Peshawar Zalmi. (Photo by ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 20th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 will be played between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.

The match will start at 2:00 PM local time (9:00 AM GMT) (2:30 PM IST). This match will be live on DSport in India.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Peshawar Zalmi is currently on the 3rd position in the league table with 7 points. They registered an amazing victory in the previous game against the defending champions Quetta Gladiators. In batting, they have Kamran Akmal, Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik, who will look to compile good runs with the bat.

Liam Livingstone also has the caliber to click with a good knock on his day. Meanwhile, in bowling, they have some big names like Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, who have done an impressive job with the ball and they will look to continue with the same.

Islamabad United are currently on the 2nd position as they have managed to register an emphatic win by 71 runs against Lahore Qalandars. They boast a strong batting line up that comprises of Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Colin Ingram. The trio is in red hot form as they have produced some decent knocks with the bat in the previous games. On the other hand, their bowling unit looks pretty on the mark that can dismantle any batting line up.

Weather Condition/Report

The chances of rain are quite high that might abandon the game on Saturday. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 17 to 22 km/hr whereas the temperature will deviate between 11 and 15 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch in Rawalpindi is expected to go in favor of the batsmen with bowlers expected to have very little to boast. The batsmen can take the charge against the bowlers from the start without any risk as the ball will not get many swing on this ground. So far, this ground has hosted a total of five games in which the side chasing ended up being the winners on the majority of the occasions. So, the team winning the toss will look to field first.

Average first innings score: 174 (Completed PSL 2020 games played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 0

Injury and Availability News

(Will be updated if there is any news) 

Probable Playing XIs

Peshawar Zalmi:

Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam-ul-Haq/Tom Banton, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Liam Livingstone, Lewis Gregory, Liam Dawson, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz (C), Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali

Bench – Liam Dawson, Imam-ul-Haq/Tom Banton, Adil Amin, Umar Amin, Aamir Ali, Darren Sammy

Islamabad United:

Luke Ronchi (wk), Colin Munro, Shadab Khan (C), Colin Ingram, Asif Ali, Rizwan Hussain, Hussain Talat, Zafar Gohar, Akif Javed, Dale Steyn, Rumman Raees

Bench –Amad Butt, Philip Salt, Faheem Ashraf, Muhammad Musa, Ahmed Safi Abdullah


Top Picks: 

Kamran Akmal and Luke Ronchi will be the hot favorite picks for any Dream11 Fantasy team. Colin Munro and Liam Livingstone will be the other vital players, who cannot be ignored while picking a fantasy team. Rumman Raees took a three-fer in the previous match for Islamabad United. So, he should be picked in the team for this game.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Kamran Akmal, Luke Ronchi, Liam Livingstone

Vice-Captain –Shoaib Malik, Lewis Gregory, Colin Munro

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kamran Akmal (VC), Luke Ronchi (C)

Batsmen – Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali

All-Rounders-  Shoaib Malik, Lewis Gregory

Bowlers- Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kamran Akmal, Luke Ronchi

Batsmen – Colin Ingram, Asif Ali, Liam Livingstone (C), Haider Ali

All-Rounders-  Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan (VC)

Bowlers- Wahab Riaz, Dale Steyn, Rahat Ali


Experts Advice

Shoaib Malik has been in brilliant form with the bat. He has scored two back to back fifties. So, leaving him from any fantasy side will not be a wise decision.

User Tips: The user can go with the team combination of two wicketkeepers, four batsmen, two all-rounders, and three bowlers.

Probable Winners

Peshawar Zalmi is expected to come out as winners.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.