"I am very confident that this time Zalmi’s team will win the title" - Javed Afridi
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“I am very confident that this time Zalmi’s team will win the title” – Javed Afridi

The star-studded team of Pakistan Super League, Peshawar Zalmi, has promised once again that they will be playing exciting cricket in the second edition of PSL, starting next week.

Javed Afridi, the franchise owner is confident and said that they have improved a lot since the inaugural edition concluded and are very well prepared for the second edition.

“No one can give the guarantee that he will lift the trophy, but I am very confident that this time Zalmi’s team is the favourite to win the title. We are well prepared and much-improved side than the previous edition,” Javed Afridi said.

Zalmi lost in the eliminator to the eventual winners Islamabad United. The team from KPK will be under the leadership of a new captain, Darren Sammy.

“Sammy is a good captain, and along with Shahid and other members and coaching staff of the team, I am sure he’ll produce the best results for the team,” Afridi said.

The franchise Peshawar Zalmi will have services of Tillakaratne Dilshan, Eoin Morgan, Chris Jordan, Alex Hales and Samit Patel, along with the local favourite boom boom Afridi and the captain Darren Sammy.

And, Javed Afridi believes that his team is comprised of the best performers of the game.

 “We at Peshawar Zalmi believe in spreading smile. We started our campaign from APS Peshawar because we wanted to pay a tribute to the sacrifice of students in Pakistan’s war against terrorism. Similarly, by supporting SKMCH patients we just made a little attempt to make them smile,” Afridi said.

The franchise announced to take twenty under treatment children from SKMCH to Dubai during Pakistan Super League.

According to the reports, all Pakistan-based players other than Shahid Afridi and Wahab Riaz have reached Dubai, along with most of the foreign players as well. Wahab’s arrival to Dubai was delayed because of the death of his father while Shahid Afridi was waiting for renewal of his visa.

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