Shoaib Malik says: “We’re playing on a new strip so we would like to assess the pitch first-up and batting second helps in that regard. Plus, the dew factor is significant in the latter half of T20 games at this venue so we prefer to bowl first”.
Shoaib Malik: “We didn’t commence things particularly well but as a captain, I have to back my bowlers. Fielding is one department that we need to enhance because, in a format like T20, there is not enough margin for error. Naseem Shah was terrific tonight. It’s really good to see our young pacers excelling and employing clever variations in their armory.
Sarfraz Ahmed: “We were definitely some runs short because we didn’t finish as well as we would have liked. Naseem Shah bowled exceptionally well and I am happy that our top-order batted brilliantly tonight. Hopefully, we can improve on the things we have lacked tonight in the upcoming matches.”
Will Smeed is the player of the match: “I am lucky to be out there and I am happy that I have made the most of this opportunity. It is a wonderful chance for me to improve my game against the slower bowlers in conditions that are quite different from where I come from. I’ll take a lot of confidence from this knock going forward.”
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Highlights today, Friday 28-1-2022 – 2nd Match (N), Pakistan Super League from National Stadium, Karachi.
ICC Rankings Test, ODI & T20I
Peshawar Zalmi have won the toss and will field first.
Peshawar Zalmi team: Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Yasir Khan, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik (c), Hussain Talat, Sherfane Rutherford, Ben Cutting, Sohail Khan, Pat Brown, Sameen Gul, Usman Qadir.
Quetta Gladiators team: Will Smeed, Ahsan Ali, Ben Duckett, Sarfaraz Ahmed(c)(wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Sohail Tanvir, James Faulkner, Ashir Qureshi, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah.
Match Timings: 15:00 GMT | 20:00 Local
Umpires – Ahsan Raza, Michael Gough
TV Umpires – Shozab Raza
Match Referee – Muhammad Javed
Reserve Umpire – Imtiaz Iqbal
Match number – PSL Season 7 – Match 2