Peshawar Zalmi is a Peshawar city-based franchise cricket team in Twenty-20 cricket Pakistan Super League (PSL). Peshawar Kings had won the title once in PSL history back in 2017. The Peshawar Zalmi team was founded back in PSL 2015 on its inaugural season. Peshawar Zalmi plays their home matches at Arnab Niaz Stadium. Kamran Akmal is the leading run-scorer for Peshawar Zalmi and Wahab Riaz took most wickets for Peshawar Zalmi.
The Peshawar Zalmi franchise was owned by Javed Afridi for 16 million dollars in US currency for a contract of the ten years.
Shahid Afridi was appointed as captain of Peshawar team in maiden season PSL 2016. The team impressed everyone with performance and finished the league stage at the top position. Tamim Iqbal scored most runs for Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2016. The Peshawar team was eliminated by Islamabad United in second qualifier match and finished the season at 3rd position. In PSL 2017, Darren Sammy handled the captaincy and team showed quality performance throughout the tournament. Kamran Akmal scored most runs for Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2017. Peshawar Zalmi won their maiden PSL title in 2017. In 2018, the team performed brilliantly and played like defending champions. The team was reached to final of PSL 2018 but failed to win the final match and finished as runners-up. Peshawar Zalmi finished the league stage at the top position in PSL 2019. The team failed to win the final match and finished as runners-up. The team showed mixed up performance in PSL 2020. They finished at 4th position in the league stage and qualified for playoffs.
Peshawar Zalmi has quality players in side for PSL 2021. David Miller, Haider Ali, Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Bopara, Wahab Riaz and keeper-batsman Kamran Akmal are some of the big names in the side.