PSL 2019

PSL 2019 Match 27: Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars (Pre-Match)

PSL 2019: Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United Pre


The day has finally come when Pakistani fans will get to enjoy cricket in their own country. The teams have arrived in Karachi ahead of the first match of the last leg of PSL4 between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars at the National Stadium. Both Islamabad and Lahore are struggling to enter into the qualifier stage and are desperate for a win. United and Qalandars have a great squad but one can still not predict who will emerge victorious on the game day.

Team News

Lahore Qalandars have suffered major blows in PSL4 as they have lost multiple players to injuries, first Hafeez, then Taylor and now their main warrior, AB de Villiers. In the absence of AB it would be difficult for the Qalandars to put up a big score, his absence would be sorely felt. Even Hafeez’s replacement, Salman Butt hasn’t performed well so far, therefore, problems have multiplied for the team.

Qalandars has also confirmed the inclusion of English wicket-keeper batsman Riki Wessels and Sri lanka’s Asela Gunaratne in the squad for Pakistan’s leg of the tournament. The English wicket-keeper batsman and Sri Lankan all-rounder will replace Corey Andersen and Ryan ten Doeschate, respectively, in the team.

Islamabad United have a well-constructed squad, their bowling attack is led by skipper Sami and vice-captain, Shadab Khan whereas batting attack is being headed by Luke Ronchi. The side seems much stronger than the Qalandars, there is more depth in the side and they are also the two times champion therefore clearly the odds are in their favor.

Let’s have a look at the playing XI of both the teams for Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars clash:

Lahore Qalandars

  1. Fakhar Zaman (c)
  2. Sohail Akhtar
  3. Riki Wessels (wk)
  4. Haris Sohail
  5. Agha Salman
  6. AP Devcich
  7. David Wiese
  8. Haris Rauf
  9. Shaheen Afridi
  10. Rahat Ali
  11. S. Lamichhane


Islamabad United

  1. Luke Ronchi (wk)
  2. Cameron Delport
  3. Chadwick Walton
  4. Asif Ali
  5. Hussain Talat
  6. Shadab Khan
  7. Faheem Ashraf
  8. Rumman Raees
  9. Muhammad Sami (c)
  10. Phil Salt
  11. Muhammad Musa

Match Time, Venue and Weather Conditions

Match Time: The match will be started at 7:00 PM (Pakistan), 6:00 PM (Dubai) and 7:30 PM (India).

Venue: National Stadium Karachi.

Weather Conditions: The weather is expected to be sunny and clear.

Toss: Lahore opted to bowl

What’s on Twitter

Both the teams are fully ready for the big battle but they also made sure to enjoy some local food before.

Sherus are charged and can’t wait to perform in Pakistan.

Foreign players of Lahore Qalandars also came in style and are ready to bounce back.

Riki Wessels is the new addition to the squad replacing Ryan ten Doeschate who didn’t travel due to an injury.

In Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars clash, which team are you supporting? We would like to hear it from you.

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