The 19th Match of the PSL 2021 will be played today, between Quetta Gladiators & Peshawar Zalmi at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Peshawar Zalmi faced 10 runs defeat in the previous clash at the hands of Lahore Qalandars while chasing a huge target of 171 runs despite Shoaib Malik’s scintillating 73 runs knock off 48 balls. Sent to bat first, Qalandars were reduced to 25-4 but 81 runs match-saving knock between Tim David & Ben Dunk along James Faulkner’s late cameo of 22 runs off 7 balls helped Lahore Qalandars to post a massive total of 170/8 in 20 overs.
Coming to chase the target of 170 runs, Zalmi was soon reduced to 5-2 in the second over after Faulkner struck him twice & sent both the openers back to the pavilion. Shoaib Malik’s 73 runs & Miller’s 21 runs knock managed to bring the Peshwar’s back on track however, Rashid Khan’s maiden five-wicket haul ended all the hopes of Peshawar’s as they managed to score just 160/8 runs in the allotted 20 overs.
By winning three matches out of six, the Peshawar Zalmi is placed on the fourth spot in the Points table. They will try to bounce back against Quetta Gladiators in today’s clash. Gladiators are placed at the bottom of the Points table after winning just one match out of five matches they have played.
This will be the second match in the PSL 2021 when both the teams will face each other. In the previous fixture between Peshawar Zalmi & Quetta Gladiators, the Zalmi’s registered 3 wickets victory over the Gladiators after chasing a huge total of 199 runs. The Peshawar Zalmi will aim to repeat the scenarios in today’s clash against Quetta Gladiators on the grounds of Abu Dhabi.
Date: June 12, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 PM LOCAL/ 9:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The temperature in Abu Dhabi will be around 33 degrees Celsius. In the previous two matches, the teams who have batted first have emerged to be winners. The teams such as Multan Sultans and the Lahore Qalandars both scored a total of 170 runs & defended their totals successfully. Spinners have enjoyed dominance in Abu Dhabi stadium. As evident in the previous clash, star spinner Rashid Khan has palyed exceptionally well against the Peshawar Zalmi, by registering a five-wicket haul. So, it might happen that the team winning the toss will opt to bat first.
Probable Playing XI
Usman Khan, Faf du Plessis, Saim Ayub, Cameron Delport, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Azam Khan, Andre Russell, Jack Wildermuth, Mohammad Nawaz, Zahid Mahmood, Mohammad Hasnain
Kamran Akmal, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Wahab Riaz (C), Umaid Asif, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan
The Quetta Gladiators had a poor stint at the start of PSL 2021 in Pakistan. So now, they will look forward to changing their past record by registering a victory in today’s clash against Peshawar’s. Whereas, the Peshawar’s will try to compensate for their previous defeat by pouncing back. So you can expect an exhilarating contest between the two teams tonight on the grounds of Abu Dhabi.
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