Lahore Qalandars moved to the highest of the PSL factors desk after a final ball victory of Islamabad United. Lahore’s ace all-rounder, Rashid Khan, took the sport by storm after performing with the bowl within the first innings and scoring quickfire runs on the backend of the run chase.
Islamabad have been put into bat first and did not reside as much as the expectations after the highest order collapsed. Battle by Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Waseem Jnr. down the decrease order helped them to a decent rating of 143/9 on the finish of 20 overs.
Lahore began poorly as effectively, however essential partnership between Sohail Akhtar and Mohammad Hafeez put them within the driving seat within the run chase. Islamabad’s bowlers picked up wickets at common intervals to choke the Lahore batting lineup. With 16 runs required within the final over, Rashid Khan smacked Hussain Talat for 3 consecutive fours earlier than all-rounder, Tim David, hit the successful runs.
Lahore will face Peshawar Zalmi of their sixth match of the event on Thursday at 11pm.
Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) will resume with a slobber-knocker as Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars face off to go to the highest of the PSL factors desk. Each the franchises had a strong begin to their campaigns, successful three and shedding only one match however with much-changed squads, each the groups can be seeking to hit the bottom operating.
Islamabad has misplaced the providers of their star opener, Alex Hales, together with different essential gamers resembling Lewis Gregory and Paul Stirling, whereas Lahore will enter the remainder of the event with out their skilled campaigners, David Wiese, and Samit Patel.
Islamabad can be hoping that Kiwi opener, Colin Munro, can rediscover his outdated type and supply them with a strong begin within the powerplay, whereas the newest addition to their squad, Usman Khawaja, can be extremely essential within the center overs section of the sport.
Lahore, then again, has an impressive bowling lineup led by ace quick bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi. They are going to be closely reliant on Afghanistan spinner, Rashid Khan, and can be trying in the direction of him to supply essential wickets and a few fast runs on the again finish of the innings.
The match will start at 9 pm Pakistan Customary Time as each the groups tackle one another. The match can be live-streamed right here.
|Date||Wednesday, 9 June 2021|
|Time||09:00 pm PST|
|Venue||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Reside Stream||LINK 1, LINK 2|
Islamabad and Lahore have encountered one another 10 occasions in PSL historical past, with Islamabad being the dominant facet, successful 8 and shedding simply two. Lahore can be hoping to show round their fortunes in opposition to the two-time champions.
Doable Taking part in XIs
Shadab Khan (c), Colin Munro, Usman Khawaja, Rohail Nazir (wk), Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Waseem Jnr, Fawad Ahmed, Ahmed Safi Abdullah
Sohail Akhtar (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Salman Ali Agha, Tim David, James Faulkner, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Ahmed Danyal
Gamers to Lookout For
Islamabad-born Australian middle-order batsman, Usman Khawaja, can be making his PSL debut within the upcoming match. Whereas Islamabad can be hoping that he hits the bottom operating, Khawaja can be seeking to make a press release and get his place again on the nationwide facet.
With heavy reliance on the spin at Abu Dhabi wickets, Khawaja would be the key to sort out the spinners within the middle-overs and supply the platform for the hitters to attain huge on the finish of the innings.
Sohail Akhtar has been underneath immense strain ever since he was appointed because the captain of the franchise. His performances have been poor as of late however a change of venue might present the catalyst for him to lastly come good. Sohail has a superb report at Abu Dhabi, he scores closely on the floor and in addition led Lahore to a title victory within the Abu Dhabi T10 league.
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