, 2016 – 20:00 – Quetta
17 February, 2016 – 16:00 – Karachi
Imran Khan & Javed Afridi the manager & owner is very hopeful about Peshawar Zalmi to win the first title of Pakistan Super League 2016. Cause of few professional t20 international cricketer, experienced all round & fast bowling attack it’s mentioned as very well-balanced team.
We know that Pakistan is the most successful team in twenty20 format and did extremely well in past world cups. Cause of few contradiction in cricket world, their cricketers can’t play the biggest twenty20 event Indian Premier League which is really a heart breaking and pertinacity feeling for PCB and that’s why elected to make another largest t20 tournament on UAE. Before ICC world twenty20, PCB took this tournament to prepare them for world cup.
Another thing to mention that this region of Pakistan have another good team named Peshawar Panthers those are still playing first class matches of Pakistan and their national team always eyes on their to pick young stars from them.
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