Date: March 5, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Pindi Club Ground, Rawalpindi
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Third-seeded Islamabad United is all set to square off against Quetta Gladiators on March 5, Sunday, at Pindi Club Ground in Rawalpindi. United is coming into this game with a comprehensive win over Karachi Kings, while Quetta Gladiators remained inconsistent as they lost their previous game by 17 runs. Islamabad United has remained good in the league and will feel confident when they will be up against Gladiators.
The pitch in Rawalpindi is batting heaven, and fans should expect the trend of high-scoring games to continue in PSL 2023.
For Islamabad United, 24-year-old Azam Khan was once again the highlight of the game as the right-handed batter smashed 72 off 41 deliveries. While chasing a massive 201, Alex Hales (34 off 16), Faheem Ashraf (41 off 32), and Khan made valuable contributions to a notch an exciting win for their side.
On the other hand, Gladiators failed miserably to chase 148 against Lahore Qalandars in their previous game. However, bowlers like Naveen-ul-Haq and Mohammad Nawaz bagged two wickets each in that game. In response to 148, Gladiators were restricted to just 137 in 2nd innings. As per our prediction, United has a clear edge over Lahore Qalandars in the next game.
Probable playing XI:
Yasir Khan, Martin Guptill, Will Smeed, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Odean Smith, Umaid Asif, Naseem Shah, Naveen-ul-Haq
Colin Munro, Alex Hales, Rassie van der Dussen, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (wk), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Tom Curran, Hasan Ali, Mubasir Khan, Rumman Raees
Considering the recent performances of both teams, Islamabad United is likely to register a comfortable win over their opponents.
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