Cricket Match Predictions: PSL 2020 - Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars - Eliminator 2
The Eliminator 2 of the Pakistan Super League 2020 will be played between Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars at the National Stadium in Karachi.
Multan Sultans won't be pleased with themselves for losing their Qualifier match against Karachi Kings. The team did not start well and was restricted to 141 from their 20 overs.
Ravi Bopara was the top run scorer for the side with 40 runs off 31 deliveries. Sohail Tanvir also played a crucial 13-ball 25-run knock to impart the team with some momentum towards the end of the innings.
At the halfway stage in the Karachi Kings' chase, Multan seemed to be out of the match but it was some quick scalps from Sohail Tanvir which shifted the momentum again.
Tanvir did try his best in the Super Over but as he failed to execute a couple of yorkers with precision, the team paid the price.
Multan have another opportunity of sealing a final berth with a victory in this match.
Lahore Qalandars beat Peshawar Zalmi in Eliminator 1 to book a Eliminator 2 spot. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and David Wiese picked up two wickets each for the team in the last match.
Dilbar Hussain bagged 3 scalps. Wiese and Rauf were quite expensive.
Chasing 171, it was courtesy of Mohammad Hafeez that the team got over the line easily. Hafeez, who has been in great form over the last couple of months, remained unbeaten on 74 off just 46 deliveries and will be a crucial player for the side in this game as well.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Multan Sultans - Adam Lyth, Zeeshan Ashraf (wk), Shan Masood (c), Rilee Rossouw, Ravi Bopara, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan, Joe Denly, Rohail Nazir, Usman Qadir, Ali Shafiq, Bilawal Bhatti, Brendan Taylor, Junaid Khan
Lahore Qalandars - Fakhar Zaman, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Akhtar (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Samit Patel, David Wiese, Muhammad Faizan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain, Agha Salman, Usman Shinwari, Abid Ali, Jaahid Ali, Maaz Khan, Raja Farzan, Dane Vilas
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Multan Sultans
Who will win? – Multan Sultans
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Mohammad Hafeez (Lahore Qalandars), Ravi Bopara (Multan Sultans)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shaheen Shah Afridi (Lahore Qalandars), Sohail Tanvir (Multan Sultans)
Most Sixes – Mohammad Hafeez (Lahore Qalandars), Rilee Rossouw (Multan Sultans)
Player of the Match – Ravi Bopara
Team Scores Batting first – Lahore Qalandars 160+, Multan Sultans 170+
Match Handicap Multan Sultans
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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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