LAH vs ISL PSL Prediction 27 Feb 2023
Pakistan Super League
- Date: 2023-02-27
- Start Time: 19:00
- Location: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
- Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2023
- Format: Pakistan Super League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
On Monday, February 27, Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United will face each other in Match No.16 of the Pakistan Super League 2023 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
- Currently, the Qalandars are in third place on the table with six points, while United, led by Shadab Khan, are in second place with six points as well.
- In their previous matches, Qalandars beat Peshawar Zalmi by 40 runs, while United beat Quetta Gladiators by 63 runs.
- The last encounter between the two teams saw Lahore Qalandars emerge victorious by 6 runs.
LAH vs ISL – PSL – Venue Details
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Date: February 27 2023
Time: 19:00 (local), 19:30 (IST)
LAH vs ISL – PSL – Team Previews
Both Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United will be looking to add vital points to their tally as they compete for a spot in the final four, even though it is too early to accurately gauge the points table. Lahore captain Shaheen Shah Afridi and his team are still searching for consistency and their best performances as they prepare for a home match against the visiting team.
In their last game against Peshawar Zalmi, Fakhar Zaman’s blistering knock of 96 helped the Qalandars post a mammoth total of 241 after opting to bat first. Shaheen then picked up a five-wicket haul to restrict Zalmi to 201 for nine.
The addition of Sam Billings has bolstered Lahore’s batting depth. He played a crucial role in their previous match, smashing an unbeaten 47 off just 23 balls, while Fakhar Zaman hit a scintillating 96 off 45 balls, including 10 sixes.
On the other hand, Islamabad United’s Azam Khan has been in fine form with the bat, while Shaheen has been in majestic form with the ball. Despite the pitch not favouring the bowlers much, it remains to be seen how Shaheen performs at home and whether he can continue to put pressure on the opposing team with his lethal deliveries and get important breakthroughs.
Having won three of their four games, Islamabad United have made a strong start to the 2023 PSL campaign and are currently sitting in the second spot on the points table.
Their recent 63-run victory over Quetta Gladiators has boosted their confidence and position on the table. The young wicket-keeper batter Azam Khan played a brilliant knock of 97 off just 42 deliveries to help United score 220 runs. He will be looking to play another crucial innings in the upcoming match.
Later, Hasan Ali and Fazalhaq Farooqi took three wickets each to bundle out the Gladiators for just 157 runs. Azam Khan has been in excellent form with the bat and is among the top run-scorers in the tournament.
LAH vs ISL – PSL – Probabale Playing XI’s
Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Mirza Baig, Shai Hope (wk), Kamran Ghulam, Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (Cap), Rauf, Zaman Khan
Islamabad United: Munro, Gurbaz, Van der Dussen, Shadab Khan (Cap), Azam Khan (wk), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mubasir Khan, Hasan Ali, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abrar Ahmed
LAH vs ISL – PSL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The pitch at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium is known to favor the batsmen, providing little assistance to the bowlers. The average first innings score on this pitch is around the 160 mark, which can be a competitive total. Given the conditions, either team winning the toss may opt to bat first.
LAH vs ISL – PSL – Match Prediction
Since this is a high-scoring ground, the team with the best bowling attack might prevail and we hence we predict a win for Shaheen Shah Afridi’s Lahore Qalandars.