Multan Sultans Vs Lahore Qalandars, 29th Match Prediction 2020| Who Will Win today Match | MUL vs LAH | Pakistan Super League 2020
Date and Time: March 15th, 2:30 P.M IST
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
The caravan of the 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League has reached its business end and we are into the final three league-stage fixtures. The 29th match will see table-toppers Multan Sultans lock horns against Lahore Qalandars in what is a do-or-die encounter for the latter, as far as qualifying for the semi-finals is concerned.
Due to the ever-escalating threat of the pandemic that is the novel coronavirus, the PCB rejigged the schedule, replacing the playoffs with traditional semi-finals, both of which will be played on March 17th. Table-toppers Multan Sultans have already sealed their spot in the semi-finals.
They will come into their final group-stage encounter against Qalanders, riding on the back of a three-run win against Peshawar Zalmi after brilliant spells from Sohail Tanvir [3-26] and Ali Shafiq [2-31] helped them defend 6-154.
Lahore Qalandars, on the other hand, will come into this game, knowing pretty well that they need to win it if they are to make their way into the top-4. Qalandars had an abysmal start to their campaign four of their first five games, including a five-wicket defeat against Multan Sultans in the tournament.
But, the Sohail Akhtar-led unit managed to get their campaign back on track courtesy a three-match winning streak, which was ultimately broken thanks to a whirlwind 151-run opening stand between Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan in their last fixture.
Pitch and Weather Conditions News:
A bright and sunny day is expected in Lahore on Sunday. According to the weather report, the temperatures will range between a minimum of 12 to a maximum of 24 degrees celsius.
The past two completed games in Lahore have been high scoring fixtures where the chasing side easily overhauled the targets of 188. But, those were D/N fixtures and dew played a substantial part during the run-chase. With Sunday’s game set to be a day fixture, both sides- especially Lahore Qalandars- would look to bat first and apply the choke on the opposition later.
Multan Sultans Previews
The performance of the Multan Sultans had been outstanding in this season of PSL T20. They are the best performing team of this tournament so far. They had played nine matches with six wins to their name. They lost one match while their two matches were ended with no result. They are leading the points table of PSL five with 14 points and a good run rate. They already had qualified for the semi-finals. They won their previous match against Peshawar Zalmi with a margin of three runs. They lost the toss and were asked to bat first. Their batting order had an average performance in that match. They scored a total of 154 runs in their inning of 20 overs. Zeeshan Ashraf was the highest run-scorer from their side who scored 52 runs on 39 deliveries with the help of seven boundaries and one huge six. Khushdil Shah remained not out after scoring 30 runs. He faced 20 deliveries and smashed two huge sixes. The skipper, Shan Masood had 28 runs to his name.
Multan Sultans won the previous match due to the best performance by their bowling unit. They defended the target of 155 runs and leaked 151 runs in their 20 overs inning. Sohail Tanvir was the most successful and highest wicket-taker from their side who picked three wickets in his four overs bowled out against 26 runs. Ali Shafiq picked two wickets in his four overs bowled out while he was charged for 31 runs. Mohammad Irfan and Moeen Ali picked one wicket each in the previous match while Imran Tahir and Shahid Afridi failed to get any wicket.
Probable XI: Zeeshan Ashraf (WK), Rohail Nazir, Moeen Ali, Shan Masood (C), Ravi Bopara, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Imran Tahir, Ali Shafiq, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan.
Lahore Qalandars Previews
Lahore Qalandars had performed well in this season of Pakistan Super League as compared to the previous seasons. They had played a total of nine matches so far with four wins and five losses. They are situated in the fourth position on the table and this match will be a must-win for them to reach the semi-finals. They were beaten by Karachi Kings in their previous match by the margin of ten wickets. They lost the toss and were asked to bat first. Their batting order had an average performance in that match. They scored 150 runs in their inning of 20 overs. The skipper, Sohail Akhtar was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side who scored 68 runs on 49 deliveries with the help of eight boundaries and two maximum sixes. Mohammad Hafeez remained not out after scoring 35 runs on 22 deliveries and Fakhar Zaman scored 17 runs in the previous match.
Lahore Qalandars lost the previous match due to the worst performance by their bowling unit. They failed to defend a low defend the target of 151 runs and were charged for the target in 18.1 overs without getting any wicket. They used seven bowlers in the previous match but failed to get any wicket. David Wiese was the most expensive bowler from their side who was charged for 38 runs in his four overs bowled out while Shaheen Afridi leaked 37 runs in four overs.
Probable XI: Fakhar Zaman, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Sohail Akhtar (c), Samit Patel, David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi, Dilbar Hussain, Haris Rauf, Maaz Khan.
Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans Head To Head Matches
Multan Sultans had faced Lahore Qalandars in five matches where they won three matches and Lahore Qalandars won two matches.
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