Quetta Gladiators will take on Peshawar Zalmi in the first match of the Pakistan Super League at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 7th February. Here’re the latest Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi betting tips in this PSL encounter.
These two sides have started their run in the tournament on a brilliant note. However, Quetta Gladiators have a far more superior net run rate, owing to which they are sitting at the second place, while the lads representing Peshawar are placed third.
Both the teams defeated Islamabad United in their maiden match to open their points tally. Quetta Gladiators, who featured in the inaugural match of the Pakistan Super League, won the toss and chose to field. Owing to their exceptional bowling, they got themselves an easy target to chase. Mohammad Nawaz took four wickets in his spell, owing to which they had to chase a mere 129 runs to win.
They achieved this target in a remarkable fashion by the end of the 16th over, losing just two wickets. Luke Wright was their star in the batting line-up, who scored a sensational 86 runs with 11 fours and four sixes. In addition to this, Nawaz did a small cameo toward the second half of the innings, scoring 22 off 22 deliveries.
On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi batted first and managed to put up 145 runs on the board. Apart from Tamim Iqbal, who scored 51 runs, all the other players in the order failed to shine.
However, they compensated for this through their bowling, where Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Asghar took three wickets each, while the Australian specialist Shaun Tait took two. With the help of these bowlers, Peshawar Zalmi won by 24 runs.
Comparing the two sides, Quetta Gladiators have got a fairly superior batting squad. If Kumar Sangakkara and Kevin Pietersen click, then Peshawar Zalmi have to worry about a big target. However, taking early wickets here could help them sail to yet another victory. Shahid Afridi has got immense experience as a captain and this could be the factor which could help Peshawar.
Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi betting tips:
Quetta Gladiators to win
The Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi PSL match will be played at 20:00 hours local time on 7th February.