The second eliminator of PSL 2018 will be played today (March 21) between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings. The eliminator will take place at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Peshawar Zalmi defeated Quetta Gladiators in the eliminator 1 yesterday to come one step closer to finals. The eliminator 2 will start at 07:00 PM Local or 07:30 PM IST. The winning team will face off Islamabad United for the final clash.
Peshawar clinched a thrilling 1 run win over Quetta Gladiators in the eliminator 1 and is most likely to remain unchanged. Moreover, Dwayne Smith is likely to miss this match. Tamim Iqbal will also miss this match due to a knee injury. Rest no changes are expected.
For Karachi, a lot of players will not be available. All-rounder Shahid Afridi and regular skipper Imad Wasim are ruled out due to an injury. On the other hand, Eoin Morgan will not be available to play in Pakistan. Moreover, Lendl Simmons, Ravi Bopara, Tymal Mills, Joe Denly and other overseas players will be available for selection.
Darren Sammy (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Rikki Wessels, Umaid Asif, Wahab Riaz, Andre Fletcher, Liam Dawson, Saad Nasim, Kamran Akmal (wk), Sameen Gul, Hasan Ali
Ravi Bopara, Joe Denly, Mohammad Irfan Jnr, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Tymal Mills, Usama Mir/Mukhtar Ahmad/Z Babar, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan, Colin Ingram, Khurram Manzoor/Mukhtar Ahmad
Liam Dawson, Tamim Iqbal, Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali were the heroes of the last match. With the help of Liam Dawson’s 62 off just 35 deliveries, PES posted 157 runs on the scoreboard. While Hasan Ali, Sameen Gul, Wahab Riaz and Umaid Asif took 2 wickets each and restricted Quetta Gladiators on 156.
In the absence of Shahid Afridi, KAR will mostly rely on Ravi Bopara, Joe Denly, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram and Tymal Mills. Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, and Joe Denly have been the constant contributor with the bat while Mohammad Irfan Jnr and Tymal Mills will have to take charge with the ball.
It is an evenly balanced contest. With Peshawar grabbing a nerve wrecking win over Quetta Gladiators yesterday, this contest can too end up the same way. It is a must-win game for both the sides as the winning team will face off Islamabad United in the finals. Moreover, with Shahid Afridi, Imad Wasim, and Eoin Morgan missing out from the squad, PES is expected to turn out as the winner.
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