The first match of the second doubleheader of the Abu Dhabi leg of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 6) is to take place between the two times PSL champions Islamabad United and the runner-ups of the last season, Lahore Qalandars.
Match 20th, Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars
Date: 13th June 2021
Time: 6:00 PM PST
Match 20th, Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars, IU vs LQ
Pitch & weather report:
Abu Dhabi’s condition, despite being known as equally beneficial for the spinners and the pacers, marked the struggle of lad spin bowlers in the lastly held encounter between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators. Gladiators’ spinners, except Nawaz, were seemed struggling versus the powerful Zalmi’s batter.
It shows that the pitch might be helpful for the batsmen. If the teams batting first cross the score of 160, there might be probably chances of their victory over the chasing teams. But, if the chasing teams restrict the teams batting first below 150, they will have an edge in easily chasing the low target.
The weather of the opening match of the second doubleheader of the PSL 6 will adhere to extremely warm weather with a temperature of 35 degrees celsius. The breezes will be blowing around 20-24 km/h whereas, the humidity will be nearby 57-60%.
Predicted Playing XI:
IU: Usman Khawaja, Colin Munro, Rohail Nazir, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Wasim Jnr, Musa Khan, Hussain Talat, Zeeshan Zameer, Akif Javed
LQ: Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, Mohammad Faiza, Ben Dunk, Mohammad Hafeez, James Faulkner, Tim David, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Ahmed Daniyal, Rashid Khan
Islamabad United: Asif Ali, Colin Munro, Brandon King, Umar Amin, Usman Khawaja, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Akhlaq, Rohail Nazir, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Akif Javed, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Zeeshan Zameer, Musa Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Zafar Gohar
Lahore Qalandars: Callum Ferguson, Fakhar Zaman, Tim David, Sohail Akhtar, Mohammad Faizan, Ben Dunk, James Faulkner, Agha Salman, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Zaid, Seekkugee Prasanna, Ahmed Daniyal, Zeeshan Ashraf, Dilbar Hussain, Haris Rauf, Maaz Khan, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sultan Ahmed
PSL 6: IU vs LQ Match Preview, Match prediction, Predicted Playing XI
Undoubtedly, United and Qalandars are the two best-going teams of the HBL PSL 6. Shadab’s and Sohail’s men are placed second and first on the points table. It will make the contest a nail-biting rivalry to watch for. With equal efforts exerted from two ends, it will be a challenging match for the two opponents.
Out of six matches being played yet, United so far have accomplished four whereas, Sohail and co only were below the expectations in a single. But, when the two teams last met each other, Qalandars defeated United by 5 wickets that give an edge to the Red Hot squad this time burning in the flames of revenge.