The 2nd match of the Pakistan Super League 2021 will be played between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi on February 21th at National Stadium in Karachi. We will cover LAH vs PES Dream11 Prediction, match preview and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
Lahore Qalandars Preview:
After comfortably being the least successful PSL history team, the Lahore Qalandars enjoyed their best campaign yet last year. They made the knockout phase for the first time but ultimately lost in the Karachi Kings’ final.
The positive news for the Qalandars is that they have retained the vast majority of their roster from last year, and that will give them confidence, especially with the addition of star leg-spinner Rashid Khan.
There is no Chris Lynn for them, but their batting otherwise remains healthy and well-rounded while Tom Abell and Joe Denly have been signed to bolster their overseas options as they look capable of challenging once again.
Peshawar Zalmi Preview:
Peshawar Zalmi produced their worst finish to a PSL campaign last year as they came fourth as they lost to opponents Lahore Qalandars in the first Eliminator, so they will be hoping to fare much better this time around.
Sohail Akhtar leads a team that is likely to feature Fakhar Zaman up the order in PSL 2021 and a bowling attack blending Rashid Khan’s spin and pace trio Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain and Shaheen Afridi.
They used a staggering 24 different players last season. That was a combination of losing some for the delayed knockout phase, unavailability of players, and many of their overseas players’ poor form as they struggled badly.
Peshawar Zalmi has overhauled their squad this time around. They have signed a whole new batch of overseas players, including Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sherfane Rutherford, Ravi Bopara, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and eventually David Miller be hoping for much more from that contingent.
LAH vs PES Match Details:
Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars, Match 2, PSL 2021
Date: 21st February 2021
Time: 2:30 PM
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
A high-scoring game beckons at the National Stadium, with some help on offer for the pacers. While the average score at this venue in 2019 was 158, the batsmen should find it easy to score early on. The standards will alter their lengths and pace accordingly, with some swing available with the new ball. With it being an afternoon fixture, both teams will look to bat first and post a total close to 165, which is about par at this venue.
Probable Playing 11:
Fakhar Zaman, Zeeshan Ashraf (wk), Sohail Akhtar (C), Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, Samit Patel, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain
Bench: Muhammad Zaid Alam, Joe Denly, Tom Abell, Agha Salman, Muhammad Faizan, Maaz Khan
Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Kamran Akmal (wk), Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Umaid Asif, Wahab Riaz (C), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Irfan
Bench: David Miller, Imam-ul-Haq, Saqib Mahmood, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Amir Khan, Abrar Ahmed
LAH vs PES Player Stats:
Fakhar Zaman: (LHB)
PSL 2020 – (12 M, 325 R, 27 A)
Zeeshan Ashraf: (LHB)
PSL 2020 – (11 M, 202 R, 18.3 A)
Sohail Akhtar: (RHB)
PSL 2020 – (13 M, 262 R, 29.1 A)
Mohammad Hafeez: (RHB, RAO)
PSL 2020 – (13 M, 312 R + 3 W)
Ben Dunk: (LHB)
PSL 2020 – (11 M, 300 R, 37.5 )
Samit Patel: (RHB, LAO)
PSL 2020 – (12 M, 188 R + 10 W)
David Wiese: (RHB, RMF)
PSL 2020 – (11 M, 131 R + 12 W)
Rashid Khan: (RAL)
PSL 2020 – ( NOT PLAYED)
Shaheen Afridi: (LMF)
PSL 2020 – (12 M, 17 W, 19.5 A)
Haris Rauf: (RMF)
PSL 2020 – (8 M, 10 W, 30.2 A)
Dilbar Hussain: (RMF)
PSL 2020 – (11 M, 14 W, 19.9 A)
Tom Kohler-Cadmore: ( RHB)
PSL 2020 – (NOT PLAYED)
Kamran Akmal: (RHB)
PSL 2020 – (9 M, 251 R, 27.8 A)
Haider Ali: (RHB)
PSL 2020 – (10 M, 239 R, 26.5 A)
Shoaib Malik: (RHB, RAO )
PSL 2020 – (9 M, 278 R, 34.7 A)
Ravi Bopara: (RHB, RAM)
PSL 2020 – (6 M, 92 R, 15.3 A)
Sherfane Rutherford: (LHB)
PSL 2020 – (2 M, 1 R )
Amad Butt: (RMF)
PSL 2020 – (5 M, 5 W,28.6 A)
Umaid Asif: (RMF)
PSL 2020 – (7 M, 8 W, 24.1 A)
Wahab Riaz: (LMF)
PSL 2020 – (10 M, 11 W, 26.5 A)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman: (RAO)
PSL 2020 – (NOT PLAYED)
Mohammad Irfan: (LMF)
PSL 2020 – (8 M, 4 W, 53 A)
Top Picks for LAH vs PES Today’s Dream11 Team:
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.
Topped last season’s wicket-taking charts with 17 in 12 matches and will be keen to get back to that sort of form.
Third-top scorer in last season’s Pakistan Super League, the veteran batsman and spin-bowler is likely to be essential for the Qalandars again.
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.
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
LAH vs PES Dream11 Prediction:
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- Kamran Akmal
- Rashid khan
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Ravi Bopara