Date: June 9, 2021
Time: 9:30 pm (IST)
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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The second phase of the Pakistan T20 League is here as Lahore Qalandars will be up against the Islamabad United in this fixture. While the original plan was to have the tournament in Karachi, Pakistan, the remaining fixtures are now all set to happen in Abu Dhabi. Sohail Akhtar will be captaining the Lahore side while Shadab Khan will be leading the Islamabad team. As of now, Islamabad United is ranked third in the points table with three wins in four games while Lahore is placed just below them at four with the same number of points. Both teams will be desperate to start the phase 2 with a win and build on that confidence moving ahead in the tournament.
Since this is the first game of the resumption and how the wicket plays will be of great significance. At the same time, it will be interesting to see the kind of strategies that the team deploys for this particular fixture which can set the tempo for their remaining campaign and in this case the remainder of the tournament. Mohammad Hafeez has been the star performer for his side in the match that he featured in before the COVID-break and should be trusted with a place in the fantasy team. In addition, the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi as well as Hasan Ali have been the spearheads of their respective attacks and could play a crucial role in this match as well. Watch out for any update on Ben Dunk who sustained an injury but as per his team officials, he might be available for selection in the first match. In addition, Fakhar Zaman who has been in great run in the build up to this game is also a great fantasy bet for this game.
Probable Playing XI
Rohail Nazir, Asif Ali, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim, Musa Khan, Ali Khan
Ben Dunk (tentative), Fakhar Zaman, Zeeshan Ashraf, Sohail Akhtar, Mohammad Hafeez, Muhammad Zaid Alam, Ahmed Daniyal, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Rashid Khan, Agha Salman
Wicketkeepers: Ben Dunk (tentative), Rohail Nazir
Batsmen: Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali, Sohail Akhtar, Colin Munro
All-rounders: Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat
Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Ali Khan, Rashid Khan
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