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PSL 9: Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators

PSL 9: Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators

Peshawar Zalmi is set to face Quetta Gladiators in the second match of the ninth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Qaddafi Stadium Lahore today.

The PSL is renowned for its high-scoring matches, and this fixture is anticipated to be no different, with experts expecting both teams to surpass the 200-run mark. Both teams have strong batting lineups, and the conditions seem favorable for an exciting encounter.

Read more: PSL 9: Islamabad United Defeats Lahore Qalandars in Opening Match

Peshawar Zalmi, led by Babar Azam, finished just two points behind Multan Sultans in the previous season’s group stage. They are eager to secure the title for the first time since 2017 and are looking for a winning start in the current season.

On the other hand, Quetta Gladiators, despite a lackluster performance in the previous PSL, possess a robust squad under the leadership of the new captain, Rilee Rossouw. They aim to reach the playoffs this season.

In their 21 encounters, Quetta Gladiators have won nine matches, while Peshawar Zalmi has emerged victorious in 12. The pitch is expected to provide a glossy surface with consistent bounce and decent pace, offering batsmen a reliable platform to showcase their skills. Both teams are likely to target scores exceeding 200 runs to enhance their chances of victory.

The playing XIs for the match are as follows:

*Peshawar Zalmi:*
– Babar Azam (c)
– Saim Ayub
– Tom Kohler-Cadmore (wk)
– Mohammad Haris
– Rovman Powell
– Asif Ali
– Haseebullah Khan
– Mehran Mumtaz
– Aamer Jamal
– Salman Irshad
– Waqar Salamkheil

*Quetta Gladiators:*
– Jason Roy
– Khawaja Nafay
– Rilee Rossouw (c)
– Saud Shakeel
– Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk)
– Sherfane Rutherford
– Mohammad Wasim
– Mohammad Hasnain
– Abrar Ahmed
– Usman Qadir
– Mohammad Amir