Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars, Qualifier 2 T20 Match Prediction 15 Nov 2020

Pakistan Super League 2020

Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars, Qualifier 2 T20 Match Prediction

2020-11-16

National Cricket Stadium, Karachi

National Cricket Stadium, Karachi
National Cricket Stadium, Karachi

Multan Sultans

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Lahore Qalandars

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National Cricket Stadium, Karachi

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Shoaib Z.

Struggling Multan Sultans face tough ask against in-form Lahore Qalandars

  • Multan Sultans suffered a close defeat against Karachi Kings via Super-over on Saturday.
  • Lahore Qalandars registered a comfortable win over Peshawar Zalmi in a Eliminator game played on Saturday
  • Muhammad Hafeez, Shaheen Shah Afridi and David Wiese delivered splendid performances for Lahore Qalandars.

Expect Lahore Qalandars to beat Multan Sultans and qualify for the PSL finals.

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Match Preview

Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars will lock horns in the Qualifier 2 game of 2020 Pakistan Super League to be played at National Cricket Stadium in Karachi.

In the Qualifier 1 game, Multan Sultans lost to Karachi Kings via super-over. The franchise will need to put in an improved batting performance in this must-win game. Captain Shan Masood will need to lead from the front with the bat for Multan Sultans.

On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars comfortably brushed aside Peshawar Zalmi in the Eliminator game played on Saturday. Captain Sohail Akhtar will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with bat and ball in this knockout game.

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Teams Preview

Multan Sultans

The franchise will have another chance to qualify to make things right and qualify for the finals of the competition.

In the Qualifier 1 game, Multan Sultans batted first after losing the toss against Karachi Kings. Adam Lyth, Shan Masood and Rilee Rossouw failed to adjust to the conditions and perished for low scores to see Multan Sultans lose their first three wickets in the first six overs.

Wicket-keeper batsman Zeeshan Ashraf failed to capitalize on his good start and perished in the sixth over after scoring 21 runs off 19 balls with the help of three boundaries.

With the side placed in a precarious situation at 40 for 4, England’s Ravi Bopara and Khushdil Shah led the fightback with a 40-run partnership.

For Multan Sultans, Ravi Bopara was the standout player with the bat. He scored 40 runs off 31 balls with the help of three fours and one six. He was well supported by the likes of Khushdil Shah and Shahid Afridi, who produced scores of 17 and 12 respectively.

Tail-ender Sohail Tanvir produced a crucial cameo of 25 runs off 13 balls to help Multan Sultans post a modest total of 140 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir and Sohail Tanvir to make crucial breakthroughs.

For Multan Sultans, Left-arm quick Sohail Tanvir was the standout performer with the ball in hand and claimed three wickets in his four overs. Due to his splendid second spell, Multan Sultans turned things around against Karachi Kings. He couldn’t replicate his form in the super-over and conceded 14 runs against Karachi Kings.

Besides Tanvir, Mohammad Ilyas and Imran Tahir bowled well and claimed one wicket apiece.

Multan Sultans Predicted Playing XI

Adam Lyth, Zeeshan Ashraf (wk), Shan Masood (c), Rilee Rossouw, Ravi Bopara, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan

Lahore Qalandars

Sohail Akhtar-led unit will have a glorious chance of going the distance in this year’s competition.

In the Eliminator game, Pacers Shaheen Shah Afridi, Dilbar Hussain delivered splendid performances to restrict Peshawar Zalmi to 170 runs in 20 overs.Left-arm quick Shaheen Shah Afridi produced a splendid performance with the new-ball and claimed two wickets in his four overs. Pacer Dilbar Hussain also put in decent performance and finished with figures of 3 for 33 in his four overs.Haris Rauf and David Wiese conceded more than 10 runs an over in the game played against Peshawar Zalmi.

Chasing 171 runs for victory, Fakhar Zaman and Captain Sohail Akhtar perished for low scores to see Lahore Qalandars lose their first two wickets with 25 runs on the board.Opener Tamim Iqbal looked good in his innings and scored 18 runs off 10 balls with the help of two fours and one six.

Mohammad Hafeez and Ben Dunk came together at the crease with Lahore Qalandars in trouble at 33 for 3 after 5 overs. The duo showed positive intent and put on a 55-run partnership to rebuild the innings for Lahore Qalandars.Wicket-keeper Ben Dunk perished in the 11th over after scoring 20 runs off 19 balls with the help of two boundaries.

For Lahore Qalandars, Mohammad Hafeez delivered a match-winning performance against Peshawar Zalmi. He played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 74 not out off 46 balls with the help of nine boundaries and two sixes.

Hafeez stitched crucial partnerships with Samit Patel and David Wiese to help Lahore Qalandars complete the chase in the penultimate overs of the innings.

Samit Patel also chipped in with crucial score of 20 runs off 17 balls with the help of three boundaries, whereas David Wiese chipped in with unbeaten 16 runs off just 7 balls with the help of two sixes.

Lahore Qalandars Predicted Playing XI

Fakhar Zaman, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Akhtar (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Samit Patel, David Wiese, Muhammad Faizan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 20 0 mm. 1.86 k/h From: NNW 0%
03h 23 0 mm. 3.29 k/h From: NNE 0%
06h 28 0 mm. 2.74 k/h From: N 0%
09h 30 0 mm. 2.17 k/h From: W 0%
12h 29 0 mm. 6.39 k/h From: WNW 0%
15h 26 0 mm. 4.2 k/h From: WNW 0%
18h 25 0 mm. 4.75 k/h From: NW 0%
21h 23 0 mm. 3.36 k/h From: NNE 0%

The wicket prepared for the game will have something for the quick bowlers with the new-ball. The weather forecast for Sunday’s game is going to be clear skies in the evening.

Venue Details

In the previous meeting between the two teams, Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans have won one game apiece.

Toss Prediction

Both the teams will be keen to win all-important toss and bowl first. The previous game was won by side batting second.

Winning Prediction

Based on playoff performances, Lahore Qalandars will fancy their chances of beating Karachi Kings in this contest. With likes of Mohammad Hafeez putting in batting masterclass followed by key contributions from Shaheen Shah Afridi, Samit Patel, Dilbar Hussain, Lahore Qalandars will be keen to deliver a clinical performance in this do-or-die contest.

On the other hand, Multan Sultans will be relying on the likes of Shan Masood, Rilee Rossouw and Khushdil Shah to make notable scores in this game.

 

Expect Lahore Qalandars to beat Multan Sultans and qualify for the PSL finals.

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