PSL 2024: Best playing XI of Peshawar Zalmi

As the anticipation for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2024 reaches its peak, the spotlight is firmly fixed on the formidable Peshawar Zalmi, led by Pakistan’s cricketing superstar Babar Azam.

With a star-studded lineup featuring a blend of experience and emerging talent, the Zalmi fans are hopeful that their team will clinch the coveted trophy this season. Although the Peshawar-based side faced a minor shakeup in the squad, marked by the unavailability of a few key players, the team remains fortified with a formidable assembly of skillful players capable of forging a robust and cohesive unit.

Best playing XI of Peshawar Zalmi for PSL 2024

1. Babar Azam (c): Opening the innings once again, Babar Azam brings his unparalleled technique and flair to the forefront. As the former skipper of Pakistan, Babar not only guarantees runs but also showcases exceptional leadership skills, a crucial element for Peshawar Zalmi’s success.

2. Saim Ayub: Considered one of Pakistan’s most promising talents, Saim Ayub has a knack for clearing the boundary ropes with ease. Ayub had a stellar run in PSL 2023 with 341 runs and proved himself as a dependable asset in the top order.

3. Mohammad Haris: The calm and composed Mohammad Haris, known for his ability to accelerate innings, assumes the crucial number three position. Having scored 350 runs in the previous season, Haris is the ideal batter to anchor the middle order.

4. Tom Kohler-Cadmore (wk): England’s Tom Kohler-Cadmore brings versatility to the lineup as an ideal middle-order batter with the added bonus of wicket-keeping skills. His experience in various T20 leagues makes him a valuable asset for Peshawar Zalmi.

5. Asif Ali: A powerhouse in the batting department, Asif Ali‘s ability to hit mammoth sixes adds a touch of stability to Peshawar’s lineup. His power-hitting prowess, coupled with his experience of 58 T20Is, makes him a force to be reckoned with in crucial moments.

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6. Rovman Powell: Renowned for his explosive batting, Rovman Powell injects firepower into the middle order and assumes the crucial finisher’s role. As the skipper of the West Indies’ national team, Powell’s insights could prove instrumental in steering Peshawar Zalmi to victory.

7. Aamir Jamal: A lethal all-rounder lower down the order, Aamir Jamal‘s recent international debut in Test cricket adds to the team’s depth. With a promising PSL debut last year, where he claimed nine wickets, Jamal is set to weave his all-round magic in PSL 2024.

8. Khurram Shahzad: Despite a modest wicket tally in the previous season, Khurram Shahzad‘s sensational talent and ability to contribute with the bat make him a valuable asset for Peshawar Zalmi.

9. Waqar Salamkheil: Joining as a replacement, Waqar Salamkheil fills the spin bowling void with his impressive credentials, having taken 13 wickets in eight matches of the ILT20 league. His spin prowess is poised to play a crucial role in Peshawar Zalmi’s success.

10. Salman Irshad: Renowned for his sheer pace, Salman Irshad emerged as Peshawar Zalmi’s highest wicket-taker in PSL 2023 with 15 scalps. His ability to trouble the best batters makes him an integral part of the team’s bowling attack.

11. Luke Wood: Adding a touch of English finesse, Luke Wood possesses the skills to make an impact during the initial stages and execute pinpoint yorkers in the death overs. His inclusion strengthens Peshawar Zalmi’s bowling lineup, creating a well-rounded team.

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