Weather forecast is not looking good for this game. With losses in their previous games; NRR in the negative; and positions in the bottom half of the table, both Zalmi and Gladiators are desperate for a full game and a victory here. Gladiators have big trouble in their bowling lineup. They have been conceding on average almost 180 runs in this season so far which is pretty high for a bowling lineup considered the best in the tournament. In batting, Roy has not fired so far in the 6 games as was expected from him and even Azam Khan has failed in the last few innings. Zalmi are also concerned about their bowling lineup issues. They don't have a reliable 4th and 5th bowling option with an unfit captain. Let's see if Sammy would play this game and make a good contribution as a player. Banton has been a failure in all games bar one rain-affected game against LQ, so it'd be interesting to see if he's replaced with Imam ul Haq for the opening slot.