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Pakistan Super League: Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultan vs. Peshawar Zalmi- Who will win?

Who will dominate games in Saturday's double-headers?

Aakash Srivastava Author

Published on - 4 February 2022 9:36 pm

Day Preview:

Yet another exciting day at Pakistan Super League and cricket fans get to witness two exciting thrilling battles between bat and ball. The day will start with Islamabad United taking on Lahore Qalanders, while the follow-up match will be between table topper Multan Sultan challenging Peshawar Zalmi.

Match: Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars
Date: 5 February 2022
Time: 3 PM IST
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Ball-by-ball Commentary: SportsTiger App

Both the teams have had a decent outing in the tournament so far, Islamabad United have secured the 2nd spot in the points table with two wins out of three matches played so far. Lahore Qalanders have a similar track record but due to minor differences in net run rate, they are at third position in the points table. Islamabad United have managed to score some huge totals in the tournament due to impressive batting, while Lahore Qalanders have been impressive from bat and ball, both.

Pitch report:
The tournament has delivered some high scoring matches so far, and bowlers seem to be having a tough time. A similar trend is expected to take place in the next match at Karachi National Stadium. We can expect some hard-hitting from batters in high-stake games.

Team Analysis:
Islamabad United:
Shadab Khan-led side has managed to keep opponents at bay with their impressive batting and bowling lineup. Due to Colin Munro’s heroic (72 off 39) and Paul Stirling’s hard-hitting batting in their last match team was able to pose a mammoth total of 229 with the loss of just 4-wickets. Even bowlers stood tall in the game and posed tough challenges to Quetta Gladiators’ batting lineup. The team is looking strong and in their next assignment against Lahore Qalandars, we can expect batters playing at their best.

Lahore Qalandars: Shaheen Afridi is having a great time as the captain of the side. Players like Fakhar Zaman, Kamran Ghulam and the experienced Mohammad Hafeez have risen to the occasion and have been contributing immensely to the team’s victory. Due to their collective performance from batters as well as bowlers, the team was able to defend a total of 199 runs against Peshawar Zalmi.

Playing XI:
Islamabad United: Paul Stirling, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan (c), Asif Ali, Azam Khan (wk), Mubasir Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali, Waqas Maqsood

Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hafeez, Zeeshan Ashraf (wk), Dean Foxcroft, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan

Match Prediction:

Both the teams have won their last matches and will be confident against each other. But looking at the track record, Islamabad United seems to be having an edge over Lahore Qalandars due to their strong batting lineup. Islamabad United will emerge victorious in the match.

Match: Multan Sultan vs. Peshawar Zalmi

Match Details:
Date: 5 February 2022
Time: 8 PM IST
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Ball-by-ball Commentary: SportsTiger App

Multan Sultans have emerged as the strongest side in the tournament with no loss so far. Peshawar Zalmi, on the other hand, is struggling to maintain the same momentum they displayed in their first match against Karachi Kings. Multan Sultans are enjoying the top position in the points table, while Peshawar Zalmi is in the 5th spot with two losses and one win in the tournament.

Pitch Report:
The match seems to be following a similar trend; cricket fans will witness some dazzling batting from both sides. Bowlers will have a tough time posing tough challenges to batters; for the maximum time, batters will keep the bowlers on their toes.

Team’s Analysis:

Multan Sultans:
Due to their impressive batting lineup, Sultans have left bowlers opponent teams scratching their heads. In their last battle against Islamabad United team posted a huge total of 217-runs and comfortable defended the total as opponents fell short of 20-runs. In the next game, Tim David, Shah Masood and Rilee Rossouw will be players to watch out for.

Peshawar Zalmi:
Despite having a great set of players, the team has struggled so far. Kamran Akmal and Haider Ali showed a lot of potential in their last game, but the team needs to buckle up and ensure victory if they want to have a successful outing in the tournament. Even the bowling department has been a real concern for the team; in their last game against Lahore Qalandars, only Salman Irshad could clinch two wickets in the game while other bowlers conceded too many runs in the game.

Probable XI:

Multan Sultan: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Tim David, Khushdil Shah, Anwar Ali, David Willey, Abbas Afridi, Imran Tahir, Rumman Raees

Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran Akmal (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Haider Ali, Hussain Talat, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Ben Cutting, Wahab Riaz (c), Arish Ali Khan, Usman Qadir, Salman Irshad

Match Prediction:

Considering the successful track record of Multan Sultans in the tournament so far, they will have the edge over Peshawar Zalmi. Multan Sultan will win the match.



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