PSL 2016 T20, Match 7: Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi – Key players
Both these sides could go all the way in the PSL this season.
New Delhi: Dubai International Cricket Stadium will host Pakistan Super League's 7th Match when Quetta Gladiators take on Peshawar Zalmi on Sunday.
Both teams are unbeaten at the moment, making this a highly anticipated encounter.
With key players in form and depth in their squads, both these sides could go all the way in the PSL this season.
As two heavyweights collide, here are the stars who would make all the difference in this Sunday blockbuster.
Ahmed Shehzad (Quetta Gladiators)
The Pakistan opener has struggled with his batting of late. But Saturday's match against Karachi Kings saw the right-hander play a superb knock of 71 runs, which included 4 fours and 2 sixes. The 24-year-old will play with a lot more freedom now that he finally has some runs under his belt.
Shahid Afridi (Peshawar Zalmi)
The veteran all-rounder failed to deliver on the recent New Zealand tour and continues to be wicketless in the PSL so far. The Peshawar skipper will desperate to contribute and lead from the front as the tournament progresses. His cameos with the bat can alter the course of T20 matches in a matter of minutes.
Shaun Tait might have gone unsold in the IPL auction but his 3 wickets in 2 PSL outings mean the pacer is a valuable asset for Peshawar Zalmi. If the Aussie gets his length right, the Gladiators could be in for some real trouble.
Kevin Pietersen is yet to roar in PSL 2016. He showed signs of what is in store with an unbeaten 29-run knock against the Karachi Kings on Saturday. Peshawar bowlers will have him down as one of the danger men from the opposition camp.