Peshawar Zalmi can win PSL: Sammy

All-rounder upbeat about team’s chances in inaugural T20 league

Our Correspondent February 11, 2016

DUBAI: West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy, who is playing for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi in the T20 league, believes his side has got all that is required to be crowned champions in the ongoing league in the United Arab Emirates.

“Of course,” said Sammy when asked about whether Peshawar can go all the way. “We’ve got the team and the squad so yes, we certainly can.”

The 2012 World T20 winning captain, speaking exclusively to The Express Tribune, further added that he was ‘very excited to be sharing the dressing room with players like Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz and Kamran Akmal’ and was ‘honoured to be a part of such an amazing league’.

Sammy feels for cricket-starved Pakistan fans

Sammy, meanwhile, had special praise for standout performer, 18-year-old Mohammad Asghar, who has impressed all with his ability with the ball and is the league’s second-highest wicket-taker with six wickets from three matches.

“Asghar has been phenomenal for us and has impressed everybody with his ability,” said Sammy.

When asked whether he sees Asghar playing in the Caribbean Premier League, Sammy joked that he ‘cannot reveal all the secrets’ but was quick to add that ‘one player, who has impressed everybody, could be seen in the league’.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th,  2016.

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