The 21st game of 2018 Pakistan Super League will see Islamabad United looking to top the table when they face Peshawar Zalmi at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Inaugural league winners Islamabad have got nice momentum going and have won back-to-back three games while Peshawar lost their last game against Multan.
The 21st game of PSL 2018 will be played on 9th March (Friday) at 9 pm at Dubai International Cricket Stadium and you can see all the action on our Android App (Link provided at the end of the Article).
Peshawar Zalmi needs to raise their game as PSL 2018 as the side needs to win as many games as possible to qualify for the playoffs of the competition. Mohammad Hafeez will captain the side as Darren Sammy has yet to recover from an injury sustained during the game against Quetta. Kamran Akmal has done a decent at the top of the innings but Peshawar will need more from him as the side is currently lying in fifth place with six points.
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Andre Fletcher failed to make an impact in the last game but will enjoy conditions at Dubai that have turned out to be a better surface for batsmen than Sharjah. Dwayne Smith and Mohammad Hafeez will be crucial for the side as the experienced duo will exactly what to do in this game. Riki Wessels chipped in with crucial runs in the last game and can get a promotion up the order to provide quick runs for the side.
Liam Dawson was impressive in the last game but the likes of Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali will need to drastically improve to make sure Peshawar win this game.
Islamabad United have made changes in their batting order as the opening pair of Luke Ronchi and JP Duminy have been superb so far. It has certainly allowed Ronchi to play his game and it has worked as he has produced consistently good scores for the side. Duminy also played sensibly and made sure he stays at the wicket while the rest can play their shots. Shadab Khan played well in the last game after promoted to no.3 in the batting order.
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Hussain Talat and Asif Ali are talented youngsters that have done well for Islamabad. Misbah-ul-Haq will be pleased that his side is peaking at the right time after a scratchy start to the season.
Steve Finn and Mohammad Sami have been good so far for Islamabad United while Faheem Ashraf has emerged as a wicket-taking option for the side. Shadab Khan will be keen to make an impact with the ball.
Islamabad United will be keen to take revenge for their defeat in the previous contest against Peshawar Zalmi and move up the order in the points table.
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