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PZ vs QG, PSL 2022 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators, (PZ vs QG, Match #22)

Date: February 15, 2022 – 8 PM IST

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Where and what time to watch the match live in India 

For those in India, you can catch all the live action of the Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators match on Sony Six and Six HD at 8 PM IST. The viewers can also watch the game on the online streaming platform Sony LIV. 

Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators: 

Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators will take on each other in the match no. 22 of the Pakistan Super League 2022. The first fixture between the two sides had resulted in Peshawar claiming a five-wicket victory in a high-scoring thriller. They will now meet in this return fixture at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Tuesday. 

Both the teams are in a similar position, having won only three of their seven matches so far. Both have six points to their name but Quetta have a better net run-rate of -0.150 compared to Peshawar’s -0.736. 

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for PZ vs QG

Peshawar Zalmi are coming off a dominant 55-run victory over Karachi Kings in the last game, after posting 193/6 on the board with the help of Hazratullah Zazai’s 52 and Mohammad Haris’ 49. Salman Irshad and Wahab Riaz shared 4 for 50 in the second innings to restrict the Kings to 138/6. Quetta Gladiators, on the other hand, suffered an eight-wicket loss in the last game as Lahore Qalandars chased down the target of 142 in 17.4 overs. 

Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore has been a very good surface for batting in this season. The average first innings score from five matches of the PSL 7 reads 179. Overall, 30 T20s have been played here, with the average first innings total of 167. The highest score registered here was 209/5 by the Qalandars while the lowest of 90 belongs to Quetta Gladiators.

The weather at Lahore on Tuesday is expected to be clear with humidity around 58% and temperature hovering around 17°C in the evening. 

Peshawar Zalmi: Expected XI and Team News 

Peshawar Zalmi seems to have tumbled upon a good playing XI in the last game. They opted for Liam Livingstone, Hazratullah Zazai, Sherfane Rutherford and Ben Cutting as the four overseas players. Saqib Mahmood, who looked ineffective in a few games, was dropped. 

Quetta Gladiators: Expected XI and Team News 

Probable XI – Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Haris (wk), Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Liam Livingstone, Sherfane Rutherford, Ben Cutting, Amad Butt, Wahab Riaz (c), Salman Irshad, Mohammad Umar

Quetta Gladiators have been depleted with some big blows. After Mohammad Hasnain’s action issues, all-rounders Mohammad Nawaz and Shahid Afridi were also ruled out of the season due to injuries. Umar Akmal and Hassan Khan were slotted in for the duo. 

Probable XI – Ahsan Ali, Jason Roy, James Vince, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Hassan Khan, Sohail Tanvir, James Faulkner, Noor Ahmad, Naseem Shah 

Head to head record of PZ vs QG 

In the head to head battle between these two teams, Peshawar Zalmi have had an upper hand with 10 wins to 8. Peshawar have enjoyed complete domination in recent times, winning all of the last five clashes.  

Peshawar Zalmi – 10

Quetta Gladiators – 8

Match 22: Five players to watch out for in the PZ vs QG match 

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI: 

Jason Roy: Batter, Quetta Gladiators

Jason Roy is amongst the best openers in T20 cricket and boasts of good numbers. He has amassed over 7100 runs at an average of 29 and strike rate of 143, including five hundreds and 48 fifties to his name. He announced himself in the PSL 7 with a 57-ball 116 and 27-ball 54 in the first two games. He comes at 9.5 credits and is a very good C/VC option. 

Hazratullah Zazai: Batter, Peshawar Zalmi 

The Afghan batter has a very good record in the T20 format, having played all over the world. Hazratullah Zazai has 2124 runs in T20 cricket at an average of nearly 30 and strike rate of 145, including two hundreds and 11 fifties. Zazai is coming off a 52-run knock in the last game and can be a decent VC option at 9 credits.

Salman Irshad: Bowler, Peshawar Zalmi

Salman Irshad is the leading wicket-taker for Peshawar Zalmi in this PSL season so far. The right arm pacer has claimed seven wickets from five matches at a strike rate of 17.1. Irshad is coming off excellent figures of 2 for 24 in the last game. He can be good differential pick, costing 8 credits in the MPL XI. 

Shoaib Malik: Batter, Peshawar Zalmi

The veteran Pakistan player continues to offer something to the teams. Shoaib Malik has done well for Peshawar Zalmi in the ongoing season, having scored 216 runs at an average of 44 and strike rate of 139. He has been economical with the ball and has picked two scalps. Malik is priced at 9.5 credits. 

Ahsan Ali: Batter, Quetta Gladiators

The 28yr old right hand batter Ahsan Ali has been impressive in the ongoing edition of the PSL. The Quetta opener has scored 249 runs across seven innings at an average of 41 while striking at 140. He has scored three fifties in the competition and will cost you 8.5 credits. 

MPL Fantasy XI 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams. 

Also read: Peshawar Zalmi – The Most Consistent PSL Team

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