Pakistan Super League, 2018
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators
It is a rematch from the final of last year’s PSL as the defending champions of the Pakistan Super League, Peshawar Zalmi, who have had an indifferent start to the tournament with a solitary win in three encounters, will square up against last year’s runners-up, Quetta Gladiators on March 1st, 2018.
Here’s a complete analysis of both the teams and the marquee players who’ll have a lasting effect on the game:
Captain: Sarfaraz Ahmed
A dominating display against Qalandars helped Quetta Gladiators register their first win by nine wickets in the 2018 campaign of the PSL, and would be looking to build on the momentum when they take on the defending champions Peshawar Zalmi.
Players to watch out: The team would also be banking on a plethora of hard-hitting batsmen in Kevin Pieterson and all-rounder Shane Watson, who played a crucial role in Quetta’s win over Lahore Qalandars. While Jofra Archer gave a glimpse of his prodigious talent last time around with three wickets, the standout performer for the Gladiators was rookie spinner Mohammed Nawaz, who pulled off a sensational heist with a barely believable bowling figures that saw him concede just four runs for two wickets, and the duo will look to emulate the good work against Peshawar Zalmi.
Peshawar Zalmi: 3
Quetta Gladiators: 3
No Result: 1
Team: Shane Watson, Umar Amin, Kevin Pieterson, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfaraz Ahmed (W/C), Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Rahat Ali, Jofra Archer, Hasan Khan,
Captain: Darren Sammy
After an indifferent start (1 win in 3 matches) to the Pakistan Super League by the defending champions, Peshawar Zalmi, Darren Sammy, and his team would be eager to resurrect their fledgling campaign, when they take on Quetta Gladiators in their fourth match of the 2018 edition.
Players to watch out:
While Dwayne Smith and Kamran Akmal have been giving blistering starts for the team, the Peshawar Zalmi will be hoping for their quartet of power hitters in Darren Sammy and Tamim Iqbal, apart from the aforementioned openers, to come good.
Team: Kamran Akmal (WK), Darren Sammy (C), Dwayne Smith, Mohammed Hafeez, Tamim Iqbal, Chris Jordan, Haris Sohail, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Asghar, Ibtisam Sheikh
The encounter between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on March 1, 2018.
The live telecast of the PSL match can be viewed at Dsport, the official broadcaster for PSL 2018 in India.
The viewers can catch the coverage of the PSL match at 9:30 PM IST.
Pakistan viewers can watch PSL online on the official Pakistan Super League website. Live Stream viewers from outside Pakistan can stream PSL online at Cricketgateway, a website of the Global Sports Commerce and affiliate Technology Frontier Group, who have been awarded the sole licensing deal for showing it live.