Both teams have won one match out of the two matches they have played so far in the tournament.
On February 20, Quetta Gladiators (QUE) will face Peshawar Zalmi (PES) in Match 9 of Pakistan Super League Season 8. (Monday). The game will take place at Karachi’s National Bank Cricket Arena.
Peshawar Zalmi has won one of the two matches played this season. In their first match, they posted a massive 199/5 in 20 overs against Karachi Kings. The Kings came dangerously close to chasing down the target, but Peshawar held their nerve and won by two runs.
Peshawar’s bowling failed miserably in their second match against Multan Sultans, giving up 210 runs after opting to bowl first. They succumbed to scoreboard pressure and were bundled out for 154 runs in response.
Quetta Gladiators, on the other hand, have won one of the tournament’s two matches so far. In their first match, they were bundled out for 110 against Multan Sultans, who chased down the target in 13.3 overs with nine wickets in hand.
The Gladiators staged an amazing comeback against the Karachi Kings in their second match, winning by six runs.
QUE vs PES Match Details:
Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi, Match 9, PSL 2023
Venue: National Bank Cricket Arena, Karachi
Date & Time: February 20, 07:30 PM IST
Two of the three tournament matches played at National Bank Cricket Arena have been won by teams batting first. At this venue, the average score in the first innings is 180. As a result, the captain who wins the toss will prefer to bat first and aim for a big score to put the opposition under pressure.
QUE vs PES Probable Playing XIs
Quetta Gladiators (QUE):
Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Abdul Bangalzai, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Umar Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Odean Smith, Qais Ahmad, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain
Peshawar Zalmi (PES)
Mohammad Haris (WK), Babar Azam (C), Saim Ayub, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rovman Powell, James Neesham, Wahab Riaz, Khurram Shahzad, Salman Irshad, Sufiyan Muqeem
Match Prediction: Quetta Gladiators will win the match.