Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction PSL Final- Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi
Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi have faced each other thrice in this season of the Pakistan Super League and each time Quetta have won.
The last match played between the two teams was the qualifier. Peshawar Zalmi are coming off a win against Islamabad United to seal their final spot. Kamran Akmal smashed a 43-ball 74 while Chris Jordan claimed figures of 3-26 to score in excess of 200.
Shane Watson is the star batsman for Quetta Gladiators and notched up his fourth half-century in the playoff, scoring 71 from 43 balls. He now has 423 runs in this season of the PSL and is the highest scorer of the tournament. No other batsman has managed to cross 400 runs.
Ahmed Shehzad has also found form at the right time and has an average of over 40. Rilee Rossouw and Umar Akmal are the other match winners in the batting lineup.
Sohail Tanvir is their highest wicket-taker with 15 wickets. However, he has been a bit expensive in the last few matches. Mohammad Nawaz, Fawad Ahmed and Mohammad Hasnain are the other two leading bowlers.
Chris Jordan backed up his extremely successful T20I series against Windies with another match winning performance for Peshawar Zalmi. He will also get the support of Hasan Ali who is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament and has 25 wickets against his name. Wahab Riaz has also picked up 16 wickets. The inclusion of Tymal Mills makes their bowling increasingly strong. Kamran Akmal and Imam-ul-Haq are their top batters.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
Quetta Gladiators- Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Ahsan Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Dwayne Bravo, Mohammad Nawaz, Sohail Tanvir, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain
Peshawar Zalmi- Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Kieron Pollard, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Amin, Darren Sammy, Wahab Riaz, Chris Jordan, Hasan Ali, Tymal Mills, Nabi Gul
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Quetta Gladiators
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi), Shane Watson (Quetta Gladiators)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Chris Jordan (Peshawar Zalmi), Sohail Tanvir (Quetta Gladiators)
Most Sixes – Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi), Shane Watson (Quetta Gladiators)
Team Scores Batting First – Peshawar Zalmi 160+, Quetta Gladiators 170+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.