PES vs ISL Dream11 Prediction: Peshawar Zalmi will take on Islamabad United in Match 5 of Pakistan Super League. Peshawar have won their first game and on the other hand, Islamabad is yet to play their first match of the tournament.
Peshawar Zalmi won the first game against Quetta Gladiators which was a nail-biting game. While their bowling did look a bit unsettled, their batting line-up chased the target extremely well. Led by Shoaib Malik, Peshawar has the strength of having all-rounders in their squad. The team looks balanced and they are expected to go with the same playing XI considering the winning combination. The only challenge they might face is if they are invited to bat first, their bowling looks a bit rough to defend a total.
Probable Playing XI: Tom Kohler Codmore (WK), Yasir Khan, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik (C), Hussain Talat, Sherfone Rutherford, Ben Cutting, Sohail Khan, Patrick Brown, Sameen Gul, Usman Qadir
Islamabad United is one of the strongest teams on paper. They will start their campaign on Sunday against Peshawar. They were the table-toppers last season. However, their knockout woes led to getting defeated against Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi and crashing out of the tournament. Their captain Shadab Khan, Alex Hales, Paul Stirling, Hasan Ali will be in limelight and will be carrying the burden of the team.
Probable playing XI: Paul Stirling, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan (C), Azam Khan, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Muhammad Zeeshan/Mubasir Khan, Marchant De Lange
Match: Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United, PSL Match 5
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Date: January 30, Sunday, 2:30 PM IST
Telecast: Sony Network
It is a batting-friendly pitch in Karachi. The batters can play the shots on the rise and the bounce is true. It should help all the bowlers a bit but batters can trust their shots. Chasing the total should be the way to go.
PES vs ISL Injury Updates
No injury was reported by both teams.
PES vs ISL Dream11 Key players
Shoaib Malik: The veteran cricketer is still a hot property in limited-overs cricket. He can play big shots and can also contribute with his bowling and fielding. As he will be batting up the order, he is a definite pick in the Fantasy XI. He scored 48 off 32 balls in the first game.
Tom Kohler Codmore: A wicket-keeper who bats at the top is always an asset and when they can score at a brisk rate it is a bonus. He has 2907 runs in T20 cricket at a strike rate of 139.22.
Ben Cutting: Ben Cutting has been a tremendous player for all the franchises he has played for. With his all-around ability and being a live wire on the field, Cutting can earn a lot of points.
Paul Stirling: Paul Stirling has been one of the most impressive associate players in recent times. His ability to score runs at a high strike rate as an opener is his USP. He has scored 2,663 runs so far in T20 cricket.
Colin Munro: The Kiwi batsman is a popular power hitter in T20 cricket. The batting paradise in Karachi should also help him better. He will bat at number 3 and should be a popular choice on Fantasy Cricket.
Hasan Ali: Pakistan’s pace sensation Hasan Ali has always been a wicket-taker. If he can pick up a few in death overs like his previous record, he should be a player to watch out for. He has taken 132 wickets in T20 cricket so far.
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PES vs ISL Dream11 Small League Captain & Vice-Captain
- Shoaib Malik
- Ben Cutting
- Hasan Ali
ASL vs WOG Dream11 Grand League Captain & Vice-Captain
- Paul Stirling
- Hasan Ali
- Colin Munro
PES vs ISL Dream11 Match Prediction
Peshawar Zalmi looked well balanced and extremely confident in the first encounter. Though Islamabad is strong on paper but having Peshawar should continue its winning run.
PES vs ISL Dream11 Grand League Tips
- Select hard-hitting top-order batters from Islamabad United. Colin Munro and Paul Stirling can make a huge impact.
- Shoaib Malik and Ben Cutting can be chosen as captains considering their all-around ability.
- The pacers are expected to get more assistance than spinners on this surface. Hasan Ali can grab attention.
PES vs ISL Dream11 Team
Wicket Keeper: Tom Kohler Codmore
Batters: Shoaib Malik, Paul Stirling, Alex Hales, Colin Munro
All-rounders: Ben Cutting, Hussain Talat
Bowlers: Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir, Sameen Gul, Marchant De LangeTips4FantasySports-Telegram
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