Yesterday, in the 1st Qualifier Multan Sultans surprised many fans by defeating table toppers Lahore Qalandars quite comprehensively by 84 runs which means Sultans qualified for the PSL 2023 Final while today the 1st Eliminator will be played out between Islamabad United & Peshawar Zalmi, the winner of this game will play against Qalandars to book a spot in the Final. The stadium was jam-packed yesterday and it is again expected to see a good crowd turn out again for IU vs PZ PSL 2023 Eliminator. Below you will find the best IU vs PZ fantasy XI along with probable playing XIs of both teams with weather and pitch analysis so you can make better-informed decisions while playing fantasy leagues or with your bets.
IU vs PZ Match Details
Below are the IU vs PZ Eliminator 1 match details for PSL 8.
Match: Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi, Eliminator 1
Competition: Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023
Date: 16th March 2023
Time: 07:00 PST or 6:30 PM IST
Ground: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
IU vs PZ Live Streaming
To watch IU vs PZ Eliminator, fans from all around the globe can watch PSL Live streaming on various digital & linear platforms. Last night, it was the Caribbean duo Kieron Pollard & Sheldon Cottrell who did the magic and won Multan the game so all cricket fans from the Caribbean region can enjoy PSL live coverage on Flow Sports network.
The weather is clear with a bit of cloud cover so no rain interruptions will come in during the game. Temperatures are expected to be in the range of mid-20s while the humidity ratio will stay in a higher range of around 55 to 60%.
Last night, the pitch did offer some sharp spin as well as swing for the pacers when the breeze came into effect in the 2nd innings. The pitch for today’s game looks better pitch than yesterday which will help the batters to score feely with a fast outfield. The average 1st innings score will be around 170 to 180 runs while batting first.
IU vs PZ Probable Playing XIs
Peshawar Zalmi will be roaring with confidence as the last time when these teams played against each other Zalmi won the game by 13 runs.
Team Islamabad United will certainly need to look at their strategy as they are playing this eliminator with a burden of 2 back to back losses in the group stage which were against Zalmi & Qalandars and in both games, their batting collapsed so batting 1st might be an ideal choice for United in this game.
Below are the probable team XIs for IU vs PZ, Eliminator 1 of PSL 2023.
Islamabad United: Hassan Nawaz, Alex Hales, Sohaib Maqsood, Colin Munro, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Shadab Khan (c), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Peshawar Zalmi: Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Mohammad Haris, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Haseebullah Khan (wk), James Neesham, Aamer Jamal, Khurram Shahzad, Sufiyan Muqeem, Wahab Riaz
IU vs PZ PSL 2023 Eliminator Fantasy XI
Both teams have solid match winners in the top order with the bat who can change the match complexion completely. However, it has to be said that the bowling department of both the teams lacks quality and has leaked too many runs in the death overs in most games.
Our fantasy cricket experts have analyzed both team squads thoroughly and finalized the below-mentioned IU vs PZ fantasy XI team for PSL 2023 Eliminator which you can select and try your luck to win exciting cash rewards on Dream11 or on MyStars11 fantasy game.
Captain: Babar Azam
Vice-Captain: Faheem Ashraf
Wicketkeeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters: Alex Hales, Mohammad Haris, Babar Azam, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
All-Rounders: James Neesham, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf
Bowlers: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hasan Ali, Khurram Shahzad
Babar Azam is our captain for the IU vs PZ fantasy XI because of his sheer class and consistency as an opener while Faheem Ashraf is our choice for vice-captaincy as he has been in brilliant batting form and has won Islamabad matches on his own. The injury to Azam Khan is a serious blow to United and it is expected he won’t be taking part in this game.
IU vs PZ Head-to-Head PSL Record
There is not a lot of difference in the head-to-head record between both teams so it is expected to be a hard-fought game that might go down the wire till the last over. In this year’s PSL, both teams have won one game against each other so far.
Below is the IU vs PZ head-to-head PSL record from all seasons.
IU vs PZ Eliminator 1 Match Prediction
Looking at the team squads and the injury scare to Azam Khan, bookmakers have favored Peshawar Zalmi as the favorites to win this game with a winning probability of around 51% which shows it is close and United can turn the tables around if senior pros like Alex Hales comes to the party and punish the Zalmi bowlers upfront.
Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Faheem Ashraf, Saim Ayub, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Haris are the top batters to feature in this game who will likely make a huge impact on this game while in the bowling department Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hasan Ali & Wahab Riaz are the big guns who can cause some trouble to the batters. Last night we did see the ball spinning quite sharply so it might be IU captain Shadab Khan’s day which can be enough to push them one step closer to the final.