Peshawar Zalmi elect to bat first against Quetta Gladiators
March 8, 2023 07:51 PM
Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bat first against Quetta Gladiators in the 25th match of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Rawalpindi cricket stadium.
Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was not able to lead the team in the match against Peshawar Zalmi tonight due to an injury. Sarfaraz Ahmed was injured after being hit by a ball in the match against Karachi Kings.
In his absence, left-arm spinner Muhammad Nawaz is leading Quetta Gladiators.
The Gladiators have added wicketkeeper batsman Bismillah Khan to the team. The PSL technical committee has allowed Bismillah Khan to join the team.
Peshawar Zalmi have played seven matches so far, and they remained victorious in four of them.
Their recent victory was against table-toppers Lahore Qalandars in which the Babar Azam-led side steamrolled the opponent team by 35 runs.
Their victory against Lahore Qalandars also strengthened their chances to qualify for the playoffs. They rank fourth on the points table with eight points.
On the other hand, Quetta Gladiators have played eight matches so far, and they remained victorious in two of them.
Both of their victories were against Karachi Kings. They rank sixth on the points table with four points.
Zalmi XI: 1 Babar Azam (capt.), 2 Saim Ayub, 3 Mohammad Haris, 4 Tom Kohler-Cadmore, 5 Haseebullah Khan (wk), 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Aamer Jamal, 8 Wahab Riaz, 9 Azmatullah Omarzai, 10 Arshad Iqbal, 11 Mujeeb-ur-Rahman.
Gladiators XI: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Jason Roy, 3 Will Smeed, 4 Iftikhar Alam, 5 Mohammad Hafeez, 6 Mohammad Nawaz (capt.), 7 Umar Akmal (wk), 8 Dwaine Pretorius, 9 Mohammad Hasnain, 10 Naseem Shah, 11 Aimal Khan.