LQ vs ISLU, 7th Match, Pakistan Super League PSL 2020, 23 Feb 2020
Another interesting match of Pakistan Super League 2020 scheduled between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United which will be held on February 23, 2020. The battle will take place at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. IslamabadUnited is considered as one of the most successful teams of PSL as they have marked the history with their dazzling performances. In contrast, Lahore Qalandars has never managed to appear in the top half of the points table. In fact, Lahore Qalandars has turned out to be the dead last team of all the previous editions of PSL.
Lahore Qalandars has a win percentage of 30.55 in PSL so far, with 10 victories out of total 36 matches. On the other hand, Islamabad United has a win percentage of 57.95 in PSL.
Captain for Lahore Qalandars is Sohail Akhtar, whereas, Islamabad United will play under the captaincy of Shadab Khan.
Lahore Qalandars had been the worst-performing team in all the previous seasons. Maintaining their legacy this time, Qalandars had a miserable start as they lost their first match against Multan Sultans. If we look at their squad in PSL 2020, we see that Qalandars’ have a hope to perform well this time. Their top-order isn’t short of firepower. The team possesses the proficient T20 players. Batsmen like Chris Lynn, Fakhar Zaman, Jaahid Ali and Salman Butt will be leading the batting order of Qalandars. Some of the most experienced all-rounders of the T20 world are also a part of Lahore Qalandars. Players like Mohammed Hafeez, Samit Patel and David Wiese will also strengthen the batting line-up.
The strong point of Lahore Qalandars is their bowling line-up. The bowling unit of the team shines with the best members. The trio of bowlers like Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf can rip any batting line-up apart. Dilbar Hussain also has an excellent bowling attack. There is no such great spinner in the squad, though, so for this reason Seekkuge Prasanna is likely to play for Lahore.
Islamabad United has twice lifted the trophy, in 2016 and 2018. Unfortunately, like Lahore Qalandars, Islamabad United has also lost their first match of PSL 2020.
The United have a strong batting line. Luke Ronchi, Colin Munro, and Dawid Malan have been in their full rhythm in recent times. Asif Ali can take the bowling attack. Furthermore, Faheem Ashraf and Amad Butt are the most efficient of all the players. People are also looking at Shadab to deliver. Players like Shadab Khan and Colin Ingram will probably contribute, with their remarkable performances, in making some consistent runs for the team.
|Venue||Gaddafi Stadium – Lahore|
Pakistan Super League PSL 2020
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Head to Head Matches
In PSL, Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United have come against one another eight times. Out of which, six matches were taken over by Islamabad while Lahore got success in only two.
Match Prediction (Who will win today’s match?)
The recent record of both the teams, in PSL 2020, is not highly admirable; still, the match would be exciting. Pitch conditions are more in favor of the bat-first team. Lahore Qalandars will win the toss and will decide to bowl first. Islamabad United is the favorite team. They have a 70 percent chance of winning the match.
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