10.03.2020, 19:30 IST
Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore)
Lahore Qalandars Team News & FormWith two unlikely back to back victories, Lahore Qalandars, notorious perpetual occupants of the last spot of the PSL table since the tournament’s inception, have pumped new life into their dreams of entering the playoffs for the first time ever. Ben Dunk looks in absolutely explosive form with a ridiculous tournament average of 83.33, and with some consistency from the other players - especially Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez, this team could go places. Some vicious bowling by the heroes of their game against Quetta would also be welcome. However, Lahore Qalandars have lost all but one of their matches against Peshawar - ever. To make matters worse, that win was way back in 2016.
Peshawar Zalmi Team News & FormBoasting an utterly dominant record against their Tuesday hosts, Peshawar also have the highest run scorer in PSL history in Kamran Akmal, and Shoaib Malik, and recently-returned Carlos Brathwaite are no pushovers. With the ball, they have the incisive Wahab Riaz supported by local talent Hasan Ali. It’s no wonder that Peshawar are the most successful PSL team in terms of all-time win ratio, and they will no doubt be looking to better that ratio at the Gaddafi Stadium tomorrow. However, the loss of the invaluable Kieron Pollard to injury could be a thing to rue if they fail to win.
Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi Prediction and Betting TipsA hunger seems to have taken over the Lahore boys, and if hero Dunk continues ‘dunking’, they could well be on their way forward. Expect Fakhar Zaman and Ben Dunk to do some damage with the bat, and Shaheen Afridi and Samit Patel to take wickets.
On the flip side, Peshawar are no pushovers, and will do everything in their power to make sure they retain their top two slots and perhaps make a push to topple Multan before the playoffs begin. Expect Kamran Akmal to shine with an important performance, and 2016 T20 World Cup hero for the West Indies Carlos Brathwaite to play an important cameo. With the ball, it will be business as usual with Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali.
Who will win the 24th Match?Match Prediction: Lahore Qalandars To Win (2.00 @ 1XBET)
Other Betting Tips:
- Toss - Peshawar Zalmi
- LQ top batsman – B Dunk
- PZ top batsman – K Akmal
- Players with most boundaries - B Dunk (LQ), K Akmal (PZ)
- Players to score a fifty – B Dunk/F Zaman (LQ), K Akmal/H Ali (PZ)
- Players to take most wickets - S Afridi (LQ), W Riaz (PZ)
- Most fours - LQ
- Most sixes - LQ
Can the biggest underachievers overcome the three-time finalists to reach their first-ever playoffs? Or will mighty Peshawar crush the dream of the underdog? Find out on Tuesday!