LAH vs ISL PSL Prediction 09 Mar 2023
Pakistan Super League
- Date: 2023-03-09
- Start Time: 19:00
- Location: Pindi Cricket Club, Rawalpindi
- Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2023
- Format: Pakistan Super League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
Islamabad will be up against Lahore Qalandars in Match 26 of the Pakistan Super League. This match will be played at the Pindi Club Ground in Rawalpindi.
- Islamabad United are second in the table with 6 wins and 2 losses in 8 matches, while Lahore are top with 6 wins as well.
- Islamabad secured a thrilling win in their last game against Multan and the Qalandars lost their game by 35 runs against Peshawar.
- In the previous game between the two sides, Lahore won by a huge margin of 110 runs.
LAH vs ISL – PSL – Venue Details
Venue: Pindi Cricket Club, Rawalpindi
Date: March 9th 2023
Time: 19:00 (local)
LAH vs ISL – PSL – Team Previews
The upcoming match is a highly anticipated one, featuring two teams with an identical record of six wins and two losses each. Currently, Islamabad United has the upper hand, having won their last three matches and carrying good momentum into the game.
Their recent victories have come at the perfect time, as a win in this match would propel them above Lahore Qalandars to the top of the table. Their latest triumph over Multan, where they chased down 206 runs with just one ball remaining, showcased their championship potential. Faheem Ashraf led the scoring with 51 runs, and the team’s scoring was evenly distributed throughout the lineup.
Azam Khan, a 24-year-old middle-order batter, is likely to be Islamabad United’s top run-scorer in the upcoming match. He has scored 277 runs in the T20 Championship so far, averaging 55.40 in seven games. He was also in good form in their last game against Quetta Gladiators, scoring 35 runs off 25 balls. Colin Munro and Azam Khan have been the most consistent scorers for Islamabad United, with 268 runs from 147 balls and 236 runs from 144 balls, respectively. Alex Hales, however, needs to improve his form, having only scored one run in their last match.
Although Islamabad United has yet to bowl out an opponent, it will be crucial for them to start well in the powerplay. Removing Fakhar Zaman, Lahore Qalandars’ highest run-scorer with 250 runs in the tournament, could prove pivotal in securing a win.
Lahore Qalandars, who currently sit at the top of the table, will be eager to get back to winning ways in the upcoming PSL match. After an impressive start with five consecutive wins, the team suffered a 35-run defeat against Peshawar Zalmi in their last game. Despite this setback, they still lead the table with 12 points from six wins and two losses.
In their upcoming match against Islamabad United, Rashid Khan will be a key player for Lahore Qalandars. He has been performing well in the tournament, taking 11 wickets in six games at an economy rate of 6.26. In their last game against Peshawar Zalmi, Rashid was in good form and took two wickets while conceding 41 runs in his four overs.
Lahore Qalandar’s bowling attack has been the standout of the tournament so far, with Shaheen Afridi leading the way with 14 wickets at an average of 17.50. Rashid Khan (11 wickets) and Haris Rauf (10 wickets) have also been in good form and have provided valuable support. Once again, the bowlers will be crucial to their chances of success in the upcoming match.
LAH vs ISL – PSL – Probable Playing XI’s
Islamabad United: Asif Ali, AD Hales, C Munro, Faheem Ashraf, Mubasir Khan, SH Khan (Cap), Azam Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mohammad Wasim, Rumman Raees
Lahore Qalandars: F Zaman, Hussain Talat, Abdullah Shafique, Tahir Baig, D Wiese, S Raza, Sam Billings, Rashid Khan, S Afridi (Cap), Haris Rauf, Z Khan
LAH vs ISL – PSL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The pitch in Rawalpindi has proven to be favourable for batters, with little room for error for bowlers. As a result, winning the toss and choosing to bat first would be the advisable strategy.
LAH vs ISL – PSL – Match Prediction
Lahore Qalandars have a talented line-up of superstars, but Islamabad United have momentum on their side with three successful run chases in their last three matches. If there is any team capable of defeating Lahore’s quality bowling attack at the moment, it is likely to be Islamabad United. Therefore, considering the form of Shadab Khan’s side, it would be wise to consider backing them for a victory in this upcoming match.