Cricket match date: 15th March 2019
Cricket match time: 07:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: National Stadium, Karachi
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Pakistan Super League
Team A: Peshawar Zalmi
Team B: Islamabad United
Team A Captain: Darren Sammy
Team B Captain: Mohammad Sami
Cricket Match Preview:
Peshawar Zalmi will take on Islamabad United in the second eliminator of this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL). While Peshawar Zalmi lost their qualifier against Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United won their eliminator against Karachi Kings. The winner of this cricket game will take on Quetta in the final.
Islamabad United seem to have got their mojo back as they have now won two back-to-back cricket games against Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings. They have returned back to form at the right time. Peshawar Zalmi, on the other hand, will be looking to beat Islamabad United and beat Quetta Gladiators in the final.
For Islamabad, Luke Ronchi has once again begun doing a fantastic job at the top of the order. He has been the prime reason for their success in the past few seasons. Apart from him, the likes of Asif Ali and Alex Hales have been the reason for their success in this tournament. Their bowling has also performed well due to good performances from Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Musa.
Peshawar Zalmi were the finalists of last year’s PSL and now they are just 1 win away from their second final in a row. They have fallen short for three times now against Quetta Gladiators in this tournament. They would like to eliminate the mistakes they made in the first qualifier.
For Peshawar, Hasan Ali has been the star performer in a few cricket games. He has had a couple of spells of four for 15 runs in this tournament. In him and Wahab Riaz, Peshawar have two of international quality fast bowlers. With the experience of Darren Sammy as the skipper, they have all the bases covered as a franchise side.
Peshawar also have a reliable opener in Imam-ul-Haq, who has been silently doing the job for Peshawar. His partnership with Kamran Akmal will be crucial for their team. It could well be the battle between the openers when these two cricket sides clash with each other. Asif Ali, who has made his name as a big hitter will also be looking to make the mark in the competition.
Cricket Match Information:
Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United will take on each other for the third time in this year’s PSL. This will be the most important encounter of those three as it will decide which team will take on Quetta Gladiators in the final on 17th March at Karachi.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Islamabad United are being led by fast bowler Mohammad Sami this year. Due to their victory in the last two cricket games, our prediction is of the same playing eleven that won them those cricket games.
Here is our prediction of Islamabad United’s playing XI:
- Luke Ronchi
- Mohammad Sami
- Shahdab Khan
- PD Salt
- CS Delport
- Hussain Talat
- CAK Walton
- Faheem Ashraf
- Mohammad Musa
- Rumman Raees
- Asif Ali
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Peshawar are being led by Darren Sammy in this cricket tournament. Peshawar Zalmi had a fantastic win in their last cricket game. Our prediction is of the same side that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Peshawar Zalmi’s playing XI:
- Kamran Akmal
- Umar Amin
- Sameen Gul
- Keiron Pollard
- LA Dawson
- DJ Sammy
- Wahab Razi
- Hasan Ali
- Umaid Asif
- TS Mills
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Asif Ali is playing the role of the finisher in this lineup of Islamabad. His big-hitting prowess is going to be crucial once again for his team. Our prediction is of a good performance from him in this cricket game.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
It is going to be a high-scoring cricket game when these two sides clash with each other. Both cricket teams have some hard-hitting batsmen in their lineup. Hence, our prediction is of a score of around 170 by teams in this cricket game. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Islamabad United will begin this game of cricket as slight favourites. They have been in great form as shown in their last two cricket games. Our prediction is of Islamabad’s victory in this game of cricket as they are coming into this cricket game with two good back-to-back victories.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Luke Ronchi (IU) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Faheem Ashraf (IU) – 3 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Luke Ronchi (IU)
Peshawar Zalmi – 1.76
Islamabad United – 1.95
*odds may change anytime