Qalandars face an uphill task
The 15th match of the Pakistan Super League will be between the Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi. This will be a fascinating clash as Lahore Qalandars face an uphill task of winning this contest against the table toppers Peshawar or else they will most probably not make it to the playoffs.
Having lost their previous match against the Karachi Kings which they should have won as they were cruising to victory at one stage. The Qalandars were 98/0 during their chase but an almighty collapse meant that they lost 8 wickets for just 36 runs and lost the match by 27 runs.
The Lahore side has to make sure that such a thing does not happen because they have no room for error any more. They will depend on Gayle and Delport to once again provide a good start and lay a solid platform once again.
Fielding is such an important part of this game and Lahore Qalandars dropped as much as 8-9 catches which is such a massive blunder. This meant that the Karachi Kings were able to post a competitive total and stay in the game.
Peshawar on the other side are coming off a win against the Islamabad United and they looked at ease in all departments of the game. With everything moving in the right direction the Zalmis will be hoping for another win and hence ensure that seal their place in the playoffs.
Mohammad Asghar has been absolutely brilliant for Peshawar as he took couple of more wickets in yesterday’s match and was economical as well. Afridi had an off day with the ball against Islamabad but he will look to come up with a good performance in today’s match.
Tamim Iqbal played a match winning knock of 80 runs off just 56 balls and he will look to repeat his performance at the crucial opening slot for his side.
A thrilling clash will hopefully take place because it’s an important match for both sides and especially Lahore Qalandars. As far as the tournament is concerned a Qalandars win surely spice up the things and increase the excitement amongst fans.