IU vs PZ Match Preview

Islamabad want to bounce back from consecutive defeats to the Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans. These two defeats were preceded by victory against the Lahore Qalandars. United have won the PSL twice and remain in pursuit of a third title.

The first name in your Dream11 team should be Agha Salman. The Islamabad batter has been in excellent form and already collected two half-centuries this PSL season. They also have Shadab Khan. He isn't just their captain and top leg-spinner, but is making runs in the middle order as well.

Naseem Shah has been a standout performer with the ball for United this PSL season. He has already taken five wickets. In a T20 World Cup year, Shah keeps reminding the national selectors of his prowess at T20I level. Anticipate another big performance from him.

Peshawar lost the Gladiators and Karachi Kings before beating the Sultans. If they can successfully navigate a tricky challenge against the Qalandars and this fixture with United, Zalmi could be inspired to go all the way this season. Let's see who is going to be important for them.

Look no further than Babar Azam for a top Dream11 team batting pick from Zalmi. Azam has the third-highest number of runs in the 2024 PSL and has consistently shown why he is regarded as one of the best T20 batters in the world these days.

Bowling-wise, Salman Irshad and Luke Wood should be among your Dream11 team picks as well. These two fast bowlers have each taken five wickets in the 2024 Pakistan Super League. They are probably the best left- and right-arm combination at the tournament.

Weather Report

No rain is forecast in Lahore on matchday. Hot and humid conditions are anticipated. The bowlers an fielders will want to keep the ball as dry as possible.

Pitch Report

A first-innings score of approximately 160-plus can be considered competitive here. The team to win the toss will probably choose to bowl first. It's worth playing two specialist spinners here.

Notable stats

Babar Azam in form

The Zalmi captain's last three innings in the 2024 PSL 68, 72 and 31. Before joining this season's PSL, he was playing for Rangpur in the Bangladesh Premier League and hit 47 and 47.

Team News

Zalmi will likely retain England's Paul Walter and West Indies' Rovman Powell in the middle order. Whether United retain Faheem Ashraf in the XI remains in the balance.

IU vs PZ Probable 11

IU Playing 11

  • Colin Munro
  • Alex Hales
  • Agha Salman
  • Shadab Khan (C)
  • Azam Khan (Wk)
  • Jordan Cox
  • Imad Wasim
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Hunain Shah
  • Rumman Raees
  • Naseem Shah

PZ Playing 11

  • Saim Ayub
  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Haseebullah Khan
  • Mohammad Haris (Wk)
  • Paul Walter
  • Rovman Powell
  • Asif Ali
  • Luke Wood
  • Salman Irshad
  • Naveen-ul-Haq
  • Arif Yaqoob
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

United should win this match against Zalmi. Islamabad's bowling resources look particulary stronger than what Peshawar have.

Top Picks

Babar Azam: Pick this experienced opener and look forward to plenty of runs from the Zalmi captain.

Shadab Khan: Select the United captain, who is also one of the best all-rounders in the tournament.

Salman Irshad: The Zalmi fast bowler has already taken five wickets in the 2024 Pakistan Super League.

IU vs PZ Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Jordan Cox

Batters: Alex Hales, Babar Azam (C), Saim Ayub

All-rounders: Shadab Khan (VC), Rovman Powell, Paul Walter, Agha Salman

Bowlers: Naseem Shah, Naveen-ul-Haq, Luke Wood

IU vs PZ Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction