PSL 2023, Match 9: QUE vs PES | Fantasy Tips and Teams

image-lecbtrhkQuetta Gladiators (Source: Twitter/@TeamQuetta)

Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi go toe-to-toe in Match no.9 of the ongoing eighth season of Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Monday, February 20, 2023, at the National Stadium in Karachi. Both sides will meet again later in the tournament in Match no.25 on Wednesday, March 08, at the Pindi Club Ground in Rawalpindi.

Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Quetta Gladiators began their campaign with a defeat at the hands of Multan Sultans by nine wickets before registering their first victory of PSL 8 against Karachi Kings by six runs courtesy of a splendid century from New Zealand international Martin Guptill. With 2 points and a net run rate of -1.199, they are placed in the fourth position in the table. (All scenarios till Match no.7)

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On the other hand, Babar Azam's Peshawar Zalmi started their season with a victory against the Kings by a margin of 2 runs. The Zalmi suffered a loss in their second match of this edition against the Sultans by 56 runs. With 2 points and an NRR of -1.350, they are positioned in the fifth spot below the Gladiators. (All scenarios till Match no.7)

Before the game kicks off, let us look at some of the important stats, best player picks and the best-predicted teams for the fantasy contests of the match.

Ground Stats: National Stadium, Karachi

Numbers at the ground (This Tournament) (Excluding Match no.8)

Total Matches: 3
Matches won batting first: 2
Matches won batting second: 1

Average score batting first: 180
Average score batting second: 179

Average runs per over: 9.11
Average runs per wicket: 30.77

QUE vs PES, Match 9: Head-to-Head

Head-to-Head (Overall)

Total Matches: 20
Quetta Gladiators won: 8
Peshawar Zalmi won: 11
No Result: 1

Head-to-Head (Last Season)

Total Matches: 2
Quetta Gladiators won: 0
Peshawar Zalmi won: 2

QUE vs PES, Match 9: Probable Playing XIs

Quetta Gladiators Team News

No major updates

Quetta Gladiators Probable Playing XI

Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Abdul Bangalzai, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Odean Smith, Qais Ahmad, Naseem Shah, and Mohammad Hasnain.

Peshawar Zalmi Team News

No major updates

Peshawar Zalmi Probable Playing XI

Mohammad Haris (wk), Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rovman Powell, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, James Neesham, Wahab Riaz, Khurram Shahzad, Sufiyan Muqeem, Salman Irshad

QUE vs PES, Match 9: Top Five Picks

  1. Jason Roy (QUE): England's right-handed opening batter Jason Roy is averaging just 13.50 in 2 matches. However, the 32-year-old explosive batter is an experienced campaigner in white-ball cricket and is a good pick for this fixture.
  2. Martin Guptill (QUE): New Zealand's destructive opening batter Martin Guptill finally struck form as he hammered a sensational century (117) in the last game against Karachi Kings. The right-handed batter could be a safe option now that he is back in form.
  3. Sarfaraz Ahmed (QUE): Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has had disappointing two matches so far. He has scored only 2 and 5 runs and would be looking to lead his side from the front by contributing with the bat in the middle order.
  4. Tom Kohler-Cadmore (PES): Exciting, talented batter Tom Kohler-Cadmore is the leading run-getter for Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 8 so far courtesy of his 92 runs knock in the first match. After managing a single-digit score in the last outing, the right-handed batter could come good for this contest.
  5. Babar Azam (PES): Peshawar Zalmi captain Babar Azam has scored the second-most runs after Cadmore with an average of 38.50 and one half-century. The right-handed batter is a proven T20 performer and should be picked for this clash.

QUE vs PES, Match 9: Must picks for the match

Quetta Gladiators

  1. Jason Roy - 27 runs in 2 matches
  2. Martin Guptill - 124 runs in 2 matches
  3. Sarfaraz Ahmed - 7 runs in 2 matches

Peshawar Zalmi

  1. Tom Kohler-Cadmore - 95 runs in 2 matches
  2. Babar Azam - 77 runs in 2 matches
  3. Mohammad Haris - 50 runs in 2 matches

QUE vs PES, Match 9: Risky Picks

Quetta Gladiators: Abdul Bangalzai, Umar Akmal

Peshawar Zalmi: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Khurram Shahzad

QUE vs PES, Match 9: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Martin Guptill (QUE)
  2. Tom Kohler-Cadmore (PES)
  3. Babar Azam (PES)

QUE vs PES, Match 9: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Haris
Batters: Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Babar Azam, Tom Kohler-Cadmore
All-rounders: Mohammad Nawaz, James Neesham
Bowlers: Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Wahab Riaz

Captain: Tom Kohler-Cadmore
Vice-captain: Babar Azam

QUE: 6 Players, PES: 5 Players

QUE vs PES, Match 9: Team for Winner Takes All Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Umar Akmal, Mohammad Haris
Batters: Iftikhar Ahmed, Martin Guptill, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Saim Ayub
All-rounders: Odean Smith, Jimmy Neesham
Bowlers: Qais Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain, Salman Irshad

Captain: Mohammad Haris
Vice-captain: Iftikhar Ahmed

QUE: 6 Players, PES: 5 Players