Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Prince Pathan, Dec 14, 2015.
Honestly, you did a lot better than i expected/than you should have perhaps.
Hafeez - OUT
Kami - OUT
Saad - OUT
Hammad - OUT
Haris - OUT
We need some proper batsman and a good keeper. I will even take Gohar Ali over Cobra
Unlucky today Peshawer fans. Thought it was going to be a one sided affair when Ronchi got going but you made things interesting showing some fighting spirit in the middle. How things could have been different had Kamy held on to that catch!
Zalmi did really well, at one point you were relying on other teams to even have a chance of making it through. If Kami had held onto the catch, I’m sure you guys would have won.
Well played guys. Zalmi fought hard but Cobra bit them in the end
Cobra got them into finals and finally bit them hard
Pressure could have shifted if Kamran didn't drop catch: Zalmi coach
KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi coach Muhammad Akram said on Monday that Islamabad United would have been in pressure if Kamran Akmal had taken the catch of Asif Ali.
Wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal dropped the catch of flamboyant hitter Asif Ali in the middle of the game; later Ali hit three sixes to fast bowler Hasan Ali to take the Duminy-led team to the winning stand.
Speaking in a post-match press conference, Akram said that he is proud of the Zalmi team for their hard work in the tournament.
“A few of our players were injured at the start of the tournament; Bravo, Hasan Ali, Sakib ul Hasa, Haris Sohail all were injured. Boys really worked really hard to get into the final. All credit to them,” he said.
Akram shunned the perception that the defeat was due to Kamran Akmal’s early dismissal in the final.
“Team is not dependent on one player, all the 11 players have a role in it. Kamran’s contribution has been very important, he remained our key player. Obviously, an in-form batsman not scoring runs affected us but it’s a team game,” he said.
The coach said that he feels that United batting line up should have scored 15-20 more runs, but he is glad on the comeback the team made through the batting of Wahab Riaz and Chris Jordan.
Responding to a question, Akram was all-praises for the Lahore Qalandars’ batsman Agha Salman and said that if he is taken into consideration by quality team management, he would be a future prospect for Pakistan.
Peshawar Zalmi captain Daren Sammy took to Twitter to thank God for giving him strength and vision to lead his team
“I will still send the praises up for blessing me and my team,” he tweeted with a picture of him looking up to the sky. “Even tho we didnt get the victory You Lord almighty knows what’s best. I did say let your will be done and i shall not question your work. Thank you for the strength skills and vision u gave to me to lead my team..”
Liam Dawson: Hampshire all-rounder relives 'special' Pakistan Super League atmosphere
Liam Dawson made nine appearances for Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League
Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson says the Pakistan Super League was the best atmosphere he has experienced.
Dawson, 28, helped Peshawar Zalmi to the final of the T20 competition where they were beaten by Islamabad United in Karachi on Saturday.
"To play three games out there in what was the first cricket for a while in the country was a great experience," Dawson told BBC Radio Solent.
The earlier stages were played in UAE before the finals moved to Pakistan.
England international Dawson put in a series of vital performances for Zalmi, including 62 off 35 balls in the quarter-final against Quetta Gladiators.
He later held his nerve in the same game, bowling the final over in a narrow one-run victory.
But, Dawson's 33 off 30 balls in the final alongside 36 off 26 balls from Sussex and England's Chris Jordan, could not prevent a three-wicket defeat by Islamabad.
"They were the best games I've played in, in terms of atmosphere," Dawson said. "There was three to four hours of non-stop cheering from the crowds.
"It was a really intense competition and the standard of cricket was exceptional."
Dawson is back in pre-season training with Hampshire ahead of their opening County Championship fixture against Worcestershire on 13 April.
"We've just got to worry about our own producing our performances," he said when asked about their title prospects.
"Let's just see where we are after the first few games and go from there."
Kamran Akmal should stay, as we don’t have any other power hitter WK in domestic cricket. But if he is gonna be replaced by Rizwan, then fair enough.
