PSL 2019, Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi: Preview, Team News, Key Players & Predicted Playing XI
Quetta Gladiators will take on Peshawar Zalmi at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the third fixture of PSL 2019. Sarfraz Ahmed will lead the Quetta Gladiators while Darren Sammy is in-charge of Peshawar Zalmi. Both the teams would be hoping to start their campaign on a winning note in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League. The stage is set for another epic encounter between two quality sides.
Quetta Gladiators would be aiming to avenge their defeat in last year’s Eliminator, in which they were knocked out by the Zalmis by just one run. The Gladiators have a well-balanced squad this time around with some exciting talents. They have managed to grab some premium all-rounders in the form of Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson & Sunil Narine in their ranks.
The bowling attack will be led by Sohail Tanvir, Harry Gurney, and Fawad Ahmed while their batting department is also solid with the likes of Dwayne Smith, Sarfraz Ahmed, Rilee Rossouw, and Sarfraz Ahmed.
Peshawar Zalmi were the runner-ups in the last edition of the Pakistan Super League. They would be looking to clinch their second title in this season under the leadership of two-time T20 World Cup-winning skipper Darren Sammy.
Peshawar Zalmi will rely heavily on the top order batsmen -- Imam-ul-Haq and Kamran Akmal as their middle order seem a bit fragile. They lack explosive firepower in their batting line-up. Kieron Pollard, Liam Dawson, and Darren Sammy will be the floaters in the slog overs. Peshawar Zalmi will be the dark horses in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League.
Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
League: Pakistan Super League
Live Telecast: D Sport
Online Streaming: Cricketgateway (Website, App)
Head to Head (last edition)
Total – 03
Quetta Gladiators- 01
Peshawar Zalmi- 02
- Dwayne Bravo is currently playing in Big Bash League for Melbourne Stars so he will not feature in this match.
- Sunil Narine is out due to his finger injury and Max Waller will replace him.
- Imam-ul-Haq will make his debut for Peshawar Zalmi.
- Andre Fletcher, Kieron Pollard have joined the squad in Dubai.
Sarfraz Ahmed (w/c), Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Asghar, Shane Watson, Rilee Rossouw, Dwayne Smith, Sohail Tanvir, Anwar Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Irfan Jnr, Max Waller, Ghulam Mudassar, Mohammad Hasnain, Ahsan Ali, Saud Shakeel, Danish Aziz, Azam Khan, Jalat Khan
Darren Sammy (c), Kamran Akmal (w), Imam-ul-Haq, Misbah-ul-Haq, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Kieron Pollard, Dawid Malan, Liam Dawson, Andre Fletcher, Chris Jordan, Sameen Gul, Umar Amin, Wayne Madsen, Sohaib Maqsood, Khalid Usman, Umaid Asif, Nabi Gul, Jamal Anwar, Samiullah, Ibtisam Sheikh
- Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c)
- Ahmed Shehzad
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Daren Sammy(c)
- Wahab Riaz
Probable Playing XI
Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran Akmal, Andre Fletcher, Dawid Malan, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Maqsood, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz (Doubtful: I Sheikh, W Salamkheil)
Quetta Gladiators: Sarfraz Ahmed, Shane Watson, Rilee Rossouw, Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Dwayne Smith, Mohammad Nawaz, Sohail Tanvir, Fawad Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan Jr.