ISL vs PES Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Dream11 Team and Injury Update of Pakistan Super League match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi.
The top two teams on the points table are set to square off against each other in the first match of Thursday’s doubleheader. Islamabad and Peshawar have played a match earlier in the Karachi leg, in which Peshawar won the match by 6 wickets.
The 26th match of the Pakistan Super League T20 tournament will be played on Thursday, 17th of June at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Ground, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM IST and the live score and commentary can be seen on FanCode and the CricketAddictor website.
Islamabad United are currently at the top with 6 wins in 8 matches, they still have 2 matches left and are most likely to finish in the top 2 even if they lose both of their matches. They last played against Karachi Kings in which they chased down a score of 191 runs with Colin Munro scoring 88 runs in the chase.
Peshawar, on the other hand, sit at the 2nd spot with 5 wins in 9 matches, they also won the match against the same opponents when they met last time in the Karachi leg, their last game was against Karachi Kings in which they won by 6 wickets. This will be their last match in the league phase.
The weather report expects a warm evening with a clear sky, the temperature is expected to hover around 33°C and since this is an evening match so dew will not be a factor in the first innings.
The pitches at Zayed Abu Dhabi has been pretty unpredictable, in one match it produces 190 runs and on the same pitch teams have struggled to score 110 as well. So read the pitch report from the experts just before the game to analyse better.
60% of the matches have been won by the chasing side here in recent 5 matches.
(Will be added when there is an update)
Islamabad United: Usman Khawaja, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Akif Javed, Rohail Nazir, Hasan Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr
Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam ul Haq, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Jonathan Wells, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz, Fabian Allen, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Irfan, Rovman Powell
Colin Munro has 195 runs in 4 innings with an average of 96 in this tournament so far, he played a match-winning knock of 88 runs in his last match against Karachi.
Iftikhar Ahmed has been bowling 2 overs regularly and is also batting at number 4. He scored 71 runs in his last match.
Hasan Ali has 11 wickets in 7 innings in this tournament, he is going with an average of 15. He can also contribute with the bat as well.
Wahab Riaz is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 14 wickets in 8 innings, he has also been productive with the bat whenever he got his chances.
Captain – Colin Munro, Iftikhar Ahmed
Vice-Captain – Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz
Keeper – Kamran Akmal
Batsmen – Shoaib Malik, Colin Munro (C), Asif Ali
All-rounders – Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed
Bowlers – Wahab Riaz (VC), Mohammad Wasim, Mohammad Irfan, Hasan Ali
Keeper – Kamran Akmal
Batsmen – Sherfane Rutherford, Shoaib Malik, Colin Munro, Asif Ali
All-rounders – Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed (C)
Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Wasim, Hasan Ali (VC)
Both the teams are equally balanced, pick a 5-6 combination favouring Islamabad United, all-rounders will be handier than the top-order batsmen and bowlers on this venue.
Islamabad United are our favourites to win the match, they are ranked higher and also they have the head to head advantage over Peshawar.
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