Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators
The next match in PSL 2021 is Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators, to be played on the 12th of June at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi at 9:30 p.m. (IST). Both the teams have played one match after the resumption, and results have not been in their favor.
Quetta Gladiators, just like their previous matches, depended highly on some of their players. But even those players failed to perform, and no other player stepped up. Eventually, they set a small target for their opposition. Their bowlers were no help to Quetta Gladiators, they failed to pick up early wickets, and they lost the match within the first 10 overs.
Peshawar Zalmi, on the other hand, was chasing the target. They were given a big target, but with the talent they possess, it should not have been a very difficult chase. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened, and they lost the match by 10 runs.
The next match between these two will be very important, as Quetta Gladiators is in a do-or-die situation, and Peshawar Zalmi does not want themselves in a more difficult position than they already are.
Players to watch out for
Sarfaraz Ahmed- His last match was not a good one, but otherwise, he is in good touch and is a great player. He has a strike rate of 144 this season and needs to maintain that. He has a big responsibility in his hands now.
Sherfane Rutherford- He has not played a lot of balls this season and has lost wickets quite early, but his strike rate of 150 is always helpful. He has to be more consistent and score a few more runs at this strike rate for his team to win matches.
Shoaib Malik- He is a very smart cricketer. He also is the highest run-scorer for Peshawar Zalmi this season. He has to continue to play similarly to make a significant contribution to his team.
Wahab Riaz- With Saqib Mahmood not available for the tournament, It is Wahab Riaz’s job to be the wicket-taking bowler. He was able to reduce his economy in the last match, and he needs to maintain that along with picking up wickets.
My Fantasy XI
Sarfaraz Ahmed(VC), Faf du Plessis, Azam Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Usman Khawaja, David Miller, Shaib Malik(C), Andre Russell, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Zahid Mahmood