Cricket match date: 22nd February 2019
Cricket match time: 09:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Pakistan Super League
Team A: Islamabad United
Team B: Peshawar Zalmi
Team A Captain: Mohammad Sami
Team B Captain: Darren Sammy
Cricket Match Preview:
Islamabad United will be looking to break the losing streak that they find themselves into in this year’s Pakistan Super League. After winning the first game of cricket handsomely against Lahore Qalandars, they lost their last two cricket games against Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators. Peshawar Zalmi, on the other hand, are coming into this game of cricket after a huge win over Lahore Qalandars.
Islamabad United would rue letting go off two of their star performers, Shane Watson and Andre Russell. Both of them have helped win their respective sides against Islamabad United. While Shane Watson hit a half-century for Quetta Gladiators, Russell helped Multan Sultans close out a game which was going away from them.
Peshawar Zalmi were the finalists of last year’s Pakistan Super League and in their second game of cricket, they showed the style of play fitting of a finalist. They bowled out Lahore to a total of 78 runs and chased it down in a hurry. That performance helped their net run rate a great deal as they moved to number 2 spot on the points table.
For Peshawar, Hasan Ali was the star performer in the last cricket game against Lahore Qalandars. His spell of 4 for 15 single-handedly won the game of cricket for Peshawar. In him and Wahab Riaz, Peshawar have two of international quality fast bowlers. With the experience of Darren Sammy as the skipper, they have all the bases covered as a franchise side.
Islamabad, on the other hand, have Shahdab Khan as their leg spinner and he is expected to play a big role as an all-rounder in the side. In Luke Ronchi, they have one of the most successful and fearsome hitters at the top of the order. His performances at the top of the order have been one of the reasons for their success in this tournament.
Cricket Match Information:
Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi will take on each other in their 4th cricket game of this year’s Pakistan Super League. So far, while Islamabad have played 3 cricket games and won 1 cricket game, Peshawar Zalmi have played 2 cricket games and won 1 game. Due to higher net run rate, Peshawar are at number 2 spot on the points table and Islamabad United are at number 4 spot.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Islamabad United are being led by fast bowler Mohammad Sami this year. Due to the two consecutive losses in their last 2 cricket games, our prediction is of the change in their playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of Islamabad United’s playing XI:
- Luke Ronchi
- Mohammad Sami
- Shahdab Khan
- Rizwan Hussain
- CS Delport
- Hussain Talat
- Asif Ali
- Faheem Ashraf
- Samit Patel
- Waqas Maqsood
- PD Salt
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Peshawar are being led by Darren Sammy in this cricket tournament. Peshawar Zalmi had a fantastic win in their last cricket game. Our prediction is of the same side that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Peshawar Zalmi’s playing XI:
- Kamran Akmal
- Umar Amin
- WL Madsen
- Keiron Pollard
- LA Dawson
- DJ Sammy
- Wahab Razi
- Hasan Ali
- Umaid Asif
- Ibtisam Sheikh
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Kamran Akmal got dismissed for a duck in the last cricket game. He is a fantastic batsman at the top of the order and our prediction is of a typical fast-scoring knock from him in the next cricket game.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international cricket test match played here was between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. That cricket game produced the scores of 158 and 141 runs by both sides. Afghanistan won the game of cricket by 17 runs by defending the score. Our prediction is of high first innings score of 160 runs. The team defending the total are expected to be the winning side. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Peshawar Zalmi will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They have been in great form as shown in their last cricket game. Our prediction is of Zalmi’s victory in this game of cricket as Islamabad United are still trying to find the right combination.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Kamran Akmal (PZ) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Hasan Ali (PZ) – 3 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Kamran Akmal (PZ)
Islamabad United – 1.90
Peshawar Zalmi – 1.74
*odds may change anytime