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

Imam ul Haq has been in good form

Islamabad United have a good head to head record against Peshawar Zalmi and have beaten them six times out of the nine matches that the two teams have played against each other.

The last time both teams met, Islamabad United won the match by 12 runs. United have been successful in ending on the right side of the line in all of their last three matches against Peshawar Zalmi.

Peshawar Zalmi would miss the services of Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan who have left the team to join the England team currently touring the West Indies. Lendl Simmons and Tymal Mills have been added to the squad in their place.

Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal and Kieron Pollard are the leading batsmen for Zalmi. Imam has scored the maximum runs for the team till now. Pollard scored a 22-ball 51 in the reverse encounter.

Among the bowlers, Hasan Ali is the undisputed star and will take the new ball along with Sameen Gul. Wahab Riaz is another bowler to look out for.

Islamabad United have added wicketkeeper-batsman Chadwick Walton to their squad as a replacement for the injured Ian Bell. Luke Ronchi has picked up from where he left in the last season and is the leading run-scorer of the side with over 200 runs. Asif Ali is also coming off a 38-ball 70 against Karachi Kings and is in good touch.

In the bowling department, Faheem Ashraf, Rumman Raees and Shadab Khan would pose tough questions to the United batsmen.

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


Peshawar Zalmi- Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal (wk), Lendl Simmons, Liam Dawson, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy (c), Wahab Riaz, Umar Amin, Hasan Ali, Umaid Asif, Sameen Gul

Islamabad United- Luke Ronchi (wk), Cameron Delport, Philip Salt, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan (c), Faheem Ashraf, Amad Butt, Samit Patel, Rumman Raees, Muhammad Musa


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), Hasan Ali (Peshawar Zalmi)

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

Team Scores Batting First – Islamabad United 160+, Peshawar Zalmi 150+

*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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