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

09 June 2021 | 21:30 | National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
144/5 in 20.0 7.20
143/9 in 20.0 7.15

Toss Winner - Lahore Qalandars won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Lahore Qalandars beat Islamabad United by 5 wickets

Lahore Qalandars aim to break their winless streak against Islamabad United 

  • All-rounder Shadab Khan will lead Islamabad United for this fixture
  • Hasan Ali has shown excellent form with the ball in hand so far this season.
  • Fakhar Zaman and Shaheen Shah have been consistent performers for Lahore Qalandars.

Expect Lahore Qalandars to beat Islamabad United by a narrow margin.

  • Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Toss: To Bat

Pakistan Super League 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Karachi Kings 5 3 2 0 0 6 0.697
Peshawar Zalmi 5 3 2 0 0 6 0.273
Islamabad United 4 3 1 0 0 6 0.202
Lahore Qalandars 4 3 1 0 0 6 0.085
Multan Sultans 5 1 4 0 0 2 -0.213
Quetta Gladiators 5 1 4 0 0 2 -0.97
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
6 0.697 5 3 2 0 0
6 0.273 5 3 2 0 0
6 0.202 4 3 1 0 0
6 0.085 4 3 1 0 0
2 -0.213 5 1 4 0 0
2 -0.97 5 1 4 0 0

lhq vs isu Match Prediction & Analysis

The second phase of PSL 2021 is set to begin as  Lahore Qalandars face Islamabad United in the 15th match to be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

The second leg of the tournament will kick-start from 9th June as Pakistan Cricket Board and franchise owners agreed of staging the event outside Pakistan due to rising covid-19 cases.

Lahore Qalandars have shown decent form this season and are currently fourth in the league table with three wins to their name. On the other hand, Islamabad United led by Shadab Khan, are placed at third position at the moment.

Teams Preview

Lahore Qalandars Preview

In this year’s competition, Qalandars showed consistency with bat and ball before the tournament was postponed indefinitely due to second wave of coronavirus in Pakistan.

Lahore Qalandars Head Coach Aqib Javed will be hoping that the side can continue their decent run in the remaining matches of PSL.

The team will be banking on the experience trio of Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez and Ben Dunk to share most of the burden in batting. Left-hander Ben Dunk will be looking to go berserk in the final overs of the innings

In the bowling department, the hosts will feel safe in the presence of new-ball pair of Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf to lead the pace attack in this fixture. With the Rashid Khan becoming available, the franchise will be hoping that Afghanistan Leg-spinner can make vital breakthroughs in the middle overs of the innings.

Lahore Qalandars Predicted Playing XI:

Sohail Akhtar (captain), Zeeshan Ashraf (wk), Ben Dunk, Agha Salman, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Callum Ferguson, Maaz Khan/Dilbar Hussain, Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Lahore Qalandars Actual Playing XI:

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

Islamabad United Preview

For Islamabad United, things might be shaky as Alex Hales will not be available for the second phase of PSL.

The team has signed Australia opener Usman Khuwaja as a replacement for Hales for the remainder of PSL. South African opener Janneman Malan is another high-profile signing as England all-rounder Lewis Gregory has decided to skip PSL due to covid-19 pandemic.

The team will be heavily relying on the likes of Colin Munro, Usman Khuwaja and Shadab Khan to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Wicket-keeper Rohail Nazir, Hussain Talat and Iftikhar Ahmed will be given the task of producing quick-fire runs in the later stages of the innings.

In the bowling department, the onus will on the pacers Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf and spinner Fawad Ahmed to make crucial breakthroughs.

Islamabad United Predicted Playing XI:

Shadab Khan (captain), Usman Khuwaja, Colin Munro, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Rohail Nazir (wk), Hasan Ali, Mohammad Musa, Zafar Gohar, Akif Javed.

Islamabad United Actual Playing XI:

Iftikhar Ahmed, Rohail Nazir, Colin Munro, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Usman Khawaja, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 30 0 mm. 9.13 k/h From: W 75%
03h 30 0 mm. 10.16 k/h From: WSW 73%
06h 31 0 mm. 9.43 k/h From: WSW 78%
09h 33 0 mm. 10.07 k/h From: WSW 52%
12h 32 0 mm. 10 k/h From: WSW 31%
15h 30 0 mm. 8.69 k/h From: SW 4%
18h 29 0 mm. 8.49 k/h From: WSW 2%
21h 29 0 mm. 8.47 k/h From: WSW 60%

Weather Conditions

The pitch is expected to provide assistance to the pacers with the new-ball, whereas the weather is expected to remain clear for this fixture.

Venue Details

Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi is going to host the 15th match of 2021 Pakistan Super League between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United

Islamabad United have managed to six matches on the bounce against Lahore Qalandars. 2016-17 season was the last time Lahore Qalandars registered a win over Islamabad United in PSL.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss, would be looking to bat first and post a modest total on the board. The surface might be on the slower side so expect totals around 130 to 140 runs.

LHQ vs ISU Winning Prediction

After analysis of both squads, Lahore Qalandars will fancy their chances of beating Islamabad United in this fixture. With Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah and Fakhar Zaman at their disposal, Lahore Qalandars will be keen to put in a clinical display with bat and ball.

On the other hand, Islamabad United batting resources look thin on paper as they will need to bat well to put up a strong fight against Lahore Qalandars.

Expect Lahore Qalandars to beat Islamabad United by a narrow margin.

Author: Shoaib Z.