Series: Pakistan Super League, 2022
Match: Eliminator 2 match, LHQ VS ISU
Team: Lahore Qalandars VS Islamabad United
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Time: February 25, 2022, 8:00 pm
Live: Sony Sports Network.
LAHORE QALANDARS TO WIN THE MATCH
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore has proven highly beneficial to batters in the PSL 7. This season, 17 matches have been played here, with an average first innings score of 177. From 44 games, the aggregate average batting first score is 169.
Pitch & Condition
The wicket is conducive to batting; therefore, we anticipate a high-scoring match. The surface has a nice pace and bounce, which batters will appreciate. On the other hand, the wicket may slow down in the second innings.
On this surface, a total of 170 runs may be considered par.
The humidity level is expected to be at 81 per cent, with a 60% chance of rain. The temperature is expected to be approximately 13°C.
Toss Prediction –
Both teams agreed that batting was the better option during past editions of this tournament in Lahore. The side that bat first won more than 75% of matches, and the team anticipated to win the toss may choose to bat first.
According to toss prediction, Lahore Qalandars will win the toss and bat first.
Point Table Analysis
With six wins from ten games, the Lahore Qalandars finished second on the points table with twelve points. Multan Sultans, the defending champions, won the qualifier by 28 runs over Lahore Qalandars.
The Pakistan Super League 2022 group stage saw Islamabad United finish fourth, and they were only able to win four of their six games. In the first eliminator, though, they defeated Peshawar Zalmi by five wickets.
Recent Form (L to R)
Lahore Qalandars – W L W N L
Islamabad United – W L L L W
Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)
Total Matches Played- 5
Lahore Qalandars won- 3
Islamabad United won- 2
Apart from a few shaky games and close encounters, the Lahore Qalandars had a good competition this season. After losing in the first round of the playoffs, the Qalandars would be eager to correct their errors and go to the final. Shaheen and his guys, on the other hand, must perform as a unit on match day.
Given the depth of experience in Islamabad United’s bowling, Lahore will need to field a firm batting order capable of putting Islamabad United’s bowlers through their paces. Lahore trails Islamabad in head-to-head statistics, but in PSL 7, the tables can shift at any time, and Lahore could emerge as the match victors. It should be a good game with plenty of action and entertainment if Fakhar Zaman and Hafeez maintain their form for the next match.
Top players to bet on- Fakhar Zaman, David Wiese, Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Islamabad United hopes to advance to the HBL PSL 7 Final after a dramatic end to the Eliminator-1. There’s no denying that Alex Hales’ return to Islamabad United’s roster has impacted the team’s performance. After losing three games in a row, it needed guts to upset Peshawar Zalmi, who had won four straight games in the PSL 7 Lahore leg.
Islamabad United will be confident after overcoming the informed Zalmi team, which appeared to be favourites in the last game. They’ll face Lahore Qalandars in the Eliminator-2, who fell to Multan Sultans in the playoffs. The forthcoming encounter is expected to be a nail-biter, with both teams having match-winners in the shape of batters and bowlers in their lineups.
Top players to bet on – Shadab Khan, Alex Hales, Azam Khan.
Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hafeez, Harry Brook, Samit Patel, Phil Salt, David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan, Fakhar Zaman.
Liam Dawson, Athar Mahmood, Zahid Mahmood, Waqas Maqsood, Will Jacs, Alex Hales, Shadab Khan, Azam Khan, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf.
Dream 11 Prediction
The Qalandars have had a good run in this PSL season, and they are coming off a loss in the previous game. On the other side, Islamabad United enters with confidence following their victory against Peshawar. We may anticipate a close match, with Islamabad United a slight advantage over their opponents.