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Peshawar Zalmi win the toss, opt to bowl first against Lahore Qalandars

Peshawar Zalmi have won the toss and decided to bowl first against Lahore Qalandars in the 6th match of the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Earlier, a press release issued by the Lahore Qalandars stated that skipper Mohammad Hafeez will be rested, a day after the all-rounder was injured in a match against Karachi Kings.

According to the statement, Hafeez was taken to the hospital following the match for scans and x-rays. He has been advised to rest for a few days and a timeline for his recovery will be known after further discussions with experts.

On Saturday, the Qalandars' bowling side near decimated their Karachi competition to secure an assertive victory by a 22-run margin in the fifth match of the series.




"Hafeez won’t be available for tonight’s game against Peshawar Zalmi but we are hopeful of his quick recovery," the press release issued today stated.

“He is being rested for today’s game but we expect him to be with us on dugout soon,” said Qalandars' manager Sameen Rana.

With the team's captain out, South African batsman AB de Villiers will lead the Qalandars.

Qalandars: AB (capt), Fakhar, Akhtar, Devich, Agha, Taylor (wk), Viljoen, Hassan Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Rauf, Rahat

Zalmi: Kamran (wk), Imam, Amin, Madson, Pollard, Dawson, Sammy (capt), Wahab, Hasan Ali, Asif, Shaikh

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