LQ vs MS Qualifier, PSL 2023, Match Preview, Fantasy XI & Live Streaming

Pakistan Super League is inching closer to the big final and it has to be said that the PSL 8 so far has been a grand success for PCB with highly competitive matches on display over the last 30 days. Today, the playoffs stage will officially kick off as the 1st qualifier will be played between Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans at Gaddafi Stadium. Both the teams finished the group stage as top 2 teams so they have a big chance to qualify directly into the PSL 8 Final while the loser of this match will have another opportunity to qualify. Below you will find the best LQ vs MS fantasy XI along with probable playing XIs of both teams with weather and pitch analysis so you can make better-informed decisions while playing fantasy leagues or with your bets. 

LQ vs MS Match Details

Below are the LQ vs MS, Qualifier 1 match details for PSL 8. 

Match: Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans,  Qualifier 1

Competition: Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023

Date: 15th March 2023

Time: 07:00 PST or 6:30 PM IST

Ground: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

LQ vs MS Live Streaming

My personal favorite to watch PSL live streaming is to tune into Sony Sports Network in India while cricket fans in Pakistan can watch ad-free live PSL coverage on Tapmad TV which offers PSL and WPL coverage for a very affordable fee. Daraz also has live PSL streaming rights which one can download and enjoy following the LQ vs MS live streaming coverage. 

Weather Forecast

There will be a bit of cloud cover today with temperatures to stay in the range of mid-twenties while the humidity is to be expected around 60% which is on the higher side. No rain is predicted during the game which is great news for all passionate cricket fans worldwide. 

Pitch Report

While the pitch at Gaddafi Stadium is not like the Pindi Runfest but we still expect batters to score around 175 to 180 runs which will be the average score here batting 1st. Some pace and bounce will also be available in the powerplay and pacers like Shaheen Shah & Haris Rauf will definitely enjoy bowling. 

LQ vs MS Probable Playing XIs

Both teams will look to play their strongest squad available for this qualifier while Multan Sultans may face some issues as some of their South African players left the side due to their International commitments. Usman Khan will have a major role to play as an opener to give them a head start just like he did against Quetta Gladiators earlier. 

Lahore Qalandars have a well-settled squad with possibly the best pace bowling team in PSL season 8 while Fakhar Zaman the big match player has a major role to play if LQ wants to qualify directly into the Final. 

Below are the probable team XIs for LQ vs MS, Qualifier 1 of PSL 2023. 

Multan Sultans: Usman Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Rilee Rossouw, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Khushdil Shah, Anwar Ali, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Izharulhaq Naveed, Ihsanullah

Lahore Qalandars: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Kamran Ghulam, Sam Billings (wk), Hussain Talat, David Wiese (c), Sikandar Raza, Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Zaman Khan

LQ vs MS, PSL 2023 Qualifier Fantasy XI

Both teams have many match winners available in their squads who can turn the tables around but we have analyzed the entire PSL 8 stats and then made our decision regarding the best fantasy XI for LQ vs MS, Qualifier 1 which can win you the maximum points in cricket fantasy on MyStars11 or on Dream11. 

Captain: Shaheen Afridi

Vice-Captain: Rashid Khan

Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Rizwan, Sam Billings

Batters: Fakhar Zaman, Rilee Rossouw, Kieron Pollard

All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Anwar Ali

Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Ihsanullah, Rashid Khan

The decision regarding the captaincy was a tough one as our team has many good options for leadership but we went with Shaheen Shah Afridi who is by far the best leader in PSL 2023 and he is in superb bowling form too. Rashid Khan is our vice-captain as we all know how big of an impact he creates in big matches like this one. 

LQ vs MS Head-to-Head PSL Record

Lahore Qalandars recently has had an upper hand against Multan Sultans as they won the last three matches against them consistently while in PSL 8 they have an unbeaten record against Multan. 

Below is the LQ vs MS head-to-head PSL record from all seasons. 

 Matches PlayedLQ WonMS WonTieNR
Last 554100

LQ vs MS Qualifier 1 Match Prediction

Both teams have a well-balanced strong squad on paper which means the Qualifier will be a close contest but looking at the recent record in PSL, bookmakers have marked Lahore Qalandars as favorites with a winning probability of around 52%. 

Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, and Sam Billings are the top batters who are expected to score the bulk of runs for Lahore while Usman Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, and Rilee Rossouw are the top batters from Multan who can challenge one of the strongest bowling lineups in PSL. 

Both teams have in-form bowling resources available too in the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and Zaman Khan, Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah, and Usama Mir on a pitch that might offer some bounce and spin. 

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