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Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi PSL T20 Match Prediction

2021-02-21 14:30:00
Lahore Qalandars LHQ Lahore Qalandars
Peshawar Zalmi PSZ Peshawar Zalmi

Betting Tips

  • Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi get their 2021 Pakistan Super League campaign underway.
  • Lahore Qalandars lost in last season’s final to Karachi Kings, having finished third in the initial group stage before seeing off Peshawar Zalmi on their way to the showpiece.
  • The Qalandars have signed Rashid Khan for the 2021 season to strengthen their squad, while Zalmi blend youth and experience.
Lahore Qalandars

Our Pick Lahore Qalandars are favorites to win

Posted On 19th February 2021 06:19:45
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Posted by Kavin

Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi, PSL 2021

The second day of the 2021 Pakistan Super League starts with Lahore Qalandars taking on Peshawar Zalmi at Karachi’s National Stadium. The match, on February 21, sees last year’s runners-up take on the team who finished fourth, and the live action starts at 14:00 local time.

Lahore Qalandars have added Rashid Khan to the team which finished second last season, joining the likes of Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi in a strong bowling attack. Sohail Akhtar leads the team, which boasts the experience of the likes of Mohammad Hafeez up the order too.

Peshawar Zalmi have backed experience, meanwhile, with Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal key parts of their line-up. Tom Kohler-Cadmore has been added to the squad following Liam Livingstone’s England call-up.

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Toss Prediction

A batting wicket could tempt teams to bat first, and Peshawar Zalmi have some big hitters up the order.

Pitch Report

The wicket tends to favour batting.

Weather Report

Karachi is set for more hot, sunny and clear weather all day.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi, PSL 2020-21.

Lahore Qalandars Team News & Playing 11

LHQ Team News

Sohail Akhtar leads a team that is likely to feature Fakhar Zaman up the order in PSL 2021 and a bowling attack blending the spin of Rashid Khan and pace trio Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain and Shaheen Afridi.

LHQ Key Players 

  • Rashid Khan: The 22-year-old is now closing in on 250 T20 matches, in which he has taken 343 wickets. Most recently, he finished the BBL in fine wicket-taking form and starred in Afghanistan’s ODI series against Ireland.
  • Shaheen Afridi: Topped last season’s wicket-taking charts with 17 in 12 matches and will be keen to get back to that sort of form.
  • Mohammad Hafeez: Third-top scorer in last season’s Pakistan Super League, the veteran batsman and spin-bowler is likely to be key for the Qalandars again.

LHQ Team Form

Lahore Qalandars were third in the Pakistan Super League table last season, but then saw off Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans to reach the final. There, however, they ran out of steam – posting 134/7 on their way to a five-wicket defeat to Karachi Kings.

Lahore Qalandars Predicted Playing 11

Fakhar Zaman, Joe Denly, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Zeeshan Ashraf, Sohail Akhtar (c), David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain

Peshawar Zalmi Team News & Playing 11

PSZ Team News

Liam Livingstone’s England call-up means Peshawar Zalmi have had to turn to Tom Kohler-Cadmore instead. They boast a hugely experienced squad, headed by Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal.

PSZ Key Players

  • Shoaib Malik: The 39-year-old has more than 10,000 runs in T20 cricket and continues to prove a key player in this format, primarily with the bat but occasionally the ball too.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman: Sits third in the T20i world bowling rankings, bowling economically but also taking wickets. Still aged just 19, he is going to be a key player for years to come.
  • Kamran Akmal: Another 39-year-old whose penchant for T20 cricket has not yet worn off, if he fires it will make a big difference to the Zalmi batting line-up.

PSZ Team Form

Peshawar Zalmi finished fourth last season, but failed to defend 170/9 in the eliminator against Lahore Qalandars – a five-wicket defeat ending their hopes of claiming the title. 

Peshawar Zalmi Predicted Playing 11

Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Bopara, Amad Butt, Wahab Riaz (c), Saqib Mahmood, Mohammad Amir Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi Team Form in Last Five Matches

LHQ : L W W W L

PSZ : L L L W W

LHQ vs PSZ Head to Head

Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi each beat the other once in the group stage last season, but the Qalandars won the key game – the eliminator – thanks to Mohammad Hafeez’s excellent batting. Dilbar Hussain had initially taken 3-33 to limit Peshawar Zalmi to 170/9, before Hafeez hammered 74* from 46 balls in a five-wicket win with an over to spare.

LHQ vs PSZ Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played LHQ Won PSZ Won  Tie No Result
11 3 8 0 0

Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi Betting Odds

Lahore Qalandars are favourites to beat Peshawar Zalmi, having beaten them in last year’s play-offs and strengthened well this season.

