The 24th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 will be played between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
The match will start at 7:00 PM local time (2:00 PM GMT) (7:30 PM IST). This match will be live on DSport in India.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Lahore Qalandars have finally managed to gain their momentum in PSL 2020 as they have registered back to back wins that has taken them to the fifth spot in the league table. They are left with only three games ahead of the playoffs and Qalandars are expected to register victories in all those games.
In batting, they have Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, Alex Hales, who are expected to continue with their good form with the bat. In the previous game, Dunk played a match-winning unbeaten knock of 99 runs that helped his side in chasing a mammoth score of 190 runs against Karachi Kings. On the other hand, their bowling needs some fine-tuning, who are leaking runs in the critical situation of the match.
Peshawar Zalmi is currently on 2nd position in the league table with 9 points and they will look to register a win in their penultimate game of the group stage. They have all their bases covered in every respective department with their players performing in peach form. However, they will have to protect their side from getting overconfident due to which they might have to suffer a defeat in the upcoming contest.
The weather says that there are no chances of rain on the matchday. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 9 to 15 km/hr whereas temperature will hover between 12 and 24 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The track at Gaddafi Stadium will offer a good battle between bat ball. In the early phase of the game, the bowlers are expected to get some assistance from the wicket. However, later on the batsmen can take the charge against the bowlers. So, the side winning the toss will look to field first to be on the safer side.
Average first innings score – 173 (Last five games in this PSL at this venue)
Record of the chasing teams: Won 3; Lost 1; Tie/No Result – 1
Injury and Availability News
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Probable Playing XIs
Fakhar Zaman, Dane Vilas (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, Samit Patel, Sohail Akhtar (c), David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Shinwari, Salman Irshad/Dilbar Hussain, Maaz Khan.
Bench: Jaahid Ali, Raja Farzan, Seekkuge Prasanna, Muhammad Faizan, Salman Butt, Chris Lynn, Salman Irshad/Dilbar Hussain
Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Tom Banton, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Liam Livingstone, Carlos Braithwaite, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz (C), Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali
Bench – Liam Dawson, Adil Amin, Umar Amin, Aamir Ali, Darren Sammy, Lewis Gregory
Ben Dunk played a match-winning knock of 99* runs in the previous game. So, he should be an obvious pick for any Dream11 Fantasy team. Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez will also play a vital role in any fantasy team. Yasir Shah and Shaheen Afridi will be the hot -favourite pick from the bowlers’ category for any fantasy team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Haider Ali, Ben Dunk, Kamran Akmal
Vice-captain Options – Liam Livingstone, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben Dunk (VC), Kamran Akmal (C), Tom Banton
Batsmen – Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Liam Livingstone
All-Rounders –Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik
Bowlers –Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben Dunk, Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton
Batsmen – Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, Liam Livingstone (VC)
All-Rounders –Samit Patel, Shoaib Malik (C)
Bowlers –Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz
Shoaib Malik and Ben Dunk are in great form with the bat. So, they should be picked in any and every fantasy team. Leaving them outside can turn out to be fatal for the user.
User Tips: The user can go with the team combination of three wicketkeepers, three batsmen, two all-rounders, and three bowlers.
Peshawar Zalmi is expected to come out as winners.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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