Peshawar Zalmi Vs Lahore Qalandars is the ninth match in the ongoing Pakistan Super League. Zalmi is on the back of a strong win against Quetta but later suffered a defeat to United putting them fifth on the points table.
Qalandars are in a similar position with one win and one loss. They have a strong batting line-up with Fakhar Zaman posting the first century of the season. The team’s bowling has also been good, and they seem well balanced in the early stages of the tournament.
Match: Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars
Date: 2nd February 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Peshawar Zalmi: Yasir Khan, Tom Kohler-Cadmore (wk), Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Sherfane Rutherford, Hussain Talat, Wahab Riaz (c), Ben Cutting, Usman Qadir, Sohail Khan, Patrick Brown
Lahore Qalandars: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hafeez, Samit Patel, Ben Dunk (wk), Rashid Khan, David Wiese, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi (c), Zaman Khan
The Weather is set to be clear for the Peshawar Zalmi Vs Lahore Qalandars fixture, and there is no rain in the forecast. Dew can play a role in the game, but it is an uncertain factor.
The surface has helped both batters and bowlers, but there is a little more assistance to sides with the bat.
At 40 years of age, Shoaib Malik is still finishing games and is showing no signs of slowing down with the bat. He finished well in the previous fixture and is in very good form with the bat. With immense experience behind him, Shoaib Malik is enjoying his days in the tournament, and more finishes from him are expected.
Fakhar Zaman put up the first century in the season and is in explosive form. He is scoring runs with ease and making a huge impact as an opener. He is a top opener in Pakistan and can be expected to provide some quick runs early in the innings. In case Zaman manages to bat through the early stages it is clear that he will make a huge impact on his team.
Both sides don’t have any injury concerns and are likely to go without any changes into the next game.
Going by Zaman’s form and ability, Qalandars have the edge to get a strong win against Zalmi. The momentum is with them, but Zalmi is not too far behind as the likes of Shoaib Malik are also in strong form. Despite Malik’s form. Zaman and his side hold the edge in the game.