PES vs ISL Match Prediction – Who will win today’s PSL match between Peshawar vs Islamabad?

Peshawar lost to Multan in the Qualifier, while Islamabad defeated Quetta in Eliminator 1.

By Koustav Sengupta

Published – 16 Mar 2024, 10:15 IST | Updated – 16 Mar 2024, 10:29 IST

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Following a sensational win over Quetta Gladiators in Eliminator 1, Islamabad United have qualified for Eliminator 2 and are just one step away from making it to the finals. On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi lost their last match against Multan Sultans in Qualifier 1 but would be hoping to bounce back to make it to the summit clash.

Notably, Martin Guptill played a brilliant knock for Islamabad United in the last match as they posted 174 runs on the board in the first innings. He has the experience of playing knockout matches, which will help the team massively in Eliminator 2. However, amid all the positives after a win, the team management would be concerned about their middle order, which failed to step up in the last match. All last six players scored in single digits, which is not a good sign. However, when it came to bowling, Imad Wasim stole the show.

Batting is also a concern for Peshawar, who made just 146 runs in Qualifier 1 against Multan. Skipper Babar Azam scored 46 runs, while Tom Kohler-Cadmore made 24 runs off 24 deliveries. Hence, there’s a lot of room for improvement at the moment. However, a break should help them recover well with concrete focus.

Match Details

Match Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United, PSL 2024
Venue National Bank Cricket Arena, Karachi
Date & Time Saturday, March 16, 9:30 PM (IST)
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details Fancode App and Website

Pitch Report

It’s a good surface to bat on but there’s something for the spinners as well. The powerplay will be important for both teams. Meanwhile, given the conditions, bowling first will be ideal. 

Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played 23
Islamabad United won 11
Peshawar Zalmi Won 12

Probable Playing XIs

Peshawar Zalmi

Saim Ayub, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris (wk), Haseebullah Khan, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rovman Powell, Paul Walter, Aamer Jamal, Luke Wood, Mehran Mumtaz, Salman Irshad

Islamabad United:

Alex Hales, Martin Guptill, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (wk), Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Hunain Shah, Obed McCoy

Probable Best Batter of the match

Former Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is in remarkable form at the moment. In 10 matches so far, the 29-year-old has scored 554 runs at a strike rate of 144.29 and with that, he is currently the top-scorer of PSL 2024. He would like to continue in a similar manner and help his team qualify for the PSL final.

Probable Best Bowler of the match

Islamabad United’s Naseem Shah picked up 12 wickets in nine matches so far. He looked to be in good form and picked up two wickets in the last match against Quetta Gladiators and against Peshawar, he can once again look threatening.

Today’s Match Prediction: Peshawar Zalmi to win the match

Scenario – 1

Peshawar Zalmi win the toss and bowl
PP score – 35-45
ISL – 150-170
Peshawar Zalmi win the match

Scenario – 2

Islamabad United win the toss and bowl
PP score – 35-45
PES – 165-185
Peshawar Zalmi win the match

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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