Peshawar Zalmi is a T20 cricket franchise team that plays in Pakistan Super League. They are one-time winners of the 2017 PSL title. In 2015, the Pakistan Cricket Board approved 5 major city-based franchise teams and Peshawar Zalmi was one of them.
The team’s captain is Wahab Riaz and he is one of the most successful captains in PSL. The team has some of the best batters and bowlers who have played an immense role in the team’s success. Hard-hitters in the team continues to make records for their team. PSL is a T20 format league and thus requires pace scoring. Here is an analysis of top-ten players from Peshawar Zalmi who have scored most runs in PSL.
1. Kamran Akmal
Kamran Akmal is a Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman who started playing for Peshawar Zalmi in 2016 and is currently associated with the same team. He has played 75 games and has scored 1972 runs in 74 innings with an average of 27.38. He has scored three centuries and 12 half-centuries in PSL with 89 sixes.
2. Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik is a Pakistani right-hand allrounder who joined Zalmi in 2020 and is currently playing for the same team. He has played 33 games in these years and has scored 1033 runs with an average of 38.25. He has scored eight half-centuries with the help of 39 sixes.
3. Daren Julius Garvey Sammy
Daren Julius Garvey Sammy played for Peshawar Zalmi from 2016 to 2020. This Caribbean allrounder played 49 games and has scored 691 runs in 39 innings with an average of 25.59. He has hit 44 sixes.
4. Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez is a senior Pakistani right-hand allrounder. He played with Peshawar Zalmi from 2016 to 2018. Hafeez has an average of 22.36 in 33 games. He scored 671 runs in 31 innings with four fifties and 25 sixes.
5. Haider Ali
Haider Ali is a middle-order right-handed batsman. This young Pakistani batsman started playing for Peshawar in 2020 and has played a total of 28 games till now and has scored 557 runs with an average of 23.20. He has scored two fifties and 27 sixes for his team.
Imam-Ul-Haq is a top-order left-handed Pakistani batsman. He has scored 542 runs in 22 games. He joined the team in 2019 and played till 2021 scoring five fifties with an average of 24.63 and 13 sixes.
7. Tamim Iqbal Khan
Tamim Iqbal Khan is a Bangladeshi top-order opening batsman who played for Peshawar Zalmi for two years from 2016 to 2018, scoring 522 runs in 17 games with an average of 40.15 and four fifties and 12 sixes.
8. Sherfane Eviston Rutherford
Sherfane Eviston Rutherford is a West Indian left-hand middle-order batsman. He has an average of 29.06 in 22 games scoring 436 runs from 2021 to 2022. He has scored two fifty-plus scores and 29 sixes.
9. Hazratullah Zazai
Hazratullah Zazai is an Afghanistan-based left-hand opening batsman who has played 12 games for Peshawar Zalmi till now from 2021 to 2022. He scored 382 runs in 12 innings with an average of 31.83 with four fifty-plus scores and 18 sixes.
10. Dawid Johannes Malan
Dawid Johannes Malan is an English top-order left-hand batsman who played for Peshawar Zalmi from 2016 to 2019. He played 16 games during that period and scored 377 runs with an average of 26.92 with the help of two fifty-plus scores and 11 sixes.