IU vs LQ Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 06, 2024

The Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United will contest the 23rd match of this season's Pakistan Super League. Islamabad and Lahore currently occupy third and sixth position on the PSL points table.

There will be plenty to bet on before and during this match. Let's see what the best cricket betting sites have in store. There are plenty of competitive odds and cricket markets to consider.

Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United head-to-head record

Lahore have four wins to Islamabad's one in their last five PSL meetings. United broke the Qalandars' winning streak against them earlier in the 2024 PSL.

Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United live streaming and broadcast

You can watch this PSL match and the rest of the tournament on the JioCinema app in India. This is an excellent way to live stream cricket online from India.

Enjoy these cricket betting tips for the Pakistan Super League match between the Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United in Rawalpindi on 6 March 2024.


IU vs LQ Team Previews

Islamabad United

Islamabad have managed to put three successive defeats behind them by winning two of their last three matches. The one of those three that they did not win was a washout shared with the Quetta Gladiators. United are still in contention for a berth in the PSL play-offs and another win here can help that ambition.

Agha Salman and Shadab Khan are still Islamabad's leading run-scorers this season. Salman has collected 225 runs in six innings to Khan's 183 in six. Khan will go into this fixture on the back of a match-winning innings of 80 and haul of three for 41 against Peshawar Zalmi recently.

Khan is his team's leading wicket-taker this season with nine in six innings. The leg-spinner is one of the best at the tournament and has been a solid complement to United fast bowler Naseem Shah, who has captured eight wickets in six matches. The pair should be key in this match, too.

Islamabad United Playing 11

Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Azam Khan, Jordan Cox, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hunain Shah, Naseem Shah, Rumman Raees.

Lahore Qalandars

Lahore have not yet managed to win a match this PSL season. They have lost six and shared one washout. They are all but out of contention for the next stage of the tournament. There is still a mathematical chance they can move into the play-offs, but they need to start winning - and soon.

Rassie van der Dussen has been commanding with the bat for Lahore. He has scored 300 runs in six innings and is now the proud owner of a PSL century after hitting 104 not out against Zalmi recently. The overseas recruit has been nicely supported by local talent Sahibzada Farhan.

Shaheen Afridi has had the difficult job of being a bowling captain. But the formal leadership has not necessarily affected his primary role with the ball. Shah has taken nine wickets in six matches during this year's Pakistan Super League. He is perhaps the best left-arm fast bowler at the tournament.

Lahore Qalandars Playing 11

Fakhar Zaman, Sahibzada Farhan, Rassie van der Dussen, Shai Hope, Sikandar Raza, Ahsan Bhatti, David Wiese, Jahandad Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Tayyab Abbas, Zaman Khan.

IU vs LQ Toss Prediction

Peshawar won the toss, chose to bowl first - and lost the match the last time a PSL fixture was hosted at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

It's possible the team to win the toss this time will take their cue from that statistic - and choose to bat first instead.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

This can be a high-scoring ground. Islamabad totalled 196 when they met Zalmi here earlier in the tournament. That total proved more than enough.

A first-innings score of 170-plus can be considered competitive here. Both teams will likely field at least two specialist slow bowlers. 

No wet weather is forecast in Rawalpindi on matchday. We should get in a full fixture amid characteristically hot and humid conditions.

IU vs LQ Betting Tips

Islamabad United are in a stronger position to win here than the Lahore Qalandars. United's batting and bowling resources are in better form. 

Bet on 1.60 favourites United to beat 2.40 underdogs Lahore in this PSL fixture.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Islamabad United to win the toss



Islamabad have a 50 percent chance of winning the toss. Bet on them to do this. If they do, they will likely elect to bat first.

  1. Parimatch


    Shadab Khan to be top batter in the match



Khan recently hit the 11th half-century of his professional T20 career. He is in fine form. That 80 against Zalmi spoke volumes of his ability to bat well in tricky conditions.

  1. Dafabet


    Shadab Khan to be player of the match



As one of the best all-rounders at the PSL, Khan can have another big impact with bat and ball. Look forward to a telling all-round performance from him again.

  1. 1xBet


    Shaheen Afridi to be top bowler in the match



Afridi has been in solid individual form despite the collective failings of his team. His last two matches have yielded five wickets - that is a terrific ratio.

  1. Parimatch


    Naseem Shah to be top Islamabad United bowler



This young fast bowler has been consistently good throughout this year's PSL. Anticipate another big performance from the 21-year-old right-armer. Conditions in Rawalpindi could play right into his hands.

Today Match Prediction

Islamabad United To Win the Match, 1.61

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Who will win IU vs LQ

Islamabad United 63.29% (100)
Lahore Qalandars 36.71% (58)
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