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Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans, free match prediction 15 Mar 2020

15 Mar 2020 | 14:30 | National Stadium, Karachi
191/1 in 18.5 10.14
186/6 in 20.0 9.30

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

winner Lahore Qalandars beat Multan Sultans by 9 wickets

Lahore Qalandars Look To Seal Play-Off Spot against Multan!

  • Lahore Qalandars lost their previous game to Karachi Kings
  • Multan Sultans pulled off a heist over Peshawar Zalmi in a game played at National Stadium on Friday
  • Zeeshan Ashraf and Khushdil Shah were standout performers for Multan Sultans in the previous game

Expect Multan Sultans to win and finish at top spot in PSL League table!

  • Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
  • Toss: To Bat

Pakistan Super League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Multan Sultans 9 6 1 0 2 14 1.307
Karachi Kings 9 5 3 0 1 11 0.014
Peshawar Zalmi 10 4 5 0 1 9 -0.055
Lahore Qalandars 9 4 5 0 0 8 -0.175
Islamabad United 10 3 6 0 1 7 0.185
Quetta Gladiators 9 3 5 0 1 7 -1.052
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
14 1.307 9 6 1 0 2
11 0.014 9 5 3 0 1
9 -0.055 10 4 5 0 1
8 -0.175 9 4 5 0 0
7 0.185 10 3 6 0 1
7 -1.052 9 3 5 0 1
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Match Preview

Lahore Qalandars will be looking to seal their place in the playoffs when they face League Leaders Multan Sultans in the 29th match of 2020 Pakistan Super League at National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday.

Having suffered a comprehensive defeat at the hands of Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars will be looking to produce their best cricket in their final round-robin game. If they win on Sunday, for the first time, Qalandars will qualify for the playoffs.

On the other hand, Multan Sultans registered a narrow three-win over Peshawar Zalmi, courtesy excellent death bowling performances from Sohail Tanvir and Ali Shafiq. The franchise will be looking to finish at the top spot in the round-robin stages of the competition.

Teams Preview

Lahore Qalandars Preview

Qalandars will need to put their best cricket on display when they face Multan Sultan in their final round-robin game.

The biggest disappointment has been the form of Chris Lynn, who has failed to make an impact in this year’s competition.  Despite scoring his first half-century of the season against Peshawar Zalmi, Lynn failed to repeat his batting heroics and perished for a low score against Karachi Kings. Lahore Qalandars' Skipper Sohail Akhtar once again led from the front with the bat and delivered an excellent innings for the side against Karachi Kings.

Sohail Akthar anchored the whole innings for Lahore despite losing wickets at the other end. He played well and finished the innings with the top-score of 68 runs off 49 balls with the help of eight boundaries and two sixes. The return to form for Mohammad Hafeez will give Lahore Qalandars much needed confidence as they have had to rely on likes of Ben Dunk, Samit Patel and Sohail Akhtar to deliver the bulk of the scoring.

The bowling unit has been led brilliantly by left-arm quick Shaheen Shah Afridi, who is currently franchise’s leading wicket-taker with 11 scalps to his name. Medium-pacer Dilbar Hussain and spinner Samit Patel have proved to be decent bowling options for the side and have put in splendid performances in the last couple of matches.

Lahore Qalandars Predicted Playing XI:

Sohail Akhtar (captain ), Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain, Muhammad Faizan, Mohammad Hafeez, Samit Patel, Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk (wk), David Wiese, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi

Lahore Qalandars Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Akhtar 68 49 8 2 138.78
M Hafeez 35 22 3 1 159.09
F Zaman 17 13 3 0 130.77
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Afridi 4.0 0 37 0 9.25
S Patel 2.0 0 18 0 9
D Hussain 3.0 0 17 0 5.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Afridi 4.0 0 37 0 9.25
S Patel 2.0 0 18 0 9
D Hussain 3.0 0 17 0 5.67

Lahore Qalandars Actual Playing XI:

Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Akhtar, D Wiese, F Zaman, Dilbar Hussain, Chris Lynn, Haris Rauf, SR Patel, Shaheen Afridi, Raja Farzan, Ben Dunk

Multan Sultans Preview

Shan Masood-led unit managed to eke out a close win over Peshawar Zalmi, courtesy splendid performances from Zeeshan Ashraf, Khushdil Shah, and Sohail Tanvir. With this result, Sultans have managed to extend their lead at the top points. The side has won six games out of nine played this season. Despite having no Rilee Rossouw and James Vince in their playing XI, Sultans got off to a decent start against Peshawar Zalmi.

