It’s time for the 2nd last match in season eight of the Pakistan Super League. Lahore Qalandars who lost to Multan Sultans in the Qualifier 1 will play against the winner of the last match encounter between IU vs PZ which Peshawar Zalmi won in the end, all thanks to the brilliant bowling of Salman Irshad & Aamir Jamal. Qalandars will have an edge over Zalmi as they will have a full-capacity home crowd present to support them while Zalmi have the services of King Babar who will also get great support from the crowd.
LQ vs PZ Match Details
Below are the LQ vs PZ, Eliminator 2 match details for PSL 8.
Match: Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi, Eliminator 2
Competition: Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023
Date: 17th March 2023
Time: 07:00 PST or 6:30 PM IST
Ground: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
LQ vs PZ Live Streaming
The 2nd eliminator of PSL 2023 can be watched online for free on the Daraz application, which can be downloaded from Play Store and ios app store. Cricket fans in India can enjoy PSL live streaming coverage on Sony Sports Network along with free streaming websites like TouchCric & WebCric which have all the PSL live matches in HD quality.
The forecast for this match isn’t that great as there will be a cloud cover during the match hours while the rain interruptions can also impact this game as there is around 17 to 20% chances of rain during the whole match. Humidity will be around 60 to 65% which is another hurdle players will have to tackle for this 2nd eliminator.
Pitch at the Gaddafi Stadium is a bit tricky as after 10 overs when the ball gets a bit softer and reverse swing come into play it becomes difficult to score runs freely. Powerplay becomes very crucial as if a team doesn’t capatalize the power play overs and score 60 to 70 runs then it will be very hard for them to score in the range of 180 to 190 runs on this wicket. With cloud cover and rain interruptions it will be tricky conditions to deal with in this match.
LQ vs PZ Probable Playing XIs
We expect Qalandars to make one change for LQ vs PZ Eliminator by adding Kamran Ghullam into the side replacing Hussain Talat who has had a very below average PSL and in last game the poor running he showed deserves to be sit out.
Peshawar on the other hand won’t be making many changes from the yesterday’s game as they performed quite brilliantly. They would only hope Wahab Riaz comes back to his full rhythm so they can cause more trouble to the Qalandars batting lineup.
Below are the probable team XIs for LQ vs PZ, Eliminator 2 of PSL 2023.
Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Mirza Tahir Baig, Abdullah Shafique, Sam Billings (wk), Kamran Ghullam, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan
Peshawar Zalmi: Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Mohammad Haris, Haseebullah Khan (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, James Neesham, Aamer Jamal, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Wahab Riaz, Salman Irshad
LQ vs PZ PSL 2023 Eliminator Fantasy XI
Both teams have carried good momentum in the PSL with the resources they got in hand but again it’s going to be Qalandars bowling versus Zalmi batting to decide the faith of this game. With that in hand, we have selected the best possible LQ vs PZ Eliminator dream11 team which you can select to win maximum points and cash rewards.
Captain: Babar Azam
Vice-Captain: David Wiese
Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Haris
Batters: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Saim Ayub
All-rounders: David Wiese, James Neesham, Aamer Jamal
Bowlers: Salman Irshad, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Last night, the leadership shown by Babar Azam was great as he opted to go with Aamir Jamal instead of Wahab in the last over plus he also didn’t bowl Wahab his remaining 2 overs when he saw he is leaking runs in both sides of the ground. David Wiese is our vice-captain for this match as he got a rich PSL history to showcase his best performance in the knockout matches.
LQ vs PZ PSL 2023 Eliminator Match Prediction
Expert bookmakers have favored Lahore Qalandars as the favorites for this match with a winning probability of around 52%. But this winning probability will go down if Lahore is being asked to chase as they have shown in this season that they struggle big time while chasing. David Wiese have to comeup with his best performance in PSL 8 so far to help his team reach the big Final for 2nd consecutive year so they can have a chance to repeat the history and become defending Champions.
Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Rashid Khan & David Wiese are our top players for this match who are expected to create a huge impact in this game.