Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars Match Prediction

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Modified Feb 5, 2022 11:52 AM IST

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Islamabad United Vs Lahore Qalandars is the 12th match in the ongoing Pakistan Super League. United is currently second on the points table with two wins in three games. They come into this game with a strong win in their previous fixture against Quetta Gladiators.

Lahore Qalandars is also in a decent spot with two wins. Both teams have the same points but Lahore is third as United has a better net run rate. Qalandars come into this game with some positivity as well after beating Peshawar Zalmi in their previous fixture.

See Also: Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi Match Prediction – Cricket Winner

Match Details

Match: Islamabad United Vs Lahore Qalandars

Date: February 5th, 2022

Time: 15:00 IST

Venue: National Stadium, Karachi

Weather Report

The weather for today afternoon is clear with temperatures in the mid-20s. With cool weather around, batting second is a better option as sides won’t be too tired after a long fielding effort.

Pitch Report

The Karachi surface has been helpful for batters and low scorers haven’t been common this season. With runs expected, batting second will prove to be a massive advantage.

Islamabad United Vs Lahore Qalandars Predicted Playing XI

Islamabad United Playing XI

Paul Stirling, Alex Hales, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mubasir Khan, Azam Khan (wk), Shadab Khan (c), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali, Marchant de Lange

Lahore Qalandars Playing XI

Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Ghulam, Ben Dunk (wk), Samit Patel, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan

Players To Watch out for

Alex Hales

Out of favour English batter, Alex Hales is having a great time at the Pakistan Super League. The opener is an experienced member in the tournament, having been a part of the PSL For a long time. This season he started with a bang scoring 82 but hasn’t converted his starts in the two games that followed. Alex Hales still remains a talented cricketer, and if he finds a way to convert those starts he could get his side to a strong position.

Fakhar Zaman

Fakhar Zaman is enjoying a dream run in the Pakistan Super League. He has scored 242 runs in three games and is challenging the opening spot in the Pakistan T20I side. His form has been incredible and Zaman looks very tough to stop.

Team News

Both teams are on the back of strong wins and seemed to have found the right balance in their line-ups. Going by their previous results it is unlikely to see either team change their eleven.

Islamabad United Vs Lahore Qalandars Match Tips

Both teams have strong top orders and a good set of all-rounders. Both sides have also produced some explosive performances this season. However, Lahore Qalandars may have the edge going by Fakhar Zaman’s form. He is looking unstoppable and has experienced hands like Mohammad Hafeez supporting him. With Rashid Khan in the side as well it seems tough to look past Lahore Qalandars as favourites.

Match Prediction: Lahore Qalandars will win the match.