IU vs PZ Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 26, 2024

Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi will play the 13th match of this seasons' Pakistan Super League. Islamabad and Peshawar currently occupy fourth and fifth position, respectively, on the 2024 PSL points table.

There is going to be plenty to bet on before and during this match. Let's preview the competititve odds and markets on the best cricket betting sites.

Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi head-to-head record

Zalmi have three wins to United's two in their last five PSL meetings. Islamabad have not beaten Peshawar in this tournament since February 2023.

Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi live streaming and broadcast

You can watch this match and the rest of this season's PSL on the JioCinema app in India. This is a great way of live streaming cricket online from India.

Enjoy these cricket betting tips for the Pakistan Super League match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi in Lahore on 26 February 2024.

IU vs PZ Team Previews

Islamabad United

Islamabad's 2024 PSL campaign started with success against the Lahore Qalandars, but they have since slipped to back-to-back defeats against the Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators. They have the opportunity to get back on track against Peshawar Zalmi.

Agha Salman and Shadab Khan have emerged as United's leading run-scorers so far this tournament. Salman has collected 149 runs in three innings and is performing better than Islamabad's international recruits such as Alex Hales and Colin Munro.

Khan has put in valuable contributions with the bat and taken four wickets. As one of the best all-rounders in the the tournament and the United captain, he could be in for another big showing here against Zalmi. He will expect a good performance from fast bowler Naseem Shah, too. Shah has already taken five wickets in this year's PSL.

Islamabad United Playing 11

Haider Ali, Colin Munro, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Azam Khan, Jordan Cox, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Hunain Shah, Tymal Mills.

Peshawar Zalmi

Zalmi shook off consecutive defeats to the Gladiators and Karachi Kings by beating the Sultans recently. They'll have a challenging fixture against the Qalandars on Sunday and, amid a quick turnaround, face Islamabad on Monday. They're in for an interesting couple of days.

Babar Azam has raced to the top of Zalmi's run-scoring ranks this PSL season. The mercurial batter has gathered 171 runs in three innings. He has almost 100 runs more than any other Peshawar Zalmi batter this season. Anticipate another telling showing from this star right-hander.

Luke Wood and Salman Irshad have shared 10 wickets for Zalmi in the 2024 Pakistan Super League. They are bowling well individually and collectively. The right-armer is complementing the left-armer superbly. Both have tricky bowling actions for the opposition batters to navigate.

Peshawar Zalmi Playing 11

Saim Ayub, Babar Azam, Mohammad Haris, Haseebullah Khan, Rovman Powell, Asif Ali, Paul Walter, Luke Wood, Naveen ul Haq, Arif Yaqoob, Salman Irshad.

IU vs PZ Toss Prediction

The Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore will be the host venue for this match. The last three PSL tosses at this ground have seen decisions to bowl first at the toss.

It's highly likely the team to win the toss this time will follow suit and opt to field first as well.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The last three first-innings totals in T20 cricket at this ground have been 175, 138 and 154. This isn't necessarily a high-scoring venue. A first-innings score of 160-plus can be considered competitive.

Expect both teams to play at least two specialist slow bowlers here. No rain is forecast in Lahore on matchday. Hot and humid conditions are expected.

IU vs PZ Betting Tips

This should be a tight contest. Islamabad are in a stronger position to win than Peshawar.

United's batting and bowling resources have greater depth.

Both teams are priced at 1.9 to win this match.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Islamabad United to win the toss



United have a 50 percent chance of winning the toss. Bet on them to do so - and probably choose to bowl first.

  1. Dafabet


    Shadab Khan to be player of the match



Khan is captaining Zalmi and is probably their best spin bowler. He's also scoring runs in the middle order. It's often worth selecting an in-form all-rounder in the player of the match markets.

  1. Parimatch


    Agha Salman to be top Islamabad United batter



Salman's last three PSL innings have yielded two half-centuries and a 30-odd. He is in solid form.

  1. 1xBet


    Salman Irshad to be top bowler in the match



Irshad is Zalmi's joint leading wicket-taker this season. Conditions in Lahore should suit him. Look forward to an important spell or two from him.

  1. Dafabet


    Babar Azam to bet top batter in the match



Azam has taken his excellent run of form in the Bangladesh Premier League earlier this year into the Pakistan Super League this month. He has struck two half-tons in the past week.

Today Match Prediction

Islamabad United To Win the Match, 1.92

Bet Tip Here

Who will win IU vs PZ

Islamabad United 71.93% (164)
Peshawar Zalmi 28.07% (64)
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