Peshawar Zalmi’s hard-hitting batsman Shahid Afridi hinted on Thursday that Darren Sammy, the West Indian star who captains the team, may be considering heading to Lahore for the final.
However, Afridi was quick to add that a formal announcement of the “good news” would only be made after Friday’s play-off between Zalmi and Karachi Kings.
Talking to media about Zalmi’s recent match-up against Quetta Gladiators in Dubai, Afridi said that despite losing the last-ball thriller against Gladiators, his team was pumped for the all-important third play-off against the Kings.
“I give Muhammad Nawaz [bowler for the Gladiators] full credit for his performance under pressure. He bowled three yorkers deliveries at important moments and handed the win to Quetta Gladiators,” Afridi said.
Afridi added that almost all Zalmi players are back in form, which is a good sign ahead of the tough match-up against the Kings.
“Every player in our team knows their role and we are ready to face Karachi Kings in the playoff. Young players are also performing,” Afridi concluded.