The problem for us was that we didn’t have enough batsmen. We played with 6 specialist bowlers, 2 all rounders in it, which is quite shocking for a T20 game.
Sammy has been awesome, but he needs to go now. And Mohammad Akram should go as well, replace him with either YK or that Peshawar Panthers coach.
We should cut the idea of specialist bowlers in T20 cricket. We should have 4 specialist batsmen, 1 wicket keeper batsman, and 6 all rounders. No need for specialist bowlers in T20 cricket. Not giving Hammad Azam and Khalid Usman enough chances also cost us, as our batting got exposed in the final because of going with 6 specialist bowlers.
Lahore and Karachi didn’t disappoint: Chris Jordan
England superstar pacer Chris Jordan, who toured Pakistan for the first time for Pakistan Super League (PSL), said Lahore and Karachi didn’t disappoint him.
In an interview, Jordan said, “PSL was final was very different for me. Obviously I love winning and when I lose it is not a nice feeling.” The experience was unreal, said the 29-year-old, who was part of Peshawar Zalmi in the recently concluded PSL.
“I didn’t have any impact in the game with bat, ball or field. I just wanted to win the tournament for second time and do everything to get the trophy under the belt,” he added.
Praising Pakistani fans he said, “Everyone in Pakistan were so welcoming, so loud and passionate. Going to Pakistan for the first time and second time who do I expect, but Lahore and Karachi didn’t disappoint. They were amazing and they were awesome.”
“It was quite nice to see so many kids come out in support. They may have not seen an international player in their ground. We were high profile,” he said.
“Good cricket games being played in Pakistan and to see them come out in such a huge number was amazing, because they are the next generation, they are the future. So to see them come out and support and enjoy was exceptional,” Jordan added.
“At end we couldn’t win but cricket won,” England pacer said.
Peshawar Zalmi’s Umaid Asif rates Darren Sammy captaincy identical with that of Imran Khan
Former Windies skipper Darren Sammy has gained a massive recognition and fan following by featuring in the different Twenty20 leagues in all parts of the world. The Windies all-rounder is a pretty followed and respected individual in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in West Indies, the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in Bangladesh and many other Twenty20 tournaments played around the world.
Recently, Sammy gained massive support from the fans as well as his teammates during the third edition of the PSL, in which he captained the Peshawar Zalmi team for the second time in a row.
Sammy is a similar type of captain like Imran Khan: Asif
Young Pakistan all-rounder Umaid Asif was very impressive in the recent PSL season for Peshawar Zalmi and scalped 13 wicked in the 12 matches, he played. During a recent conversation, Umaid spoke in high regards for his PSL skipper, Sammy, on how good a leader he is. Sammy led the Zalmi team to a remarkable winning triumph in the second edition of the PSL and also reached the finals in the third edition of the tournament. Apart from the massive success in domestic tournaments, Sammy-led Windies T20I team are also two-time winners of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup.
Asif mentioned that the West Indian all-rounder follows a pretty unique style of leadership, which has some similarities with former legendary Pakistan skipper Imran Khan. Imran is recognized as one of the most respectable and worthy captains to have ever led any respective cricket team. His major achievements include the 1992 World Cup trophy, where he captained an underrated Pakistan team to the glory. Asif noted that like Imran, Sammy also incorporates a positive attitude in the entire dressing room.
“We all know how good a captain Sammy is, as he has led his national team to two ICC titles. When it comes to his persona, it is unique and in terms of his leadership, to me, it is similar to what probably Imran Khan’s style of captaincy must have been. He has the same positive attitude that we know Khan had and as someone playing under this style of captaincy, you feel like always giving your hundred percent for the captain,” said Asif as quoted by PakPassion.
Darren Sammy to come to Pakistan to attend Zalmi Awards
PESHAWAR: Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Peshawar Zalmi has announced that it will conduct Life Time Achievement Awards.
The Zalmi owner, Javed Afridi confirmed that team captain and West Indies player Daren Sammy is coming to Pakistan to attend the awards.
