Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi 12th T20 Results
Islamabad United vs. Peshawar Zalmi 12th T20 Match Prediction 18 Feb 2017
Islamabad United Vs Peshawar Zalmi (IU vs PZ) preview is placed here. The Sharjah Cricket Association stadium in Sharjah, UAE will be the setting on Saturday, February 18 as Islamabad United take on Peshawar Zalmi in the 12th match of the 2017 Pakistan Super League T20 competition. Match starts at 8 pm local time (4 pm GMT).
Peshawar Zalmi to win
Islamabad United Team: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Shane Watson, Steven Finn, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Samuel Badree, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Brad Haddin, Sam Billings, Hussain Talat, Amad Butt, Dwayne Smith, Ben Duckkett, Shadab Khan, Zohaib Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Imran Khalid, Asif Ali, Rumman Raees, Syed Muzammil Shah
Peshawar Zalmi Team: Darren Sammy (captain), Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Eoin Morgan, Wahab Riaz, Tilakaratne Dilshan, Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan, Samit Patel, Kamran Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Harris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Asghar, Marlon Samuels, Andre Fletcher, Khushdil Shah, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Imran Khan (jr), Junaid Khan, M. Irfan Khan
The home side are currently in third position in the league standings with four points from three games for the season. The visitors are on top of the league charts with five points from four games. They also boast of an outstanding net-run-rate statistic of +6.561 in this year’s competition.
Islamabad were up against Karachi Kings in a shortened fixture on Friday evening at the time of writing this preview. Prior to their contest against Karachi, Islamabad had downed the Quetta Gladiators by five wickets in their last contest on February 15.
Two wickets each from Shane Watson and Mohammad Sami helped the side restrict the Quetta Gladiators to 148/6 in the first 20 overs of their contest. Sam Billings proved to be the star turn during the chase as he top-scored with an unbeaten 78 runs off just 50 deliveries in order to help his side cross the line. Watson also did well with the bat as he hit 36 runs off 27 deliveries.
Peshawar’s last fixture against the Quetta Gladiators ended in no-result. The team were batting first on the occasion and went on to post 117/3 in the first 16 overs. Tamim Iqbal was going strong on 62 runs while Sohain Maqsood was unbeaten on 30 off 24 deliveries on Friday.
Their previous match against the Lahore Qalandars saw the team bowl superbly before huffing and puffing their way to a win. Three wickets from Hasan Ali and two from Chris Jordan helped the side dismiss Lahore for 59 runs in 10.2 overs.
Yasir Shah made it difficult for them with four wickets to his name but Peshawar still managed to breach a relatively easy target in the 17th over of the contest. England skipper Eoin Morgan proved to be the difference with 23 runs to his credit.
For this upcoming contest, one feels that Watson and Billings will be key performers for Islamabad while Tamim will look to make the difference for Peshawar. Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi match prediction is placed below.
Match 12 Islamabad United vs. Peshawar Zalmi Results
ISU: 136/5 (20.0 Overs)
PSZ: 137/9 (20.0 Overs)
Islamabad United won by 5 wickets.