PSL 2020: Match 17, Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips-Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
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Match Details:

The 17th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 will be played between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (2:00 PM GMT) (7:30 PM IST). This match will be live on DSport in India.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

The 17th match of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) will see the Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United locking horns at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The hosts will be taking the field in less than 24 hours after facing the Quetta Gladiators in their fourth match of the season.

Irrespective of the result in the previous match, the Qalandars will be hoping to add two points to their kitty and try to catch up with the other teams. The United, on the other hand, have also struggled a bit with consistency and would want to make the most of the poor form of the Qalandars. It will be interesting to see which team comes out on top.

Weather Report

There will be intermittent clouds when the match gets underway in Lahore on Wednesday. There is around 30% chance of rain during the match. Though it shouldn’t worry the teams as the game is not expected to get washed out. The temperature will hover in the late 10s according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Report

Chasing has been the mantra for success so far for the teams at the Gaddafi stadium. Irrespective of the scores in the first innings, the team batting second has managed to chase down the totals. The trend should continue even for this match.

Average first innings score: 161 (In three matches played at the venue in PSL 2020 so far) (Match 16 stats not considered)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 3; Lost – 0

Injury & Availability News

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs

Lahore Qalandars

Fakhar Zaman, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, Faizan Khan, Samit Patel, Sohail Akhtar, Seekkuge Prasanna, Salman Irshad, Shaheen Afridi, Dilbar Hussain.

Bench – Dane Vilas, David Wiese, Maaz Khan, Usman Shinwari, Jaahid Ali, Salman Butt, Raja Farzan.

Islamabad United

Luke Ronchi (WK), Colin Munro, Rizwan Hussain, Colin Ingram, Shadab Khan (C), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Dale Steyn, Muhammad Musa, Rumman Raees.

Bench – Zafar Gohar, Hussain Talat, Amad Butt, Philip Salt

Top Picks

Mohammad Hafeez and Chris Lynn are important batsmen for the Qalandars. They have been scoring runs at a strike-rate of 137 and 180 respectively. Shaheen Afridi (6 wickets) and Dilbar Hussain (4 wickets) have been doing well for them and can earn more Dream11 Fantasy points again.

*Stats for Lahore Qalandars considered until PSL match 16.

Shadab Khan has been the top player for the Islamabad United so far. He has scored 153 runs at a strike-rate of 166.30 and has also picked three wickets. Luke Ronchi (194 runs at SR of 156.45) and Dawid Malan (131 runs at SR of 142.39) have also been doing their job perfectly. Mohammad Musa (Khan) (5 wickets), Amad Butt (5 wickets) are the bowlers for their team doing the job.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Shadab Khan, Luke Ronchi, Mohammad Hafeez

Vice-captain Options – Chris Lynn, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Luke Ronchi (VC)

Batsmen – Chris Lynn, Colin Ingram, Dawid Malan

All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez, Samit Patel, Shadab Khan (C), Faheem Ashraf

Bowlers – Shaheen Afridi, Amad Butt, Dale Steyn

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ben Dunk, Luke Ronchi

Batsmen – Fakhar Zaman, Colin Munro, Dawid Malan (VC)

All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez (C), Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf

Bowlers – Shaheen Afridi, Musa Khan, Ahmed Safi Abdullah

Expert Advice

Teams are making changes in almost every match. It would be wise to wait for the playing XIs to be announced after the toss.

It wouldn’t be a bad idea to make one of the bowlers VC in this match.

Probable Winners

Islamabad United are expected to win the match.

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