Who will win Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi?

Lahore Qalandars are favourites to win at 1.72 with Betway and Bet365, with Peshawar Zalmi outsiders at 2.05 and 2.10 respectively.

Lahore Qalandars have strengthened well since their runners-up finish last season, with Rashid Khan a key acquisition and in fine form too. Peshawar Zalmi, meanwhile, are outsiders but with an experienced line-up should not be written off.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Lahore Qalandars1.711.721.731.72
Peshawar Zalmi2.052.052.102.10

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Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi Top Team Batsmen

Lahore Qalandars boasted several of the top batsmen in the Pakistan Super League last season. Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez are among the favourites to be their top team batsman in this game, while Joe Denly is another option up the order and captain Sohail Akhtar is an interesting outsider.

Kamran Akmal, Haider Ali, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik and Imam-ul-Haq are all key batsmen up the order for Peshawar Zalmi and the bookmakers are split on which way round to rank them for being Peshawar Zalmi’s top team batsman in this game.

Mohammad Hafeez and Fakhar Zaman were among last season’s top batsmen in the tournament and both will be key with their experience up the order for the Qalandars.

For Peshawar Zalmi, meanwhile, any of their top five could feature. Betway have actually picked Kamran Akmal as favourite, but Tom Kohler-Cadmore is a smart addition and could be worth backing if he is picked.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Mohammad Hafeez (LHQ)3.503.253.743.75
Joe Denly (LHQ)4.003.604.004.00
Fakhar Zaman (LHQ)3.503.753.503.50
Imam-ul-Haq (PSZ)4.503.504.504.50
Shoaib Malik (PSZ)4.504.004.504.50
Tom Kohler-Cadmore (PSZ)4.004.004.004.00

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Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi Top Team Bowlers

Rashid Khan’s addition to the Lahore Qalandars’ bowling line-up is expected to have an immediate impact and he is big favourite to be their top team bowler in this game. Shaheen Afridi was last season’s top wicket-taker and next on the list.

Peshawar Zalmi blend the experience of Wahab Riaz with the rising talents of Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Saqib Mahmood and all three are among the favourites to be Zalmi’s top team bowler in this match.

Rashid Khan is a very low price but that simply reflects his expected importance with the ball in this tournament. He arrives in excellent form.

Fellow Afghan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman could be worth backing too, especially if the pitch ends up favouring the spinners.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Rashid Khan (LHQ)2.903.252.752.75
Shaheen Afridi (LHQ)3.503.603.403.40
Haris Rauf (LHQ)4.004.254.504.50
Wahab Riaz (PSZ)3.753.603.503.50
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (PSZ)4.004.334.004.00
Saqib Mahmood (PSZ)5.004.005.505.50

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Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi Prediction

Lahore Qalandars are favourites to beat Peshawar Zalmi and they have added strength to an already impressive line-up.

Final Verdict

Lahore Qalandars are favorites to win against Peshawar Zalmi . Back Lahore Qalandars to beat Peshawar Zalmi at 1.72

LHQ vs PSZ Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Kamran Akmal is the most expensive of the three wicket-keeping picks behind the stumps but he will be keen to start the tournament by making a batting impact. That said, Ben Dunk could prove the better pick as it frees up funds for elsewhere.

  • Batsmen

    Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq will want to prove their batting form to the Pakistan selectors ahead of the T20 World Cup and this is a great opportunity to do that. Both are worth selecting with the bat for their respective teams, while big-hitting Tom Kohler-Cadmore could prove a good pick at just 8.5 credits after his late addition to the Zalmi squad.

  • All rounder

    Both teams boast experienced all-round talent, not least in the form of the Qalandars’ Mohammad Hafeez and Zalmi’s Shoaib Malik. David Wiese has proved his batting and bowling importance the world over in T20 cricket too.

  • Bowlers

    Keeping credits in hand means you can afford both Afghan spinners, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, both of whom are key picks. Shaheen Afridi was last season’s top wicket-taker, meanwhile, and Haris Rauf’s T20 stock continues to rise too.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Rashid Khan is in fine form, as he proved in the BBL and the recent Afghanistan vs Ireland series. He looks a top choice for captain. For vice-captain, Mohammad Hafeez starred when these teams last met and could be well worth considering again.

LHQ vs PSZ Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Tom Kohler-Cadmore

  • All Rounder:Mohammad Hafeez(vc), Shoaib Malik, David Wiese

  • Wicket Keeper:Kamran Akmal

  • Bowler:Rashid Khan (c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shaheen Afridi, Rauf

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