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Lahore Qalandars Vs Peshawar Zalmi : FIERCE FACEDOWN || Pakistan Super League 2021 Match 2

Pakistan Super League 2021 Match 2

Lahore Qalandars Vs Peshawar Zalmi Match Prediction – Sun, 21st February

Ardent Lahore:

PSL 2020 Finale contenders Lahore Qalandars are back in battle with a new and enhanced squad. Although they skipped out on Chris Lynn, the Qalandars have tied in Rashid Khan, adding more depth to their already-formidable bowling attack. With Samit Patel and Ben Dunk reverting to the fore once again, the Qalandars will be expecting to go one stride further in this year’s contest.

Possible playing XI: Fakhar Zaman, Mohd Hafeez, David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Rashid Khan, Sohail Akhtar (c), Samit Patel, Ben Dunk(wk), Dilbar Hussain, and Maaz Khan.

Zealous Zalmi:

Peshawar Zalmi revamped their squad, with Wahab Riaz heading the side in PSL 2021. With Ravi Bopara and Mujeeb Ur Rehman’s inclusions, Peshawar has a steady side that is proficient in going the long run in the contest. Adding the experience of Kamran Akmal only augments the pact for the former PSL champions. 

Possible playing XI: Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam ul Haq, Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Saqib Mahmood, Ibrar Ahmed Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz (c), and Amad Butt.

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

Match 2 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021) will witness the Lahore Qalandars playing against the Peshawar Zalmi at the National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday.

A high-scoring game summons at the National Stadium, with some assistance on offer for the speedsters. While the average score at this ground in 2019 was 158, the batters should find it comfortable to score runs early on. The pace bowlers will look to modify their lengths and speed appropriately, with some swing offered with the new ball. With it being an afternoon game, both sides will look to put some runs on the board first and score a total close to 170, which is above par at this ground.

Tough Tussle:

While both sides look evenly complemented on paper, Lahore Qalandars’ bowling holds out with perhaps two of the best T20 bowlers in Shaheen Afridi and Rashid Khan joining the roster. But the experienced Peshawar team should turn out to be a handful for Sohail Akhtar and the team. in what should be an amusing game of cricket in the opening double-header in PSL 2021.

Lahore Qalandars begin their PSL campaign as the favorites in their opening game. Their pre-match odds are 1.68, where are Peshawar Zalmi is at 2.25.

No doubt these odds look deceptive considering the all-rounder rich roster possessed by Peshawar. The T20 superstars like Rashid Khan, Mujeeb, and Mohammad Hafeez, who enjoy the ability to turn game dynamics, could be players to watch out for in this game.