The 4th match of the Pakistan Super League 2020 will be played between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi at the National Stadium in Karachi.
The match starts at 2:00 PM local time (9:00 AM GMT) (2:30 PM IST). This match will be live on DSport in India.
Peshawar Zalmi, the former PSL champions will be hopeful of gaining some momentum in the early stage of the tournament. Their side looks pretty up to the mark on papers with the perfect combination of youngsters and experienced players.
In batting, they have Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton, Liam Livingstone, who can any bowling attack on their good days. Even they are expected to do the same as they are in red hot form with the bat. Meanwhile, in bowling, they have Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz, who form one of the most experienced bowling pair in the fifth edition of PSL.
Quetta Gladiators got off to a great start as they registered an amazing win in their campaign opener against Islamabad United. Now, they would be eager to register their 2nd consecutive win in PSL 2020. They boast a strong batting line up that comprises of Shane Watson, Jason Roy and Ahmed Shehzad that can easily win the games for their side.
Even Watson ended as the leading run-scorer in the previous season of the league. However, they didn’t manage to click good knocks in the first game but they are expected to come out with some strong performances in the upcoming match. In bowling, Mohammad Hasnain, who grabbed a four-wicket haul against Islamabad United and Sohail Khan are going to be the strike bowlers for Gladiators with the spin department being handled by Fawad Ahmed going into the PSL 2020.
The weather forecast says that it is going to be a perfect Saturday with no chances of rain on the matchday. The wind is expected to be blowing at a rate of 17 to 18 km/hr whereas the temperature will hover between 18 and 32 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The batsmen are expected to have a great time batting at National Stadium where they can easily smack the bowlers all across the park on the flat wicket. The bowlers will certainly have to hit the right deck to grab wickets. Otherwise, they will have to pay heavily for a small mistake in their bowling length. The side winning the toss will look to bat first in order to take advantage of the bowling friendly conditions on this ground.
Average first innings score: 191 (T20Is games played at this venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3
Injury and Availability:
Naseem Shah will not be available for the next match.
Probable Playing XIs:
Shane Watson, Jason Roy, Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Azam Khan, Abdul Nasir/Ahsan Ali, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Sohail Khan, Fawad Ahmed
Bench – Tymal Mills, Abdul Nasir/Ahsan Ali, Anwar Ali, Keemo Paul, Aatish Ali, Zahid Mehmood, Naseem Shah, Khurram Manzoor
Kamran Akmal (wk), Tom Banton, Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Mohammad Mohsin, Liam Dawson, Darren Sammy (C), Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Wahab Riaz
Bench – Mohammad Mohsin, Hyder Ali, Amir Ali, Umar Amin, Adil Amin/Amir Khan, Carlos Brathwaite
Jason Roy and Azam Khan will be the hot-favourite pick. The latter mustered brilliant fifty in the first game for Gladiators. On the other hand, Jason Roy’s run-churning ability makes him a vital option for any fantasy team. Tom Banton and Liam Livingstone will be other important picks for the match between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United. Mohammad Hasnain took a four-wicket haul in the first game and he will be a perfect player to pick for any Dream11 Fantasy side.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain –Liam Livingston, Jason Roy, Azam Khan
Vice-Captain –Tom Banton, Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Azam Khan, Tom Banton
Batters – Liam Livingstone (VC), Shane Watson, Jason Roy (C), Ahmed Shehzad
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nawaz, Shoaib Malik
Bowlers – Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Mohsin
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton (C)
Batters – Liam Livingstone, Shane Watson (VC), Haider Ali, Ahmed Shehzad
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nawaz, Ben Cutting
Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Hasan Ali
In the first game, the track looked favourable for the batsmen and the same is expected in the upcoming game between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi. Hence, the users should go with more batsmen in their Dream11 Fantasy team.
User Tips: The user can opt for the combination of two wicketkeepers, four batsmen, two all-rounders and three bowlers.
Peshawar Zalmi are expected to win the match.