Pakistan Super League 2021 Match 20
Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars – June 13th
RUNS TO FLOW:
Islamabad United would be full of self-confidence after one of the finest performances we have witnessed in the Pakistan Super League. Their bowling was extraordinary, and they accomplished to keep a robust line-up down to just 133 and then chased it down in mere ten overs!
The rise of Mohammad Wasim Jr as a bowling gift had added a lot of penetration to the side. You will hear a lot of conversation about the bowling line-up of the Lahore Qalandars but the Islamabad United side is not far behind in this part. A deficiency of runs from Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, and Asif Ali is a big faintness for the opposition sides to exploit.
Possible playing XI: Usman Khawaja, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan (C), Iftikhar Ahmed, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Colin Munro, Rohail Nazir (wk), Akif Javed, Muhammad Musa.
For two games in chain now, the Lahore Qalandars have succeeded to come back from the late and triumph matches! That has chiefly been down to some intense performers from Tim David, Ben Dunk, James Faulkner, and Rashid Khan.
The overseas reliant for the Lahore Qalandars is doing its job dazzlingly and you can assume more of the same from them in the coming games. While the two victories have put the Qalandars in a sturdy position, the lack of runs from the top order cannot be overlooked.
Possible playing XI: Fakhar Zaman, Tim David, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, Shaheen Afridi, James Faulkner, Rashid Khan, Sohail Akhtar, Muhammad Faizan, Haris Rauf, Ahmed Daniyal.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
Quetta Gladiators crushed to 133 all out, batting first in the match against Islamabad United. The Gladiators’ bowlers, nevertheless, could not make any impression on the same wicket as they were wrinkled by 10 wickets.
Overall, though, both spinners and speedsters have relished themselves in Abu Dhabi. The circumstances are very good for the bowlers who can bowl cutters repeatedly. The slow pace of the pitch makes it tough to score runs rapidly and maximizing the new ball is vital. The side that wins the toss is going to need to field first. That has been the preference for every single side so far and that is not going to vary.
Lahore Qalandars had beaten Islamabad United just a few days ago. So, they will have the advantage. Nevertheless, Islamabad United should take a lot of assurance from their beating of Quetta Gladiators.
The previous game between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars concluded in an electrifying finish. Both sides have an outstanding bowling attack and are in decent form. The Qalandars have a sturdier middle-order but United has the stouter top-order. We think the form of Usman Khawaja and Colin Munro at the top makes them trivial favourites. However, Lahore begins as the favourites at the pre-match odds of 1.74, and Islamabad is at 2.10.