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Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi, PSL T20 2021, Today Match Prediction

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

136/9 in 20.0

6.80

197/5 in 20.0

9.85
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Quetta Gladiators won the toss and chose to bowl first

Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 61 runs

Quetta Gladiators aim to keep alive playoff hopes in PSL

  • Shoaib Malik was the standout performer for Peshawar Zalmi in a losing cause
  • Peshawar Zalmi suffered narrrow defeat against Lahore Qalandars.
  • Quetta Gladiators lost their previous game against Islamabad United by comprehensive margin.

Expect Peshawar Zalmi to register a comfortable win in this contest.

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

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PZ
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Won
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PTs
NRR
6
5
1
0
0
10
0.15
6
4
2
0
0
8
0.896
6
3
3
0
0
6
0.463
6
3
3
0
0
6
0.139
6
2
4
0
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-0.099
6
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-1.662

Quetta Gladiators will be desperate to keep their playoff alive when they take on Peshawar Zalmi in the 19th match of 2021 PSL at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

In their previous match, Quetta Gladiators were steamrolled by Islamabad United by ten wickets.  The side will have put in an improved batting performance in this must-win fixture. A loss here would further diminish their chances of qualifying for the playoffs of the competition.

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi also suffered a close defeat against Lahore Qalandars. 2017 PSL Champions will be keen to bring their A-game to the table in this all-important clash.

Quetta Gladiators Preview

The franchise will be hoping that the side can put in a disciplined performance with bat and ball against Peshawar Zalmi.

In the batting department, the onus will be the opening pair of Usman Khan and Faf du Plessis to get the side off to good start in the Powerplay overs. Besides openers, the likes of Jake Weatherald, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Azam Khan will have put in decent contributions with the bat.

In the previous game, Jake Weatherald showed excellent form with the  bat in his debut PSL game for Quetta Gladiators. Left-hander showcased composure and scored 43 runs off 35 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes. He was well supported by Azam Khan, who chipped in with 26 runs off 23 balls with the help of two fours and one six.

Due to crucial contributions from Weatherald and Azam, Quetta Gladiators posted 133 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mohammad Hasnain, Zahid Mehmood and Naseem Shah to make crucial breakthroughs in this fixture.

The bowlers will keen to make amends for their mistakes made in the previous game against Islamabad United.

Quetta Gladiators Predicted Playing XI:

Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain & wk), Azam Khan, Faf du Plessis, Usman Khan, Jake Weatherald , Mohammad Nawaz, Jack Wildermuth, Mohammad Hasnain, Khurram Shahzad, Zahid Mahmood, Naseem Shah

Quetta Gladiators Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
J Weatherald
43
35
3
2
122.86
A Khan
26
23
2
1
113.04
U Khan
14
19
2
0
73.68
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
N Shah
2.0
0
26
0
13
K Shehzad
2.0
0
29
0
14.5
J Wildermuth
1.0
0
12
0
12

Quetta Gladiators Actual Playing XI:

Usman Khan, Faf du Plessis, Zahid Mahmood, Khurram Shehzad, Azam Khan, Jake Weatherald, Mohammad Hasnain, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Nawaz, Zahir Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed

Peshawar Zalmi Preview

Head Coach Darren Sammy will be hoping that players can raise their game with bat and ball. The side will make one change as Imam-ul-Haq could replace Haider Ali, who once again failed to make an impression with the bat against Lahore Qalandars.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the experienced trio of Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik and David Miller to make decent scores against Quetta Gladiators.

In the previous fixture, veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik led the way with the bat. He played exceedingly well and produced a valiant 73 runs for Peshawar Zalmi. Besides Miller showed fluency in his innings and scored 21 runs off 23 balls with the help of three fours.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pacers- Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz and Umaid Asif to make crucial breakthroughs in this fixture.

Peshawar Zalmi Predicted Playing XI:

Wahab Riaz (captain), Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam-ul-Haq/ Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Umaid Asif, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Imran

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

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
S Malik
73
48
7
4
152.08
U Asif
23
12
0
3
191.67
D Miller
21
23
3
0
91.3
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
F Allen
3.0
0
36
2
12
W Riaz
4.0
1
31
1
7.75
M Irfan
4.0
0
24
1
6

Peshawar Zalmi Actual Playing XI:

Umaid Asif, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Irfan, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Imran, Wahab Riaz

HR
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Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
30
0 mm.
3.04 k/h
From: W
0%
03h
31
0 mm.
2.43 k/h
From: WNW
0%
06h
32
0 mm.
3.37 k/h
From: WNW
0%
09h
32
0 mm.
4.7 k/h
From: WNW
0%
12h
32
0 mm.
6.44 k/h
From: WNW
0%
15h
32
0 mm.
7.11 k/h
From: WNW
3%
18h
31
0 mm.
6.14 k/h
From: W
1%
21h
31
0 mm.
6.17 k/h
From: W
0%

Weather Conditions

With clear skies for this day-night fixture, the surface might be two-paced in the first half of the innings. It generally gets easier to bat in the second half of the match.

Venue Details

Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi will host the PSL game between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators.

Toss: To Bowl

With dew expected to play a role in the outcome of the game, both the sides will be keen to win the toss and bowl first at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Based on recent performances, Peshawar Zalmi will fancy their chances of beating Quetta Gladiators in this fixture.

With Shoaib Malik finding form with the bat against Lahore Qalandars, the team management will be hoping that Kamran Akmal can get some runs in this must-win game.

On the other hand, Quetta Gladiators will have to raise their overall game to upstage Peshawar Zalmi.

Expect Peshawar Zalmi to register a comfortable win in this contest.

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Author: Shoaib Z.