PSL 2022 : Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Key Highlights
- Both teams have 6 points from 7 leagues matches till now.
- Quetta Gladiators occupy 4th spot whereas Peshawar Zalmi are currently placed on 5th position in the points table respectively.
- Peshawar Zalmi beat Gladiators by 5 wickets in their last encounter.
PSL 2022 is gradually heading towards its final stage as only 10 league matches are left for knockout stages. Every win from now will make each team’s position stronger to qualify for the knockout rounds.
Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators are having same points but the later have better run rate, as a result of which they are one place above in ranking. Peshawar won their last game against Karachi Kings whereas Quetta Gladiators lost their last match against Lahore Qalandars.
If we look at batting unit of Peshawar Zalmi, it look very comfortable. Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Haris were in great touch against Karachi as the duo played innings of 52, 49 runs respectively. Liam Livingston, Shoaib Malik, Ben Cutting form indestructible middle order.
Sherfane Rutherford is known for his muscular hits and can destroy any bowling attack down the order on his day. Alongwith him, Haider Ali, Amad Butt are also capable of scoring quick runs.
Talking about bowling department, Zalmi have experienced Wahab Riaz along with young talented pacer Salman Irshad. The duo picked two wickets each in their last game against Karachi and ended with figures of 4-0-24-2, 4-0-26-2 respectively.
All rounder like Livingston is always a bonus for any team as he can create big impact with his leg spin in middle overs of the game along with Shoaib Malik. Mohammad Umar, Amad Butt are currently doing well with their line and lengths.
Things did not go well for Gladiators in their previous encounter against Lahore Qalandars as their experienced batting collapsed. They do have English superstars like Jason Roy, James Vince but the duo went for a duck in their last match.
Skipper and wicket keeper batsmen Sarfaraz Ahmed has been leading this franchise on the field since long but at the age of 35 we can’t expect much from him in this format of the game. Iftikhar Ahmed and Umar Akmal were only two positive batsmen from the last game.
They do have a weak bowling unit as compared with Zalmi, their batsmen need to step up and play with responsibility if they want to maintain their spot in top four.
Sohail Tanvir is an experienced pacer but he is nearing his retirement. Apart from Naseem Shah, Noor Ahmad no other bowler is able to perform consistently for Gladiators. Their star all rounder ( Mohammad Nawaz ) has been ruled out of tournament and is a big blow for Sarfaraz and company.
Tournament – Pakistan Super League 2022, Match 22
Date – 15 February 2022
Time – 7:30 PM ( Local ) , 8:00 PM ( IST )
Venue – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Lahore is expected to experience partly cloudy conditions throughout the day with no chances of rain.
Temperature – 23°C
Precipitation – 0 %
Humidity – 49 %
Pitch at Gaddafi Stadium is usually good for batting. As the match progresses, it slows down gradually. Here’s a look at PSL stats observed on this ground –
Total Matches Played – 19
Matches Won By Batting First – 9
Matches Won By Batting Second – 10
Tie – None
Avg 1st Innings Score – 172
Highest Score – Lahore Qalandars ( 209/5 )
Lowest Score – Quetta Gladiators ( 90/10 )
Now let’s look at the scoring pattern by teams at this ground –
Below Score 150 – 4 times
Score between 150 and 169 – 3 times
Score between 170 and 189 – 7 times
Above 190 – 5 times
Toss Strategy – Win The Toss, Bat First
Teams batting first have higher win percentage as compared to teams batting second in recent games at Gaddafi Stadium. So team winning toss should opt to bat first as pitch gets slower in second innings and batting becomes bit difficult.
PSL 2022 – Peshawar Zalmi Full Squad
Liam Livingstone, Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Haider Ali, Saqib Mahmood, Hussain Talat, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Qadir, Salman Irshad, Arshad Iqbal, Sameen Gul, Kamran Akmal, Sirajuddin, Mohammad Amir Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Haris.
Probable Playing 11
1. Hazratullah Zazai 2. Mohammad Haris (WK) 3. Liam Livingstone 4. Shoaib Malik 5. Haider Ali 6. Ben Cutting 7. Sherfane Rutherford 8. Amad Butt 9. Wahab Riaz (C) 10. Salman Irshad 11. Mohammad Umar
PSL 2022 – Quetta Gladiators Full Squad
James Vince, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Jason Roy, James Faulkner, Umar Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, Ben Duckett, Khurram Shehzad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Muhammad Ashar Qureshi, Noor Ahmad, Ahsan Ali.
Probable Playing 11
1. Jason Roy 2. Ahsan Ali 3. James Vince 4. Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK) 5. Iftikhar Ahmed 6. Umar Akmal 7. Hassan Khan 8. Sohail Tanvir 9. Noor Ahmad 10. Naseem Shah 11. Ghulam Mudassar
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Best Picks For Dream11
After analyzing Bet365 odds, we have selected players who can perform better in this match and you can make them captain or vice captain in your fantasy team –
👉 Hazratullah Zazai
👉 Liam Livingstone
👉 Salman Irshad
👉 James Vince
👉 Iftikhar Ahmed
👉 Noor Ahmad
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Bet 365 Odds Comparison Case Study
Peshawar Zalmi are currently placed at 1.90. If we calculate the winning percentage of Peshawar Zalmi at these odds, then it comes out to be 52.63 percent.
On the other hand Quetta Gladiators are also placed at 1.90. If we calculate the winning percentage of Quetta Gladiators at these odds then it comes out to be 52.63 percent.
As per our analysis, Quetta Gladiators are expected to win this match.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Dream11 Team For Small League
Disclaimer – We have created this team based on our own instincts and analysis. Read the above preview and make necessary changes once the lineup is announced.