The second match of the PSL will see Lahore Qalandars locking horns with Peshawar Zalmi at the National Stadium in Karachi on 21st February.

The match between the two is scheduled to start at 02:30 PM IST. It will be aired live on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD.

Preview: Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi, 2nd Match, PSL

The upcoming match will be the first encounter between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2021. Lahore Qalandars, who failed to deliver consistent performances between PSL 2016 and PSL 2019, were able to beat the odds and make it to the finals in the fifth edition of the league. On the final’s night, Lahore Qalandars were unable to stop Karachi Kings and ended as runners ups in the game.

Their opposition, Peshawar Zalmi were the champions in PSL 2017 and ended as runner ups in the third and fourth edition of the league. However, they have had a poor campaign in PSL 2020 as they were able to register a victory in just 4 of the 10 games that year. Wahab Riaz and Co will be keen to make a good start to their PSL 2021 campaign by registering a victory in the upcoming match.

Pitch report

The pitch at the National Stadium in Karachi has favoured the chasing side in most PSL games. So, the side winning the toss will likely be opting to bowl first at this venue.

Weather report

The weather at the National Stadium is forecasted to be sunny on Sunday. With the average temperature looming around 31 degrees Celsius, the humidity of around 17% is expected during the game.

Average first innings score 

The average first innings score at the National Stadium in Karachi is 168. 

Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi probable XI

Lahore Qalandars Probable XI

Fakhar Zaman, Joe Denly, Sohail Akhtar, Mohammed Hafeez, Ben Dunk, Salam Ali Agha, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Dilbar Hussain

Lahore Qalandars complete squad

Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, David Wiese, Dilbar Hussain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohail Akhtar, Rashid Khan, Joe Denly, Samit Patel, Tom Abell, Zeeshan Ashraf, Salman Ali Agha, Maaz Khan, Zaid Alam, Ahmed Danyal, Mohammad Faizan

Peshawar Zalmi Probable XI

Kamran Akmal, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Umaid Asif, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Imran

Peshawar Zalmi complete squad

Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz, David Miller, Sherfane Rutherford, Liam Livingstone, Umaid Asif, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bopara, Saqib Mahmood, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Irfan, Ibrar Ahmed, Mohammad Amir Khan, Muhammad Imran

Wicketkeeper: Kamran Akmal, Ben Dunk

Batsmen: David Miller, Haider Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Joe Denly

All-rounders: Umaid Saif, Sohail Akhtar

Bowlers: Wahab Riaz, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan

Top picks for Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi

Fakhar Zaman has aggregated 1064 runs in 40 PSL matches so far. With an average of 26.60, Fakhar will be one of the key assets for the Qalandars in the upcoming game.

Another key player for the Qalandars is Mohammed Hafeez. In 14 matches for Lahore Qalandars, Mohammad Hafeez has scored 331 runs at an average of 36.77 and strike rate of 98.

Kamran Akmal is the next player to watch for in the upcoming game. Through 52 matches so far, Kamran has aggregated 1486 runs for his side at an average of 29.72

Wahab Riaz has been a top prospect for Peshawar Zulmi so far. Through 51 matches, he has scalped 73 wickets for his side.

Man of the match prediction 

Wahab Riaz could be the man of the match in the upcoming game.

Winner prediction

With the likes of Kamran Akmal of Fakhar Zaman, both Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars have a well-balanced batting lineup. Also, their bowling unit comprises key players like Wahab Riaz and Rashid Khan. Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars have been face to face in 10 matches since the 2018 edition of the league. In these ten encounters, Peshawar Zalmi has had an advantage over the Qalandars and they’ve won eight matches. So, it’s likely that Peshawar Zalmi will win the upcoming game at the National Stadium. Check our Pakistan Super League Betting Sites below.

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Last Updated on February 25, 2021