Cricket match date: 27th February 2019
Cricket match time: 05:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Pakistan Super League
Team A: Lahore Qalandars
Team B: Quetta Gladiators
Team A Captain: AB de Villiers
Team B Captain: Sarfraz Ahmed
Cricket Match Preview:
Lahore Qalandars have had two remarkable games of cricket in a span of few days. They experienced the great high of chasing 200 score against Multan Sultans and felt the low of losing the game of cricket on the last ball against Quetta Gladiators. Their record against Quetta Gladiators is not great either as out of their last five cricket games, they have won only one cricket game.
This will be the second consecutive game of cricket for Lahore Qalandars against Quetta Gladiators. In their previous cricket game on a slow and low pitch, Lahore could put on only 143 runs despite AB de Villiers staying not out till the end. Now that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will move to Dubai, Lahore would be hoping of better pitches that suit the batting style of their batsmen.
Quetta Gladiators have once again got off to a great start in the PSL. They have played four cricket games in this competition so far and have won all of them. Quetta lost against Peshawar Zalmi in last year’s PSL. They would be looking to go better on this occasion. In their last cricket game, they had to chase a tricky total of 143 runs, which they did in style off the last ball of the cricket game.
Quetta Gladiators’ batting has looked fantastic so far in the competition. Shane Watson, Riley Russow and Umar Akmal have chipped in with the scores in different cricket games. Their bowling has also been reasonable with experienced Sohail Tanvir leading the bowling attack. Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed chipped in with an important half-century as well in the last cricket game when they needed it the most.
With PSL moving rapidly ahead, sides would now begin to face each other for the second time. This brings the opportunity to Lahore to win their battle against Quetta on the second try.
Cricket Match Information:
Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators will take on each other in their 6th cricket game of this year’s PSL. So far, while Lahore Qalandars have played five cricket games and won two cricket games, Quetta Gladiators have played four cricket games and won all the cricket games. Currently, Quetta are on the number 1 spot on the points table and Lahore are placed on the 4th spot.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Lahore Qalandars will be led by all-rounder AB de Villiers for the rest of the tournament this year. Due to the loss in their last cricket game, our prediction is of some changes to their playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of Lahore Qalandars’ playing XI:
- Fakhar Zaman
- Sohail Akhtar
- Anton Devcich
- AB de Villiers
- Brendon Taylor
- Agha Salman
- GC Viljoen
- Hassan Khan
- Shaheen Afridi
- Haris Rauf
- Rahat Ali
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Quetta Gladiators are being led by Pakistan’s skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. With four wins out of the last four cricket games, our prediction is of the same side that played their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Quetta Gladiators’ playing XI:
- Shane Watson
- Ahsan Ali
- Riley Russouw
- Umar Akmal
- Fawad Ahmed
- Sohail Tanveer
- Ghulam Mudassar
- DR Smith
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Anwar Ali
- Sarfraz Ahmed
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
AB de Villiers looked in fine form in the last cricket game but could not get going as he normally does. Our prediction is of a good score from him in this cricket game.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international cricket test match played here was between Pakistan and New Zealand. That cricket game produced the scores of 166 and 119 runs by both sides. Pakistan won the game of cricket by 47 runs by defending the score. Our prediction is of high first innings score of 160 runs. The team defending the total are expected to be the winning side. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Quetta Gladiators will begin this game of cricket as favourites as well. They have been in great form as shown in their last four cricket games. Our prediction is of Quetta’s victory in this game of cricket as Lahore would be under pressure to perform well in this cricket game.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
AB de Villiers (LQ) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Shaheen Afridi (LQ) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
AB de Villiers (LQ)
Lahore Qalandars – 2.10
Quetta Gladiators – 1.60
*odds may change anytime