WAHAB RIAZ (C)
MOHAMMAD AMIR KHAN
Peshawar Zalmi will be determined to overcome the disappointment of last season’s loss in the final and go one step further in PSL 7. Zalmi is one of the most popular and most successful franchises in the league and they will be hoping for their star power to take them over the line this time around.
Peshawar Zalmi had yet another strong campaign in the previous edition of Pakistan Super League. The Yellow Storm blew away the opposition in their run to the final of PSL 6 but unfortunately came out on the losing side in the most important encounter of the tournament. They were expertly led by Wahab Riaz and the experience of Shoaib Malik and the explosiveness of Hazratullah Zazai was crucial in their run to the final last year. Peshawar Zalmi team players include a wealth of talent and experience and the team is regarded as one of the best in the tournament and they are considered as strong favorites to lift the PSL title come 27 February.
Peshawar Zalmi’s team is filled with superstars from around the globe. They will be led by Pakistan’s left-arm pacer, Wahab Riaz, whereas experienced campaigners such as Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal will also be part of the franchise. Peshawar Zalmi players list also include foreign superstars such as Liam Livingstone, Sherfane Rutherford, Saqib Mahmood, Ben Cutting and Hazartullah Zazai. The team also includes some fresh local talent such as Usman Qadir, Arshad Iqbal, Hussain Talat and Salman Irshad. Players picked up in the PSL 2022 draft add much-needed freshness and balance to an already star-studded squad. Peshawar’s strength lies in their fierce pace bowling and their explosive batting unit.
Zalmi will face Quetta Gladiators in their first encounter of PSL 7. The match will be played on 28 January at National Stadium Karachi. Their last group stage match will be against Lahore Qalandars on 21 February at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. Their second encounter against rivals Quetta Gladiators will be played on 15 February at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Peshawar Zalmi’s fixture list for PSL 2022 can be viewed here.