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Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars, PSL T20 2021, Today Match Prediction

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

152/7 in 20.0

7.60

124/10 in 18.2

6.76
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Islamabad United won the toss and chose to bat first

Islamabad United beat Lahore Qalandars by 28 runs

Battle for the top instensifies as Lahore Qalandars take on Islamabad United

  • Tim David, Rashid Khan and Ben Dunk delivered excellent performances for Lahore Qalandars in the previous match.
  • Lahore Qalandars managed to eke out a close win over Peshawar Zalmi.
  • Islamabad United registered a comprehensive win over Quetta Gladiators.

Expect Lahore Qalandars to beat Islamabad United in this fixture.

Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE | Toss: To Bowl

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IU
PZ
KK
MS
QG
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
6
5
1
0
0
10
0.15
6
4
2
0
0
8
0.896
7
4
3
0
0
8
0.563
6
3
3
0
0
6
0.463
6
2
4
0
0
4
-0.099
7
1
6
0
0
2
-1.865

The Islamabad United will go up against the Lahore Qalandars on Sunday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

In their previous game, Islamabad United delivered an emphatic win over Quetta Gladiators, courtesy excellent performances from Colin Munro, Muhammad Wasim Jr. and Hasan Ali. With this result, United have moved to second position in the league table. Captain Shadab Khan will be hoping that the side can continue their good form in this fixture.

On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars are comfortably placed at the top of the points table. Captain Sohail Akhtar will be hoping that the side can maintain their winning streak in this contest.

Islamabad United Preview

Two-time PSL Champions will not make any changes to their final XI for their against Lahore Qalandars.

In the previous encounter, Islamabad United won the toss and opted to bowl first. The decision proved to be a correct one as bowlers put in an excellent performance to restrict Quetta Gladiators to less than 135 runs.

Pacers Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr. and Muhammad Wasim bowled well and claimed two wickets apiece. Akif Javed and Shadab Khan also picked up crucial wickets for Islamabad.

Chasing 134 runs for victory, openers Colin Munro and Usman Khuwaja got the side off to a flying start. Colin Munro produced a blistering innings for Islamabad United. Left-hander launched an onslaught on the opposition bowlers. He smashed unbeaten 90 runs off just 36 balls with the help of 12 fours and 5 sixes. He was well supported by Usman Khuwaja, who showed fluency in his innings and scored 41 not out off 27 balls.

Islamabad United Predicted Playing XI:

Shadab Khan (captain), Rohail Nazir (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Colin Munro, Usman Khuwaja, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Musa, Akif Javed, Mohammad Wasim Jr.

Islamabad United Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
C Munro
90
36
12
5
250
U Khawaja
41
27
6
1
151.85
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
H Ali
4.0
0
24
2
6
M Wasim Jr
4.0
0
12
2
3
M Musa
4.0
0
38
2
9.5

Islamabad United Actual Playing XI:

Iftikhar Ahmed, Rohail Nazir, Colin Munro, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Usman Khawaja, Muhammad Musa, Ali Khan

Lahore Qalandars Preview

Lahore Qalandars are on a three-match winning streak in the competition. Last year finalist, Lahore Qalandars will be keen to extend their lead at the top of the points table.

Despite losing the toss, Lahore Qalandars got the side off to a worse possible start. With the side reeling at 25 for 4 after 7.3 overs, Tim David and Ben Dunk came together and led the fightback for Lahore with a match-winning partnership of 81 runs.

For Lahore, Tim David was the standout performer with the bat. Singapore batsman put in excellent performance and finished the innings with the top-score of 64 not out off 36 balls with the help of three fours and five sixes. He was well supported by Ben Dunk, who chipped in with 48 runs off 33 balls.

James Faulkner fiery cameo provided much-needed momentum for Lahore Qalandars as they managed to post 170 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of James Faulkner, Ahmed Daniyal and Shaheen Afridi to make early inroads in the Powerplay overs.

In the previous fixture, Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan was the standout performer with the bat and picked his maiden five-wicket haul in PSL.

Lahore Qalandars Predicted Playing XI:

Fakhar Zaman (captain), Sohail Akhtar, Muhammad Faizan, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Tim David, Rashid Khan, James Faulkner, Ahmed Daniyal, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Lahore Qalandars Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
T David
64
36
3
5
177.78
B Dunk
48
33
2
3
145.45
J Faulkner
22
7
1
2
314.29
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
R Khan
4.0
1
20
5
5
J Faulkner
4.0
0
23
2
5.75
H Rauf
4.0
0
38
1
9.5

Lahore Qalandars Actual Playing XI:

Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Rauf, Sohail Akhtar, Ahmed Daniel, Fakhar Zaman, Zeeshan Ashraf, Tim David, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, James Faulkner, Ben Dunk

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
31
0 mm.
2.95 k/h
From: WNW
0%
03h
31
0 mm.
3.98 k/h
From: W
0%
06h
32
0 mm.
6.17 k/h
From: W
0%
09h
32
0 mm.
7.22 k/h
From: WNW
0%
12h
32
0 mm.
8.83 k/h
From: WNW
4%
15h
31
0 mm.
7.32 k/h
From: WNW
5%
18h
31
0 mm.
6.42 k/h
From: WNW
4%
21h
31
0 mm.
4.92 k/h
From: WNW
1%

Weather Conditions

With weather forecast predicted as fair for the Sunday’s game, the wicket prepared will provide an interesting battle with bat and ball.

Venue Details

Islamabad United have an excellent head-to-head record against Lahore Qalandars in PSL.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bowl first and exploit the pitch conditions. Average first innings at Sheikh Zayed Stadium is around 150 to 160 runs.

Based on recent performances, Lahore Qalandars will be slight favorites to win their game against Islamabad United.

With likes of Ben Dunk, Tim David and Mohammad Hafeez producing match-winning performances for Lahore Qalandars, the side will be looking to dominate the proceedings with the bat in this fixture.

On the other hand, Islamabad United will be hoping to maintain their standards with bat and ball in this contest.

Expect Lahore Qalandars to beat Islamabad United in this fixture.

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Author: Shoaib Z.