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Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi : ROAD TO FINALE || Pakistan Super League 2021 Eliminator 2

Pakistan Super League 2021 Eliminator 2

Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi – June 22nd


Islamabad United:

Despite being the side to defeat in the league stage of PSL 2021, Islamabad United capitulated to a giant loss at the hands of Multan Sultans in the Qualifier. Islamabad United’s batting then crushed under the weight of a huge chase.

Nevertheless, they’ve got one more crack at getting it to the final, thanks to their achievements in the league phase. Islamabad United have a stable roster filled with fiery talents such as Asif Ali and Colin Munro. With Hasan Ali leading the bowling attack, Islamabad will head into the challenge with high expectations.

Possible playing XI: Usman Khawaja, Colin Munro, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Akif Javed, Rohail Nazir (wk), Shadab Khan, and Mohammad Wasim Jr.

Peshawari Zalmi:

Peshawar Zalmi, framed the Karachi Kings in Eliminator 1 of PSL 2021, cheers to Hazratullah Zazai’s swift fifty. Shoaib Malik complemented with a decent 30.

Nevertheless, they will need more from their batsmen, who have been below avrage in the last few matches. Peshawar’s forte lies in their bowling line-up, with Umaid Asif and Wahab Riaz being crucial for them.

Possible playing XI: Kamran Akmal (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz, Imam ul Haq, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Umaid Asif, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan and Khalid Usman.     

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

A comparatively high-scoring PSL game summons at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, with the bowlers also likely to get some help off the wicket. While the speedsters should get the ball moving and swinging around in the early phases, there will be some grip and turn on offer for the spin bowlers, as seen on Monday. Although the wicket should preferably slow down as the game progresses, dew could play a share in the second innings. Both sides will look to chase upon winning the toss, with 165-175 being par at this ground.

Tops Value:

Although Islamabad United might just embrace the advantage ahead of this encounter, there isn’t much to distinguish the two sides. With a spot in the final dangling in the equilibrium, both sides are anticipated to give in their greatest in what potentials to be an electrifying PSL 2021 clash at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Owing to the 5-game winning streak in the league stages, Islamabad United begin this game as the favorites despite having lost their previous game to Multan Sultans. They start at the odds of 1.76, whereas Peshawari Zalmi is at 2.00.