A professional T20 cricket team from Pakistan called Peshawar Zalmi competes in the Pakistan Super Competition PSL cricket league. They have participated in the competition since 2015 and won the PSL 3 championship. They play in Arbab Niaz Stadium, which serves as their home field, and they represent KPK Peshawar’s capital.

They have many players on the international and national levels. Additionally, a sizable number of ex-international cricket players make up their coaching and management teams. They are also Pakistan’s largest sports franchise, with a market value of about $40 million. Wahab Riaz is their current captain, while James Foster is their head coach.

Ownership History

Haier’s owner, Javed Afridi, paid US$16 million for the franchise to be his for a period of ten years. It was one of the PSL’s first franchises. Javed Afridi frequently contributes a sizeable sum to talent search initiatives, and the franchise holds regular tryouts.

Team Identity and Sponsors

In a ceremony conducted at APS Peshawar in December 2015, the team’s logo and uniform were unveiled. Cricket stumps and a traditional turban are combined in the design. PSL 4 2019 saw a modification to their uniform. The team’s primary hues are black and yellow. Youth is the meaning of the Pashto word Zalmi.

The details of teams sponsors are given below in the table.

YearKit MakersShirt Sponsor (Front)Shirt Sponsor (Back)Front BrandingSleeve Branding
2016Zalmi In-HouseBahria TownGiggly Boom Boom BubblegumBrighto PaintsHum TV/J./Zic Motor Oil
2017General PetroleumJivi MobilesSuper Power Motorcycles, Jang, Khaleej Times
2018HaierRDMGIMcDonald’s Pakistan/ Dawn News/Jang/
Zamoong
2019Zalmi TVRDMcDonald’s Pakistan/ Sprite/TCL
2020TCLHuaweiMcDonald’s Pakistan/ Sprite/Airlink/MG
2021McDonald’s Pakistan/ Oppo/Airlink
2022McDonald’s Pakistan/MG/Malam Jabba ski resort/Turkish Airlines

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Peshawar Zalmi PSL History

PSL 1st Edition | PSL 2016

Zalmi’s got off to a strong start in the first season, winning the first two games of the competition before dropping the next two. They won their final six games to get to the playoffs. They were eliminated after losing both of their games in that round.

They took the first spot in the standings with 12 points after winning 6 of their 8 group-stage games.

  • Coach: Mohammad Akram
  • Captain: Shahid Afridi
  • Most Runs: Tamim Iqbal (267)
  • Most Wickets: Wahab Riaz (15)

PSL 2nd Edition | PSL 2017

Before the start of the upcoming season, Peshawar made significant adjustments. They dealt Aamer Yamin to the Lahore Qalandars for Sohaib Maqsood. Ten players were kept, while many huge talents were added, including Eoin Morgan, Chris Jordan, and Shakib Al Hasan. Peshawar Zalmi, who maintained their lead in the points standings, earned a spot in the playoffs.

They won four of the eight games they played, with one game ending in a tie. They won over Karachi Kings in the eliminator match to advance to the finals, where they faced the Quetta Gladiators again and defeated them by a score of 58 runs to win the PSL trophy for the first time. They qualified for the play-offs and lost the first qualifier against Quetta before winning against Karachi Kings.

  • Coach: Mohammad Akram
  • Captain: Darren Sammy
  • Most Runs: Kamran Akmal (353)
  • Most Wickets: Wahab Riaz (15)

PSL 3rd Edition | PSL 2018

They were defeated by the new team Multan Sultans by 7 wickets in the opening game of this season. They defeated Islamabad United in their second game. Peshawar then earned a spot in the playoffs, where they faced Quetta and Karachi on their way to the championship game.

By winning five out of ten games, they finished third in the group stage’s points standings. They finished the competition as runners-up after losing to Islamabad United in the championship game.

  • Coach: Mohammad Akram
  • Captain: Darren Sammy
  • Most Runs: Kamran Akmal (425)
  • Most Wickets: Hassan Ali (18)
Peshawar Zalmi Team

PSL 4th Edition | PSL 2019

Peshawar Zalmi’s season got off to a losing start when they were defeated by Quetta Gladiators by 6 wickets. They then succeeded in winning the majority of the games and advanced to the playoffs. They were among the tournament’s top teams in terms of strength.

They managed to win seven out of the ten group games, which helped them finish first in the points standings with 14 points. They were defeated by Quetta Gladiators in the qualifying match, but they defeated Islamabad United in the elimination round. They came in second place after losing to Quetta Gladiators in the championship game.

