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Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars, PSL T20 2021, Today Match Prediction

15 June 2021 | 18:30 | Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
158/5 in 20.0 7.90
140/10 in 18.0 7.78

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

winner Quetta Gladiators beat Lahore Qalandars by 18 runs

Lahore Qalandars eye playoff slot, take on Quetta Gladiators

  • Quetta Gladiators suffered their sixth defeat of the season against Peshawar.
  • Mohammad Nawaz, Saim Ayub and Sarfaraz Ahmed put in credible performances for Quetta in the previous match.
  • Lahore Qalandars lost their previous game to Islamabad United.

Expect Lahore Qalandars to beat Quetta Gladiators and seal their place in the knockout stages of PSL.

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

Pakistan Super League 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Islamabad United 8 6 2 0 0 12 0.932
Lahore Qalandars 7 5 2 0 0 10 -0.078
Peshawar Zalmi 8 4 4 0 0 8 0.296
Karachi Kings 7 3 4 0 0 6 0.301
Multan Sultans 7 3 4 0 0 6 0.153
Quetta Gladiators 7 1 6 0 0 2 -1.865
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
12 0.932 8 6 2 0 0
10 -0.078 7 5 2 0 0
8 0.296 8 4 4 0 0
6 0.301 7 3 4 0 0
6 0.153 7 3 4 0 0
2 -1.865 7 1 6 0 0

qtg vs lhq Match Prediction & Analysis

Lahore Qalandars will be looking to reclaim top spot in the competition when they take on Quetta Gladiators in the 24th match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

With a defeat in the previous game, Quetta Gladiators will have to win their remaining three matches to have any chance of making to the playoffs. For Gladiators to happen, Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans will have to lose all of their remaining fixtures.     .

On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Islamabad. The side lacked discipline with bat and ball in the previous game and will be keen to get back to winning ways.

Teams Preview

Quetta Gladiators Preview

Quetta Gladiators have endured their worst campaign this season and have managed to win only one game out of seven played in the competition.

The team management will be hoping that the side can play their potential in the remaining round-robin matches in PSL

The rookie openers in Saim Ayub and Usman Khan showed a lot of promise and talent with the bat against Peshawar Zalmi.  Saim looked good in his first outing for Quetta Gladiators and smashed 35 runs off 31 balls. He was well supported by Usman Khan, who showed fluency with the bat and scored 28 runs off 23 balls.

Cameron Delport has been wretched form with the bat and will be replaced by Faf du Plessis for this game.

Azam Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Mohammad Nawaz will be given the task of scoring quick runs in the last ten overs of the innings.

For this game, the onus will be pacers Mohammad Hasnain to make crucial breakthroughs. The spin trio of Zahir Khan, Mohammad Nawaz and Khurram Shahzad will have to keep opposition’s batting lineup in check in the middle overs of the innings.

Quetta Gladiators Predicted Playing XI:

Saim Ayub, Usman Khan, Jake Weatherald , Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Azam Khan, Cameron Delport/Faf du Plessis, Mohammad Nawaz, Zahir Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Khurram Shahzad, Zahid Mahmood/ Usman Shinwari.

Quetta Gladiators Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Ahmed 36 28 3 1 128.57
S Ayub 35 31 5 0 112.9
U Khan 28 23 2 1 121.74
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Nawaz 4.0 0 33 2 8.25
M Hasnain 4.0 0 30 1 7.5
K Shehzad 4.0 0 22 1 5.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Nawaz 4.0 0 33 2 8.25
M Hasnain 4.0 0 30 1 7.5
K Shehzad 4.0 0 22 1 5.5

Quetta Gladiators Actual Playing XI:

Usman Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Usman Khan Shinwari, Khurram Shehzad, Jake Weatherald, Mohammad Hasnain, Zahoor Khan, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Nawaz, Hassan Khan, Azam Khan

Lahore Qalandars Preview

The side will need to make amends for their mistakes made in the previous game against Islamabad United. The bowlers gave way too many runs after reducing Islamabad to 20 for 5 after 6.1 overs.

The likes of Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf will have to execute better plans at the back end of the innings.

The team management might one change to their bowling lineup as Dilbar Hussain will replace Ahmed Daniyal for this game.

Chasing 153 runs for victory, openers Fakhar Zaman and Sohail Akhtar got the side off to a flying start and added 55 runs in the first five overs.

With Sohail Akthar departure, the side suffered a huge collapse as they went from 55 for 1 to 100 for 9.

Zeeshan Ashraf, Ben Dunk, Tim David and Mohammad Hafeez perished for single-digit scores against Islamabad. The team management will be expecting an improved batting performance from the Qalandar’s star-studded middle-order.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on pacers James Faulkner, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi to make crucial breakthroughs. Rashid Khan has been exceptional so far this season for Qalandars.

Lahore Qalandars Predicted Playing XI:

Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar (captain), Zeeshan Ashraf, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Tim David, James Faulkner, Rashid Khan, Ahmed Daniyal/Dilbar Hussain, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
F Zaman 44 37 4 2 118.92
S Akhtar 35 19 6 1 184.21
H Rauf 17 11 0 2 154.55
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Faulkner 4.0 0 19 3 4.75
S Afridi 4.0 0 19 2 4.75
H Rauf 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Faulkner 4.0 0 19 3 4.75
S Afridi 4.0 0 19 2 4.75
H Rauf 4.0 0 29 2 7.25

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 31 0 mm. 3.25 k/h From: W 0%
03h 31 0 mm. 3.47 k/h From: W 0%
06h 32 0 mm. 2.82 k/h From: W 0%
09h 33 0 mm. 4.12 k/h From: W 0%
12h 33 0 mm. 4.74 k/h From: W 0%
15h 32 0 mm. 1.22 k/h From: W 0%
18h 32 0 mm. 1.2 k/h From: WSW 0%
21h 32 0 mm. 1.73 k/h From: W 0%

Weather Conditions

With weather forecast going to be clear skies, the pitch prepared for the game will provide help to the bowlers. It definitely offered a lot of assistance to the spinners in the previous matches played at the venue.

Venue Details

It is to be noted that Lahore Qalandars have won four consecutive matches on the trot against Quetta Gladiators.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss, would be looking to bat first and post a decent total in excess of 170 runs. The previous two matches played at Abu Dhabi have been won by sides batting first.

QTG vs LHQ Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Lahore Qalandars will be outright favorites to win their game against Quetta Gladiators.

Lahore Qalandars definitely have the depth in their batting and bowling department to put on a strong show against Quetta Gladiators.

On the other hand, Quetta Gladiators will have to address a lot of issues and make corrections for this game.

Expect Lahore Qalandars to beat Quetta Gladiators and seal their place in the knockout stages of PSL.

Author: Shoaib Z.