Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators, PSL 2021
Peshawar Zalmi is looking for back-to-back wins at this early stage of the 2021 Pakistan Super League when they take on Quetta Gladiators. The match, at Karachi’s National Stadium, is scheduled for February 26 and will start at 20:00 local time.
Zalmi scored 197/4, with Tom Kohler-Cadmore hitting a half-century and Haider Ali smashing 24* from 8 balls, as they beat Multan Sultans in the last T20. It was the perfect response to their 4-wickets defeat to Lahore Qalandars, in which they only managed 140/6 from their 20 overs.
Quetta Gladiators are without a win so far, meanwhile. They were all out for 121 runs in their opening loss to Karachi Kings and could not defend 178/6 in a 9-wicket defeat to Lahore Qalandars. To make things worse, Chris Gayle who was the top scorer in each of those matches for Quetta is now on international duty.
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Live Scores: PZ vs QG Match 8, PSL 2021
The wicket is fast and that has made for some high scoring matches.
Quetta Gladiators have had to bat first twice so far, having twice lost the toss. They will choose to field first if they win the toss this time.
The weather is going to be hot and sunny in Karachi all day, making way for a warm and clear evening.
Peshawar Zalmi Team News & Playing 11
PZ Team News
Tom Kohler-Cadmore hit a half-century after replacing Ravi Bopara last time out. It was a bold decision after Bopara’s half-century in the opening loss, but it was a gamble that paid off for Zalmi who could now be unchanged for this game. Unlike Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman is still at the Pakistan Super League having been overlooked for Afghanistan’s test squad for the series against Zimbabwe.
PZ Key Players
- Shoaib Malik: Started with 26 from 24 balls and then hit 11* from his five balls last time out. They are starts, however, and his form in this tournament before shows what he can do when he then kicks on.
- Saqib Mahmood: The England international paceman has taken two wickets in each of the two matches so far.
- Tom Kohler-Cadmore: The English batsman stepped into the team and made an impact last time out as he hit 53 from 32 balls.
PZ Team Form
Peshawar Zalmi needed a win but earned exactly that last time out, ending their PSL losing streak. After failing to defend a lowly 140/6 in their first game, against Lahore Qalandars, they then hit 197/4 in a brilliant chase last time out. Tom Kohler-Cadmore scored a half-century.
Peshawar Zalmi Predicted Playing 11
Tom Banton, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Faf du Plessis, Saim Ayub, Azam Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Ben Cutting, Anwar Ali, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Zahid Mahmood.
Quetta Gladiators Team News & Playing 11
QG Team News
Chris Gayle has top-scored in both matches so far for Quetta, but his international call-up means the Gladiators will need to make changes at the top of the order. Faf du Plessis is Gayle’s replacement for PSL 2021 clash and he is completing the relevant isolation period.
QG Key Players
- Mohammad Nawaz: In good bowling form for Pakistan, he then showed some touch with the bat last time out as he hit 33* from 20 balls.
- Mohammad Hasnain: Took 2-18 in the opening game and, although expensive, was still one of the tidier Quetta bowlers last time out too.
- Sarfaraz Ahmed: The captain and wicket-keeper-batsman scored 40 from 33 balls last time out and he is a key batsman up the order – particularly now Gayle has gone.
QG Team Form
Quetta Gladiators have lost both games so far. They were bowled out for a dismal 121 as they lost to Karachi Kings in the first game. Things improved with the bat last time out, but their 178/6 in which Chris Gayle hit 68 runs but was still short as they lost to Lahore Qalandars by 9 wickets.
Quetta Gladiators Predicted Playing 11
Tom Banton, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Faf du Plessis, Saim Ayub, Azam Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Ben Cutting, Anwar Ali, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Zahid Mahmood
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Team Form in Last Five Matches
- PZ: W L L L L
- QG: L L W NR L
PZ vs QG Head to Head
Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi on four occasions on their way to the title in 2019 but it was a different story last season as Zalmi won both head-to-head meetings. The most recent meeting was reduced to 15 overs per side by rain, but Zalmi smashed 170/6 Shoaib Malik scoring 54 despite Mohammad Hasnain’s 4 wickets and Quetta could only manage 140/7 in reply.
PZ vs QG Head to Head Stats in T20
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Who will win Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Match?
Peshawar Zalmi is the favorite to win this game against the Quetta Gladiators.
- Peshawar Zalmi takes on winless Quetta Gladiators, as the former look to back up their high-scoring chase against Multan Sultans last time out.
- Zalmi hammered 197/4 in 19 overs to secure a six-wicket win against the Sultans, to put a 4 wicket loss to Lahore Qalandars behind them.
- Quetta Gladiators have lost two from two on the other hand, having been bowled out for 121 by Karachi Kings before failing to defend 178/6 in a 9 wicket loss to the Qalandars.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Top Team Batsmen
After his half-century last time out, Tom Kohler-Cadmore is among the favorites to be Peshawar Zalmi’s top team batsman. With Chris Gayle now left, replacement Faf du Plessis is favorite to be Quetta Gladiators top team batsman.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s stock has risen after stepping into the Peshawar Zalmi team to play a leading role in their excellent chase last time out. Imam-ul-Haq also found form at the top of the order, but Kohler-Cadmore is capable of explosive things. Shoaib Malik is an interesting outsider but he is further down the order.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Top Team Bowlers
Saqib Mahmood has started the tournament in wicket-taking form for Peshawar Zalmi and their top team bowler for three consecutive matches as a result. Mohammad Hasnain is a top wicket-taking option for Quetta Gladiators, who have shone in this fixture before.
Saqib Mahmood has taken two wickets in each of the first two matches, to finish as Peshawar Zalmi’s top team bowler both times. He is favorite to be Zalmi’s top team bowler for a third straight game as a result particularly after Wahab Riaz and Mujeeb Ur Rahman struggled last time out.
Mohammad Hasnain is the only option for Quetta to have really stood out so far and that is why he is the favorite to be their top team bowler.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Match Prediction
Peshawar Zalmi is the favorite to beat Quetta Gladiators, with the latter in poor form and now without their top batsman so far too.
PZ vs QG Dream11 Prediction
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Kamran Akmal
Tom Banton, Haider Ali, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Imam ul Haq
Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Nawaz
Saqib Mahmood, Mohammad Hasnain, Wahab Riaz
Captain – Vice Captain
Saqib Mahmood (C), Tom Kohler-Cadmore (VC)