PSL 2022, Match 5, PES vs ISL: Peshawar Zalmi will lock horns with Islamabad United in the fifth match of the PSL 2022 at the National Stadium in Karachi on January 30, 2022.
PES vs ISL
This will be the second game for Peshawar Zalmi in the ongoing PSL season with Islamabad making their first appearance in the PSL 2022.
Peshawar Zalmi has won their first match of the season against Quetta Gladiators by chasing a massive 191 runs target with two balls to spare. Hussain Talat & Shoaib Malik starred for Zalmi’s in the chase with Malik guiding Zalmi to a stunning win by scoring 22 runs in the penultimate over. Hussain Talat’s 52 runs along with Shoaib Malik’s unbeaten 48 guided their side over the lien in an enthralling run chase.
However, Peshawar Zalmi’s bowling department looked ineffective as expect Usman Qadir no one turned up with Quetta batters smashing them all around the aprk. Despite loopholes in their bowling line-up Peshawar Zalmi managed to beat Quetta Gladiators & win their season-opening match. But with a challenging encounter awaiting Zalmi’s bowlers need to step up & scalp quick wickets for their team to win.
Islamabad on the other will play their first match of the PSL 2022. Till now they are the most successful team in the history of PSL with two titles registered to their name. During last season, though Islamabad finished at the top of the Points table they couldn’t make it to the finals after being defeated by Multan Sultans in the Qualifier & Peshawar Zalmi in the Eliminator match. Heading into the seventh edition of PSL, Islamabad will try to replicate their last year’s performance.
Islamabad United will be led by Shadab Khan in this season of PSL also. Along with Shadab, they have the services of big names like Alex Hales, Marchant de Lange, Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, and Paul Stirling. Meanwhile, Reece Topley has withdrawn his name from the tournament. Can Shoaib Malik & Co register their second consecutive win of the season or will Islamabad continue on their winning ways from last season? It’s a wait & watch thing.
Match Details: PSL 2022 Match 5, PES vs ISL
Date and Time: January 30, 2022, 3:00 PM IST
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
The National Stadium in Karachi is batter’s Paradise. Batters can play their strokes nicely once they get set on the field. Spinners could play a key role on this surface, as the pitch might get slower as the game progresses.
According to forecasts, there will be no rain and will be clear throughout the match. Since it’s the afternoon game there will be no dew factor coming into play.
Probable Playing XI:
Tom Kohler-Cadmore (wk), Yasir Khan, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik (c), Hussain Talat, Sherfane Rutherford, Ben Cutting, Sohail Khan, Patrick Brown, Sameen Gul, Usman Qadir.
Alex Hales, Shadab Khan (c), Asif Ali, Azam Khan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Musa, Colin Munro, Paul Stirling, Marchant de Lange, Danish Aziz.
Both the teams heading into this contest boasts strong line-ups. Peshawar Zalmi has kickstarted their campaign on a winning note while this will be the first match of the season for Islamabad United. Though Peshawar’s won their opening clash of the season looking at Islamabad’s strong line-up & previous records they could emerge victorious in the fifth match of the PSL 2022.