PSL 8: Peshawar Zalmi Squad 2023

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Here is the confirmed Peshawar Zalmi squad for HBL PSL 8 2023. We have provided all details about the team including retained and released players, new picks from PSL draft, captain, coach, management staff, ambassador, kit and more.

Peshawar Zalmi represents the capital of the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The owner of the team is Javed Afridi better known as Haier Pakistan.

The franchise was established at the time of PSL inaugural ceremony back in 2015. Among the all PSL 8 squads, Zalmis are the ones with biggest fan following across the country.



Peshawar Zalmi All Players List for 2023 [FINAL]

Here is 20-member confirmed PZ squad for PSL 8.

1Babar Azam (C) PlatinumBatter
2Rovman Powell Batter
3Bhanuka Rajapaksa Batter
4Wahab Riaz DiamondBowler
5Sherfane Rutherford Batter
6Mujeeb Ur Rehman Bowler
7Mohammad Haris GoldWicket-keeper
8Arshad Iqbal Bowler
9Danish Aziz All-rounder
10Saim Ayub SilverBatter
11Usman QadirBowler
12Aamer Jamal All-rounder
13Tom Kohler-CadmoreBatter
14Salman IrshadBowler
15Haseebullah KhanEmergingWicket-keeper
16Sufyan MuqeemBowler
17Jimmy NeeshamSupplementaryAll-rounder
18Haris SohailAll-rounder
19Richard GleesonN/ABowler
20Peter HatzoglouBowler


Retained Players:

Peshawar Zalmi retained following 6 players in the draft for PSL 8. Details follow:

  1. Wahab Riaz
  2. Sherfane Rutherford
  3. Mohammad Haris
  4. Aamir Jamal
  5. Salman Irshad
  6. Tom Kohler-Cadmore


Draft Picks 2023:

Following are the new players picked by Peshawar Zalmi for PSL 2023. Babar Azam is the biggest name added in the squad. Here are further details.

  1. Babar Azam
  2. Rovman Powell
  3. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  4. Mujeeb ur Rahman
  5. Danish Aziz
  6. Arshad Iqbal
  7. Saim Ayub
  8. Usman Qadir
  9. Haseebullah Khan
  10. Sufyan Muqeem
  11. Jimmy Neesham
  12. Richard Gleeson
  13. Peter Hatzoglou


Released Players:

Following is the list of players released by Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL 8 (2023).

  • Haider Ali
  • Kamran Akmal
  • Sirajuddin
  • Shoaib Malik
  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Pat Brown
  • Saqib Mehmood
  • Hussain Talat
  • Sameen Gul
  • Arish Ali Khan
  • Ben Cutting
  • Sohail Khan
  • Mohammad Umar
  • Matt Parkinson
  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Amad Butt
  • Yasir Khan
  • Benny Howell
  • Ali Majid
  • Tayyab Tahir


Overseas Players in Peshawar Zalmi

Like every year, Zalmis onboarded some talented foreign players for PSL 2023 which are as follows:

  1. Sherfane Rutherford
  2. Tom Kohler-Cadmore
  3. Rovman Powell
  4. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  5. Mujeeb ur Rahman
  6. Jimmy Neesham
  7. Richard Gleeson
  8. Peter Hatzoglou



Here is the match schedule of Peshawar Zalmi for PSL 2023.

1Tuesday14-FebKarachi Kings vs Peshawar ZalmiKarachi7:00 PM
2Friday17-FebMultan Sultans vs Peshawar ZalmiMultan6:00 PM
3Monday20-FebQuetta Gladiators vs Peshawar ZalmiKarachi7:00 PM
4Thursday23-FebPeshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad UnitedKarachi7:00 PM
5Sunday26-FebLahore Qalandars vs Peshawar ZalmiLahore7:00 PM
6Wednesday1-MarPeshawar Zalmi vs Karachi KingsRawalpindi7:00 PM
7Tuesday7-MarPeshawar Zalmi vs Lahore QalandarsRawalpindi2:00 PM
8Wednesday8-MarPeshawar Zalmi vs Quetta GladiatorsRawalpindi7:00 PM
9Friday10-MarPeshawar Zalmi vs Multan SultansRawalpindi7:00 PM
10Sunday12-MarIslamabad United vs Peshawar ZalmiRawalpindi2:00 PM

View complete schedule of Pakistan Super League 2023.


Peshawar Zalmi Coach for PSL 2023

Daren Sammy from Saint Lucia is the coach of Multan Sultans for PSL 8, 2023.



