LIVE – Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi – Eliminator 1
While Faf du Plessis has been a crucial addition for Peshawar Zalmi, Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal will ply his trade for Lahore Qalandars.
Lahore Qalandars were placed at the 3rd spot in the Pakistan Super League 2020 points table with losses in 5 and wins in 5 of their 10 games before the tournament had to be suspended.
Chis Lynn is the top-scorer for Lahore Qalandars with 284 runs at a strike rate of almost 180. He has the best of 113*. Ben Dunk has also added 266 runs at 53.20.
Shaheen Shah Afridi and Samit Patel have picked up 13 and 9 wickets respectively. Both have bagged a 4-fer each.
They will take on Peshawar Zalmi who were placed just below them with 4 wins and 5 losses from 10 games before the break. Zalmi have 9 points, one less than Lahore.
After his scintillating 101-run knock, Kamran Akmal held strong at the top of the batting charts for Peshawar with 251 runs at an average of 27 and a strike rate of over 160. Shoaib Malik is the next best for the team with 239 runs and the best of 68.
Among the bowlers, Wahab Riaz has picked up 101 wickets while conceding runs at 8.01. Hasan Ali and Rahat Ali have also picked 8 wickets from 9 games.
Let’s have a look at the squads of both teams:
Peshawar Zalmi – Aamir Ali, Adil Amin, Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies), Daren Sammy (West Indies), Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Haider Ali Khan, Hardus Viljoen (South Africa), Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Khurram Shehzad, Saqib Mahmood (England), Mohammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali, Shoaib Malik, Umar Amin, Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah
Lahore Qalandars – Abid Ali, Agha Salman, Ben Dunk (Australia), Dane Vilas (South Africa), David Wiese (South Africa), Dilbar Hussain, Fakhar Zaman, Farzan Raja, Haris Rauf, Jaahid Ali, Maaz Khan, Mohammad Faizan, Mohammad Hafeez, Samit Patel (England), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohail Akhtar, Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh) and Usman Shinwari