Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi Betting Tips 28/01/2022

January 27, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed
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Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi Betting Tips 28/01/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The second match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 sees Quetta Gladiators take on Peshawar Zalmi at National Stadium Karachi on January 28 (Friday). The match is to begin at 7:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Quetta Gladiators

Quetta Gladiators have had two woeful years since winning their maiden title in 2019. They finished second last in 2020 and dead bottom last year, which is surprising considering they used to be arguably the most consistent side in the league over the first four years.

They acquired James Vince and Shahid Afridi from Multan Sultans via trades and swapped Azam Khan with for Iftikhar Ahmed from Islamabad. Meanwhile, Jason Roy is back and a bunch of new overseas faces, including James Faulkner, Luke Wood, Ben Duckett and Shimron Hetmyer.

There is no more Faf du Plessis, who played just five games anyway last year before being injured.

Problem for Quetta is that neither of Vince and Roy will be available for the start of tournament due to England’s ongoing tour of the West Indies. Iftikhar, though obviously talent, has never really got going in PSL. It means that there is once again a question mark on Quetta’s batting. They have made additions to bowling unit, which means the young shoulders of Mohammad Hasnain will have support. His future is uncertain too with his action set to be scrutinized by the ICC.

Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar Zalmi were the losing finalists last year when they were beaten by Multan Sultans. During the offseason they promoted assistant coach James Foster and made him the top man. The Darren Sammy era at Zalmi is officially over.

Zalmi’s main focus this year was to retain their main players. They did lose a quartet of bowling options namely Mohammad Irfan, Umaid Asif and Mohammad Imran but did sign Ben Cutting. Mujeeb Ur Rahman is also no more on their books. Those taking their place are part-timers or just plain average.

While bowling may seem a little light due to all the departures, Zalmi batting does pack a punch. If Liam Livingstone and Hazratullah Zazai open for them the opposition bowlers are likely to have sleepless nights.

It is safe to say that Zalmi will be a batting-driven side this PSL whose bowlers will often have to bear the brunt of criticism.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Quetta Gladiators Peshawar Zalmi
PariMatch 2.22 1.64
PariPesa 2.312 1.622
Sportsbet.io 2.26 1.65
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Peshawar are the favourites for this PSL fixture. Parimatch has Peshawar priced at 1.64 and Quetta at 2.22. Paripesa has Peshawar available for 1.622 and Quetta for 2.312. Lastly, Sportsbet has Peshawar priced at 1.65 and Quetta at 2.26.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Peshawar to win @ 1.64

Quetta will be without a few of their key English batters. On the other hand, Zalmi will only be without Saqib Mehmood for same reasons. Furthermore, Zalmi are more capable of coping without Mehmood than Quetta without their absentees. Therefore, we back Peshawar to win this one. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: Sarfaraz Ahmed total runs over 19.5 @ 1.85

After few years of dip that saw him usurped by Mohammad Rizwan at national level, Sarfaraz Ahmed had a decent PSL 2021 last year and eventually finished sixth on tournament’s run chart. He scored at an impressive average of 45.85 even if his team finished last. With the current Quetta side set to be without several of their star batters at the start of the tournament and Azam Khan no more with the team as well, it will be on Sarfaraz to guide the middle and lower order batters. We expect him to deliver. The odds have been sourced from Sportsbet.


Peshawar Zalmi have beaten Quetta Gladiators in each of their last four matches. By our estimates, they will be adding one more to that tally at the end of this game.

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