Peshawar Zalmi announced their 18 men squad for 2020 Pakistan Super League season. The team led by Darren Sammy as he has captained the side since the last three seasons. The team is coming up with the most balanced team squad with the best batting, bowling, all-rounder, and fielding. Zalmi retained seven players from their previous player’s list and included two foreign player Tom Banton and Dwaine Pretorious.
Zalmi made few changes in their local player’s squad, such as they included Shoaib Malik who will play his first season. The franchise has retained Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal and Imam ul Haq for PSL 4 squad. Zalmi retained Wahab Riaz, Kieron Pollard and Liam Dawson from the all-rounder’s category.
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Imam-ul-Haq – Tom Banton – Umar Amin
Peshawar Zalmi have three batsmen in their squad but eight all-rounders to sum up the game with every angle. In Zalmi PSL 5 squad – Imam ul Haq to play his second season of Pakistan Super League for his team. He is an outstanding batsman and most reliable top-order batsman like Babar Azam. Imam is a left-handed batsman who usually opened batting innings for Peshawar Zalmi in his first PSL season. He is the striker of the ball who maintains batting averages and strikes rate and never plays wrong shots.
Tom Banton is the leading run-scorer for Somerset in English County Championship 2019 cricket season. He is a wicket-keeper batsman with an average of 36 runs in limited-overs cricket. To set a record by scoring one century and four half-centuries in just 20 games. His opening pair with Imam ul Haq or Kamran Akmal will be a treat to watch.
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Umar Amin is a right-handed batsman and occasional bowler. Amin made a debut in Pakistan Super League 2016 for Islamabad United and later signed by Quetta Gladiators. In PSL 2019 he contracted to Peshawar Zalmi and retained by the franchise for this cricket season. Umar to pay more attention to his batting and earn an opportunity to represent Pakistan National Team.
Peshawar Zalmi is playing the most number of all-round players more than any other franchise of the tournament. Four batting all-rounders Shoaib Malik, Liam Dawson, Darren Sammy, and Kieron Pollard. The franchise have four bowling all-rounders such as Wahab Riaz, Dwaine Pretorious, Aamir Ali and Adil Amin.
Shoaib Malik – Liam Dawson – Darren Sammy
Shoaib Malik joined the Peshawar Zalmi squad for the upcoming cricket season. He is a right-handed batsman and off-break spin bowler and well known for his batting skills. He is top of the list in the Zalmi squad along with Darren Sammy and Liam Dawson. Shoaib Malik is the most experienced player in the Zalmi squad followed by Darren Sammy who made his career great in all formats of international cricket. He played two seasons of PSL for Karachi Kings and two for Multan Sultans.
English import Liam Dawson made his debut in Pakistan Super League 2018 for Peshawar Zalmi. He is the list of Zalmi retained players for the last three seasons of the tournament. He is a batting all-rounder who bats at number 3rd positions. Dawson played a significant role in winning several games for Zalmi with his outstanding bowling. He won the semi-final against Gladiators and defended a total of 23 runs in last over.
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Darren Sammy is the skipper of Peshawar Zalmi who joined the Zalmi squad during the first season of Pakistan Super League. He replaced BOOM BOOM Shahid Afridi as skipper of Zalmi’s team, and under his captaincy, Zalmi won the single title of PSL. Sammy is the hot favorite player in the entire PSL as he got massive support from PSL fans. Darren is a great planner of the game who moves to field on every ball if necessary and makes the competition tough on the ground.
Wahab Riaz – – Kieron Pollard – Dwaine Pretorious – Aamir Ali – Adil Amin
The tall and big man from West Indies – Kieron Pollard joined the Zalmi squad during PSL 2019 and retained by the franchise for PSL 2020. Pollard is a critical player in Zalmi Squad whos destructive hard-hitting can change game scenario any time the favour of his team. He has strong muscles and love to free his arms to get maximum on the board and plays shots all round. He is one of the top five critical players in Zalmi Squad.
Wahab Riaz is a bowling all-rounder and right arm batsman who played a significant role in winning many games for bowling performances. He balls regularly at 154KMPH and master of reverse swing and sneaky yorkers. Wahab is the crucial player in Zalmi Squad 2020 who can do something great for his team by picking early breakthroughs. He has experience of playing difference limited-overs cricket in all leagues.
Dwaine Pretorious to make his debut in Pakistan Super League for Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2020. He is right arm bowler and a right-handed batsman who recently picked up some wickets, and with the bat, he put some runs on the board. Pretorious is the leading Zalmi Squad along with Wahab Riaz and Hassan Ali in the bowling perspective.
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The team have two youngsters who played few games at this big stage. Aamir Ali and Adil Amin have an opportunity to learn more from international stars. Improve your skill and got yourself on the line to make your way to international cricket.
Zalmi got two options as wicket-keeper batsmen such as Kamran Akmal and Tom Banton who is ready to make his debut in Pakistan Super League. Akmal is the leading run-scorer in all seasons of PSL for Peshawar Zalmi. Kamran made his debut in PSL for Zalmi during the first season of the tournament and retained by the franchise. He is top of the list as a crucial player to Zalmi for his outstanding flying starts in early overs.
Hasan Ali – Amir Khan – Rahat Ali – M.Mohsin
Zalmi is playing with four bowlers of which two pacers and two spin bowling. Peshawar Zalmi squad PSL 2020 is mainly depending on all-rounders in batting and bowling unit as well. Hasan Ali to play PSL 5 Zalmi who started his career for the tournament with Zalmi. Hasan got attention with his best bowling figures in ICC Champions Trophy when Pakistan defeated India.
Amir Khan and Mohsin Khan have few games in Pakistan Super League and got an excellent opportunity at this bigger stage. Zalmi bowling unit with plenty of all-rounders is pretty strong who can do a great job with the early breakthroughs and blowing maximum dot balls. The team got max potential in defending the lowest possible target say 7 runs per over.