Peshawar Zalmi rode its way to final after winning an Eliminator against Karachi Kings and once again it is against Quetta Gladiators who always have had upper hand.
Quetta Gladitors key foreign players will not be with the team due to security concerns. So, now they are more or less on their own because without Pieterson, Mills and Rossouw its going to be Tough, really Tough..!!! Now the foreign players who will be featuring in the squad Bangladesh’s Anamul Haque, South Africa’s Morne van Wyk, Zimbabwe’s Elton Chigumbura and Sean Ervine, and West Indies’ Rayad Emrit
For Peshawar Zalmi, Shahid Afridi will not be taking part in finals due to finger injury, Sammy, Samuels,Jordon and Malan will be with the team to Lahore. Samit Patel, has not been given an NOC by his county Nottinghamshire, and will not travel to Lahore.
Finally for Peshawar, Kamran Akmal’s blasting century, Samuels unbeaten 37 runs in just 22 balls, Jordon and Riaz 3-3 wickets have made tough for the Quetta even more.
Peshawar Probable 11: Akmal(wk), Malan, Samuels, Sammy, Hafeez, Jordon, Riaz, Hasan Ali, M. Asghar, Khushdil Shah, Sohaib Maqsood
It will be a challenge and surprise to get the 11 for Quetta Gladiators.
Quetta Probable 11: Sarfraz (wk), A. Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Anamal Haque, Chigumbura/Ervine, Saad Nasim, Anwae Ali, M. Nawaz, Hasan Khan, Zulfiqar Babar, Rayad Emrit.
Possible Lineup: Akmal/Sarfraz (wk), Malan, Samuels, Shehzad, Shafiz, Hafeez, Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Jordon, Riaz, Babar.
Rayad Emrit will be replacing the Mills but we can not risk to take him.
Out of Anamul Haque, Wyk, Chigumbura and Ervine, only 3 will feature and yes for the first time in PSL.
Wyk is in form as he has recently hit a century in MODC/SA League, Chigumbara have not featured in international cricket from a while.
Sean Ervine and Anamul Haque has performed quite decently in domestic or county cricket.