PSL 2022 has reached the final eight matches, with four teams separated by only four points and five teams mathematically qualifying. Both teams are in the top four of the points table and will be eager to win this match and advance to the next round of qualifying. In the next PSL 2022 match, Islamabad United will face Peshawar Zalmi. The team used jail break to win the last match by one run.
Alex Hales, who has pulled out of the tournament due to ‘bubble fatigue,’ will miss this match for Islamabad United. While he is an important player for Islamabad United, the team has a lot of depth. Peshawar Zalmi is coming into this match with two wins in a row and will be quite confident. Both teams have gained momentum with recent victories, and we expect them to go all out in this match.
The game between the two teams will take place on February 17th, 2022 at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Match Details to Note
Match: Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi, 24th Match, Pakistan Super League, 2022
Date: February 17, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi Team Previews
Colin Munro is expected to join Islamabad United’s top-order partnership with Rahmanullah Gurbaz. This is a dangerous batting lineup, especially with Alex Hales. In fact, having a combination of left and right-handed people at the top of the list is probably preferable.
In this tournament, we’ve already seen what Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Azam Khan, and others can do. Islamabad United’s six-hitting prowess appears to be far superior to that of Peshawar Zalmi or most other PSL 2022 teams.
From a betting standpoint, we recommend betting on Islamabad United to win the Match betting market with the most sixes. They’ve certainly proven that time and again in this tournament, and they’re likely to do so again.
In the previous match, Islamabad United struggled with their bowling. They were one bowler short and will need to make a couple of changes to get the balance right.
Waqas Maqsood took three wickets in the previous match and is a strong contender to be Islamabad United’s top bowler in this match as well.
Islamabad United Squad
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Alex Hales, Shadab Khan (c), Asif Ali, Muhammad Akhlaq, Azam Khan (wk), Liam Dawson, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Zeeshan Zameer, Colin Munro, Marchant de Lange, Reece Topley, Zafar Gohar, Waqas Maqsood, Zahir Khan, Muhammad Musa, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Huraira, Athar Mahmood, Mubasir Khan
Predicted XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Alex Hales, Muhammad Akhlaq, Zakir Khan, Asif Ali, Azam Khan (wk), Hasan Ali, Liam Dawson, Faheem Ashraf, Waqas Maqsood, Mohd Wasim Jr
Peshawar Zalmi has been in good form, and with two wins in its last two games, it appears to be on the right track. It’s also worth noting that the victories came without a significant contribution from Liam Livingstone.
Shoaib Malik and Hussain Talat batted well for them, and Ben Cutting provided a late boost. That proved to be the winning contribution, as Peshawar Zalmi increased its total to one significantly above par.
Usman Qadir had a strong performance in the previous match, taking three wickets. Peshawar Zalmi has a pretty versatile bowling lineup, with Liam Livingstone bowling his four overs on a regular basis. The bowling lineup will most likely consist of Wahab Riaz, Salman Irshad, and Hussain Talat.
Peshawar Zalmi Squad
Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Haris(w), Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Sherfane Rutherford, Ben Cutting, Wahab Riaz(c), Usman Qadir, Mohammad Umar, Salman Irshad, Kamran Akmal, Sohail Khan, Amad Butt, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sameen Gul, Patrick Brown, Arshad Iqbal, Haider Ali, Arish Ali Khan, Mohammad Aamir Khan, Sirajuddin, Yasir Khan
Predicted XI: Jason Roy, Will Smeed, James Vince, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Noor Ahmad, Sohail Tanvir, Naseem Shah, Ghulam Mudassar, Khurram Shahzad
Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi Toss Prediction
The pitch and conditions may be ideal for batting early in the game. In this match, both captains will try to take advantage of the conditions by batting first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Lahore’s pitch has been high scoring, with batters consistently hitting 170+. The newly laid pitch has slightly improved carry and pace, which batsmen may appreciate. We anticipate that the average score in this match will be around 170-180 runs.
Forecasters predict that Lahore will be bright and sunny, with only a 20% chance of rain. We don’t expect rain to appear in this game.
Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi Match Prediction
Shadab Khan, the skipper of Islamabad United, will be missed with both bat and ball as his availability is uncertain due to injury. They will take a lot of confidence from their last match, in which they won despite missing two bowlers, and will look to win again in this match. Peshawar Zalmi has a strong batting lineup with experienced middle order players. Their main issue going into this match is a lack of X-factor in their bowling attack. This match is expected to be won by Islamabad United.
Islamabad United is the favourite to beat Peshawar Zalmi at the odds of 1.77.
- Both teams have 8 points from 7 games, with NRR being the only difference.
- Islamabad United are third in the points table, with Peshawar Zalmi in fourth place.
- In their most recent match, Islamabad United defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 9 wickets.