Match Details:

The second Eliminator match of the Pakistan Super League 2020 will be played between Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars at the National Stadium, Karachi.

This match is scheduled to start at 08:00 PM Local Time (08:30 PM IST). 

Preview:

Pakistan Super League(PSL)  playoffs round got underway in style on Saturday. While the Karachi Kings made it to the final, the Multan Sultans got a second chance to make it to the title clash. And they will face the Lahore Qalandars in the second eliminator on Sunday now. Mohammad Hafeez played a match-winning knock for the Qalandars and the momentum is with them now. The Sultans will be hoping to spoil the party for their opponents and book a spot in the final.

MUS vs LQA Weather Report for Qualifier:

The weather was simply superb and the forecast is the same for Sunday as well. The temperature is expected to hover in the mid-20s during the match.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch was on the slower side on Saturday and as the day progresses, it will get batter to bat on with dew likely to come in. Chasing should be the preferred option at this venue.

Average first innings score:

155 (Last two PSL Playoffs matches at this venue)

Record of chasing team:

Won – 1, Lost – 0, Tied – 1

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


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MUS vs LQA Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Multan Sultans:

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

Bench

Ali Shafiq, Bilawal Bhatti, Joe Denly, Brendan Taylor, Mohammad Ilyas, Junaid Khan, Rohail Nazir, Usman Qadir.

Lahore Qalandars

Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar (C), Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (WK), David Wiese, Samit Patel, Mohammad Faizan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain.

Bench:

Jaahid Ali, Raja Farzan, Dane Vilas, Usman Shinwari, Abid Ali, Maaz Khan.


MUS vs LQA Top picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:

Shaheen Afridi has picked up 15 wickets so far this season at an SR of 15.6. He is in great form and would love to continue in the same vein. Sohail Tanvir had a brilliant last game as he picked three wickets and is also the third highest wicket-taker of the tournament. Ravi Bopara smashed a 24-ball 57 in practice game and he continues to be the crucial batsman for Multan. Mohammad Hafeez’s match-winning knock of 74 in previous game has kept the Qalandars alive in the tournament.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Ravi Bopara

Vice-Captain Options – Sohail Tanvir, Shan Masood, Imran Tahir


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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MUS vs LQA 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ben Dunk, Zeeshan Ashraf

Batters – Tamim Iqbal, Adam Lyth, Shan Masood

All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez (VC), Sohail Tanvir, Ravi Bopara

Bowlers – Shaheen Shah Afridi (C), Dilbar Hussain, Imran Tahir

12th Man – Shahid Afridi

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MUS vs LQA 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ben Dunk, Zeeshan Ashraf

Batters – Shan Masood (VC), Khushdil Shah, Tamim Iqbal

All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Tanvir (C)

Bowlers –  Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir

12th Man – Shahid Afridi


Expert Advice:

David Wiese has an SR of 181.5 in death overs in PSL since 2019 and can be picked in Grand Leagues. Imran Tahir has also shone with the ball in PSL so far.

MUS vs LQA Probable Winners:

Lahore Qalandars is expected to win this match. 

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