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Match Details

Date: February 27, 2024

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

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Match Preview:

The table-toppers Multan Sultans will take on the last-placed Lahore Qalandars at the Gaddafi Stadium. Both teams have had contrasting seasons so far with the Sultans winning four out of five games while Lahore losing five straight matches in 2024. Ahead of this fixture, Multan took down Quetta Gladiators in a 13-run victory. On the other hand, the Qalandars suffered a heartbreaking eight-run loss against the Peshawar Zalmi.

Pitch Report:

The Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore has been a paradise for batters in the 2024 season with an average of 177 runs in T20s. The batters have piled on runs by capitalising on the short boundaries while making the most of the flat pitches. Bowlers are constantly under pressure at the venue, but as the wicket gets old, spinners can avail some turn towards the later half of the match. Similarly, the pacers with the new ball can generate some swing in the initial stages of the game.

Team Analysis:

Lahore Qalandars

Marred with injuries, the Lahore Qalandars have been the worst-performing team so far in PSL 2024. Despite having some quality players, the Shaheen Afridi-led side has failed to click as a unit and hence hasn’t won a single game so far. In their previous encounter, the Qalandars saw great performances from Afridi, who picked up a three-fer, and Rassie van der Dussen, who scored a stunning century, albeit in a losing cause. 

SportsTiger Playing XI of Lahore Qalandars

Sahibzada Farhan, Fakhar Zaman, Rassie van der Dussen, Shai Hope (wk), Sikandar Raza, Ahsan Bhatti, Jahandad Khan, Carlos Brathwaite, Shaheen Afridi (c), Mohammad Imran, Zaman Khan

Multan Sultans

On the other hand, Multan Sultans have been performing at an incredible level with four wins and one loss from five matches. The Mohammad Rizwan-led side has consistently performed across each department with the likes of Reeza Hendricks, David Wiley and Iftikhar Ahmed putting in stellar performances. Similarly, Rizwan has also scored quick runs and led the team from the front to ensure that Multan remains in the title charge this year.

SportsTiger Playing XI of Multan Sultans

Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Usman Khan, Reeza Hendricks, Tayyab Tahir, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, David Willey, Usama Mir, Aftab Ibrahim, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Ali

Match Prediction:

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Conclusion:

Multan Sultans has a better chance to win this fixture and defeat Lahore Qalandars to register their fifth win of the 2024 edition of the Pakistan Super League.

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