Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars Today Dream11 Prediction
The 23rd match of the PSL schedule 2021 is in between Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars. Both the teams are placed on two extreme ends of the points table. Lahore Qalandars, the defending champion, has won five out of seven games and is placed in the number two position. Quetta Gladiators has won only one game and is placed in the last position.
Quetta Gladiators first lost four back-to-back games during the initial stage of the league. It won the last game of the season that was played in Pakistan before the postponement of the league. Quetta has lost two games against Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi during the ongoing Dubai phase of the league.
Lahore Qalandars has won five out of the seven games played this season. The two losses have come against Multan Sultans and Islamabad United.
Both the teams last played a game against Islamabad United, and both of them lost those games. On 11th June, Quetta Gladiators batted first after losing the toss against Islamabad United.
The United bowlers had a great day at the office as they managed to restrict the opponent on a mere total of 133 runs in 20 overs. Only four players from the Gladiators team managed to cross the double-digits. Usman Khan made 14 runs off 19 balls, Jake Weatherald made 43 runs off 35 balls, Azam Khan made 26 runs off 23 balls, and Andre Russell made 13 runs off 6 balls.
United used five bowlers during the game, and each bowler picked up wickets. Mohammad Wasim Jr was the most economical in the lot. He picked up two wickets and gave away just 12 runs in four overs.
Usman Khawaja and Colin Munro, the openers of Islamabad United completed the chase in just overs. Khawaja made 41 runs off 27 deliveries and Munro made 90 runs off 36 deliveries. On 13th June, Lahore Qalandars played a game against Islamabad United. The United won the toss and elected to bat.
United had a very bad start as it lost five wickets in the first seven overs for a mere total of 20 runs. Iftikhar Ahmed and Asif Ali, who came out to bat at number six and seven-position respectively, rescued the team. Both had a partnership of 123 runs off 76 deliveries. This partnership helped Islamabad United post a total of 152 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs.
James Faulkner picked up three wickets, Shaheen Afridi picked up two wickets, and Haris Rauf picked up two wickets for Lahore Qalandars. Fakhar Zaman and Sohail Akhtar had a partnership of 55 runs for the first wicket for the Qalandars. Akhtar made 34 runs off 19 deliveries and was the first player to be dismissed. Fakhar Zaman made 44 runs off 37 deliveries. No other player could cross double digits and the team was all-out for 124 runs in 18.2 overs. Islamabad United won the game by 28 runs.
Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars Head to Head
Both the teams have played a total of 11 games in the Pakistan Super League. Quetta Gladiators has won five games while Lahore Qalandars has won six games. Lahore Qalandars has won three out of the last five games played between both teams including this season's first encounter.
Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars Key Players in Today’s Match
1. Sarfaraz Ahmed
The wicketkeeper and captain is the leading run-scorer for the Quetta Gladiators. He has made 223 runs in seven games at an average of 37.17 and a strike rate of 142.04. His strike rate is second-best among the top five run-getters this season.
Sarfaraz’s role in the team also increases in the absence of Faf du Plessis and Andre Russell. Both of them were injured while playing.
2. Zahir Khan
The left-arm chinaman from Afghanistan is a seasoned T20 cricket player. He has traveled across and has played in various T20 leagues. He was included in the team during the replacement draft organized by the PCB before the start of the PSL 2021 in Dubai. He made his debut for the Gladiators against Peshawar Zalmi, but he could not pick a wicket. He will be an important player for Gladiators in today’s t20 match due to his experience.
1. Rashid Khan
The 22-years-old veteran of franchise cricket is a part of the Lahore Qalandars team. He has picked up seven wickets in five games, including a fifer.
Lahore Qalandars won the first two games of the second half of the league because of Rashid Khan and he received the player of the match award in both games. His bowling skills and slogging skills make him one of the most dangerous players in the Qalandars’ lineup.
2. Fakhar Zaman
The left-hand batter opens the innings for Lahore Qalandars and is the leading run-scorer for the team. He has made 243 runs in seven games at an average of 40.50 and a strike rate of 129.95.
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Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars Probable Playing 11
The following section contains the prediction related to playing 11 for both teams.
Quetta Gladiators Playing 11 Today
Saim Ayub, Usman Khan, Jake Weatherald, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Azam Khan, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Nawaz, Zahir Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Khurram Shahzad, Zahid Mahmood
Lahore Qalandars Today Playing 11
Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar (c), Zeeshan Ashraf, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Tim David, James Faulkner, Rashid Khan, Ahmed Daniyal, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars Today Dream11 Team Prediction
The following section contains today Dream11 team prediction for this match.
- Batters: Fakhar Zaman, Azam Khan, Tim David
- Wicketkeepers: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Ben Dunk
- All-rounders: Rashid Khan, James Faulkner
- Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Zahir Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Ahmed Daniyal
You can pick Rashid Khan or Fakhar Zaman as the captain of your Today Dream11 Team. You can pick Tim David or Zahir Khan as the vice-captain of your Today Dream 11 Team.
Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars Today Match Prediction
In the absence of Faf du Plessis and Andre Russell, the Quetta Gladiators team seems very weak in front of mighty Lahore Qalandars.
The Qalandars has Rashid Khan and other players who have performed throughout this season. Lahore Qalandars is our today’s pick in this match. This is today Dream11 team prediction for the game between Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars. Cricbull is the best Dream 11 prediction website over the internet. Do read other articles mentioned on this page.