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).
Pakistan Super League playoffs got underway in some style. We got to witness a Super Over in the very first match on Saturday. However, Multan lost the Super Over against the Kings and are now up against the winner of Eliminator 1, Lahore Qalandars. Multan Sultans desperately need to improve their game awareness while batting.
Two run-outs at the early stage of the game pushed them a lot behind against a side like Karachi Kings. However, they did come back with the ball later and managed to get the game into the Super Over. Sohail Tanvir was the only performer who kept them alive with both bat and ball. However, they would still like to go with the same XI as they did nothing wrong after the first innings powerplay. Multan topped the points table in the league stage and are now expected to bounce back for their maiden PSL title.
On the other side, Lahore is definitely the more confident side coming into this game with winning momentum. They are looking dangerous with an in-form bowling attack, led by Shaheen Shah Afridi. They also have a deep and experienced batting order which stood up tall after a top-order collapse at the early stage of the chase, 33 for 3.
Mohammad Hafeez knew he was timing the ball well and did half of the job in a proper calculative way before David Wiese smashed two consecutive sixes to finish things off with an over left. Overall, it was a complete team performance from the Qalandars and are now expected to get through to their first PSL Final.
MUL vs LAH Weather Report for Qualifier:
The weather was excellent on Saturday and is no different for Eliminator 2 on Sunday. The temperature will drop down to 24 Degree Celsius during the match time with zero chances of rain.
The pitch at this venue was on the slower side in the first two games on Saturday. Batting second looks to be more comfortable on this pitch. Anything within 160 is chasable on this pitch with the dew factor coming into the play. The team winning the toss would definitely choose to bowl first.
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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MUL vs LAH Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Adam Lyth, Shan Masood (C), Rilee Rossouw, Zeeshan Ashraf (WK), Ravi Bopara, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan.
Ali Shafiq, Bilawal Bhatti, Joe Denly, Brendan Taylor, Mohammad Ilyas, Junaid Khan, Rohail Nazir, Usman Qadir.
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.
Jaahid Ali, Raja Farzan, Dane Vilas, Usman Shinwari, Abid Ali, Maaz Khan.
MUL vs LAH Top picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Shaheen Shah Afridi has picked up 15 wickets at SR of 15.6. He took two wickets and gave just 19 runs in the Eliminator 1. He has 10 wickets against Multan which is the highest by any bowler in this fixture.
Sohail Tanvir scored a brilliant cameo with the bat at a SR of 192.31 and took 3 wickets with the ball. He is currently the third-highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 13 wickets at SR of brilliant 12.2.
Ravi Bopara scored a 24 ball 57 in the practice match and also followed the form in the Qualifier. He scored 40 runs, highest by any Multan batsman in that match.
Mohammad Hafeez scored a brilliant 74 off just 46. He is in fine form and expected to score high in the next match as well.
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 MUL vs LAH Dream11 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
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MUL vs LAH Dream11 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
David Wiese has SR of 181.5 during the death overs in PSL since 2019. Overall, he has the highest runs against Multan in comparison to any team in PSL at SR of 166.
Imran Tahir has 6 wickets at SR of 11.3 against Lahore in PSL.
MUL vs LAH Probable Winners:
Lahore Qalandars is expected to win this match.