“The announcement fans across the country have been waiting for. Our very own Khpal Kaptaan Darren Sammy is coming to Pakistan to attend the Zalmi Annual Excellence Awards. Very few captains in franchise cricket are loved as much as you are,” Afridi tweeted.
The announcement fans across the country have been waiting for. Our very own Khpal Kaptaan @darensammy88 is coming to Pakistan to attend the Zalmi Annual Excellence Awards. Very few captains in franchise cricket are loved as much as you are.#ZalmiPTVAwards pic.twitter.com/zburPwYp5a
— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) April 23, 2018
Further, the official Twitter handle of the team mentioned that the event will be held in Islamabad on April 30. Biggest names of the sports will attend the event, the tweet read.
“Peshawar Zalmi in collaboration with PTVC will be hosting the Zalmi Lifetime Achievement Awards. The biggest names in sports will be present at the event! This event will take place on 30th April 2018 in Islamabad. Stay tuned everybody.”
The awards will be held in collaboration with PTVC.
Peshawar Zalmi in collaboration with PTVC will be hosting the Zalmi Lifetime Achievement Awards. The biggest names in sports will be present at the event! This event will take place on 30th April 2018 in Islamabad. Stay tuned everybody #ZalmiPTVAwards pic.twitter.com/oq2xJzXAzO
— PeshawarZalmi (@PeshawarZalmi) April 23, 2018
Peshawar Zalmi Foundation receives Shaukat Khanum Social Responsibility Award 2017
LAHORE – The Peshawar Zalmi Foundation has received the Shaukat Khanum Social Responsibility Award 2017, its founder announced on Tuesday.
Javed Afridi, the chairman of Peshawar Zalmi, took to Twitter to appreciate Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust Board of Governors Chairman Imran Khan for recognising his Foundation with the SKMCH Award.
“Privileged to receive this award and vouch to contribute towards our soil & making our country a better place to live in,” Afridi wrote in his tweet.
The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center (SKMCH&RC) organized the 8th annual Shaukat Khanum Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards on Tuesday at Lahore’s Pearl Continental Hotel, in an effort to recognize the support of corporate organisations during last year.
At the event, heads of more than one hundred corporate organisations were served with CSR Award for their continuous support to the Pakistan’s most trusted charity organization.
SKMCH&RC’s is the most trusted charitable institution for individuals, philanthropists and corporate organisations. Every year hundreds of corporate organisations give zakat and donations to SKMCH&RC for the treatment of underprivileged cancer patients and this award is an acknowledgment from SKMCH&RC to their efforts.
Javed Afridi, who is known for his charity, recently came up with initiatives to promote the young talent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
This January, the Zalmi Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Elementary & Secondary Education Department for Zalmi School League to promote sports in the province.
The league is first of its kind in Pakistan and only the third school cricket league worldwide after South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Last year, the Foundation took an initiative for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) cricket by launching #HaierZalmi100Pitches project to help the cricketers across the regions.
Working under the motive of #BringBackSmiles, the purpose of Peshawar Zalmi’s project is to provide pitches to the youth who don’t have access to them to showcase their talent.
Over 12,000 students take part in Zalmi cricket trials
At least 12,000 students from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government schools have appeared in cricket trials for the selection of teams that will take part in Zalmi School Cricket League to be played later this year.
“Massive number of students from 25,000 government schools of the KPK took part in the trials, which showed their passion for cricket and their aim to be part of Zalmi teams”, said a spokesman of Peshawar Zalmi.
The first phase of the Zalmi School Cricket League was completed last year in December and the event was named after the martyrs of Army Public school, Peshawar.
According to the spokesman, the trials were held under a combined project of Peshawar Zalmi Foundation, Elementary and Secondary Education Department, KPK, to promote cricket among school students. “Through trials we have selected teams of Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Kohat, Hazara and MalaKand while teams team of Peshawar and Mardan will soon be named”, he added.
