Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United, PSL 2021: Match 15, Prediction- Who will win today’s match?

Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United, PSL 2021: Match 15, Prediction- Who will win today’s match?

On the head-to-head count, the United have an 8-2 lead over the Qalandars.

Paul Stirling
Islamabad United’s Paul Stirling. (Photo by ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images)

The Islamabad United were in all sorts of trouble in the ongoing edition of the PSL after Fawad Ahmed was tested positive for COVID-19. However, the team, captained by Shadab Khan, beat the Quetta Gladiators by six wickets to continue their impressive run in the tournament. They will next be facing the Sohail Akhtar-led Lahore Qalandars on Thursday, March 4 at the National Stadium.

On the head-to-head count, the United have an 8-2 lead over the Qalandars. Lahore, on the other hand, have had an impressive campaign as well, winning three out of their first four matches. In their previous meeting, they got past the Karachi Kings by six wickets. The Qalandars are in good form and they would be looking to defy the odds and beat the United, who are in red-hot form.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch in Karachi has been an absolute belter for batting. The bowlers haven’t had much room for error by any means. Teams batting second have gotten most of the advantage and hence, chasing should be the way forward. The temperature will mostly be around the 26 degrees Celsius mark.

Playing Combinations for LAH vs ISL

Lahore Qalandars

Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar (C), Joe Denly, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), David Wiese, Zeeshan Ashraf, Samit Patel, Shaheen Afridi, Sandeep Lamichhane, Haris Rauf

Bench: Muhammad Faizan, Dilbar Hussain, Maaz Khan, Muhammad Zaid Alam, Agha Salman, Tom Abell, Salman Mirza, Ahmed Daniyal

Islamabad United

Paul Stirling, Alex Hales, Rohail Nazir (wk), Shadab Khan (C), Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Muhammad Musa

Bench: Phillip Salt, Lewis Gregory, Zafar Gohar, Ali Khan, Akif Javed, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Zeeshan Zameer

Probable Top Performers for LAH vs ISL

Mohammad Hafeez– Lahore Qalandars

Mohammad Hafeez has been in excellent form in the ongoing edition of the PSL. In four games, he has managed 181 runs at an average and strike-rate of 90.50 and 175.72 respectively. With a top score of an unbeaten 73, the veteran seems to be in the form of his life with the willow in hand.

Alex Hales– Islamabad United

Alex Hales has arguably been the standout batsman for the United in the tournament thus far. In four games, the right-handed batter has racked up 139 runs at an average and strike-rate of 34.75 and 171.60 respectively. In the powerplay, Hales will again be looking to give his team a quick start.

LAH vs ISL Head to Head

Overall

Played- 10 |LAH won- 2 | ISL won- 8 | N/R- 0

Average first innings score: 169 (12 matches in PSL 2021)

Record of chasing teams: Won- 12 | Lost- 0

Broadcast Details

Match timings – 07:00 PM local time, 07:30 PM IST

TV – Sony Sports Network

Live Streaming – SonyLIV

The prediction is for Islamabad United to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.