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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction PSL- Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars

Luke Ronchi
Luke Ronchi
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The match between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars is essentially a clash between the most successful and least successful teams of last year's Pakistan Super League.


While Islamabad United won the title last year, Lahore Qalandars ended at the bottom of the points table once again and would look for a course correction after sorry performances in the last three seasons. However, it would be tough for them to get off their campaign to a winning start as they would be competing against Islamabad United. Your code to sign up here to a winning tip would be on Islamabad United to win this match.

The United have retained the maximum number of allowed players (10). The last encounter that took place between the two teams was a low-scoring match that ended in a tie and the players would have memories of that match. United have the likes of Luke Ronchi, Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf as their platinum players while Asif Ali and Mohammed Sami are the diamond picks.


They have also been successful in roping in South African batsman Cameron Delport and English all-rounder Samit Patel. Captain Luke Ronchi ended as the highest run-scorer and the man of the tournament last year with 435 runs from 11 matches which included five half-centuries. They also have Faheem Ashraf who was the highest wicket-taker last year and picked up 18 wickets.

Lahore Qalandars' biggest trump card would be AB de Villiers. They would also have the likes of Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson and Sandeep Lamichhane who are proven match winners. The team would be led by Mohammad Hafeez.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

 

Islamabad United- Luke Ronchi, Sahibzada Farhan, Asif Ali, Cameron Delport, Ian Bell, Samit Patel, Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Sami, Amad Butt

Lahore Qalandars- Fakhar Zaman, Brendan Taylor, AB de Villiers, Mohammad Hafeez, Hasan Khan, Haris Sohail, Carlos Brathwaite, Hardus Viljoen, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Islamabad United

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United), Fakhar Zaman (Lahore Qalandars)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shadab Khan (Islamabad United), Shaheen Afridi (Lahore Qalandars)

Most Sixes – Asif Ali (Islamabad United), Fakhar Zaman (Lahore Qalandars)

Team Scores Batting First – Islamabad United 165+, Lahore Qalandars 145+

*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 soon, so stay tuned.

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