The spokesman said that through the league, new talent will be identified that would serve Pakistan cricket in due course of time. “We shortlisted a number of talented cricketers from the first phase of our school league and we are confident to find a pool of players from our coming event”, said the spokesman.
He further said that Zalmi School Cricket League is a big step forward to expand and strengthen the base of the game and to secure the future of cricket. “That time is not far when we will be providing ‘finished products’ to serve Pakistan cricket in years to come,” he said.
Peshawar Zalmi emerge as most valuable PSL franchise
KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi might have failed to defend their HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) crown this year but the 2017 winners have emerged as the most valuable franchise of the T20 league.
According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), sports evaluation firm Nielsen Sports has given the PSL a hugely positive report on the third edition of the tournament. The event was held in February-March this year in the UAE with three games including the final played in Pakistan.
The combined media exposure brand value worth for HBL PSL season three (PSL, official partners and franchises) was calculated at $230+ million.
According to Nielsen Sports who conducted an extensive research on the league, the HBL PSL and its official sponsors generated 38% higher value than the previous season showing a rapid growth in the league.Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings were the top two performing franchises in terms of total media value.
The HBL PSL team, stakeholders and franchises were presented a thorough report on the third edition of the HBL PSL by sports evaluation firm Nielsen Sports in Lahore on Tuesday.Kelvin Watt, Managing Director Africa and Middle East Nielsen Sports, who presented the report, spoke on the HBL PSL’s growth in the third edition.
Watt feels that the 2018 edition has further increased HBL PSL’s value in and outside Pakistan.“Nielsen Sports has been associated with the HBL PSL since its inception and we are very pleased to report back to the PCB and the various franchise owners the continued growth of the HBL PSL in 2018. There is no doubt that the HBL PSL truly became a globally relevant cricket event this year and we look forward to this property growing from strength to strength in the years ahead.”
Peshawar Zalmi Launched “Madrasa Cricket League”
Javed Khan Afridi—the Chairman of Peshawar Zalmi on Friday said that the major objective of this league is for promoting the peace and interfaith harmony among the youth.
After the launch of Pakistan’s first school league and the Global league, Peshawar Zalmi would be conducting the “Madrasa Cricket League” in collaboration with the Zalmi Foundation and the World Council of Religions.
The initial first phase of the Madrasa League would be played in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Ten teams would be taking part in this league.
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With the launch of another creative cricket league, Peshawar Zalmi has proved that it is not just a cricket franchise, however, it is a long-term ideology founded on the basis of promoting sports in the region and for providing empowerment to the youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa via the initiatives of the Zalmi Foundation.
He further said that through sports, the message of prosperity and peace could be extended across the world.
Via this league, the students of madrasas would be diverted towards cricket and with this, they would also get an exposure to the religious conferences that would assist them in enhancing their knowledge, Javed Afridi added.
In the initial phase of the league, following ten teams would be taking part in the league:
Al-Khair Riders, and
Al-Ittihad Peace builder
After the first phase in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the league would spread across the other provinces of the country where there would be a final between the best madrasa teams.
Zalmi always working to find and groom new talent: Javed Afridi
KARACHI : Champions of the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Peshawar Zalmi are extremely active in hunting and grooming new talent, team owner Javed Afridi has said.
Zalmi have been running different programmes and local leagues to unearth new talent from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and other parts of the world and has given the opportunity to many players to showcase their talents.
“There is a lot of talent in KP and we have been on the hunt for it since the inception of the PSL,” he said. “Players like Mohammad Arif, Khushdil Shah, Sameen Gul and others have been given a chance to impress and have been part of the Zalmi squad in the past.”
Afridi further highlighted how the team management is always on the lookout for new talent, especially the role played by head coach Mohammad Akram and batting coach and mentor Younis Khan.
“Our management includes Akram and Younis and they have kept a close eye on the young talent in the country. They are and will be working closely to identify new talent before the next edition commences,” he said.
The PSL franchise, which has gone beyond the border to find new talent, has been introducing local leagues every year and this year they plan to hold the Madrasa Cricket League.
