Peshawar Zalmi Yellow Force in Pakistan Super League 2024

Peshawar Zalmi Yellow Force in Pakistan Super League


Peshawar Zalmi is a Pakistani franchise Twenty20 cricket team that participates in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The team was founded in 2015 and is based in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The owner of the team is Javed Afridi, who is the CEO of Haier Pakistan, a leading electronics company. The franchise has a value of more than $40 million as of 2019 and has been the most popular brand of the PSL for three consecutive years.


Peshawar Zalmi is one of the most successful teams in the PSL, with one championship title in 2017. The team has also reached the finals three times and the playoffs four times. In the 2016 season, Peshawar began their campaign well, winning their first two matches. After a loss to Quetta Gladiators, the team went on to win six of their eight group-stage matches and finished first in the points table, qualifying for the playoffs. The first playoff match was against Quetta in Qualifier 1. The match came down to the last ball with Quetta winning by one run, Peshawar scoring 132 runs in reply to Quetta’s 133 runs. As a result of their first-place position in the group table, Peshawar then went on to play Islamabad United in the second qualifier match. Peshawar also lost this match and were eliminated 2.

In the 2017 season, Kamran Akmal with 353 runs was the leading run-scorer and also the player of the tournament. Peshawar traded Aamer Yamin for Sohaib Maqsood of Lahore Qalandars during the off-season. During the 2017 Pakistan Super League players draft they retained 10 players and signed eight, including Overseas players Shakib Al Hasan, Eoin Morgan, Chris Jordan, and Alex Hales. Shakib and Tamim were not available for selection during the initial stage of the tournament due to national duties as they were in India to play only a test match. Later Alex Hales and Shakib Al Hasan were replaced with Tillakaratne Dilshan and Marlon Samuels and Mohammad Shahzad was replaced with Andre Fletcher while Tamim Iqbal was replaced with Samit Patel. In their first game of PSL 2017, Peshawar Zalmi lost to Islamabad United by 7 wickets. In their next game against Karachi Kings, Zalmi won by 7 wickets in pursuit of 120 runs. Eoin Morgan starred in the chase with an unbeaten innings of 80 runs off 57 balls. After that, Zalmi had a close encounter with Lahore Qalandars in a low-scoring match. They lost many wickets while chasing a small target of 60 runs, but they managed to win by three wickets in the end.

Peshawar Zalmi had mixed results in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. In 2018, they won seven matches and lost five matches, finishing third in the table. In 2019, they improved their performance and topped the table with seven wins and three losses. However, they could not win the trophy as they lost to Quetta Gladiators twice in the playoffs. They lost the qualifier by ten runs and the final by eight wickets, becoming the runners-up.

In summary, Peshawar Zalmi is a cricket franchise that has made a name for itself in the Pakistan Super League. With a strong squad and a dedicated management team, the team is poised to achieve even greater success in the future.

Squad 2024

BatsmenBabar Azam (c)
BatsmenRovman Powell
BatsmenSaim Ayub
BatsmenTom Kohler-Cadmore
BatsmenAsif Ali
BatsmenMohammad Haris
BatsmenAamir Jamal
BatsmenHaseebullah Khan
BatsmenKhurram Shehzad
BatsmenDan Mousley
All-roundersMohammad Zeeshan
BowlersMohammad Amir
BowlersSalman Irshad
BowlersArif Yaqoob
BowlersUmair Afridi
BowlersLuke Wood
BowlersSufiyan Muqeem
BowlersWaqar Salamkheil
BowlersArshad Iqbal
Reserve PlayersMehran Mumtaz

The squad can be further divided into sub-sections based on their roles:

  • Batsmen: Babar Azam (Captain), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Tom Kohler-Cadmore
  • Bowlers: Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Wahab Riaz (Vice-Captain), Arshad Iqbal
  • All-rounders: Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford
  • Wicket-keepers: Mohammad Haris


Peshawar Zalmi has a strong management team that is committed to developing young talent and promoting cricket in Pakistan. The team has also been involved in various social initiatives aimed at improving the lives of people in Pakistan1.

In summary, Peshawar Zalmi is a cricket franchise that has made a name for itself in the Pakistan Super League. With a strong squad and a dedicated management team, the team is poised to achieve even greater success in the future.

Analysis and Predictions:

  • Strengths: Babar Azam’s leadership is undeniable, and the explosive batting of Rovman Powell and Asif Ali adds firepower. The bowling attack, bolstered by experienced veterans like Mohammad Amir and the promising Saim Ayub, offers variety and depth.
  • Weaknesses: The middle order remains a question mark, and the team’s over-reliance on Babar Azam could be risky. The bowling attack, while talented, lacks a genuine pace spearhead.
  • Prediction: Zalmi has the potential to reach the playoffs, but their success hinges on finding consistency from the middle order and exploiting their bowling attack’s strengths. A top-three finish is achievable, but the championship title might require a bit of luck and inspired performances.

Humor and Entertainment:

  • Zalmi fans, are you ready to paint the town maroon? Remember the epic [mention a funny or memorable moment from Zalmi’s past]? Get ready for more such moments in PSL 2024!
  • Which Zalmi player will be this season’s breakout star? Will it be the young gun Saim Ayub or the experienced campaigner Mohammad Haris? Place your bets!
  • What’s the funniest chant you’ve heard at a Zalmi match? Share your stories in the comments and let’s celebrate the Zalmi spirit!

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