PSL Match 30: LQ vs PZ Preview

PSL Match 30: LQ vs PZ Preview
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PSL Match 30: LQ vs PZ Preview

This is the last league stage game of PSL 2022 between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar. Both teams have already qualified for the play-offs. 

Lahore Qalandars have been outstanding in the tournament till now. They are in 2nd position on the points table with 6 wins and 3 defeats in 9 games. They’ve won 3 out of their last 5 games and will look to win this game and go into the play-offs with a win. Fakhar Zaman is their best batter and has been in terrific form. Other than Zaman their top order has struggled a little but they’ve got Harry Brook in the middle-order who has been exceptional with the bat. They got a big blow before the play-offs as Rashid Khan has left for International duty. But despite that, their bowling unit is one of the best with the likes of Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Zamaan Khan. They will be the favorites to win this game. 

Peshawar Zalmi too are in good rhythm after struggling in a few matches. They are at the 3rd position with 5 wins and 4 defeats in 9 matches. Zalmi have won their last three games and will be eyeing a win in this game as well. Mohammad Haris and Shoaib Malik are the pillars of their batting as they’ve scored the majority of the runs in the last few games. Hazratullah Zazai has struggled after doing well initially and will look to get back in form in this game. Liam Livingotne is yet to fire but he is a quality player and a very important part of this Zalmi side. Salman Irshad and Wahab Riaz are the main bowlers for their side while Usman Qadir is the lead spinner. Others have assisted them quite well. Peshawar’s middle-order needs to get back in form and this game is a great chance for them to do so.


Probable Playing XI

Rashid Khan has left and Fawad Ahmed will replace him in the side. 

Lahore Qalandars:  Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hafeez, Phil Salt (wk), Harry Brook, David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Fawad Ahmed, Zaman Khan 

Peshawar Zalmi: Mohammad Haris (wk), Hazratullah Zazi, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Ben Cutting, Amad Butt, Wahab Riaz (c), Salman Irshad, Mohammad Umar


Pitch Report

It will be another excellent pitch to bat on. It was a little slower in the second game with spinners getting some purchase off the wicket. The new ball will move a little in the air. Overall, the batters are expected to dominate this game. Average first innings total at this venue is 180 in PSL 2022. Teams will look to win the toss and bat first.


Head to Head

Overall: Peshawar leads 8-6
Last 5 matches: Lahore leads 5-0
This Season: Lahore won by 29 runs


Match Ups

Peshawar Zalmi
Livingstone vs Haris: 51 runs off 19 balls with no dismissals
Cutting vs Haris: 1 runs off 7 balls with 1 dismissal
Haider Ali vs Wiese: 32 runs off 15 balls with no dismissals
Malik vs Wiese: 45 runs off 24 balls with 2 dismissals

Lahore Qalandars
Fakhar vs Wahab: 34 runs off 32 balls with 3 dismissals
Wiese vs Wahab: 22 runs off 19 balls with 2 dismissals
Fakhar vs U Qadir: 27 runs off 13 balls with 1 dismissal


Key Players

Lahore Qalandars

● Fakhar Zaman: Zaman has been in sublime touch with the bat scoring 6 fifties in 9 games. He is the highest run-scorer of the tournament with 521 runs at an average of 57.88 and striking at 157.87. He also has a hundred to his name. 

● Harry Brook: Brook has been exceptional for the Qalandars in the lower-middle order. He scored a brilliant 102* in the last game. Brook has 206 runs in 4 innings of PSL 2022. His average is 103 with a strike-rate of 182.30. He will be a crucial player for them. 

● Shaheen Afridi: Afridi has been excellent with the ball. He has 14 wickets in 9 matches and his economy is 7.33. Shaheen is known for picking early wickets with the new ball and he did that in the last game as well, picking two wickets in the power play. 

Peshawar Zalmi

● Mohammad Haris: Haris has provided life to this Zalmi batting unit. He has done an outstanding job at the top scoring 148 runs in 3 matches at a strike-rate of 194.73 and his average is 49.33. He scored 70 in the last game. Haris exploits the field restrictions and will look to do the same in this game as well. 

● Shoaib Malik: Malik is the best batter for Zalmi in PSL 2022. The veteran has scored 314 runs in 9 games. He is averaging 44.85 and has struck at a rate of 142.08. Malik has carried the middle-order throughout this tournament. 

● Salman Irshad: Irshad has been best with the ball in this Peshawar side. He has 12 wickets in 7 matches. He has picked 2 wickets in each of the last four matches Peshawar has played. The onus will be on him to deliver with the ball in this game as well.


Fantasy Tips

Top choices for captain and vice-captain:

● Fakhar Zaman
● Mohammad Haris
● Shoaib Malik
● Philip Salt (Risky)
● Harry Brook

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