Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar Zalmi Team 2024 | Schedule, Squad & Captain for PSL

PZ, a Pakistani Twenty20 cricket team called Peshawar Zalmi (literally meaning “Peshawar’s youth”), is a franchise team that competes in the Pakistan Super League. The Team is the squad that represents Peshawar, the capital city of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region. Currently, Javed Afridi is the owner of the team. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that the first Pakistan Super League (PSL) would be played in 2015, leading to Peshawar Zalmi’s formation. Babar Azam is the team’s captain, while Daren Sammy is the team’s head coach.

TeamPeshawar Zalmi
OwnerJaved Afridi
CaptainBabar Azam
Head CoachDaren Sammy
Home GroundArbab Niaz Cricket Stadium
Title Winning Years2017
Top Wicket TakerWahab Riaz (113)
Top RunnerKamran Akmal (1972 runs)

Kamran Akmal is the player who has scored the most runs for the team, while Wahab Riaz is the player who has taken the most wickets.

PZ Team Captain 2024:

Babar Azam, the great Pakistan Batsman, will lead the Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL 9th Edition. He also led the team in the 8th edition. 

PZ Team Captains In All Seasons:

Shahid Afridi20162016106400060.00
Darren Sammy2017202039221600157.89
Mohammad Hafeez2018201821100050.00
Wahab Riaz2020202228131410048.21
Shoaib Malik2021202221100050.00
Babar Azam2023present115600045.45
Tom Kohler-Cadmore20232023110000100.00

Peshawar Zalmi Squad 2024:

Babar AzamBatsman
Rovman PowellBatsman
Noor AhmadLeft-arm wrist spinner
Saim AyubBatsman
Tom Kohler CadmoreBatsman
Asif AliBatsman
Mohammad HarisWicketkeeper Batsman
Amir JamalAllrounder
Khurram ShahzadPacer
Salman IrshadPacer
Arif YaqoobLegspinner
Umair AfridiPacer
Daniel MousleyBatting allrounder
Haseebullah KhanWicketkeeper Batsman
Mohammad ZeeshanPacer
Mehran MumtazSlow left-arm spinner
Lungi NgidiPacer
Waqar SalmankheilLeft arm Wrist spin
Arshad IqbalFast bowler
Shamar JosephFast Bowler
Luke WoodFast Bowler
Sufyan MuqeemLeft arm Wrist spin
Aimal KhanFast bowler

Peshawar Zalmi Player Categories 2024:

Babar AzamPlatinum
Rovman PowellPlatinum
Noor AhmadPlatinum
Saim AyubDiamond
Tom Kohler CadmoreDiamond
Asif AliDiamond
Mohammad HarisGold
Amir JamalGold
Khurram ShahzadSilver
Salman IrshadSilver
Arif YaqoobSilver
Umair AfridiSilver
Daniel MousleySilver
Haseebullah KhanEmerging
Mohammad ZeeshanEmerging
Mehran MumtazSupplementary
Lungi NgidiSupplementary
Waqar SalmankheilReplacement
Arshad IqbalReplacement
Shamar JosephReplacement
Luke WoodSupplementary
Sufyan MuqeemSupplementary
Aimal KhanReplacement

Quetta Gladiators Team 2024

Peshawar Zalmi Schedule 2024:

Feb 18, 2024Quetta GladiatorsGaddafi Stadium Lahore
Feb 21, 2024Karachi KingsGaddafi Stadium Lahore
Feb 23, 2024Multan SultansMultan Cricket Stadium
Feb 25, 2024Lahore QalandarsGaddafi Stadium Lahore
Feb 26, 2024Islamabad UnitedGaddafi Stadium Lahore
Mar 2, 2024Lahore QalandarsPindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 4, 2024Islamabad UnitedPindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 5, 2024Multan SultansPindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 8, 2024Quetta GladiatorsPindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 11, 2024Karachi KingsNational Bank Stadium

Peshawar Zalmi Identity:

At Army Public School Peshawar on December 13, 2015, Javed Afridi, the squad’s owner, announced the team’s name and the official emblem with which the team is associated. In the Pashto language, the term “Zalmi” corresponds to youth. 

PZ Logo:

The team has created a logo representing their squad by combining a traditional Peshawari turban with cricket stumps. The logo represents three colours: blue, yellow, and white. These colors represent the pride of the area, the sky, and the people’s enthusiasm.


