Lahore and Peshawar fight to surge ahead in the table!
Lahore Qalanders will win the match!
Every T20 game builds up towards the T20 World Cup later this year in Australia. PSL2020 has kicked off and teams are fighting each other to gain momentum and lead towards the final stages. Lahore Qalanders have lost both their matches and are struggling to get points to their name.
Peshwar Zalmi is also reeling in the penultimate position with just a lone win in the three matches so far. Both teams will look to win this match so that they don’t lag behind in the playoff race in the later stages of the league. We can expect a cracking contest between two quality sides.
Lahore Qalanders were led by their Mohamed Hafeez`s 98 in the last match to take their team to 182 runs at the end of the 20th over. Fakhar Zaman provided good support with his 26-ball 33 at the top order. Samit Patel and David Wiese hit some lusty blows to finish on a high. Shaheen Afridi was the star with the ball taking 4 wickets but did not get support for the other end.
Haris Rauf, Usman Shinwari, and Samit Patel gave runs at an economy rate over 10+ RPO effectively. They had combined figures of 9.5-0-127-3 in the match and failed to stop the opposition from chasing the total.
Mohammed Hafeez – Hafeez missed out on century after remaining unbeaten on 98 off 57 balls with 7 boundaries and 7 sixes in the match. He also bowled well for his 2 overs giving away just 11 runs and picked the wicket of dangerous Colin Munro.
Shaheen Afridi – Shaheen Afridi has figures of 1/18 & 4/18 in the two matches respectively so far. He has 5 wickets at an economy of just 4.5 RPO bowling in the powerplay and death overs.
Mohammad Hafeez, Samit Patel, Chris Lynn, Dane Vilas (wk), David Wiese, Usman Shinwari, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi, Sohail Akhtar (c), Haris Rauf, Faizan Khan
Sohail Akhtar, D Wiese, F Zaman, Dilbar Hussain, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Hafeez, Salman Irshad, DJ Vilas, SR Patel, Maaz Khan, Shaheen Afridi
Peshawar Zalmi were bowled out for a paltry 123 runs after scoring 150+ runs in their previous two matches. Haider Ali played a stroke-filled 27-ball 47 runs when wickets were falling at another end. Kamran Akmal and Liam Dawson played little cameos to help build the innings. Opening bowlers Hasan Ali and Rahat Ali bowled well and had combined figures of 7-0-42-2 in the match. Wahab Riaz picked up 2 wickets but failed to contain the run flow. Carlos Brathwaite or Lewis Gregory may replace Mohammed Amir Khan in this match. Their bowling unit needs to bowl more consistently and trouble the opposition with their consistent line and lengths.
Liam Livingstone – Livingstone scores of 54, 8, & 0 in the three matches so far. Livingstone is an attacking batsman who has the ability to play big shots easily and score runs at a strike rate of over 180+ easily.
Wahab Riaz – Wahab Riaz has 4 wickets but his economy rate of over 9 RPO in two of three matches so far. He will need to bowl more consistently to trouble the batsmen and keep the run-scoring in check.
Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal (wk), Daren Sammy (c), Wahab Riaz, Liam Dawson, Rahat Ali, Liam Livingstone, Hasan Ali, Tom Banton, Haider Ali, Lewis Gregory/Carlos Brathwaite
Aamir Khan, DJG Sammy, Rahat Ali, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Liam Livingstone, Kamran Akmal, Haider Ali, Tom Banton, Mohammad Mohsin, Lewis Gregory
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||13||0.63 mm.||2.14 k/h||From: WNW||79%|
|03h||15||0 mm.||0.78 k/h||From: NE||100%|
|06h||20||0.69 mm.||1.66 k/h||From: E||100%|
|09h||23||0 mm.||1.63 k/h||From: NW||64%|
|12h||23||0 mm.||3.12 k/h||From: NW||44%|
|15h||19||0 mm.||2.46 k/h||From: WSW||87%|
|18h||15||2.19 mm.||2.58 k/h||From: E||93%|
|21h||16||1.56 mm.||2.42 k/h||From: N||100%|
Lahore has cloudy and rainy climate on the match day with almost 80% chances of rain. We expect weather interruptions in this match.
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is one of the batsmen friendly pitches and we can expect high scores in the range of 160-180 runs in this match. Bowlers may find it difficult to control the batsmen on this track.
Chasing teams will advantage of good batting conditions and DL equation score in front in case of rain interruptions.
Lahore Qalanders have a lot of quality players with a vast T20 experience in form Bopara, Hafeez, Lynn, Vilas, Shaheen Afridi & Wiese.
Peshwar Zalmi is an equally talented team with likes of Tom Banton, Shoaib Malik, Rahat Ali, Dareen Samy, and Wahab Riaz in their team. Both teams have a poor bowling department but Shaheen Afridi`s form tilts the balance in favor of hosts Lahore.
We expect Lahore Qalanders to win this match.
Lahore Qalanders will win the match!