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Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction PSL- Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi

Luke Ronchi
Luke Ronchi
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Defending champions Islamabad United met Peshawar Zalmi in the last year's PSL final when they came out victorious courtesy of a quick half-century from skipper Luke Ronchi.

However, after winning the first match of the tournament, Islamabad United have suffered back to back defeats and would like to come back to winning form. Peshawar Zalmi were defeated by Quetta Gladiators in the first match but then beat Lahore Qalandars convincingly. 

Islamabad United included Wayne Parnell and Rumman Raees in the last match and both are expected to retain their place. Surprisingly, Parnell ended as the highest run-scorer for the team in the last match, smashing 45 runs from just 20 balls lower down the order.

Their best bet with the bat would be skipper Luke Ronchi who has looked good in the first three matches. Asif Ali has made two 30+ scores while Hussain Talat has been the most consistent. Faheem Ashraf has also proven this all-round credentials with contributions with both bat and ball.

Peshawar Zalmi gave Wayne Madsen, Imam-ul-Haq and Umar Amin a look in and have received rich dividends. The team has pushed the likes of Andre Fletcher, Misbah-ul-Haq and Sohaib Maqsood lower down the order.

Among the bowlers, Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali are the leading men. Riaz was the second- highest wicket-taker in the PSL last year and is also coming off a great Bangladesh Premier League. Hasan Ali showed his class with a four-wicket haul against Lahore Qalandars to dismiss them for just 78 and looks hungry for more.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

Islamabad United- Luke Ronchi, Rizwan Hussain, Cameron Delport, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Wayne Parnell, Faheem Ashraf, Samit Patel, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees

Peshawar Zalmi- Kamran Akmal, Umar Amin, Misbah Ul Haq, Wayne Madsen, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Liam Dawson, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Umaid Asif, Ibtisam Sheikh


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Islamabad United

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United), Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shadab Khan (Islamabad United), Wahab Riaz (Peshawar Zalmi)

Most Sixes – Asif Ali (Islamabad United), Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi)

Team Scores Batting First – Islamabad United 160+, Peshawar Zalmi 145+

*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.

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