PZ vs IU Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 16, 2024

Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United will play the penultimate fixture of the 2024 Pakistan Super League. This is Eliminator 2. The winner of this match will meet the Multan Sultans in the final.

There will be pletny to bet on before and during this match. There are many interesting markets and competitive odds to consider. Let's see what the best cricket betting sites have in store.

Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United head-to-head record

Zalmi have three wins to United's two in their last five PSL meetings. Peshawar had collected three wins in a row against Islamabad until United broke that streak earlier this PSL season.

Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United live streaming and broadcast

You can watch this match and the rest of the tournament on the JioCinema app in India. This is a great way to live stream PSL cricket online from India.

Enjoy these cricket betting tips for th 2024 Pakistan Super League's Eliminator 2 showdown between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United in Karachi on Saturday, 16 March.

PZ vs IU Team Previews

Peshawar Zalmi

Zalmi finished in second position on the PSL points table after six wins, three losses and one no-result. They then lost the Qualifier play-off to the Multan Sultans, but get another chance to advance to the final here. They will be hard pressed against a motivated Islamabad unit.

Peshawar have the leading run-scorer in the 2024 tournament at their disposal. Captain Babar Azam has, indeed, beein in prolific form. He has collected 544 runs in 10 innings at an average of 60.44. He has double the number of runs than any other Zalmi player this PSL season. Saim Ayub has been solid with the bat for Zalmi, too.

Zalmi have enjoyed an outstanding collective performance from seamers Luke Wood, Salman Irshad, Arif Yaqoob and Naveen-ul-Haq. The quartet have shared 37 wickets, of which Wood has taken 11. This combination - be it three of the four or all of them - could be key in this important play-off.

Peshawar Zalmi Playing 11

Saim Ayub, Babar Azam, Mohammad Haris, Tom Kohler Cadmore, Hussain Talat, Rovman Powell, Aamer Jamal, Luke Wood, Mehran Mumtaz, Arif Yaqoob, Khurram Shehzad.

Islamabad United

United finished in third position on the points table. They won five, lost four and shared one washout. Islamabad then beat the Quetta Gladiators in the Eliminator 1 to advance to this Eliminator 2. United remain in pursuit of a record-breaking third Pakistan Super League title.

Shadab Khan has been a superb all-round performer for United this PSL season. The captain has taken 10 wickets in as many matches and, as one of the best all-rounders in the tournament, also struck 301 runs at an average of 37.62. Anticipate another big performance from him.

Naseem Shah has been their most prolific bowler in the 2024 tournament. The young fast bowler has gathered 12 wickets and a reasonable economy rate of 7.72. He has bowled with good pace and accuracy. Conditions in Karachi could suit him again.

Islamabad United Playing 11

Alex Hales, Martin Guptill, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Azam Khan, Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Hunain Shah, Obed McCoy.

PZ vs IU Toss Prediction

The National Stadium in Karachi will be the venue for this play-off as well. Two of the last three tosses in PSL cricket at this ground have brought two decisions to bat first.

It's probable the team to win the toss this time will take their cue from that recent record and opt to bat 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 PSL competition at this venue have been 185, 174 and 146. Two of those totals proved enough for the team that batted first.

A first-innings score of approximately 170-plus can be considered competitive here. Both teams will likely play two specialist spinners. 

No rain is forecast in Karachi on matchday. We are in for a full fixture, unhindered by wet conditions.

PZ vs IU Betting Tips

Peshawar are in a stronger position than United to win. Zalmi's batting and bowling resources are in stronger form.

Peshawar Zalmi are still priced as 2.00 underdogs, though. Bet on them to beat 1.85 favourites Islamabad United in this PSL play-off.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Peshawar Zalmi to win the toss



Zalmi have a 50 percent chance of winning the toss. Bet on them to do this. If they do, they will probably elect to bat first.

  1. Parimatch


    Babar Azam to be the top batter in the match



Azam's last four PSL innings have been 46, 51, 53 and 64. He has also hit a century in this season's PSL. He's primed for more success here.

  1. Dafabet


    Naseem Shah to be the top bowler in the match



Shah took two key wickets in United's previous play-off win. He is an instrumental part of the team's bowling attack. He could capitalise on conducive conditions again.

  1. 1xBet


    Luke Wood to be the top Peshawar Zalmi bowler



Wood has been one of the standout overseas players at the 2024 PSL. He is arguably the most in-form left-arm seamer in the tournament. He has taken the most wickets for Zalmi this season so far.

  1. Parimatch


    Shadab Khan to be the top Islamabad United batter



Khan has hit two half-centuries in his last five PSL innings - and weighed in with several other important contributions. Look forward to more from him.

Today Match Prediction

Peshawar Zalmi To Win the Match, 2.00

Bet Tip Here

Who will win PZ vs IU

Peshawar Zalmi 74.83% (107)
Islamabad United 25.17% (36)
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