Who Will Win Islamabad vs Peshawar, PSL 2019 Eliminator 2?
Peshawar Zalmi lost to Quetta Gladiators in the Qualifier and they now have one last chance of making it to the final of the Pakistan Super League 2019. They will face Islamabad United in Eliminator 2 on March 15 at the National Stadium in Karachi. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 PM local time.
ISU vs PSZ , PSL 2019 Eliminator 2: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: PTV Sports, Geo Super, Hum TV, Willow TV, Gazi TV, SuperSport
Live Streaming: Bet365, Cricketgateway
ISU vs PSZ Toss Prediction
The venue has hosted six matches so far in this year's Pakistan Super League out of which four have been won by the side batting first. Toss, therefore, is going to play an important role here and whichever team wins it is more likely to bat first.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United Eliminator 2, Pakistan Super League 2019...
Islamabad United Team News & Playing 11
ISU Team News
Islamabad United made just the one change to their side for the Eliminator 1 match against Karachi Kings. Alex Hales played his fist game of the season as he replaced Philip Salt in the playing eleven. The England batsman made a vital contribution in that game and he will be retained for this upcoming Eliminator 2 match against Peshawar Zalmi. Islamabad don't have any injury concerns at the moment and we expect them to go into this game with an unchanged line-up.
ISU Key Players
Luke Ronchi, Cameron Delport and Asif Ali have been the most reliable batsmen for Islamabad United this PSL. These three batsmen together with Alex Hales are the big guns in this batting line-up. Delport has scored the most runs for the team while Hales looked in good touch in his knock of 41 in the Eliminator against Karachi Kings. Faheem Ashraf has been brilliant with the ball this season. The pacer is one of the tournament's leading wicket-taker with 21 wickets and he will pose the biggest threat to Peshawar Zalmi. Shadab Khan and Muhammad Musa who took a three-wicket haul in the last game are the others to watch out for in this bowling line-up.
ISU Recent Form
Islamabad United won five and lost as many matches out of the ten they had played in the league stage to finish third on the PSL 2019 points table. After facing back-to-back defeats against Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators, they have now won two consecutive matches against Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings respectively.
Islamabad United Predicted Playing 11
Luke Ronchi (wk), Cameron Delport, Alex Hales, Chadwick Walton, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Rumman Raees, Mohammad Sami (c), Muhammad Musa
Peshawar Zalmi Team News & Playing 11
PSZ Team News
Misbah-ul-Haq, who was rested for the final league-stage game against Karachi Kings, was back in action for the Qualifier against Quetta Gladiators. The veteran batsman replaced all-rounder Umar Amin in the playing eleven and he will most probably be retained for this upcoming Eliminator match against Islamabad United. Peshawar Zalmi, despite losing their last match to the Gladiators, are expected to come up with an unchanged line-up.
PSZ Key Players
Kamran Akmal and Imam-ul-Haq have hit two and three half-centuries respectively this PSL season and this opening pair could take Peshawar off to a flying start. Kieron Pollard also has a couple of fifties under his belt and he is having an impressive strike-rate of 183.20. The West Indian big-hitter looked dangerous in his knock of 44 in the Qualifier against Quetta Gladiators and the team will be expecting a few fireworks from him on Friday night. Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz have had a brilliant tournament and these two are the main threats in Peshawar's bowling line-up. The former is leading the wickets charts with 22 wickets which includes three four-fers while the latter has 15 to his name. Tymal Mills is another one to watch out for. The fast bowler has picked six wickets already in three games and that too an acceptable economy of 6.81.
PSZ Recent Form
Peshawar Zalmi topped the PSL 2019 standings with seven wins and three losses from their ten league matches. They have shown remarkable consistency this season and have repeatedly put up impressive performances with both bat and ball. They beat Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings in their last two league-stage fixtures before going down to Quetta Gladiators by 10 runs in the Qualifier. Peshawar would not have been too pleased with their bowling effort in the last game as they could not prevent Quetta from posting a big total.
Peshawar Zalmi Predicted Playing 11
Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Sohaib Maqsood, Misbah-ul-Haq, Liam Dawson, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy (c), Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Tymal Mills, Sameen Gul
Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi Team Form in Last Five Matches
ISU : L W W L W
PSZ : W W L L W
ISU vs PSZ Head to Head
Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United have played ten matches against each other in the Pakistan Super League with the latter leading the scoreline 6-4.
Islamabad United have won three of the last four matches that they have played against Peshawar Zalmi.
Peshawar Zalmi are favorites to win this Eliminator 2 match of the Pakistan Super League 2019 at odds of 1.76 on Betrally and 1.80 on both Betway and Bet365. Islamabad United are the underdogs for this game at 1.90 on Betway, 2 on Bet365 and 1.95 on Betrally.
Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi Prediction
Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United are two pretty evenly matched teams and there is not much to choose between them. The former, however, have the upper hand going into this game as they beat Islamabad in their most recent encounter against them. Peshawar also have a slightly better bowling attack with Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali looking in prime form which is one of the reasons why we are backing them to win this match and set up the title clash with Quetta Gladiators on Sunday.
Back Peshawar Zalmi to beat Islamabad United in the PSL 2019 Eliminator 2 at 1.76 with Betrally and 1.80 with both Betway and Bet365.