LQ vs IU Match 7 | PSL 2020 Today Match Prediction
HBL PSL, also known as Pakistan Super League will be the fifth official season of this league. This is the T20 franchise league which is officially held by PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board). The first season of the Pak Super League was held in 2015. In all previous seasons, mostly matches were held outside Pakistan. This will be this first time when all matches of PSL will be played within Pakistan.
There are six teams that will be in action throughout the PSL 5. A total of 34 matches will be played in different cities of Pakistan. This will be the seventh match of Pakistan Super League 5 which will be played between Lahore and Islamabad on February 23, 2020 – 07:00 PM Local in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Today Match Prediction
Islamabad United Preview:
The first match of Islamabad wasn’t good as they faced defeat. The performance of United was satisfactory throughout the PSL seasons. They performed well in all seasons of the Pakistan Super League. But they lost their opening match in the current season. Islamabad United is considered as the favorite team for today’s clash.
Some key and game-changer players for Islamabad United are Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Colin Munro, and Luke Ronchi. These will be the match-winning players for Islamabad United. But their start of the PSL 2020 is not good as they lost the opening match despite getting control of the match in both innings.
PSL 2020 Performance
Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators 1st T20 wan won by Quetta. United made 168 in 19.1 Overs. Malan was the top scorer with 64. Hasnain took 4/25. Gladiators won by 3 wickets, Despite losing 3 wickets early. Azam Khan played well for his 59 while Cutting ended the match with his 22*. Muhammad Musa took 3 wickets. Mohammad Hasnain was player of the match.
Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans 5th T20 was won by Islamabad. Multan made 164. Zeeshan Ashraf was the top scorer with 50*. Amad Butt took 4/27. United chased the target in 16.4 Overs with Ronchi’s 74and Munro’s 50. Luke Ronchi was player of the match.
Lahore Qalandars Preview:
As expected, LQ lost their first match against Multan Sultans. Lahore Qalandars is titled as the worst-performing team. As far as the earlier track record of Lahore Qalandars is concerned, they couldn’t be able to win even a single PSL title in any of the previous seasons.
Lahore was kicked out of the trophy-race in previous seasons. They couldn’t play well in the previous season as well. They managed to win only 3 matches out of 10 in the last season of Pak Super League.
Now in this season, Sohail Akhtar will be leading LQ from the front. Chris Lynn, Fakhar Zaman, Jaahid Ali and Salman Butt will also help to sustain the team. These changes may prove beneficial for Qalandars. They have to do a lot of work on their playing combinations.
PSL 2020 Performance
Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans 3rd T20 was won by Sultans. Qalandars only made 138 despite an excellent start. Chriss Lynn was the top scorer with 39. Imran Tahir, Moin, and Ilyas all took 2 wickets each. Multan chased the target easily. Masood was the top scorer with 38. Imran Tahir was player of the match.
Who Will Win Today’s Match:
According to our prediction, IU will beat LQ in this round because Islamabad seems to be a more balanced side due to the presence of Colin Munro and Luke Ronchi. Colin Munro is in great form these days. Both are known as excellent openers of the T20 innings. Both of them have the ability to create a huge total.
Shadab Khan is a world-class spin bowler. The IU bowlers have the ability to defend the totals. So IU will win this match from Lahore with a negotiable margin.
Today Match & Toss Predictions
Toss will play a vital role in today’s contest. According to trendeetalk.com, the team who will win the toss today will choose to bat first because of its a batting pitch in Ghadaffi Stadium Lahore. So batting first will increase the winning chances for the batting team.
There will be a little number of clouds during the match time in Lahore. These days the weather is great for cricket in Lahore. While the temperature will be between 11 and 21-degree celsius. So the weather will not interfere in the normal routine and doesn’t affect the gameplay.
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Who Will Win Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars TOSS : Lahore Qalandars
Who Will Win Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United Match : Islamabad United
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Complete Match Details
Date: Sunday – February 23, 2020
Time: 02:00 PM GMT / 07:00 PM Local
Stadium: Ghaddafi Stadium
Hosts to: Lahore
Ends: Pavilion End, College End
Avg 1st inn score: 161
Avg 2nd inn score: 143
|Islamabad United Squad||Lahore Qalandar Squad|
|Shadab Khan (c)||Sohail Akhtar (c)|
|Ahmed Safi Abdullah||Dilbar Hussain|
|Akif Javed||Ben Dunk|
|Amad Butt||Faizan Khan|
|Asif Ali||Fakhar Zaman|
|Faheem Ashraf||Haris Rauf|
|Hussain Talat||Jaahid Ali|
|Colin Ingram||Chris Lynn|
|Dawid Malan||Mohammad Hafeez|
|Muhammad Musa||Samit Patel|
|Colin Munro||Seekkuge Prasanna|
|Rizwan Hussain||Raja Farzan|
|Luke Ronchi||Salman Butt|
|Saif Badar||Shaheen Afridi|
|Rumman Raees||Usman Shinwari|
|Phil Salt||David Wiese|
|Dale Steyn||Dane Vilas|