PSL 5: 15th Match:Peshawar Zalmi, last year’s PSL finalists, has experienced a tumultuous run so far in the continuing edition of this T20 tournament. Placed fourth in the table, Daren Sammy and Co require a couple of successes to verify their berth at the top four and possibly even finish in the top two. After getting beyond the Lahore Qalandars at a rain-curtailed game, their match against the Islamabad United obtained abandoned.
The Kings, headed by Imad Wasim, have not had the best of times. They’re placed fifth at the table with four points out of five matches. On the other hand, the five-wicket success within the Islamabad United would maintain them in great stead.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch at Rawalpindi has become a belter of a strip so far in the championship. Bowlers are going to have another tough day since the batters are anticipated to make hay still another moment. The track will not change considerably throughout the whole period of the match, and therefore, chasing ought to be the way ahead. There are no odds of rainfall with the warmth mainly around the 26 degrees Celsius markers.
Babar Azam began the PSL using a sparkling 78 but has dropped a little bit of form ever since. Actually, at the previous game, he has run out without even confronting a delivery. Babar remains the Kings’ top run-scorer with 117 runs in a mean of 29.25. Alex Hales has 110 runs, hitting at an astonishing 141.02.
Imad Wasim has a few wickets to his title and 95 runs, such as a half-century. Chris Jordan went to get a couple of last time, but he stays to be their best wicket-taker. Umaid Asif and Mohammad Amir are reasonable.
Probable XI: Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan, Umer Khan, Umaid Asif, Babar Azam, Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Iftikhar Ahmed, Chadwick Walton (wk), Cameron Delport, Imad Wasim (C).
The Zalmi batting has mostly been around Kamran Akmal, who’s scored 173 runs in a mean of 43.25. The remaining batters at Liam Livingstone and Tom Banton also have to be a little more consistent.
Their bowlers are somewhat on the pricey side, though. One of the regular bowlers, Rahat Ali, has been very frugal with a market of 8.14. Wahab Riaz has five scalps and is their top wicket-taker. Lewis Gregory’s addition has augmented the Zalmi with no shred of doubt.
Probable XI: Mohammad Amir Khan, Kamran Akmal (wk), Rahat Ali, Tom Banton, Wahab Riaz, Haider Ali, Mohammad Mohsin, Liam Livingstone, Lewis Gregory, Daren Sammy (C), Hasan Ali,
Probable Top Performers
Tom Banton– Peshawar Zalmi–Babar Azam– Karachi Kings
TV: D Sport
Match Timings – 19:30 IST; 19:00 local; 14:00 GMT
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