PSL 2019 – Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi taking place? Friday 22nd February, 16:00

Where is Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi taking place? Sharjah Cricket Stadium

What is the expected weather for Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi? 23-25 with sunshine all day

What channel is Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi on? This match will be televised live on HUM Masala (Sky Channel 720)

Where can I stream Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi? This match can be streamed live on https://www.cricketgateway.com

Where can I get tickets for Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi? Ticket information for all PSL 2019 fixtures can be found on https://www.q-tickets.com/psl/eventlist.aspx

THE STATISTICS

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings:
Islamabad United W5, Peshawar Zalmi W3
Last meeting: Islamabad United beat Peshawar Zalmi by 3 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

ISLAMABAD UNITED

Coach: Dean Jones

Captain: Mohammad Sami

  • After winning their first match of this PSL campaign, the defending champions have stumbled and lost their next two matches against Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators so they are in desperate need of a win to recover some confidence and move up the ladder.

  • The core of the batting unit continues to struggle a little and that is not helping their cause but once against last time out, their lower order and depth came to the rescue to help them hit a competitive 157/8 as Parnell hit 41 coming in at number eight.

  • They brought Parnell in for Phil Salt last time out and he produced with the bat but they will now be hoping that their bowlers can step up as despite several internationals in their ranks, the likes of Shadab Khan have failed to impress so far though they may be unchanged here.

PESHAWAR ZALMI

Coach: Mohammad Akram

Captain: Darren Sammy

  • Despite losing their opening match to the in-form Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi have responded in emphatic fashion by producing two stunning performances with the ball to comfortably beat Lahore Qalandars and then Karachi Kings on Thursday.

  • Hasan Ali continued his stunning form with the ball, taking another three wickets against the Kings and with Chris Jordan eventually coming into the side, that augurs well as they possess one of the best bowling units in the tournament.

  • Wayne Madsen was disappointing once again as he was out for a duck to follow his five against the Qalandars so his position is under threat and it would be no surprise to see Andre Fletcher return to the starting line-up for this game.

THE PREDICTION

Based on form, it is difficult to see past Peshawar Zalmi right now who are playing some excellent cricket and their bowlers especially are flying. Islamabad United have stuttered after winning their opening game by losing their next two and despite some bright moments, they have failed to put together a complete performance yet. One feels that they will eventually but this will be a tough ask. The likes of Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz could well get through their top order early and that will put them under pressure yet again. Unless Peshawar are flat after the win on Thursday with a little fatigue, they have the edge here.