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LQ vs QG, PSL 2022 – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators, (LQ vs QG, Match #20)

Date: February 13, 2022 – 8 PM IST

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Where and what time to watch the match live in India 

For those in India, you can watch the Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators match on Sony Six and Six HD at 8 PM IST. The viewers can also catch the match live on the online streaming platform Sony LIV. 

Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators: 

The match no. 20 of the Pakistan Super League 2021-22 will see Lahore Qalandars go head to head against Quetta Gladiators. The two teams will meet in this return fixture at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Sunday, February 13.

Lahore Qalandars sit at the second place on the points table, having won four out six matches. They have eight points to their name with a net run-rate of 0.717. They stopped the Multan Sultans juggernaut in the last game, ending their six-match winning streak. Batting first, the Qalandars posted 182/4 on the back of Fakhar Zaman’s 60. Their bowlers then did a superb job to skittle out the table-toppers for 130. 

Quetta Gladiators, after stumbling early, have recovered well with two back to back victories. They’re placed fourth on the table with 6 points, having won three out of six matches. The Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side defeated Islamabad United in the last game by five wickets. They conceded 199/8 bowling first but Jason Roy starred yet again with 54 while the skipper also scored a fifty to chase the target down in the last over.

Earlier, Lahore and Quetta faced each other in the last game of the Karachi leg, where Jason Roy’s mayhem had taken Quetta to a seven-wicket victory. The Gladiators will be looking to build on their superb form. 

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for LQ vs QG

Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore is a pretty good surface with both batters and bowlers enjoying success here. As many as 29 T20s have been hosted here, with the average first innings score reading 167. The highest score registered at this ground was 209/5 by the Qalandars while the lowest of 90 belongs to Quetta Gladiators. In the first two matches of the PSL 7 Lahore leg, the first innings scores read 182/7, 182/4 and 199/8. 

The weather forecast for Lahore on Sunday suggests it will be clear with humidity around 70% and about 6% chance of rain. Temperature will hover around 17°C in the evening. 

Lahore Qalandars: Expected XI and Team News 

Lahore Qalandars have a very settled playing XI and they’re likely to continue with the same. Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafique have been good at the top while Phil Salt and Harry Brook’s arrival has strengthened them. The bowling attack comprising Shaheen Afridi, Rakhid Khan, Haris Rauf and Zaman Khan remains potent. 

Probable XI – Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Ghulam, Phil Salt (wk), Harry Brook, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan 

Quetta Gladiators: Expected XI and Team News 

Quetta Gladiators suffered a big blow with all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz getting ruled out of the season due to a foot injury. Hassan Khan replaced him in the squad while Umar Akmal slotted into the playing XI. Afghanistan spinner Noor Ahmad also received an opportunity in the last game. 

Probable XI – Ahsan Ali, Jason Roy, James Vince, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, James Faulkner, Noor Ahmad, Ghulam Mudassar, Naseem Shah 

Head to head record of LQ vs QG 

There’s nothing to separate Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators when it comes to the overall head to head record, with both the teams winning six matches each. However, the Qalandars have had an upper hand in recent times, winning four of the last five clashes. 

Quetta Gladiators – 6

Lahore Qalandars – 6

Match 20: Five players to watch out for in the LQ vs QG match 

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI: 

Jason Roy: Batter, Quetta Gladiators

Jason Roy, since his arrival at the PSL 7, has blasted a 57-ball 116 and 54 off 27 in the two appearances. The English opener has terrific numbers in the T20 format, with over 7100 runs at an average of 29 while striking at 143. Roy has five hundreds and 48 fifties to his name. He comes at 9.5 credits and is a very good C/VC option. 

Fakhar Zaman: Batter, Lahore Qalandars 

Fakhar Zaman is the leading run-scorer in the PSL 7 so far, having blasted 416 runs from six innings at an average of 69 and strike rate of 172. The left hander has been very consistent, scoring one hundred and four fifties in the tournament. Zaman has a very good overall T20 record and with this form on side, he’s the best captaincy bet at 10 credits. 

Shaheen Afridi: Bowler, Lahore Qalandars

Shaheen Afridi can pull off spectacular things with the cricket ball and has a terrific T20 record. The left arm pacer has picked 9 scalps in the PSL 7 from six matches at a strike rate of 16. In his overall career, Shaheen has claimed 152 wickets from 111 matches. He’s coming off a 2/26 spell and will cost you 9.5 credits. 

Rashid Khan: Batter, Lahore Qalandars

The best T20 spinner in world cricket, Rashid Khan has an enviable record in the format. The leg-spinner has picked 426 wickets from 306 matches at a strike rate of 16.5, including four five-fors and seven four-fors. Rashid has taken six wickets in the PSL 7 and is coming off 2/33. He will cost you 9 credits in the MPL XI. 

Shahid Afridi: All-rounder, Quetta Gladiators

Shahid Afridi, at the age of 42, remains a quality leg-spinner. The veteran has 342 wickets to his name in the T20 format at a strike rate of 20.2, including two five-fors and nine four-fors. Afridi was very good in the last game, claiming 2 for 27. He will cost you 9 credits. 

MPL Fantasy XI 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams. 

Also read: Lahore Qalandars: Will the trophy drought finally end?

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