PSL 2022: List of players signed by Peshawar Zalmi

The last season’s runners-up Peshawar Zalmi entered the PSL 2022 Players Draft with an agenda of assembling a title-winning squad for the upcoming season. They already kept the team’s core intact after retaining seven players, including their skipper Wahab Riaz, senior-pro Shoiab Malik, youngster Haider Ali, and hard-hitting Liam Livingstone.

Hazratullah Zazai and Kamran Akmal are back for Peshawar Zalmi

The Zalmis have become a bit top-heavy as they re-signed their star from the last season Hazratuallh Zazai as their platinum pick. They had no picks available in the Diamond category after retaining three players from it, but they made sure to add some serious enforcements in the Gold and Silver categories for the Pakistan Super League 2022.

In the Gold category, Peshawar Zalmi added the bright leg-spinner, Usman Qadir, to boost their bowling attack. Qadir has impressive numbers in the T20s as the leggie has clinched 65 wickets in 65 matches at a strike rate of 19.1.

Peshawar Zalmi added four players in the Silver category, including Salman Irshad, Arshad Iqbal, and Sameen Gul. However, one of the biggest signings of the night was the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal. The Peshawar-based franchise had released Akmal ahead of the players’ draft, but Akmal is an experienced fellow with a fantastic T20 career behind him. Kamran Akmal has amassed a total of 6623 runs in 285 T20 games at a strike rate of 133.63.

Ben Cutting will be a part of the Zalmis

Peshawar Zalmi signed Sirajuddin and Muhammad Amir Khan in the Emerging category. Meanwhile, they hit it out of the park by signing the Aussie all-rounder Ben Cutting in the Supplementary category. Cutting is an experienced all-rounder who can bowl some handy overs with pace variations. He also is a destructive middle-order batsman who can use a long handle at the death. Peshawar Zalmi signed off the night by picking Mohammad Haris as their 2nd and last player in the Supplementary category.

The full list of players signed by Peshawar Zalmi for the PSL 7

 

Players Name

Category

Hazratullah Zazai
Platinum
Usman Qadir
Gold
Salman Irshad
Silver
Arshad Iqbal
Silver
Sameen Gul
Silver
Kamran Akmal
Silver
Sirajuddin
Emerging
Muhammad Amir Khan
Emerging
Ben Cutting
Supplementary
Mohammad Haris
Supplementary

 

Image Credits: PCB/Peshawar Zalmi

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