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Peshawar Zalmi odds
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled (no toss)
Islamabad and Peshawar face-off in round 1 off league stages!
Islamabad United will win the match!
Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2020 | Format: T20 | Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan | Toss: To BowlBet Now
PSL2020 is going through the interesting middle phase of the league stage where every team has faced each other and is working on finding their best balanced playing XI. Islamabad and Peshawar have faced the other four teams but are yet to face off against each other so far.
Both teams are in a similar stage at the moment with equal number of points from equal number of matches. They will look to surge ahead of the other team with a win in this match and get the valuable 2 points. Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United are the most successful teams in PSL history with 3 titles among themselves and 5 final appearances so far.
Islamabad United has one of the strongest batting line-ups in PSL with a host of local and international stars at their disposal. Colin Ingram set the tone of their innings with his 63 runs in the last match. Skipper Shadab Khan and Colin Munro came up with crucial 30+ cameos to take their team to a total of 187 runs. Dawid Malan, Luke Ronchi, and Asif Ali have made vital contributions in the earlier matches this season.
They have a good pace attack with the likes of Rumaan Raees, Mohammed Musa, and Faheem Ashraf in their team. Skiupper Shadab Khan will lead the spin bowling alongside Ahmed Safi Abdullah in the middle overs. Their bowling attack lacks experience in bigger stages barring their skipper and ended up giving away 190 runs in the chase the last match.
Shadab Khan – Shadab Khan has scores of 52 & 39 in the last two matches he batted at a strike rate of 150+. He also has 4 wickets to his name and is putting on a good all-round show this season.
Fahren Ashraf – Fahreen Ashraf has 9 wickets in the 4 matches but his economy rate of 9 RPO is a big concern for the team. He will look to improve his economy arte and keep continuing to take wickets in the middle overs.
Luke Ronchi (wk), Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Asif Ali, Amad Butt, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan (c), Faheem Ashraf, Muhammad Musa, Ahmed Safi Abdullah
Peshawar Zalmi ended up on the victories side in the rain-affected 12-over game against Lahore Qalandars last night. Tom Banton and Haider Ali scored identical 34 runs at a strike rate over 200+ to score almost 90 runs in the first 6 overs. Darren Sammy, Lewis Gregory, and Wahab Riaz blasted a few sixes to end up with 132 runs on board in 12 overs.
Gregory then came back to shine with the ball taking 4 wickets in his 3 overs to curtail the opposition’s chase.Mohammed Amir Khan and Wahab Riaz chipped in a wicket each. Their bowling unit despite going for 116 runs in 12 overs helped their team to win by 16 runs.
Haider Ali – Haider Ali smashed 4 huge sixes to score 34 runs off just 12 balls to continue his 27-ball 47 knock in the previous game. He is turning out to be one of the future stars for Pakistan with the bat in hand.
Lewis Gregory – Gregory bowled for the first time in PSL2020 and took the wickets of Chris Lynn, Mohammed Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, and Sohail Akhtar in the match. His wickets tilted the momentum in their team's favor after a good start by the opposition.
Kamran Akmal (wk), Tom Banton, Mohammad Mohsin, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali, Daren Sammy (c), Lewis Gregory, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan
Rawalpindi has a cloudy and rainy climate on the matchday with almost 80% chance of rain. We expect weather interruptions in this match like the last match which was shortened as a 12-over affair.
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is one of the batsmen friendly pitches and we can expect high scores in the range of 160-180 runs in this match. Bowlers may find it difficult to control the batsmen on this track.
Chasing teams will advantage of good batting conditions and DL equation score in front in case of rain interruptions.
Islamabad United will pip over Peshawar Zalmi easily in the batting department in terms of T20 experience of players but Peshawar will boast some exciting young talents like Banton and Haider Ali. Peshawar Zalmi has a better pace attack than Islamabad but does not have an incisive spin bowler in their playing XI. We expect Islamabad to win this match.
Islamabad United will win the match!
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