  • Coach: Mohammad Akram
  • Captain: Darren Sammy
  • Most Runs: Kamran Akmal (357)
  • Most Wickets: Hassan Ali (25)

PSL 5th Edition | PSL 2020

From the first four matches of the competition, they won the second and the fourth, but lost the first and third. They were once again a serious contender to take home the PSL trophy this year. They continued to qualify for the playoffs but were defeated in the opening playoff game.

Peshawar Zalmi managed to win four out of the ten group games as they placed fourth on the points table with 9 points. One game produced no outcome.

  • Coach: Darren Sammy
  • Captain: Wahab Riaz
  • Most Runs: Shoaib Malik (278)
  • Most Wickets: Wahab Riaz (11)

PSL 6th Edition | PSL 2021

this time of year. Peshawar lost their first game before winning their next three to gather momentum. The team managed to win five out of the ten group games, earning them a spot in the play-off round, and they ended third on the points table with 10 points.

They advanced to the final against Multan Sultans after winning both of their elimination games against Karachi Kings and Islamabad United, which they lost by a score of 47 runs.

  • Coach: Darren Sammy
  • Captain: Wahab Riaz
  • Most Runs: Shoaib Malik (354)
  • Most Wickets: Wahab Riaz (18)

PSL 7th Edition | PSL 2022

After defeating Quetta Gladiators by five wickets in their opening match of the year, Peshawar went on to lose their next two games to Lahore and Islamabad. They managed to win six out of ten group matches, which helped them finish third on the points table with 12 points. They subsequently advanced to the play-off stage.

They lost to Islamabad United by 5 wickets in the first play-off game, which resulted in their elimination, and they placed fourth overall.

  • Coach: James Foster
  • Captain: Wahab Riaz
  • Most Runs: Shoaib Malik (401)
  • Most Wickets: Salman Irshad (15)

PSL 8th Edition | PSL 2023

The latest season of Pakistan Super League is scheduled to be played in February, March 2023. The draft has took place on 15th December 2022.

Peshawar Zalmi Players 2023

  • Babar Azam
  • Rovman Powell / Richard Gleeson
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  • Wahab Riaz
  • Sherfane Rutherford
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Reserved)
  • Mohammad Haris
  • Danish Aziz
  • Arshad Iqbal
  • Saim Ayub
  • Aamir Jamal
  • Salman Irshad
  • Tom-Kohler Cadmore
  • Usman Qadir
  • Haseebullah
  • Sufyan Muqeem

Peshawar Zalmi has selected 1 player in supplementary category.

  • Jimmy Neesham

Peshawar Zalmi Player Statistics

Most Runs

PlayerFromToMatchesInningsRunsAverageHS10050
Kamran Akmal201620236968182027.57107*311
Darren Sammy20162020493969125.594800
Mohammad Hafeez20162018333167122.367704
Shoaib Malik20202023222163235.117305
Imam-ul-Haq20192021222254224.635905

Most Wickets

PlayerFromToMatchesOversWicketsAverageBBI4w5w
Wahab Riaz2016202367249.59419.614/1710
Hasan Ali2016202045165.15920.934/1530
Umaid Asif2018202129107.32831.894/2310
Mohammad Asghar201620182163.42123.283/1600
Sameen Gul201820211866.02126.383/2900
The leading wicket taker and current captain of the side, Wahab Riaz

Peshawar Zalmi Result Record

Overall

YearPWonLostT&WT&LNRWin%PositionSummary
2016106400060.003/5Playoffs (3rd)
2017116400160.001/5Champions
2018137600053.842/6Runners-up
2019138500058.332/6Runners-up
20201046000404/6Playoffs (4th)
2021137600053.843/6Runners-up
2022116410059.093/6Playoffs (4th)
Total81433610154.371 Time
Champion

Head-to-Head

TeamYearsMatWonLostTie&WTie&LNRWin%
Islamabad United2016-2023168800050
Karachi Kings2016-20231510500066.66
Lahore Qalandars2016-2023138500061.53
Multan Sultans2018-202393600033.33
Quetta Gladiators2016-20231910800155.55

Management/Coaching Staff and Captains

NamePosition
Javed Afridi (Haier Pakistan)Owner
Inzamam-ul-HaqPresident
James FosterHead Coach & Fielding Coach
Hashim AmlaBatting Coach
Mohammad AkramDirector Cricket
Dr. Zafar IqbalTeam Medical Advisor/Phsyio

Captains

PlayerFromToMatWonLostTie&WTie&LNRWin%
Shahid Afridi20162016106400060.00
Darren Sammy2017202039221600157.89
Mohammad Hafeez2018201821100050.00
Wahab Riaz2020202328131410048.21
Shoaib Malik2021202221100050.00

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