Zalmi to be Strong:
Zalmi is scorching thanks to a terrific chase against Multan Sultans in the recent game. They made it a five-finger exercise of a chase of 194, triumphing with six balls extra.
Kamran Akmal and Tom Kohler-Cadmore were the superstars. Kohler-Cadmore belted 53 from 32, and Akmal hit 37 from 24. They went around the turf somewhat. But you anticipate that from Zalmi, who are expected to swerve between the magnificent and the absurd throughout the contest. They are unpredictable in team form.
That’s demonstrated by choice to bat Haider Ali, a superb T20 opener, at No 6. He ought to be opening.
Possible playing XI: Imam ul Haq, Kamran Akmal (wk), Amad Butt, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Ravi Bopara, Wahab Riaz (c), Mujeeb ur Rehman, Sherfane Rutherford, Saqib Mahmood and Mohammad Imran
Quetta Devoid of Gayle:
Quetta has lost two consecutively, and we would be astonished if they didn’t finish languishing at the bottom. They have survived to prove they are erratic in both primary departments, which is quite an accomplishment.
In their first match, they managed to put up only 121 against Karachi. And later, against Lahore Qalandars, they were miserable in defence, allowing 179 in 18.2 overs.
Their stability is all over the store, and they need to begin getting their best combination on the wicket. Tom Banton’s shock sequence in the PSL has persisted, so he must go for Cameron Delport. They have a restructure on their hands nonetheless, as Chris Gayle’s short spell is over, he will be substituted by Faf Du Plessis.
Possible playing XI: Tom Banton, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C&WK), Mohammad Nawaz, Azam Khan, Ben Cutting, Qais Ahmad, Usman Khan Shinwari, Faf du Plessis, Saim Ayub, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Hasnain.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
So far, all six games at the Karachi National Stadium in this edition of PSL have been won by teams chasing. So, it is right now 14 wins in all of 16 for the chaser. Run making is getting more straightforward, though. Some big totals have gone up this week—two above the 190 mark and a single in the 170s. More than 165 has still only been broken seven occasions in 18.
Peshawar Zalmi is 1.74, with Quetta Gladiators are 2.10. Both sides are on the unpredictable franchises, so you would need a head test if you played pre-toss, contemplating how hard teams batting first have discovered it.
You may even choose to wait until the break. A total of more than 160 looks doubtful, but with the movement as it is in the last few matches, you know you will get fatter odds on the outcast if it’s broken. Indeed, neither sides are in the top tier for bowling capability.
This also implies that we should have an excellent trade-off game. Irrespective of who bats first, we would be able to make greens on both teams with bias flip-flopping.