LAH vs PES Eliminator-1 Fantasy Prediction: Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi – 14 November 2020 (Karachi). The PSL is finally here and, the loser of this game will bow of the tournament.
Lahore Qalandars will take on Peshawar Zalmi in the Eliminator-1 match of PSL 2020 aka Pakistan Super League which will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi. The PSL is finally back to complete its playoffs stages after the Covid-19 pandemic break.
Lahore Qalandars are in the search of their first-ever PSL title and, this is going to be their best opportunity. However, the team will miss the services of their best batsman Chris Lynn but, they still have some quality players on their side. The form of Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf is a big plus for this side whereas, the likes of Tamim Iqbal, Fakhar Zaman, and Ben Dunk are pillars of their batting.
Peshawar Zalmi, on the other hand, are in search of their 2nd PSL title and, they will be without their captain Daren Sammy. The team will also miss the services of Liam Livingstone and Tom Banton. However, the arrival of Faf du Plessis is a huge boost for this side and, the bowling of this side is absolutely brilliant as well. This Zalmi side also looks really promising.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been decent enough for the batting in Karachi. The average 1st innings batting score is 171.
Total PSL Games Played: 16; Batting 1st Won: 7; Batting 2nd Won: 9
Match Details :
Time:- 8:30 PM, Live on D-Sports
Probable XI for both sides:-
Lahore Qalandars – Tamim Iqbal, Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, Ben Dunk, Mohammad Hafeez, Samit Patel, David Wiese, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan Shinwari, Dilbar Hussain.
Peshawar Zalmi – Kamran Akmal, Imam ul Haq, Faf du Plessis, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Carlos Brathwaite, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Hasan Ali.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Faf du Plessis, Kamran Akmal, Ben Dunk, Samit Patel, and Shaheen Afridi.
LAH vs PES Team Wicket-Keeper
Kamran Akmal (Price 9.5) and Ben Dunk (Price 9) will be the wicket-keepers of our squad. Both keepers have been brilliant in the PSL 2020 and, their respective teams rely a lot on them. Dunk is the 3rd highest run-scorer of the season with 266 runs under his belt at an average of 53.20 whereas, Akmal has scored 251 runs in the tournament.
LAH vs PES Team Batsmen
Faf du Plessis (Price 10.5) and Haider Ali (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Peshawar Zalmi. Faf is coming on the back of a really good IPL 2020 campaign and is going to be an asset to this team. He scored 449 runs in IPL at an average of 40.82 whereas, Haider scored piles of runs in the National T20 Cup and was decent in the last T20I series against Zimbabwe. Both of them are brilliant players.
Fakhar Zaman (Price 9) and Sohail Akhtar (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Lahore Qalandars. Zaman was the leading run-scorer of the recent National T20 Cup and, he scored 246 runs in PSL 2020 as well whereas, Akhtar just changed the fortunes of this side with his batting when he decided to bat in the top-order. He has scored 236 runs in PSL 2020 at an average of 39.33. Both of them are really important players.
LAH vs PES Team All-Rounders
Samit Patel (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounder from the Lahore Qalandars. Patel has played a major role in the campaign of Lahore in PSL 2020. He has scored 137 runs at an S/R of 155.38 whereas, he has picked 9 wickets in his bowling as well.
LAH vs PES Team Bowlers
Wahab Riaz (Price 9) and Hasan Ali (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Peshawar Zalmi. Riaz is the 3rd highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 11 wickets under his belt whereas, Ali has also picked 8 wickets in his bowling. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Shaheen Afridi (Price 9.5) and Haris Rauf (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Lahore Qalandars. Shaheen has brilliant this year in his bowling. He was the highest wicket-taker of the National T20 Cup and, he is the 2nd highest wicket-taker of PSL 2020 as well with 13 wickets under his belt. Rauf, on the other hand, was really good in the recent T20I series where he picked 6 wickets in 3 games. Both of them are quality seam bowlers.
Match Prediction: Lahore Qalandars will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Faf du Plessis and Fakhar Zaman
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Shaheen Afridi and Kamran Akmal
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.