The first Eliminator match of the Pakistan Super League 2020 will be played between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi at the National Stadium, Karachi.
This match is scheduled to start at 08:00 PM Local Time (08:30 PM IST). The game will be streamed live on YouTube.
Lahore Qalandars will be playing against Peshawar Zalmi in the first Eliminator of the PSL playoffs. The Qalandars have never played in the knockout phases in their short history in this tournament. They finished in the top four for the first time with five wins in ten games after the league stage. They are coming off a brilliant victory against the table toppers and will have plenty of desire and motivation to get through in their first attempt.
On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi finished fourth in the league stage which is their worst ever finishing position in the short PSL history. They had a decent league stage with the ball but could not deliver the same in their batting. Faf du Plessis‘ form in the IPL will surely solve the majority of their problems in their batting.
LAH vs PES Weather Report for Qualifier:
There is no chance of precipitation with the temperature dropping to 26 Degree Celsius during the match time.
The team batting first always finds it difficult to score quickly. The team winning the toss would like to bowl first on this wicket.
Average first innings score:
150 (Last five PSL matches at this venue)
Record of chasing team:
Won – 4, Lost – 1, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
LAH vs PES Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar (C), Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (WK), David Wiese, Samit Patel, Mohammad Faizan, Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf/Dilbar Hussain.
Bench: Jaahid Ali, Seekkuge Prasanna, Raja Farzan, Salman Butt, Dane Vilas.
Kamran Akmal (WK), Imam-ul-Haq, Faf du Plessis, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Carlos Brathwaite, Hardus Viljoen, Hasan Ali/Saqib Mahmood/Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz (C), Rahat Ali.
Bench: Hasan Ali/Saqib Mahmood/Yasir Shah, Umer Amin, Khurram Shahzad, Adil Amin, Mohammad Mohsin, Amir Ali.
LAH vs PES Top picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Shaheen Shah Afridi has picked up 13wickets at SR of 16.1. He has been in terrific form this year and fifers in T20 blast and National T20 cup.
Samit Patel also has 9 wickets under his name, including a four-wicket haul.
Wahab Riaz has been excellent with the ball as he has 11 wickets this season.
Faf du Plessis is coming off an excellent IPL with CSK. He was the top run-getter for CSK with 449 runs at an average of 40.82.
Kamran Akmal smashed 64 off just 33 balls in the practice match against Karachi. He is the leading run-scorer of Peshawar Zalmi this season so far.
Haider Ali has 239 runs at SR of 158.27. He had a terrific debut against England and currently in top form. He also scored 294 runs at SR of 166.10 in the recent National T20 Cup.
Ben Dunk has also added 266 runs at an average of 53.20 under his name this season.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Shaheen Shah Afridi, Faf du Plessis, Kamran Akmal
Vice-Captain Options – Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for LAH vs PES Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kamran Akmal
Batters – Haider Ali (VC), Faf du Plessis, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Akhtar
All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez, Samit Patel
Bowlers – Shaheen Shah Afridi (C), Haris Rauf, Rahat Ali, Wahab Riaz
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for LAH vs PES Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben Dunk
Batters – Faf du Plessis (C), Haider Ali, Tamim Iqbal, Imam-ul-Haq
All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez (VC), Samit Patel
Bowlers – Mohammad Faizan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hardis Viljoen, Wahab Riaz
Sohaib Maqsood scored a 54 ball 80 runs against Multan in their recent practice game. He had a brilliant National T20 campaign with 393 runs at SR of 167.94 with the second-highest numbers of sixes in the tournament.
Samit Patel has dismissed Kamran Akmal 4 times in 16 balls in PSL.
LAH vs PES Probable Winners:
Lahore Qalandars is expected to win this match.