As the Pakistan Super League season draws to a close, the Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi will face off in a crucial match to secure the second spot in the finals against the Multan Sultans. The two teams have an even record in head-to-head encounters this season, with one win each. However, according to popular cricket betting sites, the Lahore Qalandars are slight favorites to win this match.
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The Lahore Qalandars have had a successful run in the PSL so far and topped the table during the group stages. However, their recent form has not been great, losing three out of their last four matches, including Qualifier 1 against the Multan Sultans.
The Lahore Qalandars have some strong batting performers, including Fakhar Zaman who has been in red-hot form this season with 384 runs. The other top-order batsmen have also performed well in patches, but need to step up and perform consistently. The all-rounders in the team add depth to the batting lineup.
The Qalandars’ seam attack is their strength, with Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan, and skipper Shaheen Afridi all in good form. However, they do lack a bit in the spin department with Rashid Khan being the only specialist spinner in the team.
Although the Qalandars started the season strong, winning 6 out of their first 7 matches, they have faltered in the last couple of weeks, losing three out of their last four matches. They will need to put their recent setbacks behind them and take the field with a positive mindset in this crucial match.
The Lahore Qalandars have a well-balanced team but need to be at their best to beat the Peshawar Zalmi in this do-or-die match to qualify for the finals.
Peshawar Zalmi will face Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League playoffs, hoping to make it to the finals.
Peshawar Zalmi has struggled to maintain consistency in their performances, making it to the playoffs with a 4th place finish. Skipper Babar Azam and Saim Ayub have been impressive in the batting department, forming excellent opening partnerships. However, middle-order batsmen Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Mohammad Haris have been inconsistent, and the lower-order batsmen have failed to lift the team’s total during the death overs.
Peshawar Zalmi won their Eliminator match against Islamabad United by 12 runs, but their bowling attack has been a weak link. They have conceded more than 150 runs in each of the 11 matches they have played this season, with more than 200 runs given away in 4 matches.
Peshawar Zalmi will need their bowlers to step up if they want to beat Lahore Qalandars and secure a spot in the finals.
Lahore vs Peshawar Eliminator 2
- Best team in group stages, finished top of the table
- Fakhar Zaman in red-hot form, scored 384 runs
- Good performances from other top-order batsmen needed
- Strength in seam attack with Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan, and Shaheen Afridi
- Lack of quality in spin department with only specialist spinner being Rashid Khan
- Lacked consistency in group stages, managed 4th place finish
- Good performances from Babar Azam and Saim Ayub at the top of the order
- Weakness in middle order with all-rounders James Neesham and Azmatullah Omarzai failing to get going
- Bowling has been a weak link with Wahab Riaz picking up only 9 wickets in 10 matches
- Conceded more than 150 runs in all 11 matches, with 4 matches giving away more than 200 runs.
Pitch And Conditions
The weather forecast for the match day is overcast with a chance of some drizzling through the day.
The pitch at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore is known for being pretty flat and excellent to bat on. The average first-inning score here is around 180, and the team batting first will aim to score over 200 to provide their bowlers with some cushion in this high-pressure match. However, there is little assistance for the bowlers, and they will have to be very disciplined with their line and length.
The overcast weather conditions may offer some assistance to the bowlers, but otherwise, the pitch is expected to remain good for batting. A high-scoring match can be expected with both teams looking to post a big total on the board.
Lahore vs Peshawar – Betting Tips
After analyzing the performance of both Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi during the Pakistan Super League season, we believe that the Lahore Qalandars have a better chance of winning this match. Although both teams have strong batting line-ups, it is the Qalandars’ bowling department that will give them the edge over their opponents. Therefore, we predict that Lahore Qalandars will emerge as the winners of this crucial match.