Run-scoring has been relatively easier in the first innings. In the last three games at Lahore, the team defending a score has won the match twice.
Probable XI for Peshawar: Hazratullah Zazai, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Haris (wk), Shoaib Malik, Liam Livingstone, Hussain Talat, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz (c), Mohammad Umar, Usman Qadir, Salman Irshad.
Alex Hales will take no further part in the league due to personal reasons.
Probable XI for Islamabad: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Colin Munro, Muhammad Akhlaq, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (wk), Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Liam Dawson, Zeeshan Zameer, Waqas Maqsood
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Shadab Khan’s all-round skills has made him a strong contender for the Player of the Series award. He has taken 17 wickets and scored 234 runs.
Shoaib Malik’s splendid 58 in the last match helped Peshawar beat Quetta. He has scored 276 runs this season. He is also seen as a partnership-breaker with the ball.
After missing out on a few games, Usman Qadir bounced back in style by bagging 3 for 25 in his previous match.
In only four appearances, Waqas Maqsood has become the leading wicket-taker (9) for Islamabad in this edition.
Hazratullah Zazai can be flashy but stays aggressive at the top. He has got one half-century and two 40-plus scores in five outings.
Faheem Ashraf is yet to strike with the ball, but he displayed fireworks with the bat in the last two innings, with scores of 55 and 29*. For his hitting ability, he can also be promoted up the order.
Salman Irshad has been a regular wicket-taker this season. He has picked 9 wickets thus far.
Hasan Ali has not been at his best with the ball in this edition. That said, he remains the leader of Islamabad’s pace attack.
Both teams are tied at eight points each. Peshawar will be confident after winning two games in a row. Islamabad, however, will fancy their chances after having beaten Peshawar earlier in the tournament.
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