Peshawar Zalmi Squad 2018
Peshawar Zalmi 2018 Team
Peshawar Zalmi players list 2018 is placed here. The defending champions will continue to be led by Darren Sammy but they will no longer have Shahid Afridi who has skipped over to the Karachi Kings. Among others retained before the Draft were Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, fast bowler Wahab Riaz, Bangladeshi legend Shakib al Hasan and keeper Kamran Akmal, all of whom form a strong core for the Zalmis.
However, Shakib has withdrawn from the competition and his place has been taken up by Sabbir Rahman, the Bangladesh middle-order batsman, who will now act as a partial cover for him.
Apart from Sammy, the other players who were retained by the side were fast bowling sensation Hasan Ali, all-rounder Haris Sohail, England seamer Chris Jordan and Mohammad Asghar.
During the Draft, the Zalmis were fortunate enough to be able to pick up all-rounder Dwayne Bravo. Bravo, if fit, has this tendency to run through batting line-ups.
Also joining the squad from the PSL 3 Draft was Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal and Pakistan’s Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim and Taimoor Sultan. Among the emerging players are Sameen Gul and Ibtisam Sheikh.
They also picked up four Supplementary players in hard-hitting Windians Andre Fletcher and Evin Lewis, apart from Khalid Usman and Mohammad Arif. These players will join the squad, if needed, and for a few games only.
Peshawar Zalmi’s performance in 2017 edition of the Pakistan Super League has been a terrific one. They went to claim their maiden PSL trophy. The Zalmis finished at the first place in the league table, courtesy of four wins and three draws. Their rivals in the final, Quetta Gladiators, too finished the league stage with a similar tally, but owing to an inferior net run rate, they had to settle for the second place.
The owner of the Peshawar Zalmi (Javed Afridi) has now acquired the Benoni T20 Global League South Africa team. PSL 3 Peshawar Zalmi team squad is placed below.
Peshawar Zalmi 2018 Squad
Batsmen: Rikki Wessels (replaced Evin Lewis), Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Arif, Khushdil Shah, Taimur Sultan, Ibtisam Sheikh
All-rounders: Mohammad Hafeez, Shakib al Hasan, Darren Sammy (captain), Haris Sohail, Dwayne Bravo, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Khalid Usman
Wicket-keepers: Kamran Akmal, Andre Fletcher
Bowlers: Hasan Ali, Chris Jordan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Asghar, Sameen Gul
Player Covers: Liam Dawson (cover for Shakib al Hasan), Umaid Asif (cover for Hasan Ali), Sabbir Rahman (partial cover)
PSL 2018 Peshawar Zalmi Schedule
PZ team schedule will be placed below;
|Thursday, February 22||Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans||Dubai|
|Saturday, February 24||Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi||Dubai|
|Sunday, February 25||Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi||Dubai|
|Thursday, March 1||Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi||Sharjah|
|Saturday, March 3||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||Sharjah|
|Sunday, March 4||Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah|
|Tuesday March 6||Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans||Dubai|
|Friday, March 9||Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United||Dubai|
|Saturday, March 10||Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|Thursday, March 15||Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah|
|Friday, March 16||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||Sharjah|
Day Matches in UAE: 3:30 pm UAE time
Night matches in UAE: 8:00 pm UAE time