PSL 2019, Match 3, Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators, Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
The Gladiators won three outs of their last four games against the Zalmi in Dubai.
Updated - Feb 14, 2019 6:56 pm
The Peshawar Zalmi, captained by Darren Sammy, have done reasonably well across all the three edition’s of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). However, they are yet to get their hands on the coveted trophy. Last season, they crawled into the playoffs and even moved the final against Islamabad United. However, they couldn’t finish their journey on a convincing note and lost that game by three wickets.
The Quetta Gladiators, on the contrary, went to the playoffs last season but lost to the Zalmi by one run in the first Eliminator. The team will be captained by Sarfaraz Ahmed and would be playing their first match in this PSL against the Zalmi at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The players would also be wearing Golden Ribbons tomorrow on the occasion of International Child Hood Cancer Awareness Day.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Dubai gets better at night and chasing teams have had the advantage over the last few encounters. Bowlers will have their task cut out. Teams are most likely to field first after winning the toss.
Kamran Akmal and Imam-ul-Haq are most likely to open the batting. The onus would be on Sohaib Maqsood and Kieron Pollard in the middle-order. It would be interesting to see Misbah-ul-Haq’s batting position. Liam Dawson’s role as the all-rounder would also be crucial. Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali will lead the fast bowling department. They may play one of Jordan and Salamkheil depending on the conditions.
Kamran Akmal (WK), Imam-ul-Haq, Sohaib Maqsood, Kieron Pollard, Misbah-ul-Haq, Liam Dawson, Darren Sammy (C, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Chris Jordan/Waqar Salamkheil, Khalid Usman
Shane Watson and Ahmed Shehzad are most likely to open the batting. Rilee Rossouw is slotted at number three. Mohammad Nawaz and Sarfaraz are no mugs with the bat either. Anwar Ali and Sohail Tanvir can hit the big shots too. Mohammad Asghar, Fawad Ahmed and Max Waller, Sunil Narine’s replacement, are the spin-bowling options. Mohammad Irfan is the other bowler.
Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Sohail Tanvir, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Asghar, Max Waller, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Irfan
Probable Top Performers
Kamran Akmal – Peshawar Zalmi | Shane Watson – Quetta Gladiators
TV – DSport in India
Live Streaming – Cricket GateWay
Match Timings – 23:15 IST; 21:45 local
The prediction is that the Quetta Gladiators will win.