Peshawar Zalmi Team News & Playing 11
PSZ Team News
Chris Jordan flew out after starring for England to play a big part in Peshawar Zalmi's win in the final qualifier play-off - one of three changes as Umar Amin and Nabi Gul also stepped in for Sameen Gul and Misbah-ul-Haq. Neither Amin nor Gul batted or bowled but Zalmi could be unchanged after their big win.
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While it was the batsmen who starred in the win against Islamabad last time out, the strength of Zalmi's bowling attack should also not be under-stated.
Chris Jordan took 3-26 from his four overs, fresh from recording figures of 2-16, 4-6 and 0-14 in England's dominant T20 series win against West Indies.
Hasan Ali's 3-29 from four overs took him to 25 wickets for the tournament, meanwhile. Wahab Riaz is third in the wicket-taking list with 16 from 12 matches, while fit-again Tymal Mills has seven wickets in four games including an economical 1-21 from four overs when these teams last met.
On the batting side, meanwhile, Darren Sammy hit 46 from 21 balls against Quetta and an unbeaten 30 from 15 balls last time out. Kamran Akmal has hit 72, 3, 86, 22 and 74 in his last five innings, meanwhile - leading the way in Zalmi's win last time out. He has 336 runs in total, while Imam-ul-Haq has 338, including four half-centuries - the most recent of which was his 58 last time out.
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Kamran Akmal (74) and Imam-ul-Haq (58) shared a 135-run partnership in 12.2 overs as Zalmi posted 214/5 against Islamabad United last time out. Hasan Ali (3-29) and Chris Jordan (3-26) then took charge with the ball to seal a 48-run win.
Peshawar have won six of their last eight matches in total with their only two defeats coming against Quetta - finishing ten runs short of the Gladiators 186/6 in the play-offs after failing to defend 165/4 in their most recent league fixture.
In between, Zalmi restricted Lahore Qalandars to 124/7 and went on to claim a four-wicket win and then scored 203/7 in a 61-run win against Karachi Kings to seal top spot in the league - Akmal scored 86 and Hasan Ali claimed 3-15 in the reply.
Peshawar Zalmi Predicted Playing 11
Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Kieron Pollard, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Amin, Darren Sammy, Wahab Riaz, Chris Jordan, Hasan Alu, Tymal Mills, Nabi Gul