Babar Azam, the star opening batsman of Pakistan international cricket team is the captain for Peshawar Zalmi for PSL 2023. Wahab is the vice captain.


Coaching/Management Staff

  • Owner: Javed Afridi (Haier Pakistan)
  • Bowling Coach and Director of Operations: Mohammad Akram
  • Head Coach: Daren Sammy
  • Batting Coach: Hashim Amla
  • Chief Commercial Officer: Nausherwan Effendi
  • Team Manager: Arshad Khan
  • Creative Manager: Waqas Yusufzai
  • Media Communication Manager: Ghulam Farooq
  • Finance Manager: Shams Afridi
  • Marketing Manager: Maaz Khan


Team History, Details and Identity

The team name and logo was launched on December 13, 2015 by the owner Javed Afridi in Army Public School Peshawar. The term ‘Zalmi‘ is taken from Pashto language which means ‘youth‘ meaning ‘Peshawar Youth‘. The kit initially comprised of two colors that are blue and yellow. However in PSL 4, kit colors were changed to black and yellow. According to Nielsen, Peshawar Zalmi is the biggest sports league of Pakistan holding a worth of USD 40.5 Millions.


Nickname: Khpal Team (lit. Our Team), Yellow Storm

Team information:
City: Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Founded: 2015
Home ground: Arbab Niaz Stadium
PSL wins: 1 (2017)
Official website:


Dress Kit and Jersey

Here is the dress kit of Peshawar Zalmi for PSL 2023. Following picture displays Babar Azam featuring the jersey of Peshawar Squad. On the left side of the shirt, there is logo of the team whereas on the right side, it contains Huawei logo. At the middle of the jersey, there is a big text featuring HAIER, one of the Zalmi’s main sponsors.

Peshawar Zalmi Kit 2023


PSL 2018 Peshawar Zalmi Squad

The logo of Peshawar Zalmi symbolizes the traditional Pashtun headdress with three stumps. Logo contains three color shades that are yellow, blue and white. Yellow color reflects the pride of the Peshawar (KPK) region, blue reflect the heights of the skies and white color shows the energy of the youth.


Peshawar Zalmi Anthem Song (Gana) for 2023

Title: Zalmi Raalal

Singers: Bilal Avaz, Altamash Server Butt, Zahoor

Producer: Peshawar Zalmi




Brand Ambassadors

Zalmis nominated Mahira Khan and Ali Rehman Khan as their brand ambassadors for HBL PSL 8 2023.


For the first and second seasons of PSL in 2016 and 2017, famous Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi and actress Humaima Malick were nominated as the team ambassadors. In the third season in 2018, actress Mahira Khan replaced Humaima Malick and enlisted as ambassador of Peshawar Zalmi along Hamza Abbasi. For the fourth season in 2019, actress Sana Javed was announced as the team’s goodwill ambassador. Since PSL 4 to date, Gul Panra is the regional brand ambassador of the team. Now as we learned recently, Dananeer Mobeen is the new brand ambassador of Peshawar Zalmi team for 2021.



Haier is always the main sponsor of Peshawar Zalmi for PSL 2023. TCL is the TV partner, GTR Tyres, the tyre partners, whereas Hush Puppies are the footwear partner of the team.

Peeping ahead, we found Audionic as the sound partner, McDonalds as food partner, Turkish Airlines is air partner, FM 91 is radio partner, OPPO Mobiles is smartphone partner, Dawn Media Group and Independent Urdu are media partners, as well as AVT Khyber is the regional media partner.


Peshawar Zalmi Champions and Overall PSL History

Here is the performance history and overall results for PZ squad in HBL Pakistan Super League. Peshawar Zalmi has been the champions of the league in 2017.

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Highest Score

The highest total by Peshawar Zalmi in PSL so far is 232/6 against Islamabad United in 2021.


Frequently asked questions

Which teams are playing PSL 8 2023?

A total of six teams are playing in PSL season 8. These teams are Quetta Gladiators, Lahore QalandarsIslamabad UnitedMultan SultansKarachi Kings.

Which team is PZ in PSL 2023?

PZ stands for Peshawar Zalmi, a Twenty20 PSL team representing Peshawar city of Pakistan. Babar Azam is the captain of Peshawar Zalmi whereas Darren Sammy is the coach of the team.

Which PSL team is most successful?

Islamabad United is the most successful PSL team as they won two PSL trophies, one in 2016 and second in 2018.



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  1. Yasin khan

    Goog luck for next league psl 2021

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