Islamabad United will face off against Peshawar Zalmi in the second eliminator of the Pakistan Super League. Cricket betting will be in full flow in this penultimate game of the PSL 2021 season. Both teams will be keen on winning the game and booking their place in the final of the tournament.
Who says Islamabad United could not be beaten in PSL 2021? Well, Multan did prove the popular prediction wrong by handing Shadab Khan and the company a 31-run loss. Chasing 181, Islamabad was bowled out for 149 runs. Except for Usman Khawaja’s 70 at the top, no batsman found ground. The loss broke their sequence of five consecutive wins. This should be a great cricket match too if both teams can deliver.
In Eliminator 2, Islamabad will have another chance at reaching the final and even after a hiccup, Shadab Khan knows his side is ready to win the title this year.
Islamabad United Predicted XI:
Usman Khawaja (c), Colin Munro, Brandon King, Asif Ali, Akhlaq Mohd (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Ahmed, Hasan Ali and Akif Javed
Islamabad United squad: Shadab Khan (c), Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Ali Khan, Akif Javed, Asif Ali, Colin Munro, Fawad Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Mohammad Akhlaq, Musa Khan, Rohail Nazir, Usman Khawaja, Zafar Gohar and Zeeshan Zameer.
Peshawar Zalmi riding on a five-wicket win over Karachi Kings in the Eliminator 1. Opener Hazratullah Zazai’s explosive 38-ball 77 guided them to chase down a 176-run target with one ball to spare. Shane Rutherford’s 10-ball 17 run cameo finished things off for the Zalmis. However, except these two, none of the batsmen really fired. Their bowling attack put on a balanced show in the first innings, Wahab Riaz, Asif and Irfan getting two wickets each.
The last time Peshawar took on Islamabad, the two put on a run-fest, United emerging victorious.
Peshawar Zalmi Predicted XI
Kamran Akmal (WK), Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Wahab Riaz (C), Umaid Asif, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan
Peshawar Zalmi squad: Wahab Riaz (c), Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Kamran Akmal, Sherfane Rutherford, Haider Ali, Amad Butt, Umaid Asif, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Aamir Khan, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Imran Randhawa, Mohammad Imran, Waqar Salamkheil, Bismillah Khan, Fabian Allen, Fidel Edwards, Rovman Powell, Hazratullah Zazai
Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi have faced each other 15 times in PSL. United have won 7 matches and Zalmi have emerged victorious on 7 occasions.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium presents a dry pitch, which means spinners and batsmen will be looking forward to the contest. The first innings average score on the pitch is approximately 170 runs. The team winning the toss is likely to bat first. Although Zalmi comes riding on a win, it is Islamabad United who holds an edge in this match.
Date and Time:
June 22, 2021, 9:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi