Peshawar Zalmi Squad, Strengths, Weaknesses, and Trump Card [Predictions]


Peshawar Zalmi had a disappointing marketing campaign final 12 months. They misplaced to Lahore Qalandars within the 1st Eliminator and have been knocked out of the match. They made a number of modifications to their squad. Most shockingly, Zalmi launched the second-highest wicket-taker of the match, Hasan Ali.

Peshawar has recruited two T20 superstars together with the explosive middle-order batsman, David Miller, and thrilling spinner, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman. The remainder of the squad nonetheless leaves loads to be desired although. There’s a clear absence of high quality quick and spin bowling. The batting line-up appears to be like harmful on paper and might submit enormous totals on the board.


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Captain: Wahab Riaz
Coach: Darren Sammy
Batting Coach: Hashim Amla
Finest end: Champions (PSL 2)
Final 12 months’s end: Eliminator 1

Strengths

Zalmi has been often called a bowling facet, however this time round, their batting energy is spectacular. Kamran Akmal is the main run-scorer in PSL historical past and might be seeking to silence his doubters, whereas the thrilling younger expertise of Haider Ali might be seeking to burst onto the scene.

Sherfane Rutherford and Imam-ul-Haq are stable gamers and might do the job required from them. Shoaib Malik remains to be going sturdy, and he might be fired as much as make his means again into the nationwide group arrange. Peshawar’s platinum choose, David Miller, won’t be accessible for some a part of the match, however he’s a world-class power-hitter to have within the ranks.

Weaknesses

After a poor bowling efficiency within the earlier season, Zalmi virtually utterly modified their bowling unit for PSL 6. Wahab Riaz remains to be the spearhead of this bowling unit with the additions of Mohammad Irfan, Umaid Asif, Amad Butt, and Saqib Mehmood.

The quick bowling unit does look full however lacks a little bit of high quality. Irfan, Wahab, and Umaid are all on the incorrect facet of the careers, and an getting old bowling assault might be required to be in peak bodily situation to deal with the rigorous month-long match.

Their spin assault appears to be like a bit mild as effectively. Whereas the opposite franchises have gone spin-heavy of their squads, Zalmi has gone with two spinners of their squad together with Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and Abrar Ahmed.

Whereas each are very younger, Mujeeb does possess the expertise of enjoying worldwide cricket and numerous leagues all over the world. Traditionally, the pitches in Pakistan have provided help to the spinners, however Zalmi has gone tempo heavy but once more.

Celebrity

Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman had a shout because the famous person, however now we have gone for the explosive South African, David Miller.

Miller might be participating in his first-ever PSL, and judging by his phenomenal knock within the third T20I between Pakistan and South Africa, he’ll love batting on these pitches. Miller has been within the circuit for a very long time and is a famend power-hitter. He’ll add the star energy to PSL and supply the fireworks for Peshawar Zalmi within the middle-order.

Think about Mohammad Amir bowling to David Miller at Nationwide Stadium Karachi! That’s what PSL is all about.


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Hidden Gem

Though individuals would have anticipated Haider Ali to be the hidden gem, he isn’t precisely hidden as he’s a daily for the nationwide T20I facet. Subsequently, we selected Amad Butt.

Amad Butt is on the periphery of the nationwide facet, and he might be seeking to impress the nationwide selectors. Amad is a powerful T20 participant and has received all of the instruments required to be a top-class all-rounder.

Amad is an distinctive bowler and is kind of helpful with the bat within the decrease order. He’s lauded as one of many fittest gamers within the home circuit and might be seeking to make a reputation for himself in PSL 6.

Predicted End

Peshawar might need a couple of superstars within the group, however the group has left too many gaps. This group doesn’t come near Peshawar’s squads of the previous, and it is going to be stunning to see them within the playoffs this season.

Wahab Riaz is predicted to guide the facet as soon as once more, and judging by his earlier efficiency, it doesn’t appear to be an excellent signal for the Zalmi followers. The bowling assault feels mild, and Miller’s unavailability for the primary a part of the match doesn’t assist their trigger both.

Our prediction for Zalmi this season is sixth!

Peshawar Zalmi Squad

Wahab Riaz (c) Shoaib Malik David Miller
Kamran Akmal (wk) Sherfane Rutherford Mujeeb-ur-Rahman
Tom-Kohler Cadmore Haider Ali Amad Butt
Umaid Asif Imam-ul-Haq Mohammad Irfan Snr.
Saqib Mahmood Mohammad Imran Mohammad Imran Randhawa
Abrar Ahmed Ravi Bopara Mohammad Amir Khan

Peshawar Zalmi Schedule

Match No. Date Fixture Time Venue
1 Sunday, 21 February Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi 2:00 pm Nationwide Stadium Karachi
2 Tuesday, 23 February Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans 7:00 pm Nationwide Stadium Karachi
3 Friday, 26 February Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators 8:00 pm Nationwide Stadium Karachi
4 Saturday, 27 February Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United 7:00 pm Nationwide Stadium Karachi
5 Wednesday, 3 March Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi 2:00 pm Nationwide Stadium Karachi
6 Saturday, 6 March Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars 7:00 pm Nationwide Stadium Karachi
7 Wednesday, 10 March Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings 7:00 pm Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
8 Friday, 12 March Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi 3:00 pm Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
9 Sunday, 14 March Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi 2:00 pm Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
10 Monday, 15 March Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi 7:00 pm Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Take a look at the total PSL 2021 schedule right here.



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