Playing his first-game, U-19 World Cup sensation Rohail Nazir, promoted to open the innings for Multan, scored 14 runs with the help of two boundaries. Wicket-keeper Zeeshan Ashraf and captain Shan Masood came together and put on a 60-run partnership to keep the scoreboard ticking for Multan Sultans.

Zeeshan Ashraf notched up his 2nd PSL half-century in this year’s competition. He scored 52 runs off 39 balls with the help of seven fours and one six. Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara perished in quick succession, while Masood also couldn’t capitalize on his good start to see Multan placed in a precarious position at 105 for 5 after 14.4 overs.

Khushdil Shah once again produced a crucial inning for Multan Sultans and scored 30 runs off 20 balls with the help of two sixes. He was well supported by Shahid Afridi, who chipped in with 19 runs off 13 balls with the help of one four and one six.

Sohail Tanvir and Mohammad Irfan put in splendid new-ball performances to reduce Peshawar to 8 for 2 after 3 overs. In his second spell for Multan, Tanvir dismissed Imam-ul-Haq and Hammad Azam to see Peshawar lose momentum in their chase. With 3 for 26 in four overs, Tanvir was the best bowler for Multan on display. Youngster Ali Shafiq also bowled well and claimed two wickets at the end to see Multan clinch a thriller.

Multan Sultans Predicted Playing XI:

Zeeshan Ashraf (wk), Shan Masood (c), Khushdil Shah, Moeen Ali, Rohail Nazir, Shahid Afridi, Ravi Bopara, Ali Shafiq, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir

Multan Sultans Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Z Ashraf 52 39 7 1 133.33
K Shah 30 20 0 2 150
S Masood 28 23 3 0 121.74
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Tanvir 4.0 0 26 3 6.5
A Shafiq 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
M Irfan 4.0 0 19 1 4.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Tanvir 4.0 0 26 3 6.5
A Shafiq 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
M Irfan 4.0 0 19 1 4.75

Multan Sultans Actual Playing XI:

Bilawal Bhatti, Asad Shafiq, U Qadir, Ali Shafiq, RS Bopara, Shan Masood, Zeeshan Ashraf, Moeen Ali, Khushdil Shah, Junaid Khan, Rohail Nazir

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 18 0 mm. 2.09 k/h From: NNW 97%
03h 22 0 mm. 1.78 k/h From: NNW 100%
06h 28 0 mm. 0.9 k/h From: ESE 90%
09h 31 0 mm. 2.74 k/h From: SSE 100%
12h 30 0 mm. 6.08 k/h From: WNW 85%
15h 23 0 mm. 2.34 k/h From: WNW 79%
18h 23 0 mm. 2.84 k/h From: NNW 89%
21h 22 0 mm. 4.3 k/h From: NNE 98%

Weather Conditions

With temperature close to 30 degrees, expect the pitch tend to be on the slower side for this game as well. Since it is day-game at Karachi, conditions will not change much during the course of the game.

Venue Details

The 29th match of 2020 PSL between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultan is going to be played at National Cricket Stadium in Karachi. In the previous meeting between the two teams, Multan Sultans registered a five-wicket win over Lahore Qalandars at Gaddafi Stadium.

Toss: To Bat

Winning the toss and batting first on this wicket should be the way to go in this game. In a day fixture, the pitch might considerably slow down as spinners will enjoy bowling in these conditions.

Winning Prediction

Based on the current form, Multan Sultans will be expected to win their final round-robin match against Lahore Qalandars.

The batting unit has been fairly consistent for Multan Sultans in this year’s competition. Local players like Zeeshan Ashraf, Khushdil Shah, and Ali Shafiq put their hand up and delivered a hard-fought win for Multan.

On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars will be relying on their bigwigs in the batting department to deliver the goods in this must-win contest.

Expect Multan Sultans to win and finish at top spot in PSL League table!

Author: Shoaib Z.