PSL 2021: Match 19 QUE vs PES Match Prediction - Who will win today's PSL match?

PSL 2021: Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

In their last meeting, Peshawar came out trumps by three wickets after they chased down 199 in 19.3 overs.

Wahab Riaz
Wahab Riaz. (Photo by ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Preview

Peshawar Zalmi are in a bit of strife in the ongoing edition of the PSL. Having lost their last two matches, the Wahab Riaz-led unit are placed at the fourth spot in the points table.

In their last game against the Lahore Qalandars, they lost by 10 runs after Rashid Khan picked up a five-wicket haul. Their bowlers did a decent job in the powerplay after which they lost their way.

In their next match, the Zalmi will be up against the Quetta Gladiators, captained by Sarfaraz Ahmed. In their last meeting, Peshawar came out trumps by three wickets after they chased down 199 in 19.3 overs.

Match Details

Match – Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi – 18th match

Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Time – 09:30 PM IST, 04:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV

Pitch Report

The track in Abu Dhabi has had something, mostly for the spinners and batters. The leg spinners have extracted quite a bit of assistance from the surface. The teams batting second have found it a tad tough to get going.

Hence, batting first should be the way forward. The playing conditions will be clear with the temperature around 34 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be in the 60s.

Avg first innings score: 163 (3 matches in PSL 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2, Tied – 0

Playing combination for QUE vs PES

Quetta Gladiators

Predicted XI

Usman Khan, Saim Ayub, Faf du Plessis, Cameron Delport, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Azam Khan, Andre Russell, Jack Wildermuth, Mohammad Nawaz, Zahid Mahmood, Mohammad Hasnain

Bench:  Abdul Nasir, Anwar Ali, Arish Ali Khan, Hassan Khan, Khurram Shehzad, Zahir Khan, Jake Weatherald, Usman Shinwari

Peshawar Zalmi

Predicted XI

Kamran Akmal (WK), Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Wahab Riaz (C), Umaid Asif, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan

Bench: Imam-ul-Haq, Fidel Edwards, Amad Butt, Bismillah Khan, Abrar Ahmed, Waqar Salamkheil, Mohammad Amir Khan, Mohammad Imran Randhawa

QUE vs PES Head-to-Head

Overall

Played – 17 | Quetta Gladiators– 8 | Peshawar Zalmi – 8 | N/R – 1

Probable best batsman of the match

Sarfaraz Ahmed—Quetta Gladiators

Though he has faltered as a skipper of the Gladiators, it goes without saying that he’s the standout batter for the Gladiators. In five matches, the right-hander has notched 185 runs at an average and strike rate of 146.82.

When the two teams last met, Sarfaraz notched 81 runs off 40 balls with 12 fours and one six, though his team went on to lose the match.

Probable best bowler of the match

Wahab Riaz— Peshawar Zalmi

Wahab Riaz has been a standout performer for the Zalmi in PSL 2021 thus far. In five games, the left-arm pacer has picked up nine wickets, though at an economy rate of 9.15.

Being one of the more experienced fast bowlers in the team, Wahab has to step up. The last time around against the Gladiators, he picked up two wickets and leaked as many as 54 runs.

Today’s match prediction: Peshawar Zalmi 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.