So, here is a look at six cricketers who hold the key for Peshawar Zalmi during PSL 5 (Fifth edition of Pakistan Super League).
Darren Sammy might have gotten old; he is definitely not the best batsman, bowler and the fieldsman in the Zalmi squad still, he is a key man for them. Sammy is among the best brains in the format and hence, his presence as a skipper is of paramount importance to the franchise.
Kamran Akmal has provided explosive starts to the Zalmis on more than one occasion throughout PSL. Therefore, it is only understood that the franchise should have high expectations from him again.
Hasan Ali will be returning to live action after recovering from an injury that has kept him away from the game for a while now. He needs to put up a good show in the tournament in order to reclaim his position in Pakistan’s squad and therefore, Zalmis should expect him to be on the top of his game during the prestigious event.
Wahab Riaz is a senior member of the Zalmi squad and their most successful bowler over the years and thus, it is no surprise that the left-arm quick is expected to play an important part for Peshawar Zalmi during PSL 5 as well.
Kieron Pollard is a prize pick for any franchise and hence, Zalmi would be really looking forward to the all-rounder during the tournament.
The age-less Shoaib Malik is on the verge of ending his international career and therefore, it is only understood that he will be looking forward to producing some big performances during the event in order to ensure that he remains an integral part of Pakistan’s T20 world cup squad – something that could be of benefit to Javed Afridi and his franchise.