Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi: March 6 Pakistan Super League Match 18 Prediction PSL 2021
Match Preview and Odds
Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi encounter in match 18 of the PSL (Pakistan Super League) will be a close one. Both teams are in good form and have bagged six points each from 4 games thanks to three wins.
The star batters for Lahore are expected to be Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez. In 10 games, Zaman has cracked 405 runs at a 45.00 average and a 138.23 scoring rate. Hafeez has smashed 315 runs in 10 matches at a 63.00 average and a 157.50 strike rate.
Lahore Qalandars’ chief bowlers are expected to be Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf. Shaheen has bagged 18 scalps in 10 games at a 7.24 economy rate and a 13.22 strike rate. Haris has grabbed 11 wickets in 9 matches at a 9.96 economy rate and an 18.18 strike rate.
For Peshawar Zalmi, the main batsmen will be Shoaib Malik and Haider Ali. Shoaib has clobbered 353 runs in 10 games at a 50.43 average and a 139.53 strike rate. Haider has cracked 239 runs in 10 matches at a 29.88 average and a 173.19 strike rate.
The key bowlers for Peshawar are Wahab Riaz and Saqib Mahmood. Wahab has snared 14 scalps in 10 matches at an 8.62 economy rate and a 15.86 strike rate. Saqib has picked up 13 wickets in 5 games at a 7.98 economy rate and an 8.38 strike rate.
In the last five head-to-head matches, Qalandars have won 3 (the latest three games) and Peshawar two.
In the previous LQ vs PZ encounter in the PSL 2021 on 21 February 2021, Lahore won the toss and elected to field. Peshwar piled 140/6 in their 20 overs, thanks to Ravi Bopara’s 50 off 44 balls with 6 fours and useful contributions from Shoaib Malik (26 off 24), Sherfane Rutherford (26 off 27) and Amad Butt who smashed 23 off just 11 balls in the end overs.
For Qalandars, Shaheen Afridi was the pick of the bowlers with 3/14 in 4 overs. He was ably supported by Salman Mirza with 2/35 in 4 overs. Rashid Khan returned economical figures of 0/14 in his 4 overs.
Lahore managed to chase the target relatively easily in 18.3 overs, losing six wickets. Mohammad Hafeez and Rashid Khan guided the team home with an unbeaten 34-run partnership for the 7th wicket. Hafeez cracked 33 not out off 26 balls with 5 fours, while Rashid slammed 27 not out off just 15 balls with 3 fours and 1 six.
Shaheen Afridi was declared the Player of the Match for his 3/14 in 4 overs.
Going by current form, our prediction for Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars is another victory for Lahore this season.
Lahore Qalandars have a psychological advantage over they opponents as they have won their previous encounter with Peshawar this season.
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