Peshawar Zalmi has lost 2 out of the 3 games that they have played in PSL 5 so far. Hence, here is a look at why their performance during the initial stage of the tournament has left them exposed.
Heavily Dependent On Kamran Akmal
Haider Ali showed plenty of promise yesterday during his 47 run knock against Multan Sultans. Nevertheless, it has become obvious by now that Peshawar Zalmi are heavily dependent on their opener Kamran Akmal and are likely to falter if the 38 year old fails to deliver. Hence, oppositions are bound to specifically target the wicket-keeper batsman from here on wards.
A Bowling Line That Lacks Spark
Zalmi have good pacers like Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali playing for them. Still, they seem to be struggling as their premier fast bowlers are seemingly seriously out of form.
Hence, the bubble seems to have busted. Other franchises then are likely to exert more pressure on both bowlers in order to maintain their supremacy over the franchise.
Has Darren Sammy Grown A Little Too Old?
Darren Sammy has kept saying that he is fit. Still, the Zalmi skipper as of now seems to be of little use both with the bat and the ball. Therefore, one can expect the oppositions to push the 36 year old in an effort to down the skipper’s morale and with him that of the franchise.