Islamabad United will play Lahore Qalandars for the second time in this league. On Friday, Islamabad United beat Quetta Gladiators by 10 wickets because of some outstanding batting performances from openers Usman Khawaja and Colin Munro. United climbed to second place in the standings with 8 points after this victory.
Lahore Qalandars had won their previous three matches in a row coming into this match. In the second leg, they defeated Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi. With ten points, they have risen to the top of the standings.
The temperature will be 35 degrees Celsius, and the humidity level for the Islamabad United versus Lahore Qalandars match will be at 57-60%, with a wind speed of 20~24 km/h.
Despite the fact that the pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a little slower, teams have recently surpassed the 160-run milestone. The pacers should get some swing early on, while the batsmen will most likely wait until the middle of the innings to switch gears. Despite the lack of turn, the spinners should get the ball to skid and drift, making it difficult for the batters. Since the pitch is unlikely to shift considerably, both teams should opt to chase after winning the toss.
Shadab Khan (c), Rohail Nazir (wk), Usman Khawaja, Colin Munro, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Musa, Akif Javed, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim
Sohail Akhtar (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Faizan, Mohammad Hafeez, Tim David, Ahmed Daniyal, James Faulkner, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars – Match 20, Dream 11
Colin Munro (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Usman Khawaja, Tim David, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Hussain Talat, James Faulkner, Hasan Ali, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Wasim
- Lahore Qalandars
Winning the toss
- Lahore Qalandars
- Islamabad United – Usman Khawaja
- Lahore Qalandars – Mohammad Hafeez
- Islamabad United – Hasan Ali
- Lahore Qalandars – Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Islamabad United – Colin Munro
- Lahore Qalandars – Fakhar Zaman
Player of the Match
- Mohammad Hafeez
Team Scores Batting First
- Islamabad United – 180+
- Lahore Qalandars – 185+
Lahore Qalandars defeated Islamabad United just a few days ago. As a result, they’ll have the upper hand to win this game again. Islamabad United, on the other hand, should be boosted by their win over Quetta Gladiators.