Match 22 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 sees Peshawar Zalmi take on Quetta Gladiators at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Peshawar Zalmi have won three games out of seven so far. They have six points to their name. They faced Karachi Kings in their previous encounter and defeated them comprehensively.
After being asked to bat first, the Zalmi batters did well as they posted 193 in their 20 overs. What followed was an impressive performance from their bowlers as they restricted the Kings to 138 to win the game by 55 runs.Quetta Gladiators have also won three games out of seven. They have six points under their belt and sit above Zalmi, thanks to a superior net run rate. They lost to Lahore Qalandars in their previous game.
The Gladiators only managed to score 141 in their 20 overs after being put in to bat by the Qalandars, losing seven wickets in the process.
The bowlers then struggled to pick up wickets as the Qalandars chased down the total in the 18th over to win the game by eight wickets.Ahsan Ali is the top run-scorer for Quetta Gladiators with 211 runs at a strike rate of 147. He has struck 28 fours and 5 sixes. WCF Smeed has also made 130 runs at a strike rate of 127.
Naseem Shah has been the best bowler for Quetta Gladiators and has picked up 8 wickets while bowling at an average of 26 and an economy rate of 8.29.
Lahore Qalandars are placed at the 2nd spot in the Pakistan Super League 2022 points table with 4 wins and 2 losses from their 6 matches of the league. The team has 8 points.
Fakhar Zaman is the top run-scorer for Lahore Qalandars with 416 runs at a strike rate of 171. He has struck 41 fours and 15 sixes. Abdullah Shafique has also made 153 runs at a strike rate of 133.
Shaheen Shah Afridi has been the best bowler for Lahore Qalandars and has picked up 9 wickets while bowling at an average of 20 and an economy rate of 7.50.
PESHAWAR ZALMI VS QUETTA GLADIATORS MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators, Match 22, Pakistan Super League 2022
Date and Time: February 15, 2022, Tuesday, 08:00 PM IST
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
PESHAWAR ZALMI VS QUETTA GLADIATORS PITCH REPORT
The pitch at Gaddafi Stadium is a good one for batting. The bowlers go on a journey on missing their mark as the batters can hit through the line throughout their innings.
Fans can expect a high-scoring game at this venue.
PESHAWAR ZALMI VS QUETTA GLADIATORS WEATHER FORECAST
Clear skies will greet both sides on Tuesday. The temperature in Lahore is expected to range between 9 and 23 degrees Celsius.
PESHAWAR ZALMI VS QUETTA GLADIATORS PROBABLE XI
Contributions from Hazratullah Zazai (52) and Mohammad Haris (49) at the top of the order helped them post 193 on the board. Salman Irshad and Wahab Riaz picked up two wickets apiece as they defended the total successfully.
Iftikhar Ahmed scored 52 but lacked support from the other batters as they only managed to score 141 in their 20 overs. The bowlers tried hard but only managed to pick up two wickets as they failed to defend the total.
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
PROBABLE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH: MOHAMMAD HARIS
Mohammad Haris came into the Peshawar Zalmi side in the last game replacing veteran wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and he immediately broke the shackles with a blazing 49 off 27 balls. The 20-year-old hit three fours and four sixes in his quickfire innings and got his side to an excellent start to put up a big score on the board. He will be looking to continue the good form into this game as well.
PROBABLE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH: SALMAN IRSHAD
Salman Irshad picked up two wickets for just 24 runs in his four-over spell in the previous game and he has been consistently among the wickets column for the side. Irshad is the highest wicket-taker so far in the season for the Peshawar Zalmi with seven wickets to his name and he would be looking to add a few more in this game as well.
PESHAWAR ZALMI VS QUETTA GLADIATORS MATCH PREDICTION
Peshawar Zalmi are coming off a win in their previous fixture whereas the Gladiators suffered a heavy loss in their last game. Both sides are placed in the bottom half of the table and need to turn the tables quickly.
Peshawar Zalmi have the winning momentum behind them and expect them to carry it forward by beating the Quetta Gladiators on Tuesday.
Prediction: Peshawar Zalmi to win this encounter.