Recent from their win over Karachi Kings within the 2019 Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL), Lahore Qalandars will flip their attentions to Sunday’s conflict in opposition to 2017 champions Peshawar Zalmi.
Peshawar Zalmi have been comfortably dispatched by Quetta Gladiators of their marketing campaign opener and Darren Sammy’s males will probably be itching to get their first win on board once they take the sphere in opposition to Lahore.
The franchise will probably be happy to have secured the signing of Misbah-ul-Haq with the previous Islamabad United skipper displaying his value with an unbeaten 49 in opposition to Quetta. The veteran will probably be key going ahead for a Peshawar line up crammed up with attacking batsmen along with his capacity to anchor the innings.
The facet’s previous heads in Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz have carried on from the place they left off within the third version and have been wonderful within the conflict in opposition to Quetta regardless of the loss.
Nonetheless, query marks stay over Kieron Pollard who failed miserably with the bat whereas his compatriot Andre Fletcher didn’t actually bother the scoreboard both.
In Dawid Malan, they’ve a batsman who has carried out for them and Sammy will probably be tempted to usher in the Englishman within the enjoying XI. Sammy’s personal contributions will probably be beneath the scanner on Sunday with the West Indies all-rounder enjoying no half with both ball or bat within the loss to Quetta.
Lahore Qalandars, alternatively, will probably be buoyed by their 22-run win over Karachi Kings on Saturday after tasting a defeat in opposition to Islamabad United of their marketing campaign opener.
It was the show of teenager Haris Rauf which was on the forefront of Lahore’s victory over Karachi with the right-arm pacer choosing up 4 necessary wickets on the loss of life. Rauf and Shaheen Afridi have been each in pristine kind within the conflict and the performances of the 2 kids will please the Lahore administration no finish.
Nonetheless, star man AB de Villiers is but to come back to the celebration for Lahore with the South African falling cheaply as soon as once more on Saturday. Lahore will consider they will take their sport to the subsequent degree as soon as De Villiers finds his ft and they’ll hope for a giant innings from the 34-year-old come Sunday.
The Qalandars threw away a superb begin within the loss to Islamabad however issues are beginning to click on for them now and they are going to be keen to maintain up the successful momentum going.
Qalandars will probably be with out the providers of leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane as soon as once more with the Nepal star as a result of prove for Melbourne Stars within the Massive Bash League remaining on Sunday which suggests Pakistan veteran Yasir Shah ought to get one other outing.
LIKELY PLAYING XIs
Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran Akmal (wk), Dawid Malan, Sohaib Maqsood, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kieron Pollard, Liam Dawson, Darren Sammy (c), Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Umaid Asif, Sameen Gul
Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, Anton Devcich, AB de Villiers, Mohammad Hafeez (c), Brendan Taylor (wk), Hardus Viljoen, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Rahat Ali
Match begins at 20:00 UAE time.