Pakistan Super League, 2019 | Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars, 1st Match | ISL vs LAH Who Will Win
The epitome of franchise cricket in Pakistan, the Pakistan Super League or PSL is back with its fourth edition with the kick-off game to be played between the two-time and reigning champions Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. Just like the last year, the tournament will be contested in a double round-robin format where each team will collide with the other twice in the league stage.
The two-time and reigning champions will put their title on the line this year under a new leader in the form of veteran Pakistan pacer Mohammad Sami.
The team has some quality players in their ranks with the likes of Luke Ronchi, Samit Patel, Cameron Delport along with some regular national names like Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf etc.
The team is a good amalgamation of both youths and experienced which can eventually work in their favour for the title defence.
After a dismal show last year where they finished on the bottom-most position, Lahore need to go through some transitions. They started off with naming Mohammad Hafeez as their skipper and then got probably the biggest fish in the auction in the form of Proteas great Ab de Villiers.
Apart from these two big names, the likes of Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Lamichhane, Corey Anderson, David Weise, Agha Salman and Fakhar Zaman are in their setup which certainly makes them a team to watch out.
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Venue:- Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Match Timing:- Thursday, February 14, 2019, 11:15 PM IST
Here’s how both teams’ might line-up:-
Ab de Villiers, Fakhar Zaman, Corey Anderson, Anton Devcich, Mohammad Hafeez, Carlos Brathwaite, Brendon Taylor, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, H Khan (Doubt: M Imran, G Ali, D Wiese)
Luke Ronchi, Sahibzada Farhan, Cameron Delport, Asif Ali, Samit Patel, Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees, Amad Butt/Zahir Khan/Z Gohar.
With this being the first game of the fourth season of Pakistan Super League, it is hard to predict the team’s composition here. For Lahore, Ab de Villiers is a sure starter in this game with Fakhar Zaman at the top order to get them off to a brisk start. Skipper Mohammad Hafeez is a definitive choice as well.
In the bowling unit, Yasir Shah and Shaheen Afridi are the sure shot selections who will be in command of Lahore’s bowling line-up.
The defending champions Islamabad United will rely upon the likes of Luke Ronchi who was the leading run-getter last season, players like Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf will be the dependable picks as well.
In the bowling unit, skipper Mohammad Sami will be the leader while the likes of Z Gohar, Amad Butt and Rumman Raees will be the other safe bets.
Disclaimer- This ISL vs LAH Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis ISL vs LAH Team News.