Lahore Qalandars (LQ) and Multan Sultans (MS) are to take on each other in the Eliminator 2 round of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2020). The winning team will be directed to the final to play with the Karachi Kings (KK).
In Qualifier 1, Karachi Kings (KK) comfortably defeated MS and got qualified for the final directly. MS, on the other hand, have got another chance to prove themselves in the E2 tonight. However, LQ won Eliminator 2 against Peshawar Zalmi (PZ) kicking them out of the tournament. As of now, they will once again try their best to get a ticket to the last game.
PSL 2020: Eliminator 2 match LQ vs MS, Predicted playing XI, team analysis
Eliminator 2, Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Multan Sultans Squad: Zeeshan Ashraf(w), Adam Lyth, Shan Masood(c), Rilee Rossouw, Ravi Bopara, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan, Rohail Nazir, Ali Shafiq, Bilawal Bhatti, Brendan Taylor, Joe Denly, Usman Qadir, Junaid Khan
Lahore Qalandars Squad: Fakhar Zaman, Tamim Iqbal, Sohail Akhtar(c), Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk(w), Samit Patel, David Wiese, Muhammad Faizan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain, Dane Vilas, Agha Salman, Usman Shinwari, Abid Ali, Jaahid Ali, Maaz Khan, Raja Farzan
Predicted playing XI:
MS: Zeeshan Ashraf, Adam Lyth, Shan Masood, Rilee Rossouw, Ravi Bopara, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir, Junaid Khan
LQ: Fakhar Zaman, Tamim Iqbal, Ben Dunk, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Akhtar, Samit Patel, David Weise, Mohammad Faizan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain
Although the batting line collapsed earlier for Sultans when they took of Kings in the qualifier round, it was probably due to the slow pitch of Kings with naked patches across the ground. The openers Adam Lyth and Zeeshan Ashraf can be destructive at times as MS have been outstanding throughout the tournament for a reason – they choose the perfect playing XI to stay on the top. Masood, to decide MS fate, would try every of his trick to drag the team and on the other hand, Bopara was already dominant.
Khushdil’s batting was recently spotted in the lastly held matches. Their bowlers, Afridi being the leg-spinner, Tanvir who was a dominant and economic one, Imran Tahir enjoying bowling, However, Irfan gave 22 runs in 11 overs, he might be replaced with Junaid.
Qalandars Zaman, who has been out of form, can cost them the match. Whereas, Tamim Iqbal was going pretty fine until he faced the bad of his luck. Dunk – upon him the game relies on and Hafeez is in exceptional form for the last many games. Sohail Akhtar has to play his part whereas, David Weise has earlier won the matches for LQ with his match-winning sixes. They have the destructive Shaheen as their bowler who picks up the wickets at earliest. Samit Patel can deliver brilliancy too. Also, the youngster Haris Rauf can be prolific along with Weise and Dilbar Hussain.