PZ vs QG Match Preview

Look no further than Tom Kohler-Cadmore when considering which Peshawar Zalmi batter from abroad to put in your team. Kohler-Cadmore has not yet been capped at international level by England, but has played in several domestic T20 leagues around the world - and scored consistently well.

Seamer Naveen-ul-Haq is an intriguing prospect for Zalmi as well. The Afghanistan seamer is becoming a household name on the global T20 circuit and joins the Pakistan Super League on the back of a solid stint with Durban's Super Giants in the recent SA20 in South Africa.

Quetta have a new asset in Mohammad Amir. The Pakistan fast bowler has plenty of experience and knows how to succeed in conditions in Lahore and beyond. Amir offer wicket-taking ability and relatively cheap economy - an enticing combination for any team and bowling attack.

Rilee Rossouw has been promoted to the Gladiators captaincy. It's going to be interesting to see if the extra responsibility helps or hinders his main role with the bat. The elevation to the captaincy will probably push him to perform better with the bat. 

Weather Report

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

Pitch Report

Recent T20I records at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore suggest a first-innings total of about 170-plus should be competitive. The dry pitch could take turn. Opening the bowling with a spinner is warranted.

Notable stats

Rilee Rossouw promising plenty

Rossouw was the third-highest run-scorer in last year's edition of the Pakistan Super League. He scored 453 runs in 11 innings at an average of 45.30.

Team News

Peshawar Zalmi have the mercurial Babar Azam available. He could be lethal at the top of the order. Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga, who is an outstanding leg-spinner, might feature in the Quetta Gladiators XI.

PZ vs QG Probable 11

PZ Playing 11

  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Tom Kohler-Cadmore
  • Arif Yaqoob
  • Mohammad Zeeshan
  • Khurram Shahzad
  • Aamir Jamal
  • Rovman Powell
  • Naveen-ul-Haq
  • Salman Irshad
  • Mohammad Haris (Wk)
  • Lungi Ngidi

QG Playing 11

  • Rilee Rossouw (C)
  • Jason Roy
  • Sherfane Rutherford
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed (Wk)
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Abrar Ahmed
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Mohammad Hasnain
  • Sohail Khan
  • Mohammad Amir
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 to win this match than Quetta. Peshawar have impressive batting and bowling resources.

Top Picks

Shamar Joseph: Put the West Indies fast bowler in your team and anticipate wickets.

Babar Azam: You can hardly go wrong selecting this prolific batter.

Wanindu Hasaranga: He can make a big impact inside and outside the powerplay.

PZ vs QG Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Mohammad Haris

Batters: Jason Roy, Babar Azam (VC), Rilee Rossouw (C), Tom Kohler-Cadmore

All-rounders: Rovman Powell, Aamir Jamal

Bowlers: Mohammad Amir, Luke Wood, Shamar Joseph, Mohammad Wasim

PZ vs QG Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction