Lahore Qalandars. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 16th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 will be played between Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (2:00 PM GMT) (7:30 PM IST). This match will be live on DSport in India.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Lahore Qalandars have so failed to register their first win in this edition of the tournament. They have so far struggled in the tournament due to the poor form of their players. They would be hopeful that players like Fakhar Zaman, Chris Lynn to play some breakthrough knocks in the upcoming match. Meanwhile, their bowling also needs some tuning as their bowlers are lacking to perform with consistency. Only Mohammad Hafeez has managed to produce some brilliant performances in the previous game. However, they will look to turn the tables in the upcoming match against defending champions in the upcoming clash.

Quetta Gladiators also lost their previous game by a margin of 30 runs. But they are still ranked on the second position in the league table with six points. The defending champions boats a strong batting line up that comprises of Jason Roy, Shane Watson and Sarfaraz Ahmed, who will have the responsibility to click some good knocks with the bat. On the other hand, their bowling looks pretty on the mark with the likes of Naseem Shah, Sohail Khan and Mohammad Hasnain, who will look to restrict the opponents on a nominal score.

Weather Condition/Report

There are no chances of rain on the matchday and it will be a perfect day for a cricket match. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 9 to 11 km/hr whereas the temperature will hover between 12 and 28 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report

The pitch at Gaddafi Stadium is expected to offer a stiff battle between bat and ball. This ground has hosted a total of three games so far in this edition of PSL. In all the games the bowlers got some assistance at the beginning of the match. But, in the latter half, the batsmen successfully managed to play their strokes quite effortlessly. Moreover, the side chasing won all the three games played won all the games played on this ground. So, most probably the side winning the toss will look to bowl first as the stats are concerned.

Average first innings score: 162 (PSL 2020 games played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 0

Injury and Availability News

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs

Lahore Qalandars:

Chris Lynn, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Dane Vilas (wk), Sohail Akhtar (C), Samit Patel, Salman Irshad/Faizan Khan, David Wiese, Dilbar Hussain, Usman Shinwari/Maaz Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi.

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

Quetta Gladiators:

Shane Watson, Jason Roy, Ahsan Ali, Azam Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Anwar Ali, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Sohail Khan, Naseem Shah.

Bench –Ahmed Shehzad, Abdul Nasir, Keemo Paul, Aatish Ali, Zahid Mehmood, Khurram Manzoor, Tymal Mills

Top Picks

Shane Watson will be a player to watch as he marked his comeback into his good form with the bat. In the previous game, he played a blistering knock of 80 runs off 41 balls. He should be picked in any fantasy team. Jason Roy, Chris Lynn and Mohammad Hafeez will be the other players that can play a vital role in any fantasy team. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain will be a crucial pick from the bowlers’ category.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Chris Lynn, Jason Roy, Mohammad Hafeez

Vice-captain Options – Azam Khan, Shane Watson, Fakhar Zaman


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Sarfaraz Ahmed, Azam Khan

Batsmen – Fakhar Zaman, Chris Lynn (VC), Shane Watson, Jason Roy (C)

All-Rounders – Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hafeez

Bowlers – Shaheen Shah Afridi, Dilbar Hussain, Naseem Shah


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Azam Khan (VC)

Batsmen – Sohail Akhtar, Chris Lynn, Shane Watson (C), Jason Roy

All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez, Samit Patel, David Wiese

Bowlers – Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah


Expert Advice

As far as the batting firepower is concerned of both the teams then it is going to be a high scoring affair between Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators. So, the user should go with more specialist batsmen than bowlers.

User Tips: The user can go with the team combination of two wicketkeepers, four batsmen, two all-rounders and three bowlers.

Probable Winners:

Quetta Gladiators are 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.