Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators : WILL THE TREND BE BROKEN? || Pakistan Super League 2021 Match 12
Pakistan Super League 2021 Match 12
Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Match Prediction – Mon, 1st March
United need a better combination:
Islamabad was looking formidable, coordinated, and well-composed. But after a crushing loss to Peshawar Zalmi – and perhaps the most awful performance of the tourney – they are abruptly not so upbeat.
United was folded for a mere 118 after 17.1 overs. It was a dreadful effort and possibly made worse by them packing in an extra batter. The choice to open with Paul Stirling, getting his first look of the tournament, and Alex Hales was correct – but only if Phil Salt is excluded. Not apt for number 3 position.
Preserving Salt suggested that Lewis Gregory, a game-winner against Multan, was overlooked. They would be healthier helped to bring him back in.
Possible playing XI: Phil Salt (WK), Alex Hales, Lewis Gregory, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan (C), Asif Ali, Zafar Gohar, and Mohd Wasim Jr.
Quetta Still Clueless:
Quetta is the only team without a win. But they no wonder they still haven’t chased in any game. So, we can’t go overboard about how weak they are (even if we speculate they’re the most inferior team in this).
It’s three losses out of three, and before United’s failure to Zalmi, they had survived the top two nastiest performances. They were bundled out for 121 in their first game against Karachi and then went around the park trying to secure a mammoth 199 against Zalmi. They have the most terrible economic rate in the competition.
They have had a restructure in personnel. Chri Gayle is missing out, who has come back to West Indies, while Tom Banton has been sacked. Cameron Delport and Faf Du Plessis are the substitutions.
Possible playing XI: Faf Du Plessis, Tom Banton, Ben Cutting, Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK & C), Azam Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Cameron Delport, Naseem Shah, Usman Shinwari, Anwar Ali.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
Unless you’ve been staying under a rock, you will be mindful that the toss prejudice in the PSL at Karachi’s National Stadium has persisted. All games so far have been won by the team chasing. So, it is now 17 victories in the past 19 for the chaser at the site.
What is startling about that fashion is that run scoring has been becoming at ease. Big scores are being chased. More than 178 have been broken once and further than 190 four times in the last seven matches. This is overturning a remarkable fad for low scores -more than 160 has been violated nine times in 22. Thus, with no question, we reckon the toss is going to be for the winner.
Islamabad is 1.76, and Quetta is 2.0. That is further like the sort of odds you would be expecting for such a powerful toss bias. Notwithstanding United being preferences, the market is (justifiably) watchful of Quetta’s failings. If one team is the first to break the trend, it will almost certainly be them.
Quetta, nevertheless, may well feel assured. They have triumphed their last four against Islamabad, three of them chasing.