Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi – 7/3/2020

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Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi Match Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News and Predictions – 7/3/2020

Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi will get a second chance to size each other up after their first match of the 2020 Pakistan Super League was washed out late last month.

Islamabad can build on a recent win over the Lahore Qalandars, while Zalmi have momentum from their victory over the defending champions Quetta Gladiators.

We have all the latest news, cricket predictions, some free PSL betting tips and more ahead of this crucial clash in Rawalpindi.

Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi – Match Preview

Where: Rawalapindi Cricket Stadium

When: Saturday, 7 March 2020

Pitch conditions: The pitch will probably a bit under-prepared, given the inclement weather. When it is uncovered, the deck would have sweated quite a bit, suggesting some early zip for the seamers.

Weather conditions: There is plenty of rain predicted in Rawalpindi before and over the weekend. Hopefully we don’t have another washout on hour hands.

Start Time: 14:30 (IST), 9:00 (GMT)

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Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi – Latest Odds

Islamabad are priced at 1.80 by bet365 in the latest PSL odds to win this match. Zalmi are offered at 2.00. There are also some good cricket bets around player performances and match handicaps to complement the top bowler and batsman markets.

Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi – Team News

Islamabad United’s game plan can focus around the strength of their batting, which is loaded with star players from abroad, while a bowling attack spearheaded by Dale Steyn makes them the favourites to win here. Rumman Raees, meanwhile, continues to benefit from opening the bowling alongside South African pace ace Steyn.

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The latest news coming out of the Zalmi camp has Darren Sammy as head coach, no longer captain. Wahab Riaz has been named full-time captain. That doesn’t mean to say Sammy won’t play, but the formal change of leadership is something Peshawar will need to navigate quickly. Let’s see, too, if leg-spinner Yasir Shah keeps his place in the XI.

Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi – Squads

Islamabad United Peshawar Zalmi
Shadab Khan (captain) Wahab Riaz (captain)
Rizwan Hussain Mohammad Amir Khan
Dawid Malan Aamir Ali
Saif Badar Umar Amin
Colin Munro Rahat Ali
Faheem Ashraf Darren Sammy
Phil Salt Hasan Ali
Muhammad Musa Kamran Akmal
Zafar Gohar Tom Banton
Ahmed Abdullah Lewis Gregory
Colin Ingram Liam Livingstone
Asif Ali Carlos Brathwaite
Amad Butt Mohammad Mohsin
Hussain Talat Haider Ali
Luke Ronchi Imam-ul-Haq
Dale Steyn Liam Dawson
Rumman Raees Shoaib Malik
Akif Javed Kieron Pollard

Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi – Betting Tips and Prediction

This clash has taken on extra expectation after they failed to play each other because of that washout last month. Islamabad, who have won the Pakistan Super League twice, will be hard pressed against a Zalmi outfit buyoed by victory over reigning title holders Quetta. Cricket predictions and the best cricket betting tips are rightly primed for watch should be a great match, if the weather doesn’t intefere.

Ronchi to rock again

Like Sammy is to Zalmi, Luke Ronchi is a solid mentor among the Islamabad players. He has led by example with 85 not out and 48 from his last couple of innings. Some might argue he is effectively due a failure, but Ronchi is priced at 4.00 by bet365 to be the top batsman for United, regardless.

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Riaz to lift his game

The addition of the captaincy will likely elevate rather than limit Riaz’s game. He has the temperament to lead the XI well and not let his primary role with the ball suffer for it. There’s good reason he is right up there among the leading wicket-takers in the history of the PSL. Riaz is offered at 4.00 to be the top bowler for Zalmi.

Best Bet: Wahab Riaz to be the top bowler for Peshawar Zalmi at 4.00 with bet365

Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi - FAQs

⭐ How can I bet on the PSL?

You can bet on the Pakistan Super League via one or more of the best online cricket bookies. We have handy resources about them, including cricket betting website reviews.

🥇 Do Peshawar Zalmi have a new captain?

Wahab Riaz took over from Darren Sammy as captain of Zalmi in the middle of the 2020 Pakistan Super League. Sammy is now head coach.

⭐How can I place a bet on Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi?

Bet on the Pakistan Super League and this match specifically with the best cricket betting websites in India. Many of them have banking methods in rupees.

🥇 Where is Kieron Pollard in the PSL?

Pollard is formally in the Zalmi squad, but hasn’t joined them yet. He will travel to Pakistan after the West Indies’ T20I series against Sri Lanka.

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