They are meeting again to renew their rivalry and Peshawar Zalmi will look to avenge their defeat from the corresponding fixture from last season. Both the teams have finished in the Top Two for the second successive year in the PSL.
They have played each other 5 times so far and head to head stands at 2-2 with one game getting washed out.
Quetta have a batting unit which is in much better form as compare to Peshawar. Rossouw and Pieterson are among the top five rungetters in the tournament. Now the responsibility is more on the openers Asad Shafiq and Ahmed Shehzad which are really very inconsistent.
Mahmudullah, Shakib, Tamim and Perera has left for international duties so will not be available for knockouts. Chris Jordan and Dawid Malan are expected to be in the side.
Possible Lineup 1: Sarfraz Ahmad (wk), Samuels, Malan/Afridi, Pieterson, Rossouw, Hafeez, Nawaz/Riaz, Jordon, Hassan Khan, Hasan Ali, Mills
Possible Lineup 2: Kamran Akmal (wk), Samuels, Shafiq/Shehzad, Pieterson, Rossouw, Hafeez, Afridi/Riaz, Jordon, Hassan Khan, Hasan Ali, Mills
One can opt for M. Asghar also to make bowling more stronger, he took 3 wickets in last game though he went bit expensive. Except last match his PSL season till now is not so much to cherish about.
Well we can’t rule out the option of Samit Patel’s chances and this could be the first match for him but Jordan has more probability to play because he has already played few matches and performed well.
# Peshawar twitter page: it seems Jordon will play most likely and Samit Patel joins Peshawar ahead of the clash.