“We have the Madrasa Cricket League coming up in August, which is aimed to promote peace and interfaith harmony among the youth. There is a lot of talent in those young men and that will be on display through this league,” said Afridi.
“Other than that, we have the Global Zalmi League and the Zalmi School League which has seen us work with amazing cricketers in the country and also abroad. Other than that, the 100-pitches project is also under way in KP and we plan to improve the grass-root structure of cricket,” he said.
The Global Zalmi League is an initiative by Peshawar Zalmi which allows cricketers residing outside Pakistan to showcase their talent, while the top performers are picked in the drafts of various T20 leagues across the world.
“A large number of people closely follow this league and it has helped establish the image of Zalmi outside our own country. We had two Chinese cricketers with us during the PSL last season and Zalmi has gradually evolved as a brand in no time,” he said.
PSL has given the Pakistan team some fine cricketers and there certainly are more to come. “Zalmi has been renowned for giving youngsters a proper run in the mega event. We have had the likes of Hasan Ali and Ibtisam Sheikh as examples with us, who have prospered through this platform and made a name for themselves. We have been very successful with this idea and are going to carry on with this in the future editions as well. We have always believed in a blend of juniors and seniors in the team and keeping the dressing room environment healthy,” he added.
He further said that Pakistan has a lot of talent and if picked carefully and on merit, it can result in a large pool of players that will be ready to replace the current squad in no time at all.
“The PSL has been very productive in this cause and as one of the few franchises in the league, we have always highlighted this aspect by giving youngsters a proper run and keeping them with stalwarts of the game such as Darren Sammy, Tamim Iqbal, Chris Jordan etc. We will be introducing more players in the future editions and I am sure the national team will benefit from this,” he said.
Talking about the success of the PSL, he said that since the introduction of the PSL in the Pakistan cricket calendar, the national team has moved up in the rankings and have found players like Hasan, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf and more.
“I am sure franchises of others leagues around the globe are well aware of the progress of the PSL and its impact on our cricket in a very short time. It will only grow bigger in the upcoming years,” he added.
Peshawar Zalmi announces Azadi Cup in August
LAHORE: Pakistan Super League franchise Peshawar Zalmi has announced ‘Azadi Cup’ tournament from August 7 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the umbrella of the Zalmi Foundation.
“The prime objective of holding the event is to mark the Independence Day celebrations and provide a platform to the youth to showcase their talent yet again,” said Peshawar Zalmi chairman Javed Afridi.
He said that Peshawar Zalmi had taken the lead by coming up with different ideas to engage the youth in cricket events which have proved to be a big success.
There is a dire need to strengthen the base of cricket and this tournament is yet another step forward to identify new cricket talent, which will be shortlisted for further grooming, he added.
Azadi Cup will have 60 teams competing against each other. The top six teams will go into the final rounds.
“The players who benefitted from the Zalmi Haier 100 pitches project will be seen in action in the Azadi Cup.
“We believe that the practice they have done on these pitches will be put to good use in the event. Peshawar Zalmi is committed to facilitating our youth in every way we can,” Afridi said.
The final of the tournament will be played on Independence Day, August 14.
Peshawar Zalmi launches famous song ‘Hum Zalmi’
The new title song Hum Zalmi has been composed by famous bands The Call and Leo Twins.
Pakistan top actors Mahira Khan and Hamza Ali Abbas, along with Peshawar Zalmi star players
Zalmi spokesman in a statement said the first rock song for the PSL-4 not only attracted he viewers in Pakistan but also attracted the viewers world-wide as people had shared their comments on Hum Zalmi video on Youtube.
it totally came out last year
Peshawar Zalmi now 30-club strong after inclusion of Glasgow
PESHAWAR (Dunya News) – Pakistan Super League (PSL) top franchise in terms of brand value Peshawar Zalmi announced on Tuesday it h0ad added Glasgow to its ever-expanding network of cricket clubs.
