Today, it is going to be another exciting match in PSL 2023 which can be said as the real PSLClassico because of the fact that whenever these two teams play against each other matches often go down the wire till the last ball. QG vs PZ Match 9 is an important match for both the teams to get ahead in the points table since both Quetta Gladiators & Peshawar Zalmi have each won one game and lost one so far. Yesterday, we have seen Karachi Kings finally opened their win counter in this edition by trashing Lahore Qalandars very comprehensively at the end which gave them a huge boost interms of Net Run Rate as well. Check out the QG vs PZ match 9 probable playing XIs along with match prediction & best fantasy XI team you can pick to win exciting cash rewards on MyStars11 or on Dream11.
QG vs PZ Match 9 Details
Both teams will ideally want to win this game to strengthen their grip on the chances to qualify for the PSL 2023 playoffs. The QG vs PZ match details is as follows.
Match: Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi, Match 9
Competition: Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023
Date: 20th February 2023
Time: 07:00 PST or 7:30 PM IST
Ground: National Stadium, Karachi
QG vs PZ Match 9 Live Streaming
Sony Sports Network is the official broadcaster for PSL 2023 live coverage for India and other countries in South Asia. My personal favorite is watching it live on the SonyLiv application which is available to download on both Android & iOS devices. Sky Sports is telecasting PSL 2023 live streaming in the UK while Fox Sports have the official streaming rights within Australia.
Another beautiful cricket conditions is on offer in Karachi today with no rain interruptions in sight. Temperatures are expected to be 30 to 19 degrees with the weather cooling down as the match progresses. Humidity is again going to be in the high 40% which means the dew factor will play its role in 2nd innings.
The conditions at National Bank Cricket Arena are suitable for batters as we have seen last night when 185 runs were scored by KK while batting 1st against LQ. It is expected to be another flat surface tonight with an average 1st innings score ranging between 165 to 180 runs. Once the batters are set it is easy to go hard at the death overs and take 15 to 20 runs in an over.
QG vs PZ Probable Playing XIs
Quetta will definitely look to keep the same team combination that worked for them in the last game even though batting again did collapse but thanks to Martin Guptill’s fantastic century they were able to impose a big total and ended up winning the game. Jason Roy & Sarfaraz Ahmed needs to focus more on their batting and make sure they score crucial runs for their team.
Peshawar may do some changes from the last game after a poor performance against Multan Sultans in the last game but the change of venue might do the trick and get back to winning ways.
Below are the probable team XIs for QG vs PZ match 9 of PSL 2023.
Quetta Gladiators: JJ Roy, MJ Guptill, Abdul Bangalzai, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, S Ahmed(C), Umar Akmal, Odean Smith, Naseem Shah, Qais Ahmad, M Hasnain
Peshawar Zalmi: Babar Azam(C), Rovman Powell, B Rajapaksa, Sufyan Moqim, Saim Ayub, James Neesham, Salman Irshad, T Kohler-Cadmore, Mohammad Haris, W Riaz, Khurram Shehzad
QG vs PZ Fantasy XI
On paper, Peshawar has a better batting unit than Quetta with a good mixture of class and explosive batters from the top to the late middle order. But for QG’s sake, Guptil & Roy holds the key for them to make sure they go big and impose a good defendable score in case they are batting 1st on a good flat deck in Karachi.
For Quetta, their pace bowling is their key strength with Hasnain & Naseem who did pretty well in the last game defending a par score against KK. The same would be expected from them again in this QG vs PZ match 9 to provide wickets upfront and restrict Zalmi in the death overs.
Below is the best fantasy XI team for QG vs PZ match 9 of PSL 2023.
Fantasy XI: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Haris, Rovman Powell, T Kohler-Cadmore, Martin Guptill (vc), Iftikhar Ahmed, James Neesham, Salman Irshad, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain
Our best candidate for captaincy in this game is none other than Babar Azam who holds the key to Peshawar and he is super consistent with scoring runs right at the top. Martin Guptill is named as vice-captain because of his heroics in the last game which shows he is in pretty good form and can absorb pressure if wickets fell down early.
QG vs PZ Head-to-Head PSL Record
Zalmi has had the upper hand against Gladiators historically and the current trend is also with Peshawar as they have defeated Quetta on a consistent basis. In the last five matches, PZ vs QG played against each all of them have been won by PZ.
Below is the overall record of QG vs PZ in PSL all seasons.
QG vs PZ Match 9 Prediction
It is no surprise that all the expert bookmakers have predicted Peshawar Zalmi to come out victorious for this match due to their sheer dominance over Quetta for many years. One thing is to keep note that Quetta did defeat Peshawar in the festival match which was played at the Bugti Stadium so who knows if they can repeat the same performances in PSL as well.
There the many top-quality batters in this game on who you can place your bets like Babar Azam, Tom Kohler Cadmore, Saim Ayub, Martin Guptill & Iftikhar Ahmed who are in great batting form and may very well create the biggest impact in this game to decide the victorious team.
Share your thoughts below that you think will win this 9th match in PSL 2023.