The second leg of the 2021 Pakistan Super League is all set to get started with match number 15 between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United in the Abu Dhabi Stadium. Both teams are in a very good position after winning 3 of their first 4 games in the tournament. Over the years, Islamabad has dominated the Lahore team. It will be interesting to see whether history would get repeated again or this time, Lahore will end their losing streak.
Let’s have a look at some of the numbers before start of the game :
1 – Fakhar Zaman and Mohammed Hafeez need 1 more six to complete 50 sixes in the PSL.
Most sixes in PSL :
Shane Watson – 81
Kamran Akmal – 79
Asif Ali – 55
Sharjeel Khan / Luke Ronchi – 50
Fakhar Zaman – 49
Mohammad Hafeez – 49
6 – In the last 6 meetings between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars, Islamabad United have won all 6 matches against the Lahore team in PSL. Last time Lahore defeated Islamabad was way back in Feb, 2018.
10.41 – Shaheen Afridi, being one of the best upcoming bowlers for Pakistan national team has a poor economy rate of 10.41 against Islamabad United and that will be a worrying sign for the team. He ended up recording his worst bowling figure of 1/62(4) against Islamabad team in March, 2019.
18 – Sohail Akthar will be playing 18th match as captain for Lahore Qalandars. By doing so, he will equal the record of Brendon McCullum who has also captained the Lahore Qalandars team in 18 matches during PSL.
50 – Hasan Ali will be playing his 50th match in PSL.
141.4 – Fakhar Zaman has a S.R of 141.4 against Islamabad team in the 7 innings he has played. His aggressive start might play a key role in the powerplay overs for the Qalandars.