Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi 20th PSL Match Prediction and Betting Tips
06Mar
Cricket Predictions / T20 / PSL 2020

Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi 20th PSL Match Prediction and Betting Tips

With 5 teams out of 6 in strong contention for the playoff spots, all eyes are on the critical match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi. The only two teams to have a no result between them, they sit in second and third place with 3 wins, 3 losses, and 7 points each, with the team from the Pakistani capital ahead on net run rate by quite some way. That being said, this will be the 8th match for both sides, and with Karachi and Multan sitting on 6 and 8 points respectively after only 5 games each, Islamabad and Peshawar will both be hell-bent on winning this one to gain an edge.

Islamabad United Preview & Form

Coming off of a massive 71-run win against Lahore Qalandars that helped them greatly with their net run rate, there’s every reason to favor Islamabad United as we head to Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium - their home ground - on Saturday. In Colin Munro and Luke Ronchi, they have two explosive Kiwi batsmen lead the batting, with local powerhouse Shadab Khan also being good support. Their bowling, however, could do with some polish as their top two bowlers Faheem Ashraf and Muhammad Musa have only taken 9 and 8 wickets each from their 7 matches, and with terrible economy rates.

Peshawar Zalmi Preview & Form

With West Indian legend Darren Sammy getting off the field and becoming head coach, the northern side will have mixed feelings about sealing a playoff position. With Carlos Brathwaite and Kieron Pollard unavailable, Peshawar is relying on local heroes - who haven’t let them down. Pakistan veteran Kamran Akmal is their top scorer, and Haider Ali is also doing well. National team seamer Wahab Riaz adds some incisiveness to their attack, and his compatriot Hasan Ali supports him well.

Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi Prediction and Betting Tips

The only team to win the PSL twice will be looking to win for a chance to reach their third title. The result of this match could very well be the turning point of the season for the side, and they will stop at nothing to get that W. Expect Ronchi, Munro, and Shadab to bat hard, while Faheem and Musa do their bit with the ball.

Undergunned and with few or no big names in their lineup, Peshawar will be the underdogs in this game. However, 2017’s winners do have a lot of spirit and great local talent, and they will be fighting tooth and nail to trump their regional neighbours. Expect Kamran and Haider to star with the bat, while Wahab and Hasan bowl their hearts out.

Who will win the 20th PSL Match?

Match Prediction: Peshawar Zalmi To Win (2.00 @ 1XBET)

Other Betting Tips:

  • Toss - Islamabad United
  • IU top batsman – L Ronchi
  • PZ top batsman – K Akmal
  • Players with most boundaries - L Ronchi (IU), K Akmal (PZ)
  • Players to score a fifty – L Ronchi/C Munro (IU), K Akmal/H Ali (MS) 
  • Players to take most wickets - F Ashraf (IU), W Riaz (PZ) 
  • Most fours - PZ
  • Most sixes - IU

Can Islamabad make use of their international might to defeat Peshawar? Or will the local Davids beat the multinational Goliaths? Find out on Saturday!

Who will win the match?

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