Psl Match Today: Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United Likely Playing XI, Pitch Report

PSL Season 9 is ready to start from today, 17 Feb 2024

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Psl Match Today: Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United Likely Playing XI, Pitch Report
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Pakistan Super League (PSL) Season 9 is ready to begin today 17th February 2024. PSL Match Today is between two giants Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore with a dazzling Opening Ceremony.

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Probable Playing XIs

Lahore Qalandars: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Rassie van der Dussen, Dan Lawrence, Kamran Ghulam, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan, Syed Faridoun.

Islamabad United: Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, Salman Agha, Azam Khan, Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Tymal Mills, Obed McCoy.

Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars both have won 2 titles of PSL. Islamabad has won the 1st and 3rd seasons of PSL. while Lahore is the defending champions and is in search of their third straight title after recording impressive wins in 2022 and 2023.

These giants have some quality players including some young talents and some star players in the cricketing world. So, a great match is expected to be held.

Lahore’s biggest challenge would be to take the field without their most experienced T20 bowler, Rashid Khan, who withdrew from the tournament due to an injury. However, youngster Syed Faridoun is expected to cover for the skillful Afghani spinner.

On the other hand, Islamabad will not be having the services of destructive batter Asif Ali, who was not retained by the franchise and moved to Peshawar Zalmi during the PSL 9 Draft.

Although they have Shah Brothers in the Squad. Naseem Shah will Play again in PSL Match Today after a long rest from national duties due to injury. Ubaid Shah’s impressive performance in the U19 World Cup. Hunain Shah is an aggressive bowler who is exceptionally good at taking wickets.

Pitch report:

Gaddafi Stadium Lahore’s surface has proven to be a paradise for batters. Four times the scoreline has gone above 200 and two times 190. Lahore’s pitch has historically preferred batters with a bit of help to bowlers in the early overs with the new balls. With no rain predictions and a clear sky, another high-scoring clash is expected.

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