Peshawar Zalmi will face Quetta Gladiators in the first Eliminator match. Even though the defending champions have many ups and downs but still they earned a spot in play offs. The Eliminator match now shifts to Pakistan and Pakistan is going to host the first PSL match in this season. Match will be played at Pakistan and Gaddafi stadium will host this match. Exactly an year ago this was the place where these two teams met in PSL final match and in that match Peshawar Zalmi won. When these two teams met recently Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi.
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore – Pakistan
Excellent batting conditions are expected for the first period of play. The wicket might assist bowlers a little more later on.
Peshawar Zalmi Probable XI
Kamran Akmal (wk)
Riki Wessels / Fletcher
Quetta Gladiators probable XI
Asad Shafiq / Rameez Raja
Sarfraz Ahmed (c / wk)
Chris Green / Tom Kohler – Cadmore
Important News :
- Sammy and Fletcher are available for this match.
- Dawson and Wessels ‘s availability is not confirmed.
- Fletcher may come back into the team in place of Wessels.
- Star players Roy, Watson, Pietersen and Laughlin don’t want to travel Pakistan and they dropped.
- Green, Thisara Perera, Mahmudullah and Cadmore are added to squad and they all can this match.
- Many changes are expected from Quetta side.
- Dwayne Smith refused to play in Pakistan and he will not play. Tamim Iqbal will replace him.
Important Update :
West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith refused to play in Pakistan. Tamim Iqbal will replace him in this match. Dwayne Smith will not play.
- In wicket keeper section both Akmal and Sarfraz are good options. In last two matches Akmal was outstanding. You can select anyone.
- In batting section from Peshawar Zalmi Iqbal and Hafeez are safe and best picks.From Quetta Gladiators Rossouw, Mahmudullah are safe. Mahmudullah finished national duties and he performed well. Umar Amin is other good option. Try Cadmore in grand leagues.
- In all rounder section from Peshawar Zalmi Sammy is only looking safe. From Quetta Gladiators Thisara Perera and Nawaz are dafe and good options.
- In bowling section from Peshawar Zalmi Hasan ali, Wahab Riaz and Umaid Asif all three are good options. From Quetta Gladiators take one from Anwar or Rahat. Hasan Khan is other option.
Prediction : Peshawar Zalmi is looking strong when compared to Quetta. Quetta’s important players dropped and this is big blow for them. Backing Peshawar Zalmi, they are favourites.