The victorious team of Pakistan Super League Peshawar Zalmi also concluded their PSL 5 draft in Lahore. The franchise, owned by Javed Afridi, picked up its best possible squad for the T20 fiesta in February 2020. Here is the 18-men squad of Peshawar Zalmi for the PSL 2020:
Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali, Kieron Pollard, Kamran Akmal, Darren Sammy, Imam-ul-Haq, Umar Amin, Tom Banton, Shoaib Malik, Liam Dawson, Mohammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali, Dwaine Pretorius, Adil Amin, Amir Khan, Aamir Ali, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali Khan.
Retained Players: Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali, Kieron Pollard, Kamran Akmal, Darren Sammy, Imam ul Haq, Umar Amin.
Platinum Picks: No platinum picks.
Diamond Picks: Tom Banton, Shoaib Malik.
Gold Picks: Liam Dawson.
Silver Picks: Mohammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali, Dwaine Pretorius, Adil Amin.
Emerging Picks: Amir Khan, Aamir Ali.
Supplementary: Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali Khan.
Players under lime-light:
• Tom Banton: The diamond-pick player has played a lot of T20 cricket with England’s County team, Somerset. The right-handed batsman, known for his improvisation, partnered with Babar Azam at the opening slot for Somerset during the County season 2019. His presence at the top will provide Peshawar with flexibility and T20-specific skills.
• Mohammad Mohsin: The all-rounder, who played for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan’s domestic T20 competition, will be a part of Peshawar Zalmi in the upcoming PSL season. His leg-break bowling and effective batting will provide Peshawar with allround skills.
• Adil Amin: Another all-round player from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be a part of Peshawar Zalmi for the T20 fiesta in 2020. The 28-year is a right-handed batsman and can also bowl some off-break spin.'
• Amir Khan: The 18-year old, who represented Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s second XI will also be a part of Peshawar Zalmi. Mohammad Amir Khan bowls medium pace and Zalmi has a great opportunity to polish this young talent.
• Aamir Ali: The left-arm spinner who played for Pakistan Under-19 in Asia Cup Under-19 will also be a part of Peshawar Zalmi.
• Haider Ali Khan: Placed in the supplementary category, Haider Ali will also be part of Peshawar Zalmi for the next PSL edition. He represented Pakistan’s emerging team and now he is also part of Pakistan’s Under-19 team. The right-handed batsman recently scored a century against Oman’s Emerging team.
Peshawar Zalmi is one of the most well-performing teams of Pakistan Super League. The yellow force won the PSL title in 2017 and now they would want to grab yet another title.