PSL 2021: Peshawar Zalmi will take on Quetta Gladiators in the 19th match of the PSL 2021 on Saturday. Both teams are coming off a defeat in their last game and thus would be keen to return to winning ways.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Match Preview
Peshawar Zalmi began their second leg campaign with a defeat at the hands of Lahore Qalandars. Batting first, Lahore Qalandars posted a competitive 170-run total in the first innings. Tim David and Ben Dunk produced a remarkable comeback after wickets fell earl. However, Rashid Khan then took a five-wicket haul to broke the back of Peshawar Zalmi. Shoaib Malik fought a lone battle as he scored a brilliant 73 off 48 balls. However, a lack of support from the other end led to a 10-run defeat in the end.
Ahead of the next game against the Gladiators, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali and David Millers will be the ones to watch out for. Peshawar Zalmi currently sits at fourth in the points table with 3 wins in 7 games.
On the other hand, Quetta Gladiators are rock bottom with a solitary win in 7 games. They need to a near-perfect run if they fancy a chance for playoffs. The Gladiators managed to score only 133 runs in the last game against Islamabad United.
Weatherald was the only player who looked in good touch, scoring 43 off 35 balls. Rest all the players failed to step up. Islamabad United, in reply, chased down the total in just 10 overs without losing a single wicket. The team would be hoping that the likes of Andre Rusell, Faf du Plessis and Sarfaraz Khan come good in the all-important game for them.
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