The 6th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL-2017) will be played between Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandar here on Sunday at Dubai Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
This game will kick start at 8 pm local time (4 pm GMT or 9 pm Pakistan time).
Lahore Qalandars to win
Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy, Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Eoin Morgan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan, Kamran Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haris Sohail, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Asghar, Khushdil Shah, Junaid Khan, Imran Khan Jr, M. Irfan Khan, Marlon Samuels, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Samit Patel, Dawid Malan
Head to head
The two teams clashed twice in last year’s PSL. Zalmi won the first encounter by nine wickets, while Qalandars won the second one by four runs.
Interestingly, even their net run-rates are quite similar at this stage, with Peshawar at +0.194 and Lahore at +0.163 in this early stages of the tournament.
Their paths, so far have been similar as well with a defeat in their opener followed by a win in their second game.
Peshawar started off with a defeat in the first game in what was easily the highest-scoring game of the competition so far. Batting first, the Zalmi lost Mohammad Hafeez for a duck off the first ball before they went on to pile up 190 in their 20 overs.
Unfortunately for them, the efforts put in by Dawid Malan and Kamran Akmal was put to sword by something similar by Brad Haddin and Dwayne Smith, both of whom hit fifties.
The Zalmi came back strongly with a much better bowling performance against the Karachi Kings. Hafeez and Wahab Riaz picked up a couple of wickets apiece to restrict them to 118 before knocking those runs off in just 18.3 overs.
Lahore failed to chase down 136 in their opening game against the Quetta Gladiators but came back strongly against the Islamabad United when they chased down the required 159 in 18.2 overs. It took a special effort from Jason Roy who hammered a 60 off 51 balls to keep hs side in the game after Brendon McCullum had given them a blazing start, before the side fell away in the middle.
Later, Sunil Narine’s discovery as a batsman continued as he hammered a 12-ball 26, helping Lahore to score 34 off 16 balls to make it their first win.
Match 6:: Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi Predictions
Lahore to win
McCullum to top-score for Lahore
Here is the list of broadcasters beaming live #HBL PSL 2017
MENA – OSN
Africa – Startimes and cricketgateway.com
Bangladesh – Gazi TV and cricketgateway.com
Caribbean – Flow TV and cricketgateway.com
Singapore – cricketgateway.com
USA – A Plus and cricketgateway.com
Afghanistan – Moby and cricketgateway.com
Australia and NZ – cricketgateway.com
Asia – cricketgateway.com
Europe – cricketgateway.com
South America – cricketgateway.com