Quetta Gladiators Vs Peshawar Zalmi is the second fixture in the Pakistan Super League. The Quetta Gladiators had a tough season last year, and will be looking to start strong, and put a poor season behind them. Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed continues at the top. Peshawar Zalmi come into the tournament with a strong set of all-rounders, an important asset in T20 Cricket now. They had some issues coming into the tournament with Kamran Akmal’s salary, but now that it has been sorted Zalmi is all set to begin with a strong line-up.
Match: Quetta Gladiators Vs Peshawar Zalmi
Date: January 28th, 2022
Time: 19:30 PM IST.
The Quetta Gladiators Vs Peshawar Zalmi match-up is unlikely to be disturbed by weather. There is no rain in the forecast, and a moderate to cool night is expected.
The surface is fresh with just one match played at Karachi, allowing some support for batters while also helping bowlers who can extract bounce. Dew will play a factor in helping sides chase.
Daniel Lawrence, Ben Duckett, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Shimron Hetmyer, James Faulkner, Mohammad Nawaz, Sohail Tanvir, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain
Kamran Akmal (wk), Haider Ali, Hazratullah Zazai, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Sherfane Rutherford, Usman Qadir, Sohail Khan, Sameen Gul, Mohammad Umar
Kamran Akmal hit controversy early in the tournament when is contract came into an issue. The problem has been sorted and Akmal is now back in the side, as an opener. His experience will come in handy, and Akmal will be excited to get out on the field.
Sarfraz Ahmed has been in and out of the Pakistan team after a long stint in the side. His form and fitness were previously in question, but that has been sorted and Sarfaraz Khan will rely on himself heavily to turn his sides fortunes around during the ongoing Pakistan Super League season.
Both sides have players out due to international commitments. Shahid Afridi in his last season is also out of the game as he tested positive for Covid-19. Both teams have a smaller roster to select from, but the quality is still there to help sides bring out a good line-up
The Quetta Gladiators are missing some explosive players like Shahid Afridi, while Shimron Hetmyer’s status is also uncertain. Given their performance last season, Gladiators will be going against the odd to win this game, and Zalmi has an advantage.