PZ Team Kit 2024:

The colors of the team’s uniforms were yellow and blue. However, they have since been altered to yellow and black because of the changes made in PSL 4. According to Nielsen, Peshawar Zalmi is Pakistan’s most valuable sporting entity, valued at $40.5 million. In the fourth season of the Pakistan Super League, Peshawar Zalmi has succeeded in keeping most of its partners. Haier, TCL, Sprite, McDonald’s, JW Forland, Ruba Digital, and Storm Fibre are national and multinational companies on Peshawar Zalmi’s partner list. For example, Urdu News, HUM Network, Dawn News, AVT Khyber News, FM 91, and Daily Pakistan are some of the media outlets that Zalmi collaborates with.

PZ Team Owner:

Over 10 years, Javed Afridi was also the owner of the cricket franchise known as Peshawar Zalmi. One of the numerous cricket competitions Javed Afridi has sponsored is the Pakistan Super League. Other events that he has supported include the Haier Super 8 T20 Cup. During an interview, he said, “Peshawar and KP are very dear to me, and I would like to cultivate the infrastructure surrounding the game in my country of origin.”

PSL Points Table 2024

Peshawar Zalmi Ambassadors:

Hamza Ali Abbasi, an actor, and Humaima Malick, an actress, served as the team’s celebrity ambassadors for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.  After taking over for Humaima Malik as Hamza’s ambassador for the 2018 season, Mahira Khan joined the squad as a member of the Hamza team.  For the 2019 season, it was announced that actress Sana Javed will serve as the squad’s goodwill ambassador. In addition to singing the Peshawar Zalmi Pashto Anthem for Zalmi, Gul Panra is the Regional Brand Ambassador for Peshawar Zalmi from the fourth season of the Pakistan Super League.

Peshawar Zalmi Official Anthem:

Peshawar Zalmi’s anthem will announce the anthem soon for the 9th edition. 

2016“Peshawar Zalmi” (Urdu)2 February 2016Arbaz Khan and Zohaib AmjabArbaz KhanBeyond Records
“Peshawar Zalmi” (Pashto)Gul Panra, Hamayoon Khan, Zeek Afridi and Bakhtiar khattakIvan ShafiqHamayoon Khan
“Meena”Gul Panra and Irfan KhanHamayoon Khan
“Moonga Zu”Hamayoon KhanWaqar Shafi
“Taroon”Zeek Afridi
“Zwangeer” (Instrumental)Khumariyaan (band)Sarmad Ghafoor
“Shamlay”Bakhtiar khattakZiyad Khan and Hamayoon KhanJafar Khan Jafar
2017“Main Zalmi Hoon”15 February 2017Rahat Fateh Ali KhanSahir Ali BaggaShahabuddin Shahab
“Zalmi Tarana”Zeek Afridi and Hadiqa KianiMujtaba Ali ChoniAsim Raza and Laiq Zada Laiq
“Peshawar Zalmi” (Urdu)Arbaz Khan and Imran Aziz MianArbaz Khan
“Peshawar Zalmi” (Pashto)
“Aye Aye”
2018“Zalmi Zalmi”11 February 2018Maz BonafideKam FranticOmar Malik
“Yellow Storm”Maz Bonafide
“Hum Zalmi”14 February 2018[Call ft. Leo TwinsXulfiBeyond Records
2019“Zalmi Da Pekhawar”13 February 2019Zeek Afridi ft. Gul PanraIvon ShafiqLaiq Zada LaiqNo Limit Communication
2020“We are Peshawar Zalmi”16 February 2020Fortitude Pukhtoon CoreWebster Beats – Shumail Alam KhanFortitude Pukhtoon CoreZalmi TV
2021“Kingdom”19 February 2021Abdullah Siddiqui ft. Altamash Server
“Shamla”25 February 2021Gul PanraKhumariyaanLaiq Zada Laiq
2022“Aaya Zalmi”28 January 2022Zarsanga, Sunny Khan Durrani, Zoha Zuberi, Tayyab Rehman and Zara MadaniAli MustafaZoha Zuberi, Khan Durrani, Rehman Gul
“Har Qadam Hai Zalmi”3 February 2022Farhan Saeed ft. Fortitude Pukhtoon Core
2023“Zalmi Azmari”12 February 2023Jaam Boys (Junaid Kamran Siddique & Arsalan Shah)Wajdan Khattak, Laiq Zada Laiq
“Zalmi Raalal”17 February 2023Zahoor, Bilaal Avaz, Altamash Sever ButtZahoor, Naughty Boy, KhumariyaanZahoor, Asfand Yar Wali Khan, Bilaal Avaz

PZ Coaching Staff And Mentors:

Daren SammyHead coach
Hashim AmlaBatting Coach
James FosterFielding Coach
Mohammad AkramDirector of cricket and bowling coach
Zafar IqbalMedical advisor
Mian Abbas LayaqCOO

Peshawar Zalmi Sponsors 2024:

