Date: February 26, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
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Match 15 of the ongoing Pakistan Super League will see mid-placed teams - Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi - facing each other on Sunday (February 26) at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Both teams have won 2 games so far in the tournament. However, Zalmi has played 1 extra game. While Qalandars are placed third in points table, Zalmi are fourth due to low NRR. This will be the 2nd encounter between these two sides in space of 5 days. The last match between these two sides produced a super-over thriller which Zalmi won.
The pitch at Gaddafi stadium has produced batting belters in the past. But the surface has true bounce which can assist the pacers. Teams winning the toss should look to chase on this surface.
Peshawar Zalmi, led by, Babar Azam, suffered an embarrassing defeat against Islamabad United in their previous fixture. Despite Babar's brilliant 75-run knock, the side failed to post a big total on board and were restricted to 156/8 in 20 overs. In reply, United chased down the target inside 15 overs which gave a big hit to Zalmi's NRR. The side need good performances from their middle-over to pose a challenge to Qalandars who have a robust bowling line-up led by Shaheen Shah Afridi.
On the other hand, Qalandars are coming into this game after registering a big win against Quetta Gladiators. It was a complete performance from the side as the batters posted a big total of 198 which was equally well defended by their bowlers. They will be aiming for a similar performance in the coming match as well.
Probable Playing XI:
Mirza Baig, Fakhar Zaman, Kamran Ghulam, Shai Hope (WK), Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi (C), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan
Mohammad Haris (WK), Babar Azam (C), Saim Ayub, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rovman Powell, James Neesham, Dasun Shanaka, Salman Irshad, Usman Qadir, Arshad Iqbal, Sufiyan Muqeem
Lahore Qalandars will have their form, support from home crowd on their side when they will face Zalmi. Picking the home side to win the game.
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