Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Match Preview
Eliminator 1, Pakistan Super League
Pakistan Super League moves to Pakistan for the last leg of the tournament, consisting of three matches – Eliminator 1, Eliminator 2 and Final. In first of the three matches, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiator will fight it out in Lahore for a spot in the Eliminator 2 against Karachi Kings.
The defending champions Peshawar Zalmi finished third on the points table, with 5 wins in 10 games. Coming into this fixture after two back to back wins against Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars, they have the form on their side.
Quetta Gladiators had finished fourth on the points table with the same points as their opponent. The Gladiators did not get favourable results in their last two games, losing both against Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United.
Date and time: 20th March, 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Form (recent first): W W L L L
Kamran Akmal (wk), Darren Sammy (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Liam Dawson, Shakib Al Hasan/Riki Wessels, Umaid Asif, Saad Nasim, Sameen Gul, Hasan Ali, Tamim Iqbal
Kamran Akmal (wk), Darren Sammy (c), Dwayne Smith, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Liam Dawson, Riki Wessels, Umaid Asif, Saad Nasim, Sameen Gul, Hasan Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Fletcher, Hammad Azam, Chris Jordan, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Asghar, Khushdil Shah, Ibtisam Sheikh, Khalid Usman
Form (recent first): L L W W W
Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Anwar Ali, Umar Amin, Rilee Rossouw, Rahat Ali, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Khan, Thisara Perera, Mahmudullah, Tom Kohler-Cadmore/Johnson Charles/Ben Laughlin
Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Anwar Ali, Mahmudullah, John Hastings, Umar Amin, Ben Laughlin, Rilee Rossouw, Asad Shafiq, Rameez Raja, Rahat Ali, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Nawaz, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Chris Green, Hasan Khan, Thisara Perera, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Johnson Charles
Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran Akmal is the second leading run-getter in the tournament with 347 runs against his name. Dwayne Smith and Mohammad Hafeez are among others on whom the Zalmis depend on. Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Umaid Asif and Liam Dawson are the key bowlers for Peshawar Zalmi.
Quetta Gladiators: Sarfraz Ahmed, Rilee Rossouw and Asad Shafiq have more responsibility in the absence of Kevin Pietersen, Shane Watson and Jason Roy. Thisara Perera is an excellent addition to the squad. Rahat Ali has picked 11 wickets in 10 PSL matches in this edition.
Quetta Gladiators will be without the services of their three regular overseas players and this might hurt them, trying to replace three foreign players. Peshawar Zalmi have a better chance in this contest.
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