- Lahore Qalandars went down by 28 runs in opposition to Islamabad United on Saturday.
- The Sohail Akhtar-led facet all set to tackle bottom-placed Quetta Gladiators in match 23 of the Pakistan Tremendous League 6 immediately.
- For Gladiators, a defeat can probably oust them from the league.
Karachi: A assured Lahore Qalandars will likely be aiming to bounce again from the defeat they confronted by the hands of Islamabad United within the final sport because the Sohail Akhtar-led-side will tackle bottom-placed Quetta Gladiators in match 23 of the Pakistan Tremendous League 6 immediately.
Lahore Qalandars went down by 28 runs in opposition to Islamabad United on Saturday after first lowering them to twenty/5 after which being at 86/2 in 10 chasing 153. Lahore was bowled out for 124 after its middle-order collapsed.
The defeat could also be an eye-opener for Lahore’s head coach Aqib Javed and captain Sohail Akhtar however the facet is just not going to get panicked and unlikely to make any adjustments in opposition to already under-pressure Quetta Gladiators.
Led by Sarfaraz Ahmed, the previous champions have only one out of their seven video games within the match to date and one other defeat can probably oust them of the rivalry to qualify for the play-offs.
They are going to be, undoubtedly, below stress as their batting and bowling have been disappointing. After being outclassed by Islamabad United within the first outing in Abu Dhabi, they have been overpowered by robust Peshawar Zalmi’s facet.
They’re additionally conscious of the truth that Lahore Qalandars had chased the goal of 179 comfortably for the lack of only a wicket when the 2 sides met earlier for the primary leg of the encounter in Karachi. Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez scored a half-century for the facet.
Whereas Hafeez’s present type could also be a reason behind fear for Sohail Akhtar, he have to be inspired to see Fakhar Zaman again in runs. And, nonetheless, Lahore will likely be banking on its robust bowling line – arguably the most effective and strongest within the match
With the likes of Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and James Faulkner within the ranks, Qalandars don’t have anything to fret in regards to the bowling and if the batting doesn’t collapse because it did in opposition to Islamabad earlier, the greens are clearly favourites in opposition to the purples tonight.
Gamers to look at: James Faulkner, Ben Dunk (Lahore Qalandars), Sarfaraz Ahmed, Naseem Shah (Quetta Gladiators).
Lahore Qalandars: Sohail Akhtar (c), Ahmed Danyal, Ben Dunk, Callum Ferguson, Dilbar Hussain, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, James Faulkner, Maaz Khan, Mohammad Faizan, Mohammad Hafeez, Rashid Khan, Salman Ali Agha, Seekuge Prasana, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sultan Ahmed, Tim David, Zaid Alam and Zeeshan Ashraf
Quetta Gladiators: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Abdul Nasir, Andre Russell, Arish Ali Khan, Azam Khan, Cameron Delport, Faf du Plessis, Hassan Khan, Jack Wildermuth, Jake Weatherald, Khurram Shehzad, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Usman Khan, Usman Shinwari, Zahid Mahmood and Zahir Khan
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