Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi, Eliminator T20 Match Prediction 14 Nov 2020

Pakistan Super League 2020

Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi, Eliminator T20 Match Prediction

2020-11-15

National Cricket Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan

National Cricket Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
National Cricket Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan

Lahore Qalandars

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Peshawar Zalmi

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National Cricket Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan

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Eliminator game: Confident Lahore Qalandars up against inconsistent Peshawar Zalmi

  • Ben Dunk and Chris Lynn have been standout performers for Lahore Qalandars this season.
  • For the first time , Lahore Qalandars qualified for the playoffs of the competition.
  • Wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal and pacer Wahab Riaz have done well for Peshawar Zalmi in this year’s tournament.

Expect Lahore Qalandars to register a close win in Eliminator game.

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Match Preview

In the Eliminator game of 2020 Pakistan Super League, Lahore Qalandars will lock horns with Peshawar Zalmi at National Cricket Stadium in Lahore on Saturday.

Lahore Qalandars finally managed to break their voodoo and seal their place in the playoffs of the competition. The franchise will be looking to produce their best cricket in this fixture. Ben Dunk, Tamim Iqbal, Dawid Wiese and Samit Patel have arrived in Karachi and will be available for selection for this Eliminator game.

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi will certainly know how to raise their game for this knockout game., South Africa’s Faf du Plessis and Hardus Viljeon, West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite have joined the squad and will be available for the knockout clash. Captain Wahab Riaz will be looking to play their strongest XI for this epic game.

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Lahore Qalandars

Head Coach Aqib Javed was quite confident that Lahore Qalandars have the firepower in their batting and bowling department to upstage Peshawar Zalmi.

Chris Lynn will not be available as Tamim Iqbal has been named as a replacement for knockout games. Bangladesh opener will be looking to adjust to the conditions and do well for the side in this fixture.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on Ben Dunk, Sohail Akthar and Mohammad Hafeez to deliver the bulk of the runs.

All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has shown excellent form with the bat in the T20 format this season and will be keen to continue his rich vein of form in this knockout game.

Ben Dunk will be keen to find form with the bat after struggling to produce decent scores for Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League played earlier this year. Left-hander will take heart from the fact that he likes placid batting conditions in Pakistan and will be keen to make an impact for Lahore Qalandars.

For Lahore Qalandars, Shaheen Afridi will be keen to make early inroads with the new-ball. Left-arm quick has shown excellent form in white-ball cricket this season.

Mohammad Hafeez, Dawid Wiese, Samit Patel and Saqib Mahmood are other bowling options for Lahore Qalandars for this game.

Lahore Qalandars Predicted Playing XI

Sohail Akhtar (c), Fakhar Zaman, Tamim Iqbal, Ben Dunk (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Samit Patel, David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain/Abid Ali, Saqib Mahmood.

Peshawar Zalmi

2017 PSL Champions will be looking to deliver a pitch-perfect performance for this Eliminator game.

Former South Africa Captain Faf du Plessis has signed for Peshawar Zalmi and is replacement for Kieron Pollard, who is not available for international commitments with West Indies cricket team.

Pacer Hardus Viljeon also is included in the overall squad after bowling all-rounder Liam Dawson is injured and has been ruled out of the competition. Former Peshawar Zalmi Darren Sammy have been ruled out of the PSL 2020 due to latest travel restrictions imposed by  United Kingdom.

For Peshawar Zalmi top-order has suffered from in consistency in the round-robin stages of the competition. In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Kamran Akmal, Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik to produce the bulk of the scoring.

Kamran Akmal is currently franchise’s leading run-scorer with 251 runs in nine innings at a strike rate of 161.93 with one century to his name. Besides Akmal, Shoaib Malik and Haider Ali have done well for Peshawar Zalmi and accumulated 239 runs at averages of 34.14 and 29.87 respectively.

Captain Wahab Riaz has led from the front with the ball for Peshawar Zalmi. Left-arm quick has topped the bowling charts for the side with 11 wickets at an economy rate of to his name.

Besides Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali and Rahat Ali are prominent bowling options for the side for this all-important clash.

Peshawar Zalmi Predicted Playing XI

Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal (wk), Wahab Riaz (c), Umar Amin, Faf du Plessis, Rahat Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Hasan Ali, Hardus Viljeon, Haider Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 20 0 mm. 1.96 k/h From: N 0%
03h 23 0 mm. 1.12 k/h From: NNE 0%
06h 29 0 mm. 1.04 k/h From: SW 0%
09h 31 0 mm. 4.47 k/h From: SW 0%
12h 29 0 mm. 5.19 k/h From: WSW 0%
15h 25 0 mm. 4.21 k/h From: W 0%
18h 25 0 mm. 5.05 k/h From: WNW 0%
21h 24 0 mm. 4.43 k/h From: WSW 0%

With clear skies with light winds expected for the day-night fixture, the pitch is expected to favor the batsmen. The Eliminator game is expected to be a high-scoring affair as both teams have explosive players in their playing XI.

Venue Details

In their previous meeting this season, Lahore Qalandars registered a hard-fought win over Peshawar Zalmi at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Toss Prediction

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bat first. Average first innings at National Cricket Stadium is around 150 to 160 runs.

Winning Prediction

After analyzing both the teams, Lahore Qalandars will be clear favorites to win this game against Peshawar Zalmi. With likes of Muhammad Hafeez, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf showing excellent form in the recent T20I series, Lahore Qalandars will be hoping that the trio can deliver the goods in this fixture.

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi will have to bring their A-game to the table with the bat in order to push Lahore Qalandars in this game.

Expect Lahore Qalandars to register a close win in Eliminator game.

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