Pakistan Super League 2023 | Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi, Eliminator 1 (3 v 4) | 16th March, 7:30 PM | Match Preview
Series: Pakistan Super League, 2023
Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi, Eliminator 1 (3 v 4) 16th march 2023 Evening seven Thirty Pm
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
The Peshawar Zalmi are placed at the 4th spot in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 points table with 5 wins and 5 losses from their 10 matches of the league. The team has 10 points.
Babar Azam is the top run-scorer for Peshawar Zalmi with 416 runs at a strike rate of 146. He has struck 9 sixes and 47 fours. Tom Kohler-Cadmore has also made 309 runs at a strike rate of 172.
Wahab Riaz has been the best bowler for Peshawar Zalmi and has picked up 9 wickets while bowling at an average of 35 and an economy rate of 9.20.
Islamabad United are placed at the 3rd spot in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 points table with 6 wins and 4 losses from their 10 matches of the league. The team has 12 points.
Colin Munro is the top run-scorer for Islamabad United with 294 runs at a strike rate of 176. He has struck 20 sixes and 22 fours. Azam Khan has also made 236 runs at a strike rate of 163.
Fazalhaq Farooqi has been the best bowler for Islamabad United and has picked up 10 wickets while bowling at an average of 15 and an economy rate of 7.93. Hasan Ali has taken 12 wickets but has been quite expensive.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The surface at the Gaddafi Stadium is excellent to bat on thanks to the consistent bounce that the pitch offers.
The average first-inning score here is around 180 which can be considered to be a par score.
However, the teams batting first will be hoping to score over 200 here.
There is little help for the bowlers here and there is no room for error in terms of line and length.
The weather is expected to remain overcast with temperatures remaining in the mid-20s.
KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH BATSMEN Alex Hales , Rahmanullah Gurbaz , Babar Azam, Saim Ayub
KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH BOWLERS Shadab Khan, Wasim Jr, Usman Qadir, Jimmy Neesham
Prediction: the Islamabad United to win this match comfortably
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