Islamabad United lock horns with Quetta Gladiators in the 10th match of the PSL 2022 on Thursday at National Stadium in Karachi. Islamabad United currently find itself at the number two position with 1 win in 2 matches. Despite losing the second game, they would be confident of winning the third match on Thursday.
Chasing a mammoth score of 217 runs in the last game, Islamabad United fell 20 runs short of the target. They were bowled out for 197 runs in the second innings. Alex Hales, Paul Sterling, and R Gurbaz got starts but couldn’t convert them into big scores.
All three players, however, are in pretty good touch and you expect them to bat well on Thursday. Shadab Khan played, arguably, his best knock in the last game as he scored 91 runs in just 42 balls, including 5 fours and 9 sixes. The team would be banking on the top four batsmen to do the bulk of the scoring.
The bowlers, however, went for plenty of runs in the last game. Hasan Ali, the leader of the pack, conceded 52 runs in four overs with one wicket to his name. Besides, the likes of Faheem Ashraf (0 for 47) and M Wasim Jr. (1 for 39) also failed to impress.
South African paceman, Merchant de Lange has had poor outings in both games and this is one big concern for the team. It will be interesting to see if they put faith in his abilities in the next game on Thursday.
On the other hand, Quetta Gladiators, too, are coming off a defeat at the hands of Multan Sultans. They currently have one victory in two games and, thus, find itself at number three on the table.
Quetta Gladiators bowled well in the first half of the first innings against Multan Sultans. They conceded only 174 runs and picked only 4 wickets. The likes of Naseem Shah (0 for 42) and S Tanvir (o for 36) had poor outings with the ball. Faulkner (1 for 22) and Hasnain (2 for 22) though were brilliant in the game.
It is fair to say that Quetta Gladiators need a lot of improvement as far as batting is concerned. The likes of Ahsan Ali, Will Smeed, and Sarfaraz Ahmed ought to exhibit a lot more consistency with the bat.
Their platinum picks, James Vince and Jason Roy have arrived in Pakistan but are unlikely to be available in the next game. In such circumstances, the aforementioned players need to step to the plate.
Quetta Gladiators managed to score 168 runs in the second innings against Multan Sultans. Ben Duckett (47 off 32) and Iftikhar Ahmed (30 off 13) played valuable knocks for the team. Perhaps, given the start Ben Duckett got with the bat, he should have converted it into a big score. Nevertheless, he will be the man to watch out for. ahead of the game on Thursday.
QUE vs ISL Today Match Prediction, PSL 2022- Who Will Win the Match Between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United, Pakistan Super League 2022, Match 10
Teams’ Head-to-Head Records:
|Stats||Matches||QUE Won||ISL Won||N/R|
|At National Cricket Stadium||2||1||1||–|
|In the last 5 matches||5||3||2||–|
Toss Prediction for Match 10
The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.
Predicted Scores for Match 10
|Team||1st batting||2nd batting|
|Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk)||3||37||12.3|
Who will score the most runs for Multan Sultans in the match: Ahsan Ali or Ben Duckett
Who will take the most wickets for Quetta Gladiators in the match: Naseem Shah or M Hasnain
Who will score the most runs for Islamabad United in the match: Paul Sterling or Alex Hales
|Mohammad Wasim Jr||2||1||–|
|Shadab Khan (c)||2||1||–|