Date: 27th February 2021
Time: 7:30 PM(IST)
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
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Match number 10 of the ongoing Pakistan Super League will witness a pulsating and breathtaking contest between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi. Islamabad have been absolutely unstoppable in the tournament, registering 2 wins out of 2. Peshawar have 1 loss but they are breathing under the neck of Islamabad as they also have 2 points in their kitty.
Led by Shadab Khan, Islamabad United have been on an absolute roll in the tournament. They won their opening games against Multan Sultans and defending champions Karachi Kings. This performance is a stark contrast to their dwindling fortunes last year, when they finished with the wooden spoon. A lot of onus is on Alex Hales, who is in hot, blistering form. After being the leading run-scorer in the recently concluded BBL, Hales bagged the man of the match in the previous game of United against Karachi. He scored a match-winning 46 off just 21 balls.
Peshawar Zalmi have come back in rock-solid form after their forgettable first game. They chased down a gigantic 198 set up by Multan Sultans in their previous game. Kamran Akmal, the stalwart Pakistan wicketkeeper is the backbone of Zalmi’s batting line-up. Once an extremely vital cog in the Pakistani national line-up, he is donning that role in the Peshawari team. Haider Ali and Imam-ul-Haq are the other men to watch out for as they are in exceptional form.
Probable Playing XI
Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sherfane Rutherford, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Wahab Riaz, Saqib Mahmood, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Imran
Phillip Salt (wk), Alex Hales, Shadab Khan (C), Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Lewis Gregory, Zafar Gohar, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr
Wicket-Keepers: Kamran Akmal, Philip Salt
Batsmen : Alex Hales, Haider Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Tom Kohler Cadmore
All-Rounders : Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Lewis Gregory, Faheem Ashraf
Bowlers: Hasan Ali, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Wahab Riaz, Saqib Mahmood
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