Peshawar Zalmi will take on Islamabad United in the first Eliminator of the Pakistan Super League 2021-22 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on February 24, 2022 (Thursday).
After having finished at the third and fourth position on the points table respectively, Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United will take on each other for the first eliminator in order to secure a place in the second Qualifier against Multan Sultans. In the first qualifier, Multan defeated Lahore Qalandars by 28 runs in front of a full and enthusiastic Gaddafi Stadium crowd on Wednesday. Hence, the Thursday encounter will have an equal amount riding on it.
One of the cult heroes of our times and T20 cricket's very own superstar, Shoaib Malik is an infallible genius. Ruling the roost for over a couple of decades, Malik has shown he is a timeless superstar. In the ongoing season of the Pakistan Super League, Malik has scored 346 runs at an average of 43.25 and a strike rate of 138.95 in 10 matches. He is currently the fourth-highest run-scorer in the Pakistan Super League and for the Zalmi, he sits at the top of the mark. Even though he has scored just a couple of half-centuries this season, he has managed to get to that mark tells us the impact he has had as a batter. In his 470-match T20 career, Malik has amassed 11643 runs at an average of 36.5 and a strike rate of 127.1. That he has 70 fifty-plus scores against his name tells the kind of batter he has been on the circuit. Further, his batting first average of 34.63 is comparable to his average of 39.22 in the second innings, ensuring that he has the propensity to score in both phases equally well. Hence, all my bets are on Malik to come good with Parimath providing solid odds for us to cash in on.
Alex Hales is back! After deciding to go back from the PSL in order to keep him fresh for future assignments, Hales decided to return once again and will be one of the biggest trump cards for the Islamabad United side. With 255 runs in 7 games at an average of 42.50 and a strike rate of 156.44, Hales has shown a kind of form that we always associate with him. Despite playing three fewer games than other contenders, he has found himself at the top position of run-scorers among the United side and has done that in some fashion. Hales, one of the biggest superstars on the T20 circuit, has 9186 runs in 325 games at an average of 31.03 and a strike rate of 146.6 in his career. Hales has a boundary percentage of 67.8% but what makes him such a brute force is her consistency. He has a batting first average of 28.14 as compared to his average of 33.93 in the second dig, making him such an invaluable player around the world. Hales averages 36.99 in wins, which is another fundamental aspect on which we would count on him to yield us dividends. Go to Parimatch and take home the cash.
Peshawar Zalmi are one of the strongest sides in the powerplay. Especially after Multan Sultans and Islamabad United, they have scored the most runs in the first six overs of the innings. The Zalmi side have scored at 54 runs in the powerplay on an average, which is the third-best among all PSL sides this season. Further, in the last four years, Zalmi are placed third on the position as well, ensuring a fundamental continuation of an approach. They have players to cash in on the powerplay as well, with the likes of Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammed Haris providing a blanket of pure pedigree. With Liam Livingstone batting at No.3, they have firepower galore to cash in on the momentum. It must be noted that Zalmi have scored over 50 runs in the powerplay a staggering 75% of the time, which is another indicator of the fact that Zalmi can do that all over again in the all-important Eliminator game against Islamabad United on Thursday. Hence, go big on the market with our affiliate partner Parimatch.
Malik to score over 23.5 runs @ 1.87 (Parimatch)
Hales to score over 21.5 runs @ 1.87 (Parimatch)
Peshawar Zalmi Powerplay score over 49.5 runs @ 1.87 (Parimatch)
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