Date: February 20, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
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Inconsistent Peshawar Zalmi will square off with Quetta Gladiators on Monday, February 20 at National Stadium in Karachi. Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Gladiators started PSL campaign with a nine-wicket defeat at the hands of Md. Rizwan’s Multan Sultan, but made a bounce back by beating Babar Azam’s Peshawar Zalmi.
Meanwhile, Peshawar Zalmi won their 1st game but lost the game against Multan Sultans. Ahead of the Zalmi vs Gladiators clash, let’s look at the prediction for the game and understand which team has a better chance to win.
The pitch at the National Stadium in Karachi has been a decent batting wicket and bowlers might not get a lot of help from the surface. The team winning the toss must look to bat second.
Martin Guptill’s blistering century and Iftikhar Ahmed’s brief knock towards the end helped Gladiators to 168-7 in the 1st innings. Right-arm pacer Md. Hasnain picked two wickets in the game to restrict Karachi Kings to 163. Batters like Jason Roy, Abdul Bangalzai, and Umar Akmal need to step up as the tournament progresses.
On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi played a good game in the league opener but faltered against Multan Sultans. Zalmi’s top-order - skipper Babar Azam, Mohammad Haris (wk), Saim Ayub, and Kohler-Cadmore – made key contributions in the first two games and the team will be hoping for a collective effort from its top-order.
Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Abdul Bangalzai, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Umar Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Odean Smith, Qais Ahmad, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain
Mohammad Haris (wk), Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rovman Powell, James Neesham, Wahab Riaz, Khurram Shahzad, Salman Irshad, Sufiyan Muqeem
Both the teams have been on and off in the first two games of the league but Peshawar Zalmi is looking to have a slight edge over Quetta Gladiators. As per our prediction, Peshawar Zalmi is likely to win the game.
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