“Peshawar Zalmi has achieved another wondrous feat. We are now 30-club strong for Global Zalmi League. Glasgow Zalmi is the latest addition. We are now in 26 countries with 30 teams,” Chairman Javed Afridi said in a statement.
“Global Zalmi has become a platform for overseas Pakistanis to showcase their cricketing talent and pave way for themselves into their National teams, as Global Zalmi players are representing their countries. More countries will join Global Zalmi league as well,” he added.
Global Zalmi is Pakistan s first and only league that is providing opportunities to overseas Pakistani cricketers and is present in over 25 countries.
The clubs have increased to around 30 and have been registered officially with the Global Zalmi League.
The league started in 2017 and its second edition happened in 2018. The schedule for the third season will be announced soon
@_cricingif: BREAKING: @MHafeez22 parts ways with @PeshawarZalmi
Included in @thePSLt20 drafts set for 20th November
Story to follow shortly...
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Sammy thanks Hafeez after Peshawar Zalmi’s exit
ISLAMABAD: Peshawar Zalmi captain Daren Sammy expressed his gratitude for former teammate Mohammad Hafeez after he decided to part ways with the PSL’s franchise.
Sammy said that it was a pleasure to play with Hafeez in the same tea.
“Thank you @MHafeez22 it was a pleasure,” he tweeted, in response to a question of PSL official Twitter handle about Hafeez’s next pick.
“Great three years for @MHafeez22 at @PeshawarZalmi. So, which team should pick Prof up at the #PSLDraft2018 ? Any suggestions for your favourite team?
Earlier, Hafeez announced that he was parting ways with Peshawar Zalmi after playing for the Pakistan Super League franchise in the first three seasons.
The all-rounder, who is party of Pakistani team which is playing New Zealand in UAE, took to Twitter on Thursday to announce his sudden exit.
The 38-year-old cricketer thanked Zalmi’s fans for their unconditional love and support.
Hafeez said that he was available for the drat of the fourth edition of the league.
“Thanks @PeshawarZalmi & @JAfridi10 for such a great journey of 3yrs full of fond memories. Had fabulous time with U all. Now I decided to go to Draft of @thePSLt20 , Thanks to all fans of @PeshawarZalmi for their unconditional love & support. wishing u all the best for future,” Hafeez tweeted.
Pakistan Super League team hires Chinese corporate guru
Pakistan Super League’s team Peshawar Zalmi has hired Chinese corporate guru, Li Da Peng as its senior director.
This isn’t the first time that the PSL franchise has established a ‘Chinese connection.’ Zhang Yufei and Li Jian, who play for the Chinese national cricket team, represented Peshawar Zalmi in this edition of PSL.
Peng is known as one of the best corporate gurus in China. “The Zalmi Family bond has strengthened with this joining and it is a great asset for us to go into season 4,” said Zalmi chairman Javed Afridi.
Afridi, also the CEO of Haier Electronics (Pakistan), had recently stepped up to sponsor the Pakistan hockey team’s travel to Bhubaneswar for the Hockey World Cup later this month.
In a ceremony held in Lahore last Saturday, Haier (Pakistan) signed an MoU with the PHF as title sponsors till 2020.
I can see now why posters like @passionatepakistani @ elraja and @princepathan believed in Javed Afridi.
He kicked out a dud like his own cousin from the side a few years ago and now has given honour to a Pakistan legend.
I think now its quite clear how deep his concern for his country is. Kicking out a dud is not easy when its your own cousin and simultaneously giving such respect to a warrior and legend of Pak cricket should be applauded.
Well done Javed!
@Passionate Pakistani @Prince Pathan @ElRaja tags never worked in previous posts congrats guys you were right about javed afridi
So you are supporting Zalmi this season?
Look beyond the picks, the team that plays will be good and if not Zalmi have clearly made a back up plan which Is why they have Madsen and Jamal Anwar, also look out for Nabi Gul, guy knows how to bat.
Our Bowling is top class:
Where is Asghar btw?
What is this batting
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