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Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars, PSL T20 2021, Today Match Prediction

10 June 2021 | 23:30 | Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
160/8 in 20.0 8.00
170/8 in 20.0 8.50

Toss Winner - Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Lahore Qalandars beat Peshawar Zalmi by 10 runs

Man of the Match: Rashid Khan

Peshawar Zalmi’s search for a good start in the second leg  

  • Lahore Qalandars have won four out of the five games they have played in the tournament
  • Rashid Khan and James Faulkner looked in great form with the ball for Lahore Qalandars in the last game
  • Peshawar Zalmi has a shaky middle order and this would bother them ahead of the next game

Peshawar Zalmi to win

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

Pakistan Super League 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Lahore Qalandars 5 4 1 0 0 8 0.077
Karachi Kings 6 3 3 0 0 6 0.463
Peshawar Zalmi 5 3 2 0 0 6 0.273
Islamabad United 5 3 2 0 0 6 0.145
Multan Sultans 6 2 4 0 0 4 -0.099
Quetta Gladiators 5 1 4 0 0 2 -0.97
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
8 0.077 5 4 1 0 0
6 0.463 6 3 3 0 0
6 0.273 5 3 2 0 0
6 0.145 5 3 2 0 0
4 -0.099 6 2 4 0 0
2 -0.97 5 1 4 0 0

psz vs lhq Match Prediction & Analysis

It is the 17th game in the Pakistan Super League 2021 and Peshawar Zalmi would restart their campaign as they take on the Lahore Qalandars. Zalmi had done well in the previous leg of the tournament where they had won three out of their five games while the Lahore Qalandars come into this game with a thrilling win over the Islamabad United in the last game. 

Lahore Qalandars have now moved to the top spot on the points table with a win in their previous game. The side would be happy with the performance of its bowlers and middle order in the last game. For Zalmi it would be a fresh start to the tournament and it remains to be seen if they are up to the challenge. 

Teams Preview

Peshawar Zalmi Preview

Wahab Riaz’s side finds itself well placed as they restart their campaign. However, this will be a completely new beginning for the side and they won’t be able to count on their past performances. Lahore is a competitive side and Riaz would want his players to produce their best game here. 

The side would need a strong show from its openers Kamran Akmal and Imam-ul-Haq in this game. In the middle order the side would see some rejig and David Miller is expected to play and he will have to set up partnerships with Sherfane Rutherford and Shoaib Malik. It hadn’t done well earlier in the season. With Haider Ali and Wahab Riaz to do the big hitting towards the end the batting looks good. 

With the bowling attack the side would need Mohammad Imran and Riaz to provide the side with a good start. Mohammad Irfan brings in vast experience to the table and he would have to bowl well in tandem during the middle overs alongside Saqib Mahmood and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman.

Peshawar Zalmi Predicted Playing XI:

Wahab Riaz (c), Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal (wk), David Miller, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Sherfane Rutherford, Saqib Mahmood, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Imran

Peshawar Zalmi Actual Playing XI:

Umaid Asif, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Irfan, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Imran, Wahab Riaz

Lahore Qalandars Preview

Sohail Akhtar couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season after the long gap. They won a thriller off the very last ball of the game after the game seemed to have slipped out of their hands. This win would have surely pumped up the mood in the camp and the side would look to continue with the momentum. 

Fakhar Zaman who missed out in the last game shall look to set up a good partnership with Akhtar who looks in good form. In the middle order Muhammad Faizan, Mohammad Hafeez and Ben Dunk got their starts and the side would expect better show from them. Rashid Khan won the game with the bat for the side and along with Tim David and James Faulkner adds depth to this line-up. 

James Faulkner and Shaheen Afridi were slightly expensive in the last game and shall look forward to a better show here. Rashid Khan was miser as ever and he will be the person to watch out in the next game. The side would also look for tight bowling from Ahmed Daniyal and Haris Rauf. 

Lahore Qalandars Predicted Playing XI:

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

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Akhtar 40 30 5 1 133.33
M Hafeez 29 25 3 0 116
T David 23 15 1 1 153.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Faulkner 4.0 0 32 3 8
A Daniel 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
H Rauf 4.0 0 28 2 7
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Faulkner 4.0 0 32 3 8
A Daniel 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
H Rauf 4.0 0 28 2 7

Lahore Qalandars Actual Playing XI:

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 32 0 mm. 2.86 k/h From: WNW 0%
03h 32 0 mm. 1.43 k/h From: NW 0%
06h 32 0 mm. 2.15 k/h From: WNW 0%
09h 33 0 mm. 6.29 k/h From: WNW 0%
12h 33 0 mm. 8.8 k/h From: NW 0%
15h 32 0 mm. 9.01 k/h From: NW 0%
18h 31 0 mm. 6.53 k/h From: NW 0%
21h 31 0 mm. 4.66 k/h From: NW 0%

Weather Conditions

The skies would be clear over Abu Dhabi on June 10. We expect to see a slow track where the ball isn’t expected to come on to the bat easily. Batsmen will need to be cautious in their shot selection here. A score of 160 runs or more would be a good total on this surface. 

Venue Details

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi is a large ground and the outfield is very fast but the track is slow which creates doubts in the minds of the batsmen. The conditions here are tough for the fast bowlers. Spinners do well at this ground as the ball turns sharply often surprising the batsmen.

Toss: To Bowl

The track looked a bit slow in the last game played here. Setting up a target here would be a big challenge for any side. Thus we expect the skipper winning the toss in this game to opt for bowling first and aim at dismissing the opposition for a small total.

PSZ vs LHQ Winning Prediction

Pressure would be on Peshawar Zalmi to perform in this game. Their past performances would count little here and the side would need its middle order to fire in this game. As for the Lahore Qalandars they come here with a confidence boosting win and have momentum on their side and this would put them nose ahead of Zalmi in this game.

Peshawar Zalmi to win

Author: S. Bhatarjee