Pakistan Super League 2021 Match 4
Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators Match Prediction – Mon, 22nd February
Lahore started Strong:
Lahore got off to a successful opening on Sunday, but they made an intense mark sending out a shaky Peshawar Zalmi team. They had the match in their control before letting things slip.
Shaheen Shah Afridigot a dismissal on the first ball of the game, and Zalmi was quickly in the swamp at 46 for four, but Sherfane Rutherford and Ravi Bopara restored as Lahore compensated for not picking their best strike. There was no Dilbar Hussain, while Haris Rauf was also absent bruised. One of the substitutes, Ahmed Daniyal, showed expensive at the death.
They had a tremble in a chase of 141, losing two players for no run while at 109. But Rashid Khan and Mohammad Hafeez got them home.
Possible playing XI: Fakhar Zaman, Mohd Hafeez, David Wiese, Ben Dunk(wk), Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Rashid Khan, Sohail Akhtar (c), Samit Patel, Dilbar Hussain, and Maaz Khan.
Quetta to make comeback:
This is our subsequent look at Quetta. Before their inaugural game against Karachi Kings, we said we would be astonished if we would be impressed. We didn’t see something in that game to doubt that judgment.
The most startling aspect of their presentation was that Chris Gayle was available. But his presence did little to conceal their concerns with the bat. Under the burden, Tom Banton failed yet again, and they have instantly promoted Sarfaraz Ahmed to open. The later advancement required is for Ben Cutting to bat better than No 7.
Efforts by Karachi batting, they could only handle 121. Any chance that a clammy pitch would come to their relief was ended quickly. Karachi hunted with more than six overs remaining. Quetta only used three foreign members, indicating a problem with Cameron Delport’s obtainability.
Possible playing XI: Tom Banton, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C&WK), Mohammad Nawaz, Azam Khan, Ben Cutting, Qais Ahmad, Usman Khan Shinwari, Chris Gayle, Saim Ayub, Naseem Shah, and Mohammad Hasnain.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
As seen in the preceding matches, an excellent batting pitch is on the National Stadium bid in Karachi. While there is plenty of swing with the new ball, the speedsters will look to fluctuate their pace to get the finest out of this wicket.
The spin bowlers should also get some spin-off the wicket, keeping them in a good position in the inner overs. With this being an evening clash, both sides will look to chase upon winning the toss, which is the pattern at the National Stadium in Karachi.
For the second match running, we are shocked Lahore is not thinner. They are presently 1.68 with Quetta 2.25. We suppose the gulf is more extensive in terms of capability. And if those odds were to hold – alas, it perhaps won’t – about the Qalandars with the toss prejudice in their aid, we would possibly bet.
A watching momentary is recommended. The likes of Gayle and Tom Banton will have to smash for the boundaries if Quetta bat first. If – and it’s huge if – they can get several boundaries gone, Lahore could be booked at these odds for a win. We are convinced their bowlers will suppress Quetta outside of the powerplay.