Market Report – Pakistan Super League – Matchday 8, February 20, 2023

Quetta Gladiators vs. Peshawar Zalmi Match 9

Match 9: Quetta Gladiators vs. Peshawar Zalmi


Peshawar Zalmi 157 for 6 (Neesham 37, Powell 36(↑8%)) beat Quetta Gladiators 154 for 4 (Iftikhar 50(↑28%), Hasnain 3/13) by 4 wickets.


Following the trend, Babar Azam(↓10%) won the toss and elected to bowl. The first 15 balls of Quetta’s innings produced just 3 runs as Martin  Guptill(↓9%) and Jason Roy struggled to get going. Guptil was dismissed on the last ball of the powerplay when the score was just 28. Roy followed him in the next over for a 23-ball 14. Mohammad Nawaz(↓65%) became the 3rd wicket of the innings as the Gladiators were in tatters at 37 for 3 after 8.3 overs.

The score was just 61 after 13.1 overs when Sarfraz Ahmed and Iftikhar Ahmed(↑28%) shifted the gears. The added 50 more runs in the next 22 balls before Sarfraz was dismissed for 39(30). After his departure, 43 more runs came in 3.1 overs. So, the last 41 balls brought 93 runs for the Gladiators. Iftikhar and Odean Smith stayed unbeaten on 50(34) and 25(12), respectively.

The chase started on a high for Peshawar as the first 2 overs brought 29 runs. Mohammad Haris(↑0%) departed after scoring 18 at a strike rate of 200. He was followed by Saim Ayub on the next delivery. Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Babar Azam(↓10%) were dismissed for 9 and 19, respectively. The Zalmi were reduced to 67 for 4, with 88 more needed off 76 deliveries.

James Neesham and Rovman Powell(↑8%) took the aggressive route to form a partnership of 46 runs in 30 balls. When the latter got out after scoring 36(23), the equation was 42 off 46. Neesham kept going hard before falling eventually for a 23-ball 37. At his departure, Zalmi required just 21 off 31. Dasun Shanaka and Wahab Riaz(↓18%) saw them through with sensible batting. Mohammed Hasnain bowled a fiery spell of 3 for 13 in 4 overs, while Naseem  Shah(12%) returned with the figures of 1 for 19 in 4 overs.


SportiScore Analysis


Iftikhar  Ahmed(↑28%) scored 50 off 34 balls to become the Sportiqo’s most valuable player on Monday with 34.1 SportiScores. His measured innings included 4 fours and a couple of maximums. Naseem Shah(12%) conceded just 19 runs in his 4 overs a grabbed a wicket as well to get 19.9 bowling points. Rovman Powell(↑8%) whacked 3 fours and 2 sixes to pick 18 SportiScore points.


Let’s see the performances and SportiScores of the most prominent players on day 8:

PlayerPerformanceSportiScores Earned
Iftikhar Ahmed50(34)34.10
Naseem Shah1/1919.90
Rovman Powell36(23)18.00
Mohammad Haris18(9)10.80
Wahab Riaz10(12)0.55
Babar Azam19(18)-1.00
Martin Guptill12(16)-7.00
Mohammad Nawaz2(5) & 1/47-29.00


Market Update


Iftikhar Ahmed(↑28%) got a price uplift of 24.1 SPQs on Monday. Naseem Shah(12%) also got his value up by 10.2 SPQs. There was also an increase of 8.1 SPQs in Rovman Powell’s(↑8%) price. In contrast, Mohammed Nawaz(↓65%) lost 39.4 SPQs from his price. Martin Guptil’s(↓9%) and Babar Azam’s(↓10%) value fell by 16.4 and 11.2 SPQs, respectively.


Let’s find out in detail how the prices have changed for the top players after the eighth day of the league:

PlayerSportiScores20 Feb Price21 Feb Price% ChangeCumulative SPQs Earned
Iftikhar Ahmed34.1087.10111.228%40.20
Naseem Shah19.9085.1095.312%26.40
Rovman Powell18.0095.80103.98%33.60
Mohammad Haris10.80119.70119.90%44.70
Wahab Riaz0.5544.0036.05-18%- 24.45
Babar Azam-1.00107.696.4-10%24
Martin Guptill-7.00182.70166.3-9%99.50
Mohammad Nawaz-29.0060.2020.8-65%- 53.00


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