PSL 9: Peshawar Zalmi Receives Boost as Afghanistan Star Naveen-ul-Haq Joins Squad

PSL 9: Peshawar Zalmi Receives Boost as Afghanistan Star Naveen-ul-Haq Joins Squad

Peshawar Zalmi Gains Momentum with Naveen-ul-Haq’s Inclusion

In a significant development for Peshawar Zalmi, Afghanistan’s pacer Naveen-ul-Haq has confirmed his imminent joining of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) side. The news comes as a boost for Babar Azam-led Zalmi, who have faced challenges in the initial matches of PSL 9, losing both encounters.

Naveen-ul-Haq’s Confirmation on Instagram

Naveen-ul-Haq shared the positive update through a story on his official Instagram account, signaling his readiness to contribute to Peshawar Zalmi’s campaign in PSL 9. The inclusion of this quality pacer is expected to strengthen the team’s bowling lineup and provide a strategic advantage.

Peshawar Zalmi’s Performance in PSL 9

Peshawar Zalmi faced a setback in their recent match against Karachi Kings, where they were defeated by seven wickets at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Despite a commendable performance by skipper Babar Azam, the team succumbed to the bowling prowess of Kings, prompting the need for additional firepower in the squad.

Kieron Pollard Shines as Karachi Kings Secure Victory

In the clash against Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi set a target of 155 runs. However, the Kings, led by the exceptional batting performance of Kieron Pollard, comfortably chased down the total. Pollard’s dynamic innings of 49 not out played a crucial role in securing the victory for Karachi Kings.

PSL 9 Recap: Scores in Brief

  • Peshawar Zalmi: 154 all out in 19.5 overs (Babar Azam 72, Rovman Powell 39; Mir Hamza 3-28, Hasan Ali 3-30, Daniel Sams 2-28).
  • Karachi Kings: 157-3 in 16.5 overs (Kieron Pollard 49 not out, James Vince 38 not out).

Mir Hamza Named Player of the Match

Mir Hamza, representing Karachi Kings, was recognized as the Player of the Match for his impactful bowling performance.

As the tournament progresses, Peshawar Zalmi anticipates a positive shift in dynamics with the arrival of Naveen-ul-Haq, aiming to turn the tide in their favor in the upcoming PSL 9 encounters.


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