Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United Match Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News and Predictions – 4/3/2020
Lahore welcomed their first win of the 2020 Pakistan Super League on Tuesday, after outdoing the defending champions Quetta Gladiators. A day later, they’re faced with having to outplay two-time champions Islamabad United.
The Qalandars are trying their best not to finished lost on the log again, like they have done in all previous PSLs. Islamabad are chasing an unprecedented third PSL title. Our new cricket betting website has got the free tips, news from the teams and more ahead of what could a tightly-contested affair.
Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United – Match Preview
Where: Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore
When: Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Pitch conditions: This will be the sixth time the Gadaffi Stadium has been used this tournament, though matches would have been rotated across separate pitches. The last two fixtures here were won by the team batting first. Prior to that, three consecutive matches were won by the team who bowled first. A first-innings total of about 160 is competitive here.
Weather conditions: Plenty of rain is forecast in Lahore for the rest of the week, but it shouldn’t arrive before Wednesday, when a full fixture is expected. A high of 24 degrees Celsius is anticipated.
Start Time: 19:00 (IST), 14:00 (GMT)
Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United – Latest Odds
The Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United are priced at 2.00 and 1.80, respectively, by in the latest odds to win this match. The odds for Lahore shortened after their win over Quetta, while their poor head-to-head record with Islamabad influenced the cricket odds for this match as well.
Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United – Team News
Lahore made three changes to their XI for the match against the Gladiators and those tweaks in personnel worked, even if one was enforced. Sri Lanka spinner Sekkugge Prasanna will likely retain his place if all-rounder David Wiese doesn’t return from injury in time. Maaz Khan will probably left out in favour of Mohammad Faizan again. Dane Vilas almost definitely won’t get the wicketkeeper-batsman berth back, after Ben Dunk returned to the XI with a near ton in victory over Quetta.
Islamabad United have welcomed the arrival of South African fast bowler Dale Steyn, whose mentorship of seamer Rumman Raees will add plenty of value to the franchise on and off the field. Steyn’s presence in the XI means Lahore need to go without an international batsman. At the moment, that’s England’s Dawid Malan. But it could just as easily be New Zealand’s Colin Munro or South Africa’s Colin Ingram. They also have England’s Phil Salt waiting for some game time.
Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United – Squads
|Sohail Akhtar (captain)
||Shadab Khan (captain)
Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United – Betting Tips and Prediction
Lahore have not beaten Islamabad in their last five attempts. This stretch includes their tied fixture during the 2018 Pakistan Super League. This time, the outright match markets have ISLU as the favourites to win. There are several batsmen and bowlers to keep an eye on as cricket predictions for PSL matches heat up. This one, in particular, has some intriguing popular cricket bets.
Hafeez and Irshad to shine for Lahore
The teams met earlier in the 2020 PSL, when Islamabad won by one wicket with one delivery to spare despite Mohammed Hafeez’s 98 not out for Lahore. That knock showed the value the local veteran batsman has to offer in a tournament lined with several youngsters and experienced stars from abroad. Hafeez perished for a duck against Quetta prior to this fixture, though, so could be blamed for blowing hot and cold. Hafeez is priced at 4.50 to be the top batsman for Lahore. On a bowling front, Salman Irshad is a good pick for Lahore’s top bowler at 6.50. He took four wickets in Tuesday’s win over the Gladiators.
Shadab and Hussain top picks for Islamabad
Shadab Khan was named Player of the Match after Islamabad beat Lahore late last month. He took two key wickets and struck an important half-century in that match, showcasing his all-round ability. Khan is priced at 10.00 to be Player of the Match. He will need support with bat and ball, though, which could come from Luke Ronchi and Dulbar Hussain, respectively. Ronchi has the most runs in the 2020 PSL across all franchises so far, while seamer Hussain has averaged two wickets per match this season. His start to the year has been superb, after a brief stint with the Melbourne Stars in Australia’s Big Bash League as well.
Best Shadab Khan to be Player of the Match at 10.00 with bet365