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Darren Sammy becomes Peshawar Zalmi head coach

Breaking news – Darren Sammy has become the part of Peshawar Zalmi. However, he will help the team in a different capacity. This time, Sammy has joined the Zalmis as their head coach. Darren Sammy has many experience as a T20 player, which we will discuss later in this article. So if you want to know how Darren Sammy can help Peshawar Zalmi win their second PSL title, continue reading. You will not skip this article if you are a Zalmi fan.

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Changes in the team management – Darren Sammy becomes head coach

In a recent post on X (formerly known as Twitter), Peshawar Zalmi has announced that Darren Sammy will join them as their head coach. Sammy’s presence in the Zalmi camp is nothing new. He has played for the franchise before. Sammy has been part of the franchise since day one and has captained the team in PSL 2, 3, and 4. This means that Sammy was part of the Zalmi team that won the PSL title.

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With this move, Peshawar Zalmi hopes to win another PSL season. They emphasized Sammy’s skills as a tactician which has helped him achieve a lot in his career.

Let’s delve deeper into what Sammy’s career as a coach or a mentor is.

Sammy’s coaching experience

Darren’s role as a coach is nothing new to the Zalmis. He has been the coach in HBL PSL 2020 and 2021. However, he came back as a coach in season 8. With Sammy as their coach, Peshawar Zalmi has constantly finished at number 4 and 3 on the points table. This might be the reason why Sammy was given the role of the West Indies coach in limited-overs cricket. Although, you can argue that his role in the West Indies cricket as a skipper might be the reason why they have signed him as a coach. Let’s have a look at his career.

Darren’s career

Sammy is a natural-born leader and tactician. He led the West Indies team to 2 T20 World Cup finals and helped them win these titles. The all-rounder might not have the numbers to show his cricketing excellence. However, he balances things out with this smark moves on the field as a leader. His qualities helped him win two T20 World Cups and one PSL title.

Can you ignore these facts and not trust the man to help you win a tournament? I guess not.


So, HBL PSL 9 is nearing. The tournament will start on 17 February 2024. This means that there aren’t even 30 days remaining in the tournament. Are you ready to embrace the cricket fever and ride the PSL wagon? I assume you are a Zalmi fan. Peshawar Zalmi will start their PSL 9 campaign on 18 February against the Quetta Gladiators in Gaddafi Stadium. Buy your tickets and get ready to support your team.

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