Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi Eliminator 2 Game – PSL Betting Tips

Islamabad United will be looking to make a strong comeback when they take on Peshawar Zalmi in the Eliminator 2 game of 2021 Pakistan Super League at Sheikh Zayed Cricket in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

United won’t be pleased with themselves for losing their Qualifier match against Multan Sultans. The team lost too many wickets in the Powerplay overs and was restricted to 149 from their 20 overs. Captain Shadab Khan will be hoping that the side can make amends for their mistakes made in the previous and deliver their best cricket against Peshawar Zalmi.

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi delivered an excellent batting performance to overcome Karachi Kings in the Eliminator game played on Monday. The skipper Wahab Riaz will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with bat and ball.

Islamabad United

Shadab Khan-led unit have another opportunity of sealing a final berth with a victory in this match. The side will be looking to put in an improved batting performance in this must-win fixture.

Chasing 181 runs for victory against Multan, the top-order crumbled under pressure and were reduced to 14 for 3 after three overs. 

In the Qualifier game, Australian opener Usman Khuwaja was the lone warrior with the bat for Islamabad United. Left-hander fought hard till the end and produced valiant innings of 70 off 40 balls with the help of nine boundaries.

The in-form trio of Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, and Asif Ali perished for low scores in the knockout game against Multan Sultans. The team management will be hoping that the batting trio can raise their game and deliver notable scores against Peshawar Zalmi.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the experienced trio of Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, and Hasan Ali to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan bowled well in the Qualifier game and claimed two wickets each.

Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar Zalmi managed to raise their game with bat and ball to beat Karachi Kings in the Eliminator game played at Abu Dhabi. Head Coach Darren Sammy will make one change as Khalid Usman might be replaced by either Fabian Allen or Amad Butt.

Afghanistan T20I specialist, Hazratullah Zazai has provided much firepower to Peshawar Zalmi at the top of the innings. In the Eliminator game, Hazratullah Zazai got the side off to a flying start. Left-hander showed positive intent with the bat. He played well and finished the innings with the top score of 77 runs  

Besides Zazai, experienced middle-order batsman, Shoaib Malik continued his decent form and scored 30 runs off 25 balls with the help of two fours and one six.

For this game, the onus will be on the opening pair of Kamran Akmal and Hazratullah Zazai to deliver quick-fire in the initial Powerplay overs.

The middle-order trio of Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, and Rovman Powell will have to deliver crucial scores for Zalmi in this Eliminator 2 game.

In the bowling department, new-ball pair of Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Irfan will be looking to make early inroads against Islamabad United. 

In the previous match, the experienced pair of Wahab and Irfan bowled well and claimed two wickets apiece.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Islamabad United be the favorites to win the Eliminator 2 game of 2021 PSL to be played at Abu Dhabi. For the Eliminator 2 game of PSL, Islamabad United are placed at 1.75 odds, while Peshawar Zalmi are at 2.02 odds.

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Our Tipsters Angle

Despite suffering defeat against Multan, Islamabad Untied will start this Eliminator 2 game as favorites. The team management will be hoping that the batting unit can come to the party in this knockout game and deliver the goods against Peshawar Zalmi.

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi will be hoping to continue their winning trend and deliver another clinical performance to seal their place in the finals of the competition.

Therefore, the prediction is for Islamabad United to beat Peshawar Zalmi and qualify for PSL 2021 finals.

Tip 1- Shadab Khan to shine with the ball in this knockout game.

Since the start of the UAE leg of PSL, Leg-spinner Shadab Khan has shown excellent form with the ball in the middle-overs of the innings. In the Qualifier game, Shadab Khan was the pick of the bowlers and claimed two wickets in his four overs. 

In this year’s PSL, Shadab Khan has claimed nine wickets at a splendid economy rate of 7.71.

Given his tidy bowling performances this season, we are backing spinner Shadab Khan to take two or more [email protected].

Tip 2- Shoaib Malik will eye big innings for Peshawar Zalmi

Experienced middle-order has been a consistent performer for Peshawar Zalmi this season. In the Eliminator game, Malik played well and put in a decent contribution to see Peshawar Zalmi overcome Karachi Kings.

He is currently the franchise’s leading run-scorer in the tournament for Peshawar Zalmi, With 274 runs in 11 matches this season, we expect Malik to score 30 runs or more against Islamabad [email protected].


Expect Islamabad United to qualify for the finals of the 2021 Pakistan Super League

  1. Shadab Khan to take two or more wickets- Islamabad [email protected]
  2. Shoaib Malik to score 30 runs or more – Peshawar [email protected]

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