Shakib’s all-round performance enabled Peshawar Zalmi to win over Lahore Qalandar. Looks like Kamran Akmal has found back his form with smashing 58 runs in 40 balls. M. Hafeez though did not do well with the bat but his contribution with the ball was impressive as he took 2 wickets conceding 25 runs. Peshawar would like to continue the same team in the current match as well probably with only one change of M. Asghar who did not contribute anyway and most likely Junaid Khan or Iftikhar Ahmed would replace him.
Quetta Gladiators’ last match with Islamabad was thrilling where they lost by 1 run. Shehzad and Pieterson put classy performance and Rossouw failed again to perform. Pick of the bowlers were Zulfiqar Babar and Anwar Ali, both took 2-2 wickets, though Anwar Ali’s spell of 4 overs proved to be the costliest and could cost him the place in this match also and that gives room to T. Mills.
Possible Lineup 1: Akmal(wk), Pieterson, Shehzad, Tamim, Perera, Shakib, Mahmudullah, Hasan Khan, Hasan Ali, Z. Babar, W. Riaz
Possible Lineup 2: Sarfaraz (wk), Shafiq, Pieterson, Tamim, Perera, Shakib, Hafeez, Hasan Khan, Hasan Ali, Z. Babar, W. Riaz
# Continuous failure by Rossouw could cost him his place in the side