Peshawar Zalmis Team Analysis

Peshawar Zalmis is the most searched team on internet and why not the biggest crowd puller of Modern Cricket Shahid Afridi is leading the Zalmi Pack. With his cousin Javed being the owner of the Franchise one can safely say that Afridi’s biggest dream of captaining a side where he is answerable to no one has at last come true. Zalmis have the biggest fan base out of all PSL-T20 teams.

Batting Line-up

Hafeez and Tamim Iqbal would lead the batting attack of Zalmis in PSL-T20, both players when get started exhibited sheer class. Their form and performance will determine the course of Zalmis innings, as both players have potential to play long innings. Shahis Yousaf and Dawid Malan are the key players in middle order both have vast experience of domestic leagues and are famous for their clinical performances.

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If one of them holds an end, then the late middle order could easily steal away the show with quick 60-70 runs in last 4-5 overs. Musaddiq and IsrarUllah are other two young guns from whom Peshawar fans have high hopes. We might see Brad Hodge in action too for Zalmis, and he too is an explosive finisher, so in a nutshell Peshawar Zalmis have a good batting lineup but it would be interesting to see how they manage to climb back if their openers fall early.

Fiery All-rounders and Match Winners

Peshawar Zalmis have one of the best all-rounders in Pakistan Super League. With the likes of Sammy, Jim Allenby, Aamer Yamin and LALA himself Peshawar unarguably have game changers and match winners. These players have the potential to win a match single handedly. These are hard hitting players who can also bowl 3-4 overs economically.

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Afridi Factor

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Well lets face it, he is the only match winner and superstar we currently have. On his day he can leave the other team ‘LALAFIED’. He has recently announced that he might open the innings for national side in the coming T20 World Cup, so keep your fingers cross guys as there are chances that we might see him opening and smashing those blistering sixes over midwicket and extra cover just like old days. He is dynamic in the field and likes to keeps his troops on the toes. Place your bets on Afridi in Fantasy League, because I have a feeling that he’ll be the man of tournament (Disclaimer: Coming from a certified LALA Fan).

Ferocious Bowling Line-up

Imagine Wahab, Tait, Jordan and Junaid Khan bowling from different ends one after the other, opposition would obviously seek shelter from them. Peshawar has this amazing bowling lineup which is a perfect blend of variety loaded with talent and lubricated with experience.

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Wahab and Tait would hopefully bowl upfront and will try to scare away batsmen with their deadly pace, but both bowl awfully after being hit for one or two boundaries. So they have a backup in shape of Jordan and Junaid Khan, who are quick, precise and bowl perfect yorkers towards the end of the innings. Zalmis have the option of Afridi, Sammy and Abdul Rehman who would surely play a decisive role as league progresses.  

Players to Watch Out For

Kamran Akmal is one player who I feel will surely make headlines with his performance in PSL-T20 and if he succeeds in performing, he could win a ticket to India for World T20 Cup.

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Another Player who would surely catch attention is Sammy, he is cool under pressure and although his batting technique might seem a bit odd, but boy he hits them big, long and for plenty.


Shahid Yousaf is one guy who has constantly been scoring runs in the domestic circuit, thus I’ll place my bets on him in the Fantasy League.

In a nutshell Peshawar Zalmis is all about Afridi and we love them for that.


Views and ideas presented in this blog are strictly the opinions of the Writer.




  • Salman Nazir

    Peshawar is simply the best team of PSL.

  • Peshawar zalmy

    Most balanced team unlike karachi who have bowling lineup but batting is not good enough or qalanadars having best batting lineup bit miserable bowling line up quetta nd islamabad too arent bad

  • Zeeshan Abid

    Good balanced team.

  • Ibrar Khan

    Best of luck PZ

  • M Arslan Ch

    Best of luck peshawar zalmi

  • Ahmad Hassan

    Sammy for captain !