PZ vs QG Match Preview

Peshawar Zalmi are in third position on the points table and are looking to reach another PSL final. They won the title in 2017. With four wins from their last six matches, they are in a good position to go further here, but will be hard pressed against a motivated Quetta Xi.

The first name on your Dream11 teamsheet should be Babar Azam. He has hit three half-tons and a century for Zalmi this season and is the leading run-scorer in the 2024 PSL so far with 394 in seven innings. Saim Ayub has also been in good form and is another Zalmi batter worth selecting.

For a solid trio of seamers, look no further than Luke Wood, Salman Irshad and Arif Yaqoob. The Zalmi seamers have each taken eight wickets in the 2024 PSL. They have bowled well with the new and older ball - inside and outside the powerplay. These are good options.

Quetta won three games in a row at the start of this year's PSL campaign, but have since suffered a string of inconsistency. They have still managed to hold onto a position in the top half of the points table, though. Victory over Zalmi could put them back on track.

Jason Roy has been key to some of their success. For a top international talent and vital cog in your Dream11 team, the England batter is a promising selection. And he's had Saud Shakeel alongside him for good support. You can pick each or both of these players. 

Abrar Ahmed and Akeal Hosein are an outstanding spin combination. The leg-spinner and finger spinner have shared 20 wickets this tournament. Conditions at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium could suit them. There should be extra turn and bounce on offer.

Weather Report

There is no rain forecast in Rawalpindi on matchday. We should get in a full fixture amid characteristically hot and humid conditions.

Pitch Report

This venue has produced two 190-plus totals in the 2024 PSL. It's a high-scoring ground, where a first-innings score of 180-puls can be competitive. Both teams would do well to play two specialist slow bowlers here.

Notable stats

Arif Yaqoob

Yaqoob took a five-wicket haul against Islamabad United recently, during which he became the first bowler in the history of the PSL to take four wickets in one over.

Team News

Zalmi might be reconsidering Tom Kohler-Cadmore's place in the XI. He has scored just 41 runs in his last five innings. Quetta should retain Sherfane Rutherford in their middle order.

PZ vs QG Probable 11

PZ Playing 11

  • Saim Ayub
  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Tom Kohler-Cadmore
  • Haseebullah Khan (Wk)
  • Rovman Powell
  • Asif Ali
  • Aamer Jamal
  • Mehran Mumtaz
  • Salman Irshad
  • Naveen-ul-Haq
  • Luke Wood

QG Playing 11

  • Khawaja Nafay
  • Jason Roy
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Rilee Rossouw (C)
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed (Wk)
  • Sherfane Rutherford
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Mohammad Hasnain
  • Abrar Ahmed
  • Usman Tariq
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

Zalmi are in a better position than Quetta to win here. Peshawar's seam-bowling resources, in particular, are in better form.

Top Picks

Abrar Ahmed: Select one of the best wrist-spinners in the tournament and anticpate a big performance.

Babar Azam: You couldn't not select the leading run-scorer in the 2024 PSL.

Luke Wood: For an in-form overseas seamer, the England star is a must in your Dream11 team.

PZ vs QG Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Haseebullah Khan

Batters: Saim Ayub (VC), Babar Azam (C), Jason Roy

All-rounders: Saud Shakeel, Rovman Powell, Aamer Jamal

Bowlers: Mohammad Amir, Luke Wood, Naveen-ul-Haq, Akeal Hosein

PZ vs QG Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction