Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United 21st Match Prediction

Peshawar Zalmi Cricket Logo
Peshawar Zalmi
177/6 in 20.0
8.85
Islamabad United Cricket Logo
Islamabad United
176/10 in 20.0
8.80
Mar 01, 201911:30
Dubai International Cricket Stadium - Dubai, UAE
Finished
Peshawar Zalmi won by 4 wickets

Our Prediction

Islamabad United To Win the Match, 1.83
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  • With both batting and bowling doing well, the United appear to be better balanced as compared to the Zalmis
  • Asif Ali's stupendous knock will have given him a lot of confidence and he won't be easy to stop in the next fixture
  • Peshawar Zalmi appear to be a little too over-reliant on a couple of their players to do the bulk of the damage
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PZ
100.0%
IU
0.0%
  • Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2019
  • Date: Mar 01, 2019
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai, UAE
  • Time: 11:30
  • Weather: Patchy rain possible, 64% Humidity, 23.3℃

Key Stats

  • Toss: Peshawar Zalmi (Fielding)

Peshawar Zalmi

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
ADS Fletcher 21 21 1 2 100.00
Umar Amin 6 10 0 0 60.00
Kamran Akmal 19 12 1 2 158.33
Kieron Pollard 1 5 0 0 20.00
DJG Sammy 40 29 2 2 137.93
Liam Dawson 52 35 3 3 148.57
Imam-ul-Haq 15 10 1 1 150.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Faheem Ashraf 4.0 0 40 1 10.00
Zafar Gohar 4.0 0 30 2 7.50
Shadab Khan 4.0 0 21 2 5.25
Rumman Raees 4.0 0 41 0 10.25
Mohammad Sami 4.0 0 33 0 8.25

Islamabad United

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Asif Ali 23 13 1 2 176.92
Cameron Delport 71 55 8 1 129.09
Faheem Ashraf 9 5 1 0 180.00
Zafar Gohar 2 2 0 0 100.00
Shadab Khan 0 1 0 0 0.00
Chadwick Walton 22 14 2 1 157.14
Nasir Nawaz 3 5 0 0 60.00
Philip Salt 28 18 5 0 155.56
Luke Ronchi 9 5 2 0 180.00
Mohammad Sami 1 2 0 0 50.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Hasan Ali 4.0 0 24 2 6.00
Ibtisam Sheikh 3.0 0 30 2 10.00
Wahab Riaz 4.0 0 20 2 5.00
Kieron Pollard 3.0 0 32 0 10.67
Liam Dawson 2.0 0 25 0 12.50
Umaid Asif 4.0 0 40 1 10.00

About the Match

Considering the Sultans' recent run in the ongoing Pakistan Super League, it appears that a certain well-known Murphy's law took a special liking to the team comprised of veterans of the game. Murphy's law states that - Anything that can go wrong will go wrong and that is what happened with Multan Sultans in their recent-most encounter against Peshawar Zalmi. Peshawar Zalmi will be looking to repeat their result when they meet Islamabad United on 1st March at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Islamabad United, too, are coming off a superb win in their last game and with two in-form teams locking horns, a cracker of a contest is certainly on the cards.

Match Preview

Peshawar Zalmi

With an emphatic win over Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi raced to the top of the points table with four wins and just a couple of losses from their six games. Although they have the same number of points as Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United, they occupy the summit due to their vastly superior net run rate.

Chasing an above-par total of 173 on a decent batting wicket, Peshawar Zalmi got off to a slow but steady start. Amin played the role of a sheet-anchor to perfection which allowed Kieron Pollard to hammer away the Sultans' bowlers. Just when the things were looking a little out of reach for the Zalmis, Pollard smashed three back to back sixes in the eighteenth over and reduced the required equation to 13 of 12 legal deliveries. It was just a formality thereafter and Zalmis registered a win with four balls to spare.

Earlier with the ball, Peshawar Zalmi didn't really get off to the kind of start they were looking for. Sultans tonked all their bowlers around in the powerplay and raced to 65 for the loss of just one wicket. However the Zalmi bowlers pulled it back beautifully as they gave away just 107 runs in the last 14 overs. Kieron Pollard played a big role with the ball as well and even though he could not affect any dismissal, he kept things tight and conceded just 15 runs from his three overs.

Peshawar Zalmi Starting Lineup

ADS Fletcher , Imam-ul-Haq, Umar Amin, Kamran Akmal, LA Dawson, Kieron Pollard, DJG Sammy, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Umaid Asif, Ibtisam Sheikh.

Islamabad United

It's been a couple of days since Islamabad United last played a game where they defeated Karachi Kings in a closely-contested match. The final over finish placed Islamabad United at the top of the table which was later occupied by Peshawar Zalmi.

Chasing a total similar to what Peshawar Zalmi did a few hours ago, 169, Islamabad United held their nerve and got across with five wickets in hand and four balls in their bank. After a brilliant show by the bowlers, Asif Ali's 38-ball 70 set the stage on fire and was arguably the difference between the two sides. Asif Ali, who is usually known to throw his wicket away, was unusually calm at the crease as he smashed only one six in his 70-run knock. He was well-supported by Phil Salt in the middle-overs, but lack of support from other batsmen allowed the situation to deteriorate before Ali took matters under his own control.

Prior to that, Rumman Raees did spectacularly and played an instrumental role in restricting Karachi Kings to just 168 when at one stage they were well posted to get past 180. Raees picked up three wickets for 27 runs in his four overs. Shadab Khan and Amad Butt, too, bowled well in the middle overs and they both returned with the same figures of 4-0-27-1.

Islamabad United Starting Lineup

Luke Ronchi, CAK Walton, Nasir Nawaz, C Delport, Philip Salt, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Zafar Gohar, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees.

Our Prediction

With competition getting stiffer with every passing game evident by the increasing frequency of last-over finishes, both the sides will be desperate to get two more points. Both Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United are in similar kind of positions and a win here would not only strengthen their chances to get into the playoffs, but also take the winner closer to the advantageous finish in the final two. Luke Ronchi, Phil Salt, and Asif Ali did exceedingly well with the bat for the United and with bowling contributing evenly as well, Islamabad United are better placed to win the upcoming fixture.

Our Prediction

Islamabad United To Win the Match, 1.83
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Which team will win?

Peshawar Zalmi61.0% (305)
Islamabad United39.0% (195)
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Comments

Sanjay
Who win today match
2019-03-01 08:23:09
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Yasir
I thnk islambd will ta kle peshwr easily
2019-03-01 13:31:32
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