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Is Peshawar Zalmi Doomed in PSL 7?

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Four-time finalists and winners of the 2017 version of the Pakistan Super League PSL, Peshawar Zalmi, are not having the desired start to this year’s edition of the league. The yellow storm began their campaign with a win against Quetta Gladiators but that victory seemed more of luck than actual team effort. Only Shoaib Malik stood up to the task to win it for his side.

The franchise then took to the ground for their second match facing Islamabad United and suffered a comprehensive loss failing in all three departments of the match. Their third game, played against Lahore Qalandars was no different in any way and the team in yellow could not lay a solid foundation to win.

From their performances, it is clear that the team is unable to find a correct playing combination. Not only this, the bowling sector needs a major revamp and there is a dire need to bring more variety in the line-up. The pace attack is missing and the spinners desperately need to up their game or else the team should be looking at non-chase able scores.

But what can the bowlers do when the fielding is below par? All three games saw poor fielding display that included many dropped catches. At least 2 to 3 catches were dropped off Usman Qadir’s spells. Although small, these things are what cost the match in the end.

Moving to the batting, the management needs to rethink the combinations including the opening pair because the team’s really lacking in that section. In-game two, the team batted first and the score they lodged was nothing in front of hard-hitters of Islamabad United. Similarly in game three, batting second, the entire batting unit could not produce a match-winning knock.

These things need to be addressed and fixed as soon as possible if Peshawar Zalmi wants to stay in the tournament till the very end. Otherwise, they should expect an early exit.

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