Peshawar Zalmi is one of the 5 franchise teams of Pakistan Super League. Peshawar Zalmi represents the capital of KPK province Peshawar in the Pakistan’s Inaugural Professional T20 League. Peshawar Zalmi team was established in Dec 2015 after the bidding of teams for PSL. Peshawar Zalmi is one of the most popular team of Pakistan Super League. This is also because Pakistan’s hard hitting batsman and Current T20 Captain Shahid Afridi is Captain of Peshawar Zalmi. Shahid Afridi is star Icon Player for Peshawar Zalmi
Peshawar Zalmi Owner
Peshawar Zalmi was purchased by Haier Pakistan’s owner Javed Afridi. Haier Pakistan is sponsoring the cricket events in Pakistan since a long time. After the announcement of PSL, Javed afridi announced to bid for purchasing a team in PSL. On 3 Dec 2015, the team was sold for $16 million for the period of 10 years. This is the 4th most expensive team or second cheapest team in Pakistan Super League. Javed Afridi, the owner of Peshawar Zalmi said in an interview to spend the earnings from Pakistan Super League for the development of cricket in the country. He hopes to “reshape the lives of the underprivileged with an opportunity that has an incredibly vast scope”.
Peshawar Zalmi Team Identity
Peshawar Zalmi Logo
On Dec 13 2015, Peshawar Zalmi Logo was released. The logo represents the Peshawari Pagri alongwith 3 cricket stumps. On the Logo launcing day Peshaar Zalmi wrote on thier facebook page.
“ZALMI” meaning youth is not just a cricket team they are ambassadors of our frontiers, exponents of sportsman spirit that lies in the heart of every Pakistani.
Peshawar Zalmi Jersey
Peshawar Zalmi Jersey shows the Team logo and similar colors. Peshawar Zalmi Kit or Jersey is offciially produced by Pakistani Kurta company “J.”.
Peshawar Zalmi Song
Peshawar Zalmi also launched thier Official Song for the Promotion of team. Here is video song of Peshawar Zalmi
Peshawar Zalmi Team Ambassador
On thier facebook page, Peshawar Zalmi announced that renowned Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi is the team ambassador of Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan Super League.
Peshawar Zalmi Coaches
Muhammad Akram is former Pakistan fast bowler who played 9 Tests and 2 ODI matches for Pakistan. He playe din a Time when Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis’ career was on peak and Shoaib akhtar was emerging. He could not play for long and therefore Muhammad Akram spend most of his time in Playing county Cricket in England. He played for Succex and Surrey in English County. He was later appointed as Pakistan A Team’s head coach by PCB. Now he is Head Coach at National Cricket Academy. He will coach Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan Super League.
Andy Flower along with his brother Grant Flower played for Zimbabwe. Andy Flower was probably best test cricketer for Zimbabwe. He played 63 Test matches and made 4,794 runs at an average of 51.54. He participated in 213 ODI matches and scored 6,786 runs at an average of 35.34 hence becoming Zimbabwe’s highest scoring batsman in Test and ODIs. He started coaching career in 2007 and became England’s Batting coach. He led the team to glory and England Team reached No. 1 in Tests. He is now working with England as Technical Director of Elite Coaching. He will coach Peshawar Zalmi in PSL
Peshawar Zalmi Captain
Shahid Afridi is the Captain of Peshawar Zalmi. Shahid Afridi is Pakistan’s most exciting cricketer who hold the record for fastest century in One day Internationals for almost 12 years. Known for his unique blasting batting, he was given the name of Boom Boom from Pakistani cricket fans. Shahid Afridi is also a leg break bowler. he holds the record of most number of sixes in One day Internationals and in all forms of cricket. Shahid Afridi Played 398 matches and scored 8064 runs and took 395 wickets. He also hitted 351 runs in ODI Internationals. Shahid Afridi Played 27 Test Matches and scored 1716 runs with 48 wickets. But he was best in T20 Internationals. he played 90 T20 Matches and scored 1313 runs and took 91 wickets and is currently highest wicket taking bowler in T20 Internationals.
Shahid Afridi has been active in field and outside the field. He works for TV commercials , participate in fundraising campaigns and building a charity hospital. Shahid Afridi announced to bring 150 children of APS School Peshawar to Dubai to support their team. The announcement came as a solidarity with School Childrens after the deadly attack happened in Peshawar APS school on Dec 2014.
Peshawar Zalmi Team
Peshawar Zalmi Team consists of many young Pakistani and International players. There are 7 foriegn players expected to play for Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan Super league. These includes Tamim Iqbal, Brad Hodge, Dawaid Malan, Darren Sammy, Jim Allenby. Recently Shaun Tait has joined Peshawar Zalmi making their bowling attack even stronger. Here is a list of complete Peshawar Zalmi Players.
|Name||Nationality||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|Dawid Malan||Left-hand||Right Arm Leg Break||Overseas|
|Shahid Afridi||Right-hand||Right-Arm Leg Spin||Captain, first pick in players draft|
|Mohammad Hafeez||Right-hand||Right-arm off Spin|
|Aamer Yamin||Right-Hand||Right Arm Medium|
|Darren Sammy||Right-hand||Right-arm Medium Fast||Overseas|
|Jim Allenby||Right-hand||Right arm Medium||Overseas|
|Abdur Rehman||Left-hand||Left-arm off spin|
|Junaid Khan||Left-hand||Left-arm Fast|
|Wahab Riaz||Right-hand||Left-arm Fast|
|Shaun Tait||Right-hand||Right arm Fast||Overseas|
|Imran Khan||Right-hand||Left-arm Medium Fast|
|Hasan Ali||Right-Hand||Right Arm Medium Fast|
|Rashid Khan||Right-Hand||Right Arm Leg Spinner||Overseas|
|Taj Wali||Left-Hand||Left Arm Medium Fast|
|Muhammad Asghar||Left-Hand||Left Arm Spinner|
Management and coaching staff
|Javed Afridi (Haier Pakistan)||Owner|
|Mohammad Akram||Head Coach/Director|
|Andy Flower||Batting Coach|
|Grant Luden||Fielding Coach/Fitness Trainer|
|Ibrahim Qureshi||Assistant Trainer|
|Bradley Ian Robinson||Physiotherapist|