Peshawar Zalmi Squad 2024 & Matches Schedule

Peshawar is a city of culture, great food, and highly passionate cricket fans. Currently, the KPK region is producing some of the top-quality cricketers and the International Cricket Team of Pakistan is solid proof of that. Rizwan, Shaheen, Khushdil, Wasim Jnr. Fakhar Zaman and many others are from that region. Team Peshawar is also dominating the domestic tournaments by winning them consistently for the last 4 to 5 years. Naturally, due to the rising talent and highly passionate fanbase, there has been much anticipation from fans all over Pakistan to find out more details about the Peshawar Zalmi squad 2024 and the Peshawar Zalmi match schedule. For PSL 2024, it has been announced by owner Javed Afridi that Daren Sammy will be the head coach of Peshawar Zalmi. 

Peshawar Zalmi PSL 2024 Complete Squad

The Peshawar Zalmi 2024 Squad has been finalized and is set to feature a formidable lineup of players for the upcoming season. The squad includes a mix of experienced players and promising young talent, offering a balance of skill and potential. 

Key batters such as Babar Azam, Rovman Powell, and Tom Kohler-Cadmore bring stability and power to the batting department. Their ability to anchor an innings and accelerate the scoring rate will be crucial for the team’s success. 

On the bowling front, the team possesses a strong pace attack with the likes of Naveen-ul-Haq, Salman Irshad, and Lungi Ngidi. Their ability to generate pace and movement can trouble even the best of batsmen. 

Additionally, spin resources are well covered with the presence of talented spinners like Noor Ahmed and Dan Mousley, who can provide crucial breakthroughs in the middle overs. The all-rounders in the squad, including Saim Ayub and Asif Ali, offer valuable contributions with both bat and ball, adding depth to the team. As per the PZ team director, Babar Azam specifically asked for Asif Ali in the draft if they got the chance and they fulfilled his wish. 

Here is the complete Peshawar Zalmi squad 2024 list with both retentions and drafted players. 

Complete Squad

Babar Azam, Rovman Powell, Saim Ayub and Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Mohammad Haris, Aamir Jamal, Khurram Shahzad (partially available), Arshad Iqbal, Haseebullah,  Gus Atkinson (partially available), Asif Ali, Naveen-ul-Haq (reserved), Salman Irshad, Arif Yaqoob, Umair Afridi, Dan Mousley, Mohammad Zeeshan, Waqar Salamkheil, Mehran Mumtaz, Luke Wood, Sufyan Muqeem, Shamar Joseph

PSL 9 Peshawar Zalmi Schedule 

Pakistan Super League management has released the official PSL 9 Peshawar Zalmi schedule today. Sadly, for Peshawar, they will again not have the home support of Peshawar as the Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium is not quite ready yet and PCB is hoping it will be completed by 2025. However, Peshawar Zalmi is a franchise that has a fanbase in every city of Pakistan due to their consistent performances in the PSL from 2016 and they are the only franchise that has never been eliminated in the group stage of all the past 8 seasons.  The complete Peshawar Zalmi schedule 2024 is as follows.

Feb 18Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar ZalmiLahore
Feb 21Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi KingsLahore
Feb 23Multan Sultans vs Peshawar ZalmiMultan
Feb 25Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar ZalmiLahore
Feb 26Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad UnitedLahore
Mar 1Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore QalandarsPindi
Mar 3Islamabad United vs Peshawar ZalmiPindi
Mar 5Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan SultansPindi
Mar 8Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta GladiatorsPindi
Mar 11Karachi Kings vs Peshawar ZalmiKarachi

Peshawar Zalmi Retentions PSL 2024

Management of Peshawar Zalmi is on a mission to build a youth-oriented team under the leadership of Babar Azam who can serve this great franchise for many many years to come. So, it was not surprising to see they preferred to retain the young core group such as Saim, Haris, Aamir, Babar, Khurram, and Haseebullah. 

The retained Peshawar squad 2024 list is as follows:

  1. Babar Azam (Platinum)
  2. Rovman Powell (✈) (Platinum)
  3. Saim Ayub (Diamond)
  4. Tom Kohler-Cadmore (✈) (Diamond)
  5. Mohammad Haris (Brand Ambassador)
  6. Aamir Jamal (Gold)
  7. Khurram Shahzad (Silver)
  8. Haseebullah (Emerging)

In the Peshawar Zalmi team squad 2024, they had the option to retain a maximum of 8 players so they also decided to retain two of their overseas power players who had done a great job last year and have the potential to change the game at any point in time from any situation. Daren Sammy has confirmed that Peshawar Zalmi captain 2024 will be Babar Azam for this year as well. 

Haider Ali who was a platinum player for Peshawar last year had been released by the franchise and after poor performances in earlier seasons, no franchise decided to pick Haider Ali in the draft which is a proper slap on the face and how franchise cricket can test a player mental capacity to overcome this embarrasment. 

Peshawar Zalmi PSL Draft 2024 Pick Order

Daren Sammy this year will be fully involved in the PSL Draft 2024 event along with Mohammad Akram and captain Babar Azam to select the best possible team combination for the Peshawar Zalmi squad 2024 PSL. Sammy was once the greatest T20I leader and one would expect him to keep the same attacking and aggressive mindset as a coach too. The pick order for Peshawar Zalmi 2024 in Draft is as follows.

With only six retentions in the PSL draft 2024, Peshawar Zalmi will be selecting the most players out of other teams in the draft which provides them a great challenge to pick players who can balance their side and help lift the trophy. Daren Sammy might bring in more West Indies players into their team this year. 

The players from the previous season like Sameen Gul, Hussain Talat, Usman Qadir, Liam Livingstone & Saqib Mahmood might be again drafted into the Peshawar Zalmi team if they are given the opportunity because those players have done well for them in the recent past. 

Peshawar Zalmi Schedule 2024 Download

All passionate cricket fans can download the complete Peshawar Zalmi match schedule with dates, timings, venue details, and head-to-head opponent information in JPG and PDF formats right here on Cricket Corner. The file is user-friendly so you can never miss out on the information regarding when your favorite franchise is going to play. 

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