Peshawar Zalmi PSL 2020 Squad
Peshawar Zalmi players 2020 roster is placed here. The runner-up from the previous season will continue to be led by Darren Sammy after he was retained for the forthcoming PSL edition but will he be able to inspire the side to glory the way he has in the past?
Peshawar Zalmi has retained three players from the Platinum category, starting with fast bowlers Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz from domestic cricket and Kieron Pollard as the overseas player. Pollard’s explosive batting might make a lot of difference to the side’s chances if the pitches in Pakistan play the way they usually do – i.e. are very batsmen-focussed.
Kamran Akmal is their Diamond pick among those retained, while Darren Sammy and Imam-ul-Haq are Gold category players, with Umar Amin joining in as a Silver player.
Andre Fletcher, Chris Jordan, Lendl Simmons, Liam Dawson and Tymal Mills are among those who won’t be participating this year for their side at least till before the Draft.
The Zalmis have brought in Tom Banton who can be expected to unleash himself on to the world cricket after his exploits back home as a top-order batsman. Also featuring for the Zalmis will be Shoaib Malik, who is in the twilight of his career but having given up his international career, he will be looking to give it his all for the side.
Rahat Ali will bolster the side’s pace bowling resources, while Liam Dawson and Liam Livingstone were also picked up during the Draft. Peshawar Zalmi 2020 squad is placed below.
Peshawar Zalmi Squad 2020
- Darren Sammy (captain)
- Hasan Ali
- Kieron Pollard (Carlos Brathwaite is the replacement pick for Kieron Pollard who will play until March 7)
- Wahab Riaz
- Kamran Akmal
- Umar Amin
- Tom Banton
- Shoaib Malik
- Liam Dawson
- Amir Khan
- Adil Amin
- Lewis Gregory (replacement pick for Dwaine Pretorius)
- Rahat Ali
- Aamir Ali
Key Players on Peshawar Zalmi Team 2020
Darren Sammy: Fans often call Darren Sammy as a local and that has simply to do with the pride that Sammy has shown in representing the team in the PSL, even exhorting others to come to Pakistan to play the game. Of course, his captaincy, batting and bowling alone should be the reasons why he is a player to watch.
Hasan Ali: Fast bowler Hasan Ali’s form has fallen away since the start of the 2018 Asia Cup and some say it could be to do with his shoulder injury. Whatever is the case, Hasan Ali’s presence will remain the key to Pakistan’s chances in the World Cup and he would love to get to that stage with a strong PSL showing.
Kamran Akmal: Wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal might have fallen out of favour with the national selectors but talk of PSL and Kamran is easily one of the best batsmen around. His batting at the top of the order will keep Peshawar Zalmi in the game.
Tom Banton: The Zalmis brought in probably the batsman to watch out, or at least the batsman everyone is looking forward to watch, in the form of Tom Banton. Banton has been in some excellent form in this format of the game and has often reminded everyone of Kevin Pietersen at his best.
Peshawar Zalmi’s performance in the Pakistan Super League has been a terrific one. They went to claim their maiden PSL trophy in 2017 after having made the playoffs in the first season and this was followed by another brilliant 2018 edition in which they lost to the Islamabad United in the final.
As a result, after the Islamabad side, the Zalmis are the second-best performing team in the PSL. PSL 5 Peshawar Zalmi team squad is placed above.
PSL 2020 Peshawar Zalmi Schedule
PZ team schedule will be placed below;
|Date||Peshawar Zalmi PSL 2020 Fixtures||Match Timings||Venue|
|21-Feb||Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi||2:00 PM PKT / 2.30 PM IST||Karachi|
|22-Feb||Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi||2:00 PM PKT / 2.30 PM IST||Karachi|
|26-Feb||Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Multan|
|28-Feb||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Rawalpindi|
|29-Feb||Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Rawalpindi|
|02-Mar||Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Rawalpindi|
|05-Mar||Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Rawalpindi|
|07-Mar||Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United||2:00 PM PKT / 2.30 PM IST||Lahore|
|10-Mar||Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Lahore|
|13-Mar||Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans||7:00 PM PKT / 7.30 PM IST||Karachi|
View the complete PSL Schedule 2020 here.