Peshawar Zalmi

Untitled Document Peshawar Zalmi (Urdu: پشاور زلمی‎; Pashto: پېښور زلمي‎) is a Pakistani professional franchise cricket team that represents Peshawar in Pakistan Super League. It is owned by Javed Afridi, CEO of Haier Pakistan. The team was established in 2015 following the announcement of Pakistan Super League by PCB. Shahid Afridi is the captain, Mohammad Akram is the head coach and Andy Flower is the batting consultant of the team. The word Zalmi is a Pashto language word meaning "Youth".
Peshawar Zalmi
پېښور زلمي
پشاور زلمی
Peshawar Zalmi logo.png
Logo
Nickname(s): PZ
League: Pakistan Super League
Captain: Shahid Afridi
Coach: Mohammad Akram
City: Peshawar
Colors: Peshawar Zalmi colors.png
Owner: Javed Afridi
Founded: 2015
Official website: peshawarzalmi.com

Franchise history

In 2015, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that first inaugural season of Pakistan Super League would begin in February 2016. On 3 December 2015, the PCB unveiled the owners of five city-based franchises. The Peshawar franchise was sold to the Haier for US$16 million for a ten-year period.

History

2016 Pakistan Super League

Zalmi played their first two matches on 5 and 6 February against Islambad United and Lahore Qalandars winning both of them beating United by 24 runs and Qalandars by 9 wickets respectively Their winning streak ended after a loss againstQuetta Gladiators however later zamli won the tournament (PSL).

Team identity

On 13 December 2015 Javed Afridi owner of the team revealed the team name and the official logo of the team in Army Public School Peshawar. The logo of the team is a fusion of a traditional Peshawari Pagri (turban) with cricket stumps. The logo has three, shades blue, yellow and white, signifying the pride of the region, the skies and the energy of the people.

Jersey colors

Kit colors are blue and yellow which are also depicted in the team's logo. Shirt sponsors are Bahria Town the largest real-estate developers and Investors in Pakistan and the largest private housing society in Asia.

Theme song

The theme song "o Da Pekhawar Zalmi" is the official anthem of the club. In the first PSL game for Peshawar Zalmi several singers sung the anthem.

Sponsors and partners

Bahria Town the largest real-estate developers and investors in Pakistan and the largest private housing society in Asia is the title sponsor for the franchise. Others which also have sponsorship deals are Giggly Boom Boom Bubble, Brighto Paints and Zong. Hi-Tech Lubricant Company behind "ZIC" signed in as motor oil sponsors of the franchise.TCS Connect and Yayvo signed on as digital and logistics sponsors. Khyber News, Kay2 TV, Pakhtun Entertainment and Pashto 1 are their regional media partners. Express News and Hum TV are their official news and entertainment media partners during 2016 PSL. In February 2016 J. signed a deal as team's apparel partners.

Ambassadors

Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi and actress Humaima Malik are team's star ambassadors during the inaugural season.

Current squad

Shahid Afridi is the icon player and captain of Peshawar Zalmi
Name Nationality Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Mohammad Hafeez Pakistan Right-hand Right-arm off Spin  
Tamim Iqbal Bangladesh Left-hand Overseas
Shahid Yousuf Pakistan Right-hand
Israrullah Pakistan Left-Hand
Musadiq Ahmed Pakistan Right-Hand
Brad Hodge Australia Right-hand Overseas
Dawid Malan England Left-hand Right Arm Leg Break Overseas
All-rounders
Shahid Afridi Pakistan Right-hand Right-Arm Leg Spin Captain, first pick in players draft
Aamer Yamin Pakistan Right-Hand Right Arm Medium
Darren Sammy Saint Lucia Right-hand Right-arm Medium Fast

Overseas

Jim Allenby Australia Right-hand Right arm Medium Overseas
Wicket-keeper
Kamran Akmal Pakistan Right-hand
Bowlers
Abdur Rehman Pakistan Left-hand Left-arm off spin
Junaid Khan Pakistan Left-hand Left-arm Fast
Wahab Riaz Pakistan Right-hand Left-arm Fast
Shaun Tait Australia Right-hand Right arm Fast Overseas
Imran Khan Pakistan Right-hand Left-arm Medium Fast
Hasan Ali Pakistan Right-Hand Right Arm Medium Fast
Taj Wali Pakistan Left-Hand Left Arm Medium Fast
Muhammad Asghar Pakistan Left-Hand Left Arm Spinner

Management and coaching staff

Name Position
Javed Afridi (Haier Pakistan) Owner
Pakistan Abdul Rehman Manager
Pakistan Mohammad Akram Head Coach/Director
Zimbabwe Andy Flower Batting Coach/Mentor
South Africa Grant Luden Fielding Coach/Fitness Trainer
Pakistan Ibrahim Qureshi Assistant Trainer
Zimbabwe Bradley Ian Robinson Physio
Pakistan Usman Hashmi Analyst

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