Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction PSL 2020 3rd match - Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans
The 3rd match of the Pakistan Super League 2020 will be played between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Lahore Qalandars didn't qualify for the finals in the last four editions of the Pakistan Super League. The team was knocked out in the group stage in PSL 2019.
The Qalandars will face the challenge of Multan Sultans who have not qualified for the finals either. Like Qalandars, Sultans were also eliminated in the group stage last year.
Fakhar Zaman was the highest run-scorer for Lahore Qalandars in the last edition but the opener has since lost form and has also been dropped from the Pakistan side. He will look to utilise this opportunity to get back in contention for the international side.
AB de Villiers, who featured for the team last year, is missing this time around. Sohail Akhtar played a few good knocks in the last edition and retains his place in the side.
With the ball, BBL star Haris Rauf was the team's top wicket-taker last year with 11 scalps. Their pace attack will be further bolstered by the presence of Shaheen Shah Afridi and Usman Shinwari.
The team has two old guards in the form of Mohammad Hafeez and Salman Butt. They also have quality international imports like David Wiese, Chris Lynn, Samit Patel, Ben Dunk and Dane Vilas in their ranks.
While Shoaib Malik was snaffled by Peshawar Zalmi this time, Multan Sultans continue to show faith in their second-highest scorer of the last season, James Vince. The England batsman scored 231 runs from 8 games at an average of close to 30 and a strike rate of 145 and is expected to be one the team's top run-scorers this year.
Shahid Afridi and Junaid Khan were the team's top wicket-takers in PSL 2019 and have retained their spots. The team has some decent local talent in the form of Mohammad Irfan, Shan Masood, Sohail Tanvir and Khushdil Shah while Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Ravi Bopara, Fabian Allen and Imran Tahir are their foreign picks.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Multan Sultans - Mohammad Irfan, Shahid Afridi, James Vince, Junaid Khan, Ali Shafiq, Shan Masood, Mohammad Ilyas, Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ravi Bopara, Sohail Tanvir, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Fabian Allen (from March 7), Rohail Nazir, Imran Tahir, Bilawal Bhatti, Wayne Madsen (until March 7)
Lahore Qalandars - Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Shah Afridi, David Wiese, Usman Shinwari, Haris Rauf, Sohail Akhtar, Salman Butt, Chris Lynn, Samit Patel, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ben Dunk, Farzan Raja, Jaahid Ali, Mohammad Faizan, Dilbar Hussain, Dane Vilas
Who will win the toss? - Multan Sultans
Who will win? – Lahore Qalandars
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Chris Lynn (Lahore Qalandars), James Vince (Multan Sultans)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shaheen Shah Afridi (Lahore Qalandars), Sohail Tanvir (Multan Sultans)
Most Sixes – Chris Lynn (Lahore Qalandars), Rilee Rossouw (Multan Sultans)
Player of the Match – Chris Lynn
Team Scores Batting first – Lahore Qalandars 165+, Multan Sultans 150+
Match Handicap Lahore Qalandars
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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