The third match of the fourth edition of PSL is to be played between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators. Both the teams will be led by their previous captains: Darren Sammy and Sarfaraz Ahmad respectively.
Match Schedule, Time, Venue For Match 3, PSL 4 Edition [15 Feb 2019]
|Teams||Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators|
|Date||15th Feb, 2019|
|Time||09:30 PM PKT|
|Match #||3rd Match, PSL 4 Edition, 2019|
Local TV Channels – PZ vs QG Live Streaming
International TV Channels For PSL 2019 Live Streaming
|PSL Live Streaming Gateways||Links|
|Geo Super (Pakistan)|
|PTV Sports (Pakistan)|
|Cricketgateway (Rest of the World)|
|Willow TV (USA)|
The success story of Quetta Gladiators can be endorsed with being the underdogs. They carry out the pursuit of their prey by remaining low-profile outside the field and proactive inside, the biggest reason being the active and chirpy Pakistani captain, Sarfaraz. Seldom you will see his tongue not uttering words of appreciation and anger.
Sarfaraz knows his team better than any other captain of the PSL T20 league. He knows the right combinations and the strategies that have to be carried out in the limited-cricket edition and that is the reason why he has taken the international side of Pakistan to No. 1 spot in world T20 cricket.
Their squad is adorned with dazzling stars like Dwayne Bravo who has taken almost 500 wickets in the T20 and has had a splendid CPL season. His slow balls and bouncers have left splendid batsman clueless over the years and he can be a weapon with the bat along with being a superhero in the field.
Then, there is Sunil Narine who has the best economy rate of PSL history; a mere 6.22 which puts the opposition under immense pressure and probably of losing a wicket form the other side by taking chances. Sohail Tanvir and Anwar Ali will be their options as opening fast bowlers. As for the batting line up, they have Shane Watson who is credited with a good Big Bash season and is ranked second in the list of six hitters of PSL history.
Ahmad Shahzad is likely to open the innings with him who has provided good starts to his team previously. The middle order contains Rilee Rossouw who has scored around 600 runs in this season with an average of almost 80, Dwayne Smith who performed well for the Zalmi’s in the previous seasons and Umar Akmal followed by the captain who is a very busy player at the crease.
Peshawar Zalmi will appear as a potential champion once again and their side is stuffed with excessively talented and skillful operators of the game. Sammy is a warrior and has led the Windies side to be the T20 champions in 2016. Kamran Akmal who has scored most runs and smashed most sixes in the PSL history will be a trump card once more. Fletcher will accompany him as his opening companion.
The recent inclusion in the side is that of Misbah-ul-Haq and Kieron Pollard. Misbah is a sensation to the game with his composed batting stature and the ability to hit sixes when needed. Pollard served Karachi Kings in the last season and proved vital with his match finishing talent and superb hands on the straight boundary when death bowlers require fielders like him to grab balls that are probably of going for close sixes as well.
Their bowlers include Wahab Riaz who is, once again, top of the table in terms of wicket-takers and bowling average of PSL. He will receive support from the fighter, Hassan Ali who seems a little off color in the South African tour and young Ibtisam Sheikh with his spinning deliveries.
Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi H2H
Both teams have appeared in 10 encounters with Zalmi having the victorious cheering 5 times. 1 match ended with no result so that gives them a 60% winning percentage on the Gladiators. Both sides seem equally good on paper. Only time will tell who overweighs whom on the day. Sir Viv Richards will be in the dugout of Gladiators for motivating them which has been a huge plus for the side.