Date: 07 February, 2022
Time: 8 PM
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
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Lahore Qalandars are set to take on Quetta Gladiators after winning their last game against Islamabad United in a thriller. Lahore's Zaman Khan conceded only 3-runs in the previous over while the Babar Azam-led side needed 12-runs off the last over, but Zaman's heroic helped the team clinch the game. Meanwhile, Quetta Gladiators were defeated by Islamabad United in their previous face-off. The team failed to chase down the massive total of 229-runs posted by Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Gladiators.
Lahore Qalandars: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hafeez, Philip Salt (wk), Harry Brook, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan, Zeeshan Ashraf, Dean Foxcroft, Samit Patel, Ben Dunk, Sohail Akhtar, Mohammad Imran Randhawa, Ahmed Daniyal, Matty Potts, Maaz Khan, Akif Javed, Syed Faridoun
Quetta Gladiators: James Vince, Ahsan Ali, Ben Duckett, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Nawaz, Sohail Tanvir, James Faulkner, Naseem Shah, Abdul Bangalzai, Will Smeed, Ashir Qureshi, Mohammad Hasnain, Shimron Hetmyer, Luke Wood, Daniel Lawrence, Ghulam Mudassar, Ali Imran, Khurram Shahzad
Probable playing XI:
Lahore Qalandars: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hafeez, Philip Salt (wk), Harry Brook, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan
Quetta Gladiators: James Vince, Ahsan Ali, Ben Duckett, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Nawaz, Sohail Tanvir, James Faulkner, Naseem Shah, Abdul Bangalzai
Lahore Qalandars: The team is performing exceptionally well in the tournament. Their bowlers helped the team to win their last match against Islamabad United. The team comfortably defended 174 due to exceptional bowling from Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, and specifically Zaman Khan. The team's batting is vital as well; Fakhar Zaman (38 off 27), Abdullah Shafique (44 off 24), Harry Brook (37 off 26) and the presence of Mohammad Hafeez is providing an edge to the team.
Quetta Gladiators: The side is struggling to get back their winning momentum in the tournament. Their bowlers conceded too many runs in the last match against Islamabad United, and even batters failed to rise above the occasion, and the team fell short of 43-runs. Ahsan Ali (50 off 27), Mohammad Nawaz (47 off 22) and James Faulkner (30 off 14) were a few of the standout performers for the team.
Wicket-keeper: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Ben Duckett
Batters: Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Ahsan Ali , James Vince
All-rounder: Mohammad Hafeez, James Faulkner, Mohammad Nawaz, Shahid Afridi,
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan
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