15.03.2020, 14:30 IST
Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore)
Lahore Qalandars Team News & FormThe only PSL team not to have lost any players to the Corona exodus yet, Lahore suddenly finds themselves in an advantageous position. Their dream run may have come to an end, but if the situation doesn’t exacerbate to include their own players, they might have an unfair advantage over every other team that ultimately is nobody’s fault. Slipping down to fourth from third after their first defeat since 5th March, they are now poised over the precipice of elimination, with their match against Multan essentially being a do-or-in-all-probability-die knockout. All eyes will be on Aussie hitman Ben Dunk and Pakistani Sohail Akhtar.
Multan Sultans Preview & FormHaving beaten Lahore in 3 of their last 5 encounters, and given their form in the ongoing season, Multan Sultans will be fancying their chances of defusing Lahore’s hope. However, with the indispensable Rilee Rossouw and James Vince heading back home, this year’s surprise powerhouse might not be able to pull off what they were looking to be strong contenders to do - play their first PSL final. Given the situation, Multan’s fate will hinge on local talent and a few remaining foreigners, such as Shan Masood, Shahid Afridi, and Moeen Ali.
Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans Prediction and Betting TipsWIth nothing to lose and their most palpable chance at qualification to the second round of PSL at hand, Lahore Qalandars will no doubt give it their all. Expect Dunk and Sohail Akhtar to show some brilliance with the bat, while Shaheen Afridi and Samit Patel - if the latter remains - do some damage with the ball.
With no Hales and no Rossouw, the onus of carrying the inning now falls upon the somewhat-capable shoulders of Shan Masood and Zeeshan Ashraf, and they can be expected to carry it out to the best of their abilities. In the bowling department, Imran Tahir and Sohail Tanvir will have to do their trick as usual.
Who will win the 29th Match?Match Prediction: Lahore Qalandars To Win (1.90 @ 1XBET)
Other Betting Tips:
- Toss - Multan Sultans
- LQ top batsman – S Akhtar
- MS top batsman – S Masood
- Players with most boundaries - S Akhtar (LQ), S Masood (MS)
- Players to score a fifty – S Akhtar/Ben Dunk (LQ), S Masood/Z Ashraf (MS)
- Players to take most wickets - S Patel (LQ), S Tanvir (MS)
- Most fours - LQ
- Most sixes - LQ
Can the stars align to help Lahore complete a miracle comeback to go through to the semis? Or will Multan assert their dominance over them like they have on virtually every other team in the league? Find out on Sunday!