Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions PSL- Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United
Quetta Gladiators are sitting at the top of the points table with six wins from eight matches and are almost a certainty for the playoffs.
Islamabad United, on the other hand, have also been decent and have won four out of their eight matches. Islamabad United have won two and lost three out of the last five completed matches against Quetta Gladiators. In the last match that both teams met, the Gladiators had an upper hand and chased down the 158-run target set by Islamabad United easily and won by seven wickets.
Shane Watson and Ahsan Ali are expected to open the batting for Quetta Gladiators (although after yesterday's 91*, Watson may be rested) while Rilee Rossouw and Umar Akmal will follow at three and four respectively. They bat quite deep as Sarfaraz Ahmed comes out to bat at No 6, his preferred position.
Sohail Tanvir has been the leading bowler for the side and is showing no signs of slowing down. Mohammad Nawaz and Fawad Ahmed provide them with solid spin options.
Just like the last season, Luke Ronchi is the leading run-scorer for the team and has been performing quite well at the top of the order. Pakistan internationals Hussain Talat and Asif Ali provide a lot of solidity to the team in the middle order while all-rounder Shadab Khan does the balancing act.
However, the team would expect a bit more from Shadab's bowling as many would believe that he has underperformed in this season till now. Faheem Ashraf is another all-round option that the team has at its disposal.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
Quetta Gladiators- Shane Watson, Ahsan Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Umar Akmal, Anwar Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Sohail Tanvir, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain, Harry Gurney
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? – Quetta Gladiators
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United), Umar Akmal (Quetta Gladiators)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shadab Khan (Islamabad United), Sohail Tanvir (Quetta Gladiators)
Most Sixes – Asif Ali (Islamabad United), Umar Akmal (Quetta Gladiators)
Team Scores Batting First – Islamabad United 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.
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