Peshawar Zalmi was a favorite team in PSL 2017 but it is not much favorite as we see it in PSL 2018. There are many main reasons for this and one of the major reason is there main player Shahid Khan Afridi. Shahid Afridi was decided as a captain in the first PSL edition and now he leaved the team that is a big impact, as he was given the captaincy to Darren Sammy (Ex-Captain West Indies International Team) which was also an impact but it was proved a good impact as Peshawar Zalmi win that PSL edition in which Darren Sammy was the Captain but if same we see , so it is necessary to mention here that Darren Sammy is till captain of the Peshawar Zalmi but this team is not leading till in the PSL 2018 so, the main reason came in front in my view was that earlier Peshawar Zalmi had strategy of two experienced persons (captains) that were Shahid Afridi & Darren Sammy but this time Shahid Afridi is not present in this team and team is also not gaining his previous position which shows the importance of Shahid Khan Afridi.
And on another side if we compare Karachi Kings with the last edition of PSL held so it is clear cut that Karachi Kings is somewhere favorite that Peshawar Zalmi this team as they were lowest ranking team in PSL 2017 so, what should be the reason of this happening?
Now if we take some interest in the squad management of both teams we can see a clear difference and that is Shahid Khan Afridi, the only person who leaved the Peshawar Zalmi and that team lost their position and whereas he is the only person who joined the Karachi Kings and this time they gained a better position in PSL 2018. Here we can understand the importance of a senior person, the reason of Karachi Kings getting better and Peshawar Zalmi getting lower in my views is the Hero of our nation in Sports (Cricket) Shahid Khan Afridi.