Quetta Gladiators will face Peshawar Zalmi in the second match of the tournament on Friday. Quetta Gladiators have made a lot of changes to their squad this year. They had a horrible tournament last year, where they finished at the bottom of the standings. Shahid Afridi has been tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the initial matches. Umar Akmal, who is making a comeback, will be the main attraction in this match.
Peshawar Zalmi, on the other side, will miss their captain Wahab Riaz for their opening encounter. They lost to Multan Sultans in the final last year by 47 runs and they will eager to go one step further in this edition. Hazratullah Zazai, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, and Sherfane Rutherford are the key overseas players for them.
Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi, Match 2
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Date & Time: January 28th 7:30 PM IST and 7:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
It’s a great batting deck and there is no doubt in that. The batters will get complete value for their shots and the bowlers need to vary their pace consistently. Defending the scores is always a challenge here and hence bowling first makes more sense.
Probable Playing XIs for QUE vs PES:
Daniel Lawrence, Ben Duckett, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Shimron Hetmyer, James Faulkner, Mohammad Nawaz, Sohail Tanvir, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain
Kamran Akmal (wk), Haider Ali, Hazratullah Zazai, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Sherfane Rutherford, Usman Qadir, Sohail Khan, Sameen Gul, Mohammad Umar