Lahore Look to Overtake Islamabad to Inch Closer to Multan on PSL Points Table

Lahore Look to Overtake Islamabad to Inch Closer to Multan on PSL Points Table
Lahore Look to Overtake Islamabad to Inch Closer to Multan on PSL Points Table

On Monday, 7 February, Quetta Gladiators will face Lahore Qalandars in the 15th encounter of the PSL 2022. The match will begin at 7:30 p.m. PKT at Karachi’s National Stadium.

Match Preview

In PSL 7, Quetta Gladiators will face an in-form Lahore Qalandars in the final encounter of the Karachi leg. Quetta will be seeking to immediately turn things around and leapfrog Peshawar Zalmi into fourth place in the PSL points table, while Lahore will be hoping to maintain their outstanding run and recapture second place from Islamabad United.

This season, Quetta has been uneven in their play. They were outstanding in their lone victory over Karachi Kings and fought to the last end against Peshawar and Multan. In their previous match, though, they were completely outplayed by Islamabad United. Quetta’s star platinum signing Jason Roy is available for selection in this match, giving them a much-needed boost.

They have a good batting trio in Jason Roy, James Vince, and Iftikhar Ahmed, who can take on Lahore Qalandars’ outstanding pace bowling.
Lahore, on the other hand, has been outstanding throughout the campaign. They snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in their previous match against Islamabad United, and they’ll be looking for their fourth win of the season to cement their place in the top two.

They have a well-balanced group, including a world-class bowling unit, and they appear to be a team capable of going all the way in the competition. Quetta is poised to make one change to their lineup, with Jason Roy replacing fellow Englishman Ben Duckett. The XI for Lahore is expected to remain unchanged.

Match Details

Date Monday, 7 February 2022
Time 07:30 pm PKT
Venue National Stadium Karachi
Live Stream LINK

Possible Playing XIs:

Quetta Possible XI – Sarfaraz Ahmed (c)(wk), James Vince, Ahsan Ali, Jason Roy, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz, Shahid Afridi, James Faulkner, Naseem Shah

Lahore Possible XI – Shaheen Afridi (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Phil Salt (wk), Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hafeez, Harry Brook, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan

Head to Head

In total, the two teams have met 12 times during the tournament. Each side has won six games versus the other. They last met on June 15, 2021, in Abu Dhabi, where Quetta won by 18 runs.

X-Factor

The addition of Jason Roy will give Quetta a huge boost. Roy is one of the best openers in limited-overs cricket and has the capacity to neutralize the Lahore Qalandars’ outstanding bowling attack. As Quetta prepares for the Lahore leg of the competition, Roy will be key, and Quetta will be hoping that Roy can immediately turn their fortunes around.

So far in the competition, Haris Rauf hasn’t been at his best. So far, his form hasn’t been a cause for concern for Lahore, who have other bowlers who are firing on all cylinders. Harris, on the other hand, would be disappointed by his performances and will be out to prove his detractors wrong by assisting Lahore to their fourth victory in the competition.

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