Peshawar Zalmi. (Photo by ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 11th match of the Pakistan Super League 2020 will be played between Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.

The match starts at 8:00 PM local time (3:00 PM GMT) (8:30 PM IST). This match will be live on DSport in India.

Preview:

Lahore Qalandars have suffered two back to back defeats in PSL 2020. They have still not tasted a win in this edition of the tournament. They are lacking in their consistency to perform well in a stretch due to which they are struggling. However, they are expected to come out with some brilliant performances in the clash against Peshawar Zalmi.

Qalandars have an in-form squad, which might help their side in registering a clinical victory in the upcoming game. Mohammad Hafeez looked like he is back in his prime with the bat, who played a blistering knock of 98 runs in the previous game although he ended up on the losing side.

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi will also look to fight back with a win in the next game. In batting, they have Tom Banton, Kamran Akmal and Liam Livingstone– who will look to click some responsible knocks with the bat. Meanwhile, their bowling line up that comprises of Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali and Hasan Ali looks well settled due to their decent performances in the past couple of games.


Weather Condition/Report:

The weather forecast says that the chances of rain are quite high on the matchday and it might also abandon the game. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 9 to 11 km/hr whereas the temperature will hover between 14 and 20 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is expected to go in the favour of batsmen until the weather plays its role. As per the weather forecast, it will be overcast conditions and the fast bowlers will certainly get some help from the wicket and batters might have a tough time scoring runs against them. Otherwise, the batsmen will have an edge against the bowlers. Meanwhile, the side winning the toss will look to field to be on the safer side.

Average first innings score: 171 (T20 games played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3

Injury and Availability:

(Will update if there is any news)


Probable Playing XIs:

Lahore Qalandars:

Chris Lynn, Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar (C), Mohammad Hafeez, Dane Vilas (wk), Samit Patel, Seekkuge Prasanna/Faizan Khan, David Wiese, Haris Rauf, Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Bench – Ben Dunk/Dane Vilas, Salman Butt, Jaahid Ali, Seekkuge Prasanna, Raja Farhan, Faizan Khan

Peshawar Zalmi:

Kamran Akmal (wk), Tom Banton, Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan/Umar Amin, Liam Dawson, Darren Sammy (C), Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Wahab Riaz

Bench – Mohammad Mohsin, Hyder Ali, Amir Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan/Umar Amin, Carlos Brathwaite


Top Picks:

Kamran Akmal will be a hot favourite pick for any fantasy side due to his impressive form with the bat. So far he has scored 159 runs for his team. Liam Livingstone and Mohammad Hafeez will be other important players that should not be ignored while picking fantasy side. Wahab Riaz will be an important pick in the bowlers’ category for any fantasy team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain –Chris Lynn, Kamran Akmal, Liam Livingstone

Vice-Captain – Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper– Kamran Akmal (C)

Batters – Fakhar Zaman, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali

All-RoundersMohammad Hafeez (VC), David Wiese, Shoaib Malik

Bowlers – Rahat Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz

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Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper Kamran Akmal

Batters – Fakhar Zaman, Chris Lynn (C), Liam Livingstone (VC), Haider Ali

All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez, David Wiese, Liam Dawson

Bowlers – Haris Rauf, Rahat Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi

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Expert Advice:

The weather on the matchday will play a major role as the bowlers might get some assistance due to the overcast conditions. The user should go with at least four bowlers in their fantasy side.

User Tips: The user can opt for a team combination of one wicketkeeper, three batsmen, three all-rounders and four bowlers.

Probable Winners:

Peshawar Zalmi is expected to win the match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.