Lahore Qalandars decide to bat first against Islamabad United
March 9, 2023 07:33 PM
Lahore Qalandars won the toss and decided to bat first against Islamabad United in the 26th match of the eighth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Rawalpindi cricket stadium.
Both Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United have played eight matches in PSL 8 so far and remained victorious in six of them. Tonight’s match will be their ninth.
Qalandars edge United on points table on better net run rate. Both the teams have already qualified for the play-offs and tonight’s match will ensure the first play-of berth for one of the team.
Tonight’s match promises to be a good contest between the Qalandars’ world-class bowling line, including the likes of Shaheen Afridi and Rashid Khan, and United’s explosive batting, which includes the in-form Colin Munro and the dangerous Alex Hales.
The Qalandars defeated United in the first match between the two sides during the ongoing tournament with a thumping 110-run victory on February 27 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Lahore Qalandars will attempt to become the first side to win back-to-back titles; meanwhile Islamabad United will aim to become the most successful side by lifting the trophy thrice.
Lahore Qalandars squad
Shaheen Shah Afridi (c), Abdullah Shafique, Ahmed Daniyal, Harry Brook, Jordan Cox, Dilbar Hussain, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Shai Hope, Hussain Talat, Jalat Khan, Kamran Ghulam, Mirza Baig, Rashid Khan, Shawaiz Irfan, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Zaman Khan.
Islamabad United squad
Shadab Khan (c), Abrar Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Asif Ali, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Alex Hales, Hasan Ali, Hassan Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Mubashir Khan, Colin Munro, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rumman Raees, Shoaib Maqsood, Paul Stirling, Zeeshan Zameer.