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Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi, PSL T20 2021, Today Match Prediction

17 June 2021 | 18:30 | Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
247/2 in 20.0 12.35
232/6 in 20.0 11.60

Toss Winner - Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Islamabad United beat Peshawar Zalmi by 15 runs

Peshawar Zalmi eye playoff spot as they face high-flying Islamabad United

  • Islamabad United registered a comprehensive win over Karachi Kings.
  • Opener Colin Munro and all-rounder Iftikhar Ahmed were standout players for Islamabad United in the previous game
  • Peshawar Zalmi registered a comfortable win over Karachi Kings.

Expect Islamabad United to beat Peshawar Zalmi by a close margin.

  • Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Toss: To Bowl

Pakistan Super League 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Islamabad United 8 6 2 0 0 12 0.932
Peshawar Zalmi 9 5 4 0 0 10 0.726
Lahore Qalandars 8 5 3 0 0 10 -0.183
Multan Sultans 8 4 4 0 0 8 0.836
Karachi Kings 8 3 5 0 0 6 -0.288
Quetta Gladiators 9 2 7 0 0 4 -1.913
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
12 0.932 8 6 2 0 0
10 0.726 9 5 4 0 0
10 -0.183 8 5 3 0 0
8 0.836 8 4 4 0 0
6 -0.288 8 3 5 0 0
4 -1.913 9 2 7 0 0
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isu vs psz Match Prediction & Analysis

Peshawar Zalmi will be looking to secure their playoff berth when they take on table-toppers Islamabad United in the 26th PSL on Thursday.

Islamabad United delivered a splendid batting performance to thrash Karachi by eight wickets. With this result, Islamabad have managed to qualify for the knockout stages. Captain Shadab Khan will be hoping that the side maintains their unbeaten streak in the tournament.

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi delivered a pitch-perfect performance to beat Karachi Kings in a game played on Tuesday. With this result, Zalmi moved to second position with 10 points to their name.

Teams Preview

Islamabad United Preview

Muhammad Musa might come in place of Mohammad Wasim.Jr in the final XI for this contest. Faheem Ashraf will not be available due to a hand injury.

In the previous encounter, Islamabad United won the toss and opted to bowl first. The bowlers conceded a lot of runs in the initial Powerplay overs. Pacers Akif Javed and Hasan Ali bowled well and claimed one wicket apiece.

Chasing 191 runs for victory, Usman Khuwaja failed to capitalize on his good start and perished in the fourth over of the innings. Colin Munro showed positive intent from the start and put on an unbeaten partnership of 150 runs with Iftikhar Ahmed.

For Islamabad, Munro was the star performer with the bat against Karachi Kings. Swashbuckling opener notched up his second half-century of PSL this season. He will be looking to continue his rich vein of form with the bat against Peshawar.

Besides Munro, Iftikhar Ahmed played a supporting role and produced unbeaten 71 off 39 balls with the help of five fours and five sixes.  

Islamabad United Predicted Playing XI:

Shadab Khan (captain), Hussain Talat, Colin Munro, Usman Khuwaja, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Muhammad Akhlaq (wk), Hasan Ali, Ali Khan, Muhammad Musa/Mohammad Wasim. Jr, Akif Javed.

Islamabad United Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Munro 88 56 12 2 157.14
I Ahmed 71 39 5 5 182.05
U Khawaja 12 16 1 0 75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Javed 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
H Ali 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
M Wasim Jr 4.0 0 52 1 13
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Javed 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
H Ali 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
M Wasim Jr 4.0 0 52 1 13

Islamabad United Actual Playing XI:

Iftikhar Ahmed, Zafar Gohar, Brandon King, Colin Munro, Usman Khawaja, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Akhlaq, Fawad Ahmed, Akif Javed, Hasan Ali, Asif Ali

Peshawar Zalmi Preview

Captain Wahab Riaz will be hoping that the side can produce a clinical performance in their final round-robin match.

In the previous fixture, Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and opted to bowl first. Skipper Wahab Riaz and Sameen Gul, playing his first game for the side, made early inroads with the new-ball. Riaz and Sameen claimed two wickets apiece to reduce Karachi’s star-studded batting lineup to 37 for 4 after 6.3 overs.

Playing his debut game for Peshawar Zalmi, rookie leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed bowled well and claimed 3 for 14 in his four overs.

Chasing a paltry score of 109 runs, Hazratullah Zazai delivered match-winning effort with the bat. Left-hander smashed quick-fire 63 off just 26 balls with the help of eight fours and four sixes.

Besides Zazai, Haider Ali scored 16 runs off 16 balls with the help of three boundaries. Shoaib Malik perished for a duck. Peshawar Zalmi completed the chase in the 11th over of the innings.

Peshawar Zalmi Predicted Playing XI:

Wahab Riaz (captain), Sameen Gul Kamran Akmal (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Abrar Ahmed, , Umaid Asif, Mohammad Irfan

Peshawar Zalmi Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
H Zazai 63 26 8 4 242.31
H Ali 16 16 3 0 100
K Akmal 9 9 2 0 100
Bowlers O M R W Econ
W Riaz 4.0 0 34 3 8.5
A Ahmad 4.0 0 14 3 3.5
S Gul 3.0 0 13 2 4.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
W Riaz 4.0 0 34 3 8.5
A Ahmad 4.0 0 14 3 3.5
S Gul 3.0 0 13 2 4.33

Peshawar Zalmi Actual Playing XI:

Hazratullah Zazai, Sameen Gul, Wahab Riaz, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Abrar Ahmad, Waqar Salamkheil, Umaid Asif, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Imam-ul-Haq

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 30 0 mm. 6.83 k/h From: W 0%
03h 31 0 mm. 7.53 k/h From: W 0%
06h 31 0 mm. 6.17 k/h From: WNW 0%
09h 32 0 mm. 7.5 k/h From: WNW 0%
12h 32 0 mm. 7.93 k/h From: WNW 0%
15h 31 0 mm. 8.29 k/h From: WNW 0%
18h 31 0 mm. 7.11 k/h From: WNW 0%
21h 31 0 mm. 4.75 k/h From: NW 0%

Weather Conditions

With weather forecast expected to be clear skies for Thursday’s game, the wicket prepared will be provide some help to the quick bowlers with the new-ball.

Venue Details

In the previous meeting between the two teams, Peshawar Zalmi managed to overcome Islamabad United, courtesy brilliant four-wicket haul from Wahab Riaz.

Toss: To Bowl

That the side that wins the toss, would be keen to bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 140 runs. The previous two matches have been won by sides batting second.

ISU vs PSZ Winning Prediction

Based on their recent performances, Islamabad United will be clear favorites to win their game against Peshawar Zalmi.

The batting has come to the party for Islamabad United in the previous two matches and the franchise will be hoping for more of the same in this fixture.

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi will have to bring their A-game to the table to beat in-form Islamabad United.

Expect Islamabad United to beat Peshawar Zalmi by a close margin.

Author: Shoaib Z.