Today 3rd Qualifying Final of PSL 2016 Will be played between Zalmi and Islamabad team which is very important for both teams because the winning team will qualify to final and will play against Gladiators who already qualified for final. Both teams played two matches against each other before today’s match.
The first time they met in the third match of PSL at 5 February Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue) and in that match Peshawar Zalmi played first and scored 145 runs which were very good score because of slow pitch and Islamabad United scored 121 runs with fall of nine wickets in 20 overs and Peshawar Zalmi won by 24 runs.
The second time they played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (neutral venue) there was a very good pitch for batting and in that match, Islamabad United played first and scored 152 runs total with fall of six wickets which was bit low then it should be above 165. But whatever it was chased by Peshawar Zalmi Easily and Peshawar Zalmi won by 7 wickets (with 9 balls remaining) in that match.
According to previous performances by both teams it looks like Peshawar Zalmi can win again from Islamabad United but this time its not that easy as it was because of pitch conditions and also the very good comeback from Islamabad United in PSL after losing some early matches but now they become very dangerous after yesterday’s game against Karachi Kings.
MATCH: 3rd Qualifying Final – Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United
TIME: 20:00 local time (16:00 GMT) | 09:00 PKT
VENUE: Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
DATE: February 21st, 2016.
Islamabad United Team
Amad Butt, Ashar Zaidi, Asif Ali, Azhar Mahmood, S Badree, BJ Haddin†, Imran Khalid, Kamran Ghulam, Khalid Latif, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees, AD Russell, Saeed Ajmal, Sharjeel Khan, DR Smith, Umar Amin.
Peshawar Zalmi Team
Aamer Yamin, Abdur Rehman, J Allenby, Hasan Ali, Israrullah, CJ Jordan, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal†, DJ Malan, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Hafeez, Musadiq Ahmed, DJG Sammy, Shahid Afridi*, Shahid Yousuf, SW Tait, Tamim Iqbal, Wahab Riaz.
Zalmi have won the toss and decided to bowl first