Date: 12 March 2023
Time: 2:30 PM IST
Venue: Pindi Club Ground, Rawalpindi
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Shadab Khan-led Islamabad United will be up against Babar Azam-led Peshawar Zalmi in the 29th match of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). With the knockout stage around the corner, every game becomes important for all the teams, especially for Peshawar Zalmi who stand a chance to qualify for the next round of the tournament. However, it would not be an easy task for Babar Azam and Co. after the thrashing from the last game.
Zalmi bowlers were taken to the cleaners after their batters put on a hefty total. Jason Roy and Mohammad Hafeez proved too hot to handle for the Zalmi bowlers. Although Babar Azam scored a brilliant century, he was criticized for slowing down at the fag end of the innings. Nevertheless, this game will be a chance for Azam and his bowlers to bounce back.
Meanwhile, Islamabad United were also jolted by the 119-run defeat in their last game against Lahore Qalandars. After conceding over 220 runs, United got bowled out for 107 runs. A few batters got starts but could not convert them into a big score. Now, with Zalmi to face, the United will be aiming for nothing less than a win.
The pitches at the PSL 2023 have not been bowling-friendly with batters easily finding boundaries. It is expected to be the same for the Zalmi vs United game.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Islamabad United
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (wk), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mubasir Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali, Fazalhaq Farooqi
SportsTiger Playing XI of Peshawar Zalmi
Saim Ayub, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rovman Powell, Haseebullah Khan (wk), Aamer Jamal, Wahab Riaz, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Azmatullah Omarzai, Arshad Iqbal
Islamabad United have got the players to bounce back from the defeat while Zalmi have too many issues with their bowling lineup. Therefore, United are expecting to win this game.
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