Peshawar Zalmi (PZ) is a professional cricket franchise that played in Pakistan Super League (PSL). It represent Peshawar region in Pakistan. Peshawar Zalmi cricket team is owned by Javed Afridi who is the CEO of Haier Pakistan. PZ team was established in 2015 and already played both two seasons of PSL. In current scenario Darren Sammy is the captain of Peshawar Zalmi while Mohammad Akram is the head coach.
On 03 December 2015, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sold the five franchises of PSL. Peshawar franchise was bought by Javed Afridi CEO of Haier Pakistan for US$ 16 Million for 10 years.
Performance in previous two editions:
Peshawar Zalmi team start very well in first edition of 2016 and was top at points table in group round. In playoff matches of first edition of PSL Peshawar team lost both its matches and could not reach in the final.
In 2017 (second edition of PSL) Peshawar Zalmi did well again and this time it not only reached at the qualifier round but also win its matches. Peshawar Zalmi cricket team is the current champion of PSL 2017. Final match was played at Lahore against Quetta Gladiators. Peshawar team easily win this match and became the champion of PSL 2017 edition.
Team Name & Logo:
On December 13, 2015 owner of the franchise Javed Afridi revealed the name of team and its official logo in ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOL, Peshawar. Team given a name of Zalmi, “Zalmi” is a Pashto language word its meaning “Youth”. Logo of Peshawar Zalmi team represents the fusion of traditional Peshawari turban. Logo has three different colours, shades blue, yellow & white. All these colours are signifying the pride of the region, the skies and the energy & love of the people with cricket.
Sponsors & Kit Manufacturer:
|Year||Kit Manufacturer||Chest Branding||Front Branding||Back Branding||Sleeve Branding|
|2016||J.||Brighto Paints||Baharia Town||Boom Boom Bubble Gum||Hum TV, J., Zic Motor Oil|
|2017||Nike||Jivi Mobiles||General Petroleum||Boom Boom Bubble Gum||Daily Jang, Khaleej Times & Super Power Motorcycles|
Peshawar Zalmi Current Team Squad:
|Player Name||Nationality||Batting Style||Salary||Joined||Note|
|Marlon Samuels||(WI)||Right Handed||Replacement||2017||Overseas|
|Tamim Iqbal||Left Handed||US $ 50,000||2016||Overseas|
|Eoin Morgan||Left Handed||US $ 140,000||2017||Overseas|
|Dawid Malan||Left Handed||US $ 25,000||2016||Overseas|
|Khushdil Shah||Left Handed||US $ 10,000||2017||Local|
|Sohaib Maqsood||Right Handed||US $ 25,000||2017||Local|
|Iftikhar Ahmed||Right Handed||US $ 25,000||2017||Local|
|(WI)||Right Handed Batsman & right-arm medium fast||US $ 70,000||2016||Overseas|
|Shakib Al Hassan||Left Handed Batsman & Slow left-arm Orthodox||US $ 70,000||2017||Overseas|
|Samit Patel||Right Handed Batsman & left-arm Orthodox||Replacement||2017||Overseas|
|Mohammad Hafeez||Right Handed Batsman & right-arm off Spin||US $ 70,000||2016||Local|
|Haris Sohail||Left Handed Batsman & left-arm Orthodox||US $ 25,000||2017||Local|
|Kamran Akmal||Right Handed Batsman||US $ 50,000||2016||Local|
|Junaid Khan||Left Arm Fast||US $ 25,000||2016||Local|
|Wahab Riaz||Left Arm Fast||US $ 140,000||2016||Local|
|Chris Jordan||Right Arm Fast||US $ 50,000||2017||Overseas|
|Hasan Ali||Right Arm Medium Fast||US $ 10,000||2016||Local|
|Imran Khan||Right Arm Medium Fast||US $ 25,000||2016||Local|
|Mohammad Asghar||Heft Arm Spinner||US $ 10,000||2016||Local|
|Irfan Khan||US $ 10,000||2017||local|
Management & Coaching Staff:
|Javed Afridi (Haier Group)||Owner|
|Mohammad Akram||Head Coach|
|Younis Khan||Batting Coach/Mentor|
|Grant Luden||Fielding Coach|
|Bradley Ian Robinson||Physio|