Islamabad United Vs Peshawar Zalmi is the eliminator of this years PSL. The winner will go on to face Lahore in a bid to qualify for the finals while the loser goes home. Islamabad United has done a good job so far, but are falling short in certain aspects which is preventing them from being clinical in victory.
Peshawar Zalmi though comes into this game with some momentum behind them. They played a few close games this season and ended on the winning side, and will have lots of confidence.
Match: Islamabad United Vs Peshawar Zalmi
Date: 24th February 2022
Time: 8:00 PM IST
The weather for the Islamabad United Vs Peshawar Zalmi game is expected to be cool with slight clouds. There is no rain in the forecast and a full Islamabad United Vs Peshawar Zalmi match is expected.
The Lahore surface has been true with fair pace and bounce. There is some spin as well and both batters and bowlers will enjoy some support. Runs are easy to score though and batting second will be better.
Alex Hales, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Muhammad Akhlaq, Shadab Khan (c), Asif Ali, Azam Khan (wk), Liam Dawson, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali, Zeeshan Zameer
Kamran Akmal(wk), Haider Ali, Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Hussain Talat, Wahab Riaz (c), Ben Cutting, Usman Qadir, Saqib Mahmood, Salman Irshad
Alex Hales is back after returning from a break due to bubble fatigue. His return comes as a pleasant surprise and the opener is expected to slot right into the team.
After abruptly leaving, Alex Hales is back and Zalmi will be pleased to see him return. He is a good opener and is one of the veterans in PSL. Having loads of experience, Alex Hales will be able to handle pressure well and could make an early impact on the Eliminator.
Liam Livingstone is slowly becoming an effective part-time bowler. His ability to bowl off and leg spin makes him a weapon, and his aggressive batting makes him a white ball asset. With the ability to make an impact with both bat and ball, Livingstone will be one to watch out for.
With talent on both sides a winner seems tough to pick. Going by momentum and form though, United has a slight advantage as they will be boosted with the return of a recharged Alex Hales.
Match Prediction: Islamabad United will win the match.