Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans United : ODDS ON CHASERS || Pakistan Super League 2021 Match 7
Pakistan Super League 2021 Match 7
Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans United Match Prediction – Fri, 26th February
Lahore Qalandars have handled good leads in the PSL 2021 as they won their first two games. They will now try their finest to preserve this moment.
In back-to-back games, Mohammad Hafeez notched two match-winning undefeated knocks of 33* and 73*. Also, the opener Fakhar Zaman struck magnificently in the last match by making the brilliant 82 not out.
Additionally, Haris Rauf has begun this PSL campaign with bowling statistics of 4-0-38-3 in the recent game. Left-arm pace bowler Shaheen Afridi has also seized four wickets in two matches, containing three wickets in the first game. Nevertheless, Lahore Qalanders will now miss the Afghani superstar Rashid Khan due to national duty.
Possible playing XI: Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar (C), Mohammad Hafeez, Agha Salman, Ben Dunk, Samit Patel, David Wiese, Ahmed Daniyal, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Maaz Khan.
Multan Sultans have got the utterly contradictory beginning of Lahore Qalandars as Sultans have lost both their games. They will want to break this streak very quickly unless they lose out on their chances.
James Vince and Captain Mohammad Rizwan have preserved their recent batting form in the initial of this PSL edition. While Rizwan has added 71 and 41 runs correspondingly in this new PSL campaign, Vince has notched 16 and 84 run too in this competition. Nevertheless, they haven’t got appropriate substantial assistance from the other batsmen.
Their bowlers also need to step up with more control. Caribbean speedster Carlos Brathwaite and veteran Shahid Afridi both bowled magnificently in the inaugural game, taking two wickets apiece.
Possible playing XI: Mohammad Rizwan (C and WK), Chris Lynn, James Vince, Rilee Rossouw, Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Shahnawaz Dhani.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The 7th game of PSL 2021 will be played at the Karachi Stadium. The wicket in Karachi has been an absolute belter for batters in the latest times. Although the first few matches weren’t as high-notching as projected, the totals have gone up substantially ever since. Batting second would be the way further as all the matches until now have been won by the side chasing. Thus, we reckon the bowlers will be wary of fiery batsmen attacking right from the start.
No wonder Lahore Qalandars will enter this game as the top picks. They are in a sizzling form, winning two out of two, setting the points table on the blaze. The sportsbooks rate them at the odds of 1.68 while their opponents, Multan Sultans, are at 2.25.
The Multans will know they are in a tough spot if they don’t manage to win this game but beating Lahore at the moment is easier said than done. Their top players, the likes of Chris Lynn, Shahid Afridi, and Carlos Brathwaite, will have to step up their game to prove the odds wrong.