Peshawar Zalmi Squad 2017
Peshawar Zalmi Players 2017
Peshawar Zalmi players list is placed here. All the attention now turns to the start of the second edition of PSL after an excellent player draft of the Pakistan Super League. The tournament will kick-start from February, 2017 with the final set to be played in Lahore. Aamer Yamin was traded with Sohaib Maqsood of Lahore Qalandars.
Key Players on Peshawar Zalmi team: Darren Sammy, Tilakaratne Dilshan, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Eoin Morgan, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal.
Having injured his finger during the tour of India, England opener Alex Hales has decided to rest himself and he has been replaced by West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels. Shakib al Hasan also misses out which allows former Sri Lanka opener Tillakaratne Dilshan a chance to make it to the side while Afghanistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad has opted out of the tournament as well and the West Indian keeper-batsman Andre Fletcher will take his place.
Peshawar will be skippered by ex West Indian T20 international captain Darren Sammy. The man is known to be one of the biggest hitters of the cricket world and commands respect from his peers. The captaincy was awarded to Sammy after Afridi decided to let go of the role and focus on his batting and bowling alone.
However, Sammy’s inconsistency with the bat could be a bit of an issue. Afridi’s skills as a leg-spinner might prove to be very useful with the tournament set to be played in the UAE.
Current internationals Wahab Riaz, Kamral Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez and Junaid Khan are also part of the side besides a whole host of youngsters. Riaz has been Pakistan’s best fast bowler for a while now whereas Hafeez’s quality as an opening batsman is never in doubt. Similarly, Akmal can be a very potent batsman in the middle-order and is known to be more than a handful behind the wickets.
In Darren Sammy, they have recruited one of West Indies’ best cricketers. After all, he led them to their first World T20 title in Sri Lanka and comes with the reputation of being a big hitter lower down the order.
Eoin Morgan, might not be available for the entire length of the tournament because of national commitments, his presence will make for a lot of difference.
The Peshawar Zalmi side were acquired by the Haier group for $1.6 million US dollars. They have put in place some very talented individuals in their coaching staff. Mohammad Akram has been named as head coach. Andy Flower will be the batting coach with South African Grant Luden taking the mantle of fielding coach. PSL 2017 Peshawar Zalmi team squad is placed below.
Peshawar Zalmi 2017 Squad
|Pakistani Players||International Players|
|Shahid Afridi||Darren Sammy (Captain)|
|Wahab Riaz||Eoin Morgan|
|Mohammad Hafeez||Tilakaratne Dilshan|
|Sohaib Maqsood||Shakib Al Hasan|
|Kamran Akmal||Chris Jordan|
|Haris Sohail||Samit Patel|
|Iftikhar Ahmed||Tamim Iqbal|
|Hasan Ali||Supplementary Foreign Players|
|Imran Khan (jr)||Andre Fletcher|
|Mohammad Asghar||Marlon Samuels|
|Supplementary Pakistan Players|
|M. Irfan Khan|
PSL 2017 Peshawar Zalmi Schedule
PZ team schedule is placed below;
|Date||Peshawar Zalmi Fixtures||Venue|
|February 9||Peshawar vs Islamabad||Dubai|
|February 10||Karachi vs Peshawar||Dubai|
|February 12||Peshawar vs Lahore||Dubai|
|February 17||Peshawar vs Quetta||Sharjah|
|February 18||Islamabad vs Peshawar||Sharjah|
|February 19||Peshawar vs Karachi||Sharjah|
|February 24||Peshawar vs Lahore||Dubai|
|February 25||Peshawar vs Quetta||Dubai|