One of the most favorite side with a lot of entertaining players in the league is Peshawar Zalmi. Peshawar Zalmi is owned by Haier group. The owner of Peshawar team is Javed Afridi the CEO of Haier group. The Peshawar franchise was sold to a Haier for US$16 Million (for 10 years so 1.6 million annual. On 13 December 2015 Javed Afridi owner of the team revealed the team name and the official logo of team in Army Public School Peshawar. Zalmi is a Pashto language word meaning Youth. The logo of the team shows the culture of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The official kit of Peshawar team will be of Yellow color.
The team’s Icon Player is Shahid Khan Afridi who is the most loved Cricketer of Pakistan. Peshawar team negotiated with Islamabad United to take the first turn so that they select Shahid Afridi in their team. Shahid Afridi named as Boom Boom Afridi known for his big sixes and already has 400+ sixes in his bag, He is one of the only All-rounder who has 1000+ runs and 50+ wickets in this format. Shahid Afridi is such type of match winning player who can turn the match at any time both with his bowl and bat. Peshawar also has announced Shahid Khan Afridi as the Captain of Peshawar Zalmi.
Other Prominent players include Darren Sammy the T20 Captain of West Indies one of the most noticeable all-rounder of this format usually known for his big sixes and very Handy This say might not be wrong that he is currently the best all-rounder in this format. With 114 sixes and 126 wickets he surely can be the most key Player for Peshawar in this tournament.
Tamim Iqbal from Bangladesh who is also one of the most brilliant player of the Bangladesh side a very Aggressive opener and has ability to demolish any kind of bowling attack. With more than 70 sixes and a decent average of 28 he can be a very helpful for Peshawar team Chris Jordan from England who is a very brilliant depth over bowler and has ability to bowl Yorkers in the last overs is also a part of Peshawar team he has a great experience of this format with more than 100 wickets in his bag can be very handy for
Other players include the most dazzling All-rounder of Pakistan Muhammad Hafeez who is allowed to bowl in domestic events can be again a nightmare for the left handed batsman. Wahab riaz a very aggressive bowler known for his Pace Yorker’s as well as bouncer can be a headache for the batsman’s. Junaid Khan a very talented bowler has shown a lot of skills can be a great asset for Peshawar team. Kamran Akmal one of the most brilliant batsman and a very decent keeper of this format is also a part of Peshawar team. Other include Imran Khan Jr Dawid Malan. Jim Allenby Aamer Yamin, Abdur Rehman Hasan Ali and Taj Wali In the supplementary list they have included Muhammad Asghar Israrullah and Brad Hodge.
Management & Coaching Staff
In the management Peshawar Zalmi a lot of people in which Muhammad Akram is their Head Coach Andy Flower is their batting Coach Grant Luden is their bowling Coach. Abdul Rahman from Peshawar is their Manager. Bradley Ian Robinson from Zimbabwe will be the Physiotherapist and Usman Hashmi will be the Analyst. Peshawar team will play his first match against Islamabad United on 5th of February.