2021 Pakistan Super League – Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators taking place? Friday 26th February, 2021 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators taking place? National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan

Where can I get tickets for Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators? Visit this website for the latest ticket information

What channel is Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators on? This match will be televised live in the UK on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via the Sky Go app

THE TEAM NEWS

PESHAWAR ZALMI

  • Peshawar Zalmi have had a mixed start to their PSL 6 campaign with an opening defeat against the Qalandars but they did bounce back last time out against the Multan Sultans in a high-scoring shootout which saw them successfully chase down 194.
  • Their batting was their standout feature in that game with Tom Kohler-Cadmore coming into the side and impressing with 53 from 32 balls, but all of their top six batsmen made important contributions in the outstanding run chase.
  • While their bowling attack struggled, it would be somewhat harsh if any of those dropped out of the team after a game where both sides’ bowling units found it tough on a batting-friendly track so there is a good chance they go unchanged here.

QUETTA GLADIATORS

  • It has been a difficult start to PSL 6 so far for the Quetta Gladiators as they have come unstuck against the Karachi Kings and the Lahore Qalandars and they will have to improve in all facets of the game here.
  • After the batting failed dismally against the Kings, there were signs of improvement last time out as they posted 178/6 batting first but Tom Banton failed once again and the young English opener is under major pressure now while there are other issues with their game.
  • Chris Gayle did hit a half century but was dropped twice while their bowlers have only taken four wickets across the two games so they need a major improvement and it would be no surprise to see Dale Steyn and Faf du Plessis come into the side now their quarantine has ended.

THE PREDICTION

The Quetta Gladiators have had a torrid start to the tournament so far and while there have been some glimpses of quality, those have been few and far between. That does not bode well when facing a Peshawar Zalmi side that was impressive in victory last time out and had so many players making contributions. While the Gladiators will make changes and bring Steyn and Du Plessis in which will lift them, it may not completely resolve all of their issues. Peshawar look the more solid play here and they can compound Quetta’s miseries by beating them.

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