Date: February 24, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
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The 13th match of the Pakistan Super League will bring two-bottom-placed teams up against each other. Quetta Gladiators will get yet another opportunity to bounce back in the tournament after losing two matches on the trot, while Islamabad United needs to show some consistency if they want to stay relevant in the league.
With 1 win in 2 games, United is currently placed fifth in the points table, while Gladiators have just a single win in four games. Ahead of the clash, let’s try to understand which team has a better chance to win the game.
The surface in Karachi gives a good opportunity to batters to shatter batting records and improve their numbers as it's nothing less than a batting paradise. With 171 being the average 1st inning total, National Stadium is likely to witness yet another high-scoring game.
For the Gladiators, Jason Roy, Iftikhar Ahmed, Odean Smith, and skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed have made key contributions in the league but a collective effort from these quality players will only help the team. Mohammad Hasnain, Odean Smith, and Qais Ahmad have been good with the bowl. Gladiators will need a collective effort from their players to make a mark in the game.
Meanwhile, Rassie van der Dussen and Azam Khan have been important for the United as the duo has performed well in the last two games. However, United needs to find a way to keep their calm till the end as such a high-stake tournament demand nerves more than good records.
Probable playing XI:
Hassan Nawaz, Paul Stirling, Colin Munro, Rassie van der Dussen, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (wk), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Tom Curran, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Rumman Raees
Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Odean Smith, Abdul Bangalzai, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Qais Ahmad
Although both teams have struggled in the league and looking out of touch, Islamabad United has done fairly well in comparison to Quetta Gladiators. As per our prediction, United is likely to win the game against Gladiators.
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