Lahore Qalandars will take on Peshawar Zalmi in the 11th match of the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi on Friday.
The game will be an important one for both teams in the context of the competition’s format which is why both captains will be eager to produce a positive result on Friday.
Lahore Qalandars have lost their first two matches of the competition and will be desperate to end their winless streak in this fixture.
In the batting department, the side will be relying on the experienced players like Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Lynn and Fakhar Zaman to do the bulk of the scoring.
However, the eyes will be entirely on batsman Chris Lynn who will be eyeing a big score in this fixture. The conditions at Rawalpindi will certainly suit his style of batting.
In the bowling department, Lahore Qalandars will be relying on the likes of Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Samit Patel to make crucial breakthroughs.
On the other hand, Peshawar delivered an abject batting performance in their previous game against Multan Sultans and will be keen to make strong comeback in this fixture.
The side will be depending on the likes of Kamran Akmal, Liam Livingstone and Haider Ali to produce big runs in this contest. Kamran Akmal is currently leading run-scorer in the competition with 159 runs at an average of 53.00. Swashbuckling opener will be looking to continue his excellent form with the bat in this contest.
On the bowling front, the team will be heavily relying on the pace-department consist of Veteran left Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali and Hasan Ali to produce timely breakthroughs.
However, Zalmi’s spin department must be a cause of concern for the team management as they will be heavily relying on part-time spinners like Malik and Liam Dawson to produce the goods.
The game is going to be played in the evening and therefore, the dew will not going to affect the outcome of the match.
In the previous five meetings between both teams in the competition’s history, it is clear advantage to Zalmi who have emerged victorious on all occasions.