Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars Match Preview
Islamabad United take on the PSL laggards Lahore Qalandars in their next match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The former have won 3 games out of 5 played and are 5th on the league ladder, while the latter are yet to win a game in this edition. Earlier in the tournament, the two sides played a super over eliminator, wherein Islamabad United managed to cross over the line.
Date and time: 08 March, 05:00 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Andre Russell has been ruled out of the remainder of PSL 2018 due to a hamstring injury. Steven Finn can take his place.
Form (recent first): W W L W L
Mohammad Sami, Jean-Paul Duminy, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Luke Ronchi (wk), Samit Patel, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Sahibzada Farhan, Steven Finn
Mohammad Sami, Jean-Paul Duminy, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Luke Ronchi (wk), Samit Patel, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Sahibzada Farhan, Samuel Badree, Chadwick Walton, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Sam Billings, Zafar Gohar, Amad Butt, Iftikhar Ahmed, Rumman Raees, Mohammad Hasan, Rohail Nazir
Form (recent first): L L L L L
Brendon McCullum (c), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Sohail Khan, Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Yasir Shah, Mustafizur Rahman, Agha Salman, Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, Salman Irshad
Brendon McCullum (c), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Sohail Khan, Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Yasir Shah, Mustafizur Rahman, Agha Salman, Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, Salman Irshad, Raza Hasan, Mitchell McClenaghan, Bilawal Bhatti, Anton Devcich, Kyle Abbott, Cameron Delport, Bilal Asif, Aamer Yamin, Ghulam Mudassar, Shaheen Afridi, Gulraiz Sadaf
Islamabad United: Luke Ronchi and Hussain Talat have played some useful hands with the bat. Mohammad Sami has bowled well to pick 8 wickets in 5 games.
Lahore Qalandars: Brendon McCullum, Umar Akmal and Fakhar Zaman are key to Lahore Qalandars’ batting. Yasir Shah is the leading wicket-taker for the side, with 6 wickets in the bag.
Lahore Qalandars have been down and out and Islamabad United will look to an advantage of their opposition’s low morale. Unless the Brendon McCullum-led side stitches a spirited performance, they would go down again.
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