The Peshawar Zalmi will be up against the Lahore Qalandars in the 29th match of the third season of the Pakistan Super League. This game will be played on March 16, 2018 in Sharjah. The match will begin at 4:30 pm PST (11.30 pm GMT).
The tournament is nicely poised going into the last day of the league stages of the PSL. The Zalmis have eight points from nine games and need a win to qualify for the playoffs. A loss will knock them out of the competition and the biggest beneficiary of this would be the Multan Sultans who are on nine points but without a game in hand.
Their qualification to the playoffs stages depends on the result of this game but based on what happens in the second game of the evening the Zalmis might even do one better. They could even end up in the top positions and get two shots at qualification for the final.
Yes, it’s an interesting call – the Zalmis win, they can even go through to the top two while a loss will finish their campaign and the Multan Sultans will go through to the playoffs.
The Peshawar side will be coming off a lot of confidence too. In their previous encounter, when a win was needed to survive in the tournament, they absolutely thrashed the Karachi Kings to keep themselves alive.
Batting first, the Zalmis piled up 181 for six in their 20 overs despite losing Mohammad Hafeez in the second over with the score at one. Kamran Akmal led the charge and Saad Nasim and Darren Sammy smashed a combined total of 71 runs off just 33 balls to lead them to their score.
In reply, the bowlers squeezed the life of the Karachi chase, allowing them to score just 137 for eight from their 20 overs. In fact, at one stage the Kings had made just 62 for four from 11.3 overs – a rate of less than six an over.
Up against them will be the Lahore Qalandars who are coming off a three-match winning streak. Unfortunately for them, that streak came too late because by then they had already been knocked out of the competition after having lost six matches in a row.
A win here for the Qalandars will level them on points with Zalmis in which case both sides will get knocked out but Lahore will still finish last given their utterly poor net run-rate. Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars 29th match prediction, betting tips & preview are placed below.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars Predictions & Tips
Peshawar Zalmi to win.