PSL 10 - Quetta Gladiators - Peshawar Zalmi
Defending Champions Peshawar Zalmi walked into the 2018 tournament head held high and morales higher. After being defeated by debutants of the tournament, they fell hard. They bounced back in style and outclassed Islamabad United by 34 runs. They have still lost two out of three matches and must be worried today while facing Quetta Gladiators.
Quetta Gladiators are looking good, being second on the points table, with four points. They lost only to Karachi Kings. They have defeated Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United.
This match will be a tricky one. Both teams are fairly even except that the gladiators walk in with two wins as opposed the defending champion’s one. Peshawar has fallen short of all expectations and needs a mega-pick me up to move forward.
Team Quetta Gladiators.
The bowlers have contributed well so far and look to restrict the opponent to a low score on board. Kevin Pietersen looks to be in form and is able to take the team to the finishing line. He has company in M Nawaz and Asad Shafiq. Nawaz also took wickets along with Jofra Archer’s three-wicket haul. The team is strong and looking good. Add Shane Watson to the list and you have a winning combination.
Team Peshawar Zalmi
The team needs to work on their confidence. Their losses have taken them by surprise but their last victory against Islamabad United should be a good boost. The team is not short of talent, that’s for sure. Kamran Akmal. Tamim Iqbal. Dwayne Smith. M Hafeez. Umaid Asif has taken a four-wicket haul making him a match winner.
The batting department needs to stand up to the Gladiator’s bowling. Both seam and spin. That would be the key.
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