ISL vs QG PSL Prediction 05 Mar 2023
Pakistan Super League
- Date: 2023-03-05
- Start Time: 19:00
- Location: Pindi Cricket Club, Rawalpindi
- Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2023
- Format: Pakistan Super League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
At the midpoint of the league stage in Season 8 of the Pakistan Super League, all the competitors are striving to qualify for the playoffs. Islamabad United will take on the Quetta Gladiators on Sunday in Match 21 of the Pakistan Super League. The PSL game will be played at the Pindi Cricket Club in Rawalpindi.
- Islamabad United are currently 4th in the points table with 4 wins, while the Quetta Gladiators sit last with a solitary win.
- Islamabad United won their last game against the Karachi Kings, while the Gladiators lost to Lahore Qalandars.
- In the last game between the two sides in Match 13, Islamabad won convincingly by 63 runs.
ISL vs QG – PSL – Venue Details
Venue: Pindi Cricket Club, Rawalpindi
Date: March 5th 2023
ISL vs QG – PSL – Team Previews
Islamabad United had a successful start to the eighth edition of the tournament, winning four out of their first six matches. However, their high spirits were dampened after a heartbreaking loss to Lahore Qalandars on Monday. They come into the game with a win over Karachi Kings, largely thanks to Azam Khan’s unbeaten knock of 72 runs.
The highly anticipated arrival of star English opener Alex Hales has finally come, and he is expected to open the batting with Colin Munro. Emerging bowling all-rounder Zeeshan Zameer may be dropped from the starting eleven, but his spot is likely to be taken by Rumman Raees.
Azam Khan has been the standout batsman of the tournament so far, having scored 44 and an unbeaten 72 in both games against Karachi Kings, and a sublime 97 in the last meeting with Quetta Gladiators in February.
Quetta Gladiators are having a tough time qualifying for the playoffs, having won just one of their first six games. They suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of United in their first encounter earlier in the season, losing by 63 runs in Karachi.
Mohammad Hafeez was left out of the playing eleven after the opening fixture but returned to the team in the next game. His fighting knock of 48 runs from 26 balls and a 69-run partnership with skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed kept the Gladiators in the game until his dismissal.
The Gladiators will be hoping that Mohammad Hasnain, who missed their last match due to an ankle problem, is fit to return. They are already without Jason Roy, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Will Jacks, and Odean Smith’s stint with the team is coming to an end.
The head-to-head record between these teams in the Pakistani top-flight league stands at 8-8 after 16 encounters.
ISL vs QG – PSL – Probable Playing XI’s
Islamabad United: A Ali, A Hales, C Munro, Van der Dussen, Faheem Ashraf, Mubasir Khan, Shadab Khan (Cap), Azam Khan, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees, Tom Curran
Quetta Gladiators: M Guptill, Will Smeed, Yasir Khan, M Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, M Hafeez, S Ahmed (Cap and wk), Odean Smith, Umaid Asif, Naveen-ul-Haq, Naseem Shah
ISL vs QG – PSL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
Rawalpindi’s pitch is favorable for batting, with the possibility of a high-scoring match. The recent match where Islamabad United chased down 202 runs indicates the pitch’s true nature. Opting to field first after winning the toss would be the preferred choice.
ISL vs QG – PSL – Match Prediction
Quetta Gladiators are struggling at the moment and can’t seem to get out of the rut. So, we expect a comfortable win for Islamabad United.