YearKit manufacturerShirt sponsor (chest)Shirt sponsor (back)Chest brandingSleeve branding
2016Zalmi In-HouseBahria TownGiggly Boom Boom Bubblegum]Brighto PaintsHum TV, Junaid Jamshed, Zic Motor Oil
2017General PetroleumJivi MobilesSuper Power Motorcycles, Jang, Khaleej Times
2018HaierRDMGIMcDonald’s Pakistan, Dawn News, Jang, Zamoong
2019Zalmi TVRDMcDonald’s Pakistan, Sprite, TCL
2020TCLHuaweiMcDonald’s Pakistan, Sprite, Airlink, MG
2021McDonald’s Pakistan, Oppo, Airlink
2022McDonald’s Pakistan, MG, Malam Jabba ski resort, Turkish Airlines
2023Gym ArmourMcDonald’s Pakistan, MG, 100 Century Town

PZ International Representation:


Turkish Airlines signed a deal to become the official airline sponsor of the Pakistan Super League 6 franchise starting February 20, 2021.

Peshawar Zalmi:

Peshawar Zalmi is the biggest sports entity in Pakistan, valued at more than $40 million as of 2019. It has been the number-one brand of the PSL for the past 3 years.

Global Zalmi:

Global Zalmi comprises the International Sports Branches of Peshawar Zalmi, spread across 25 countries. Each year, the teams from these countries come and play in the Global Zalmi League.

PZ Overall PSL Summary As Team:

YearPldWonLossTie&WTie&LNRSR (%)PositionSummary
2016106400060.003/5Playoffs (3rd)
2020104600040.004/6Playoffs (4th)
2022116410059.093/6Playoffs (4th)
2023126600050.003/6Playoffs (3rd)
Total93494210153.801 title

PZ head to Head to Record:

OppositionSpanMatWonLostTie&WTie&LNRSR (%)
Islamabad United2016–present21111000053.38
Karachi Kings2016–present1914500073.68
Lahore Qalandars2016–present189800052.77
Multan Sultans2018–present1331000023.07
Quetta Gladiators2016–present2212900157.14

Most Runs Scorer Of PZ:

PlayerYearsInningsRunsHigh score
Kamran Akmal2016–2022741,972107*
Shoaib Malik2020–2022321,03373
Daren Sammy2016–20203969148
Mohammad Hafeez2016–20183167177
Haider Ali2020–20222855769

Most Wicket Taker Of PZ:

PlayerYearsInningsWicketsBest bowling
Wahab Riaz2016–2023871134/17
Hasan Ali2016–202044594/15
Umaid Asif2018–202129284/23
Sameen Gul2018–202219233/29
Mohammad Asghar2016–201821213/16


Ultimately, the Peshawar Zalmi is an unstoppable cricketing force, especially in the thrilling Pakistan Super League (PSL). Thanks to its diverse roster of talented locals and seasoned foreign players, the squad has always shown a dedication to greatness on the pitch. Peshawar Zalmi has become more than just a cricket team—it represents the tenacity and solidarity of Pakistan’s ardent cricket fan base. The Peshawar Zalmi are an inspiration and a vital component of the cricketing scene as they strive for PSL glory and help develop the sport in the area.


Who is the captain of Peshawar Zalmi 2024?

Peshawar Zalmi has nominated Babr Azam as the HBL PSL season 9 team leader. 

What does the name “Peshawar Zalmi” signify?

Peshawar Zalmi is the Pashto word. Zalmi means “Youth”. So it signifies that Peshawar Zalmi means “Peshawar Youth.”

When was Peshawar Zalmi established?

Peshawar Zalmi was established in 2015 when the Pakistan Super League was started. It has played all the seasons of the PSL. 

What is Peshawar Zalmi’s team color?

Peshawar Zalmi’s team colors are Yellow and black. This color can be seen in the team logo and kit. 

Who is the owner of Peshawar Zalmi?

Javed Afridi, a businessman and CEO of Haier Company, has owned the Peshawar Zalmi. 

What is Peshawar Zalmi’s home ground?

Peshawar Zalmi’s home ground is Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium. 

How has Peshawar Zalmi performed in previous PSL seasons?

Peshawar Zalmi has played a brilliant and sportsmanship cricket in all the seasons of the Pakistan Super League. They have qualified for play-offs in all the seasons of the PSL in 2017, Peshawar Zalmi won the trophy. After that, they failed to bring any title home. 

Who are some key players in the Peshawar Zalmi squad?

Peshawar Zalmi has many key squad players, like Babar Azam, Haris, Saim, Tom Kohler Cadmore, Aamir Jamal, Rovman Powell, and Lungi Ngidi. 

Has Peshawar Zalmi won multiple PSL championships?

Peshawar Zalmi won the title one time in PSL history in 2017, beating Quetta Gladiators.

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