Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United, PSL 2021: Match 10, Prediction- Who will win today’s match?

Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United, PSL 2021: Match 10, Prediction- Who will win today’s match?

On a head-to-head count, the United and Zalmi are locked on six victories each.

Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Islamabad United finished at the bottom of the points table in the 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). However, this time around, the team, led by Shadab Khan, has started on an impressive note. With both their matches, the United are on the top half of the points table with a net run rate of 0.468. In their previous game, they beat Imad Wasim’s Karachi Kings by five wickets.

Chasing 197, the United got over the finishing line with five balls to spare. In their next match, they would be facing the Peshawar Zalmi in the second of Saturday’s doubleheader at the National Stadium in Karachi. The Zalmi, captained by Wahab Riaz, on the other hand, are in decent enough form as well. Earlier, they tracked down a mammoth target of 194 against the Multan Sultans.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch in Karachi has turned out to be a bowler’s graveyard in recent times. The batsmen have been able to play shots on the up with facing many troubles. Another high-scoring game seems to be in the offing. The temperature will be around 26 degrees Celsius with the humidity mostly in the 40s.

Playing Combinations for PES vs ISL

Peshawar Zalmi

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

Bench: Ravi Bopara, Amad Butt, David Miller, Umaid Asif, Abrar Ahmed, Waqar Salamkheil, Mohammad Amir Khan, Mohammad Imran

Islamabad United

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

Bench: Akif Javed, Safi Abdullah, Zeeshan Zameer, Rohail Nazir, Muhammad Musa, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Reece Topley

Probable Top Performers for PES vs ISL

Kamran Akmal– Peshawar Zalmi

Kamran Akmal is the leading run-scorer in the history of the PSL. He doesn’t mind taking the aerial route at the start and he is able to get runs at a brisk rate. Last season, he also notched a century in a critical situation. He will again be expected to show his class and calibre against Shadab’s United.

Alex Hales– Islamabad United

Alex Hales was the leading run-scorer in the 2020-21 edition of the BBL. He also got a ton against the Sydney Sixers. In the ongoing edition of the PSL, he hasn’t flattered to deceive by any means. In the first two games, he managed to score 75 runs at an average of 37.50 and at a strike-rate of 182.92.

PES vs ISL Head to Head

Overall

Played- 13 |PES won- 6 | ISL won- 6 | N/R- 1

Average first innings score: 165 (6 matches in PSL 2021)

Record of chasing teams: Won- 6 | Lost- 0

Broadcast Details

Match timings – 07:00 PM local time, 07:30 PM IST

TV – Sony Sports Network

Live Streaming – SonyLIV

The prediction is for the team, batting second to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.