Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi will be the first match of the Pakistan Super League and this will be a crucial match for the Qalandars as it is a do or die situation for them. If they do not win this match then their chances of entering into the qualifiers will be further decreased. They have faced off each other once before in the tournament so far and Peshawar won the last match by 7 wickets.
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It is expected to be a tough match for Lahore Qalandars as there will be lots of pressure on the team, a slight slip could cost them a lot. In absence of specialist player AB di Villiers, Qalandars might have to struggle more. Qalandars have so far just won three matches and lost four from seven matches whereas Peshawar Zalmi has shown considerably better performance by winning 5 matches.
Although the Zalmis did suffer a loss yesterday, it is expected that they will bounce back stronger. Pollard and Kamran Akmal are in good shape, therefore, one can expect fireworks from them. Irrespective of the outcome, Peshawar Zalmi is already in a safe position whereas Lahore has everything at stake.
Let’s have a look at the possible playing XI of both the teams for Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi clash:
- Fakhar Zaman
- Sohail Akhtar
- Umair Masood
- Harris Sohail
- Ryan ten Doeschate
- AP Devcich
- David Wiese
- Haris Rauf
- Shaheen Afridi
- Rahat Ali
- S. Lamichhane.
- Kamran Akmal
- Imam Ul Haq
- Umar Amin
- Keiron Pollard
- Liam Dawson
- Darren Sammy
- Wahab Riaz
- Hasan Ali
- Tymal Mills
- Sameen Gul
Match Time, Venue and Weather Conditions
Match Time: The match will be started at 4:30 PM (Pakistan), 3:30 PM (Dubai) and 5:00 PM (India).
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Abu Dhabi.
Weather Conditions: The weather is expected to be hot and clear.
Toss: Peshawar opted to bowl
What’s on Twitter
It’ll be a big clash today
#Qalandars will be up against @PeshawarZalmi today at 4:30 pm! It will be a thrilling match! Keep supporting us Qalandars! 😍🥁
#DamaDamMast #MainHoonQalandar #HBLPSL #LQvPZ pic.twitter.com/LC707gM9Xc
— Lahore Qalandars (@lahoreqalandars) March 5, 2019
Peshawar is also heavily relying on ace opener, Kamran Akmal
The @TCLPak Zalmi Man of the Match for #QGvPZ game was none other than the very talented @KamiAkmal23 who scored a blistering 72. Congratulations! ⚡️Do you think we will see another spectacular inning by him in today's game? #YellowStorm #HumZalmi #PZvLQ #TCLZalmiTV pic.twitter.com/c60AEbYlre
— PeshawarZalmi (@PeshawarZalmi) March 5, 2019
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