Peshawar Zalmi Vs Islamabad United, 20th Match Prediction 2020| Who Will Win today Match | PES vs ISL | Pakistan Super League 2020
Date and Time: March 7th, 2:30 P.M IST
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Peshawar Zalmi is currently on the 3rd position in the league table with 7 points. They registered an amazing victory in the previous game against the defending champions Quetta Gladiators. In batting, they have Kamran Akmal, Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik, who will look to compile good runs with the bat.
Liam Livingstone also has the caliber to click with a good knock on his day. Meanwhile, in bowling, they have some big names like Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, who have done an impressive job with the ball and they will look to continue with the same.
Islamabad United are currently on the 2nd position as they have managed to register an emphatic win by 71 runs against Lahore Qalandars. They boast a strong batting line up that comprises of Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Colin Ingram. The trio is in red hot form as they have produced some decent knocks with the bat in the previous games. On the other hand, their bowling unit looks pretty on the mark that can dismantle any batting line up.
Pitch and Weather Conditions News:
The pitch in Rawalpindi is expected to go in favor of the batsmen with bowlers expected to have very little to boast. The batsmen can take the charge against the bowlers from the start without any risk as the ball will not get many swing on this ground. So far, this ground has hosted a total of five games in which the side chasing ended up being the winners on the majority of the occasions. So, the team winning the toss will look to field first.
The chances of rain are quite high that might abandon the game on Saturday. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 17 to 22 km/hr whereas the temperature will deviate between 11 and 15 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
Peshawar Zalmi Previews
The performance of Peshawar Zalmi had been average in this season of the Pakistan Super League. They had played a total of seven matches so far with three wins and the same losses. Their one match was washed out by the rain and they are holding the third position on the points table. They have left three matches and all matches are must-win for them. They won their previous match against Quetta Gladiators with a margin of 30 runs. That was a rain-affected match and was reduced to 15 overs per side. They lost the toss and were asked to bat first. Their batting order had an outstanding performance in that match. They scored 170 runs in their inning of 15 overs. Shoaib Malik was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side who scored 54 runs on 27 deliveries with the help of eight boundaries and one maximum six. Haider Ali also had a superb performance with the bat. He scored 39 runs on 24 balls. He smashed four boundaries and two huge sixes during his inning. Kamran Akmal scored 23 runs while Lewis Gregory remained not out after scoring 19 runs.
The bowling unit of Peshawar Zalmi also performed well in the previous match. They defended the target of 171 runs and leaked 140 runs in their 15 overs inning. Wahab Riaz was the most successful and highest wicket-taker from their side who picked three wickets in his three overs bowled out against 21 runs. Rahat Ali also performed well with the ball. He picked two wickets in his three overs bowled out while he was charged for 34 runs. Hasan Ali and Yasir Shah picked one wicket each in the previous match. Lewis Gregory was the only bowler who failed to get any wicket.
Islamabad United Previews
Islamabad United also had an average performance in this season of PSL T20. They had won three out of seven matches played so far. They had lost three matches while their one match was ended with no result. They are situated at the second position on the points table. They have seven points and their run rate is good. They won their previous match against Lahore Qalandars with a massive margin of 71 runs. They lost the toss and were asked to bat first. Their batting order had an outstanding performance in that match. They scored a total of 198 runs in their 20 overs inning. Almost all batsmen from their side put some runs on the board. Colin Munro was the highest run-scorer from their side who remained not out after scoring 87 runs on 59 deliveries with the help of eight boundaries and three maximum sixes. Luke Ronchi also bad an excellent performance with the bat. He scored 48 runs on 31 deliveries while he smashed six boundaries and one huge six. Colin Ingram scored 29 runs while Asif Ali remained not out after scoring 20 runs.
The bowling unit of Islamabad United also performed well in the previous match. They defended the target of 199 runs and sent the all team of Lahore Qalandars back to the pavilion on just 127 runs in 18.5 overs. Rumman Raees was the most successful bowler from their side who picked three wickets in his 3.5 overs bowled out against 29 runs. Zafar Gohar also picked three-wicket but he was charged for 31 runs in his four overs bowled out. The skipper, Shadab Khan picked two wickets in his four overs bowled out against just 21 runs. Dale Steyn and Akif Javed picked one wicket each in the previous match.
Average first innings score: 174 (Completed PSL 2020 games played at this venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 0
Probable Playing XIs
Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam-ul-Haq/Tom Banton, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Liam Livingstone, Lewis Gregory, Liam Dawson, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz (C), Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali
Bench – Liam Dawson, Imam-ul-Haq/Tom Banton, Adil Amin, Umar Amin, Aamir Ali, Darren Sammy
Luke Ronchi (wk), Colin Munro, Shadab Khan (C), Colin Ingram, Asif Ali, Rizwan Hussain, Hussain Talat, Zafar Gohar, Akif Javed, Dale Steyn, Rumman Raees
Bench –Amad Butt, Philip Salt, Faheem Ashraf, Muhammad Musa, Ahmed Safi Abdullah
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