Quetta Gladiators will be up against the Peshawar Zalmi in the 2nd match of the Pakistan Super League, 2022 at the National Stadium, Karachi.
Peshawar Zalmi are playing their first game of this season. In their last 5 games, Peshawar Zalmi have won 3 games and lost 2. Quetta Gladiators are also playing their first game of this season. In their last 5 games, Quetta Gladiators have won 1 games and lost 4.
Both teams last played against each other in the Match 19 of the Pakistan Super League, 2021 where Mohammad Nawaz scored the highest fantasy points for Quetta Gladiators with 52 match fantasy points while David Miller topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Peshawar Zalmi with 103 match fantasy points.
QUE vs PES Dream11 Team:
Ben Duckett, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik (c), Shimron Hetmyer (vc), Haider Ali, James Faulkner, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir, Sameen Gul
Probable Playing XIs for QUE vs PES:
Daniel Lawrence, Ben Duckett, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Shimron Hetmyer, James Faulkner, Mohammad Nawaz, Sohail Tanvir, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain
Kamran Akmal (wk), Haider Ali, Hazratullah Zazai, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Sherfane Rutherford, Usman Qadir, Sohail Khan, Sameen Gul, Mohammad Umar
- Quetta Gladiators were by far the lowest performing team in the 2021 PSL, winning just two matches across the entire competition and the pressure is on them to make a significant improvement in this campaign.
- All-rounder Shahid Afridi joined Quetta as part of a trade deal and his experience to add to that of bowler Sohail Tanvir and wicket-keeper Sarfaraz Ahmed will be important, as will the runs of Ben Duckett, whilst Somerset batter Will Smeed is expected to be given a chance to impress at the top of the order.
- Last year’s beaten finalists, Peshawar Zalmi under the command of new head coach James Foster, will have one simple goal in this year’s PSL, win the tournament for the second time in their history.
- Positive Covid-19 tests for both captain Wahab Riaz and batter Haider Ali is expected to rule them out of this encounter, whilst veteran Kamran Akmal has also tested positive alongside Arshad Iqbal.