Cricket match date: 23rd February 2019
Cricket match time: 05:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: Sharjah 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:
Quetta Gladiators have once again got off to a great start in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). They have played 3 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 one better on this occasion.
Lahore Qalandars are yet again struggling to get going in the Pakistan Super League competition. They lost the first game of cricket against Islamabad United and have now lost their last cricket game against Peshawar Zalmi by a big margin. In addition to that, their record against Quetta Gladiators is not great either as out of the last 5 cricket games, they have won only 1 cricket game.
Lahore Qalandars will now be led by AB de Villiers in this competition as Mohammad Hafeez is now out injured. AB will have to lead by example as his side will be looking up to him for inspiration. AB has been kept relatively quiet in this tournament so far and he will be charged up for a big one in this 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 been reasonable too, with experienced Sohail Tanvir leading the bowling attack.
Lahore Qalandars would want more from their opener Fakhar Zaman, who should feel comfortable against the low bounce and familiar bowlers. If he can fire at the top, that will make the job of AB de Villiers a lot easier. They have exciting young bowling talents as well in Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf. However, they would like to see more contributions from overseas players like Anton Devcich and Brendon Taylor.
Cricket Match Information:
Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators will take on each other in their 4th cricket game of this year’s Pakistan Super League. So far, while Lahore Qalandars have played 3 cricket games and won 1 cricket game, Quetta Gladiators have played 3 cricket games and won all the cricket games. Currently, Quetta are on number 1 spot on the points table and Lahore are placed on the last 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 3 wins out of the last 3 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
- Mohammad Irfan
- Sarfraz Ahmed
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Fawad Ahmed has been unfairly treated by Pakistan cricket board. He would like to settle the debate once and for all by ruling the PSL this year with his performances. Our prediction is of a fantastic performance from him in the next cricket game and for the remainder of the tournament.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international cricket test match played here was between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. That cricket game produced the scores of 158 and 141 runs by both sides. Afghanistan won the game of cricket by 17 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. They have been in great form as shown in their last 3 cricket games. Our prediction is of Quetta’s victory in this game of cricket as Lahore seem to be slightly more dependent on AB de Villiers at the moment.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Fawad Ahmed (QG) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Shaheen Afridi (LQ) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Riley Russouw (QG)
Lahore Qalandars – 1.86
Quetta Gladiators – 1.83
*odds may change anytime