LQ vs QG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 02, 2023

LQ vs QG Match Prediction - Mar 02, 2023

We are just about midway through in the Pakistan Super League 2022-23 and it is certainly gearing up for an exciting finish. The points table is looking extremely competitive and the next few matches are going to decide the fate of most of the teams. Having said that, with four teams set to qualify for the next round out of the six, the league stage is likely to stay open till the very last match is played.


Up next in the season, we are set to witness a thrilling encounter as Lahore Qalandars take on Quetta Gladiators on 2nd March 2023 at Lahore. Both teams are packed with some of the most exciting talents in Pakistani cricket, and this match promises to be a high-octane affair.


In the last five head-to-head encounters, the honors have been shared with Qalandars emerging on top three times out of five. This makes this match even more exciting as both teams will be looking to take the lead in their recent head-to-head record.


The match between the two sides is to be played on 2nd March 2023 at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.


LQ vs QG Team Previews

Lahore Qalandars

Lahore Qalandars will be led by Shaheen Shah Afridi, who will be supported by a talented squad that includes Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, and Rashid Khan. Lahore Qalandars had a solid outing in the previous season, finishing in fourth place on the points table. They seem to be building well on that as they look to build on that, apparent by their standings on the points table.


As it currently stands on the ladder, the Qalandars are placed at the top of the table, tied with Multan Sultans on points. They also have an advantage of having an extra game up their sleeve and that would allow them to retain their advantage, should they manage to register a win here too.


After scoring a terrific win over Multan Sultans in a nail-biting thriller, the Qalandars were rocked by Karachi Kings as they suffered a 67-run defeat. That defeat acted like a perfect wake-up call for the Qalandars as they displayed power-packed performances in all of their three subsequent matches. Most recently, they are coming off a massive win over Islamabad United, handing them a 110-run defeat.


Batting first on a beauty of a strip, the Qalandars batsmen wreaked havoc right from the very beginning with their middle-order carrying forward the work. Contributions right through the order ensured they put up a decent score on the board. They eventually ended up scoring 200 runs in total, which proved to be plenty. Just as it was with the bat, their bowling looked in complete control with everyone except, much to everyone's surprise, Shaheen Shah Afridi contributing. David Wiese was the pick of their bowlers as he returned with figures of 3-0-17-3.


All in all, Lahore Qalandars have a side with pretty much all bases covered. They have repeatedly notched higher than par scores and the bowlers have done immaculate job more often than not to clean up their opponents. In Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Rashid Khan, they have three of the world's best white-ball bowlers available and dealing with them is going to be challenging for all batsmen. They bat deep with Rashid Khan coming in at number eight, speaking volumes about the firepower and balance they have. If they are able to play to their potential here, getting past them is going to be next to impossible.

Lahore Qalandars Playing 11

Fakhar Zaman, Tahir Baig, Sam Billings, Abdullah Shafiq, Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, Rashid Khan, David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan.

Quetta Gladiators

Quetta Gladiators are currently placed at the bottom of the points table, having scored just one win off a total of five matches played. Not only have they not managed to win, the losses they have conceded have been huge. It's pretty evident by their net run-rate as well, which currently stands at -1.977. The last time they tasted success was about a couple of weeks ago - in their second match wherein they just managed to sneak past Karachi Kings in a close encounter.


Since then, it has gone all downhill for the Gladiators and they are certain to be running low on confidence. In their most recent match, they were romped by Azam Khan's brilliance as Islamabad United handed Gladiators a 63-run defeat. Gladiators were dismal in all three departments of the game as only Mohammad Hafeez, Safaraz Ahmed, and Iftikhar Ahmed looked in a bit of control.


On paper, Quetta Gladiators have a side loaded with experience but they seem to be playing with a dated template. Despite having Jason Roy and Martin Guptill at the top, the starts they have gotten have been poor to say the least. Their middle-order has looked good, but with not enough reliability in the lower order, the likes of Hafeez, Sarfaraz, and Iftikhar have been circumspect. Bowling-wise, they lack sharpness and experience as apparent in their game against Islamabad United.


Overall, nothing seems to be working for Quetta Gladiators at the moment. They do not have a side as bad as they have done and the results have just taken away their confidence. They will now be up against one of the best sides of the competition and that is not going to be easy. Unless the Gladiators are able to play out of their skins, getting past them is going to be a very challenging affair.

Quetta Gladiators Playing 11

Martin Guptill, Yasir Khan, Will Smeed, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Odean Smith, Naseem Shah, Naveen ul Haq, Umaid Asif.

LQ vs QG Toss Prediction

This is a venue where there's nothing in favor of the bowlers. The weather is nice and cold during this part of the year and that's perhaps the only thing the fielding team would enjoy. Chasing here could be difficult owing to the scoreboard pressure but the presence of dew would make things interesting. Keeping that in mind and the other factors, we expect the captain winning the toss to field first. 

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

Pitch and Conditions

We have seen only a couple of matches played here at this venue in the tournament so far and unsurprisingly both were pretty high-scoring as far as the first innings is concerned. In three of the four innings, we saw scores of over 200 runs being scored. The weather has been perfect for Cricket so far and we expect nothing different for this game too. The surface is true with the white ball doing something only for the first couple of overs. Considering all that and the size of the boundaries here, a first innings total of around 200 would be just about par. 

LQ vs QG Betting Tips

Overall, this match appears to be a mismatch from the outside given how the two sides have performed so far in the tournament but you never know in this game and more so in this format. A couple of individual brilliance can tilt things in the favor of the Gladiators and that's exactly what they will be aiming for. Having said that, the Qalandars look too strong for the Gladiators on all accounts and have plenty of momentum behind them. Considering that and the other factors stated above, we would be placing our bets on a Lahore Qalandars win and so should you.

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    Match Total Runs - Over 349.5



This season of the PSL has in general seen higher totals being scored and this venue has been the best of all for batting. Both sides have terrific batting units and should enjoy batting here. Looking at the conditions and the lineups these two sides have, a bet on match total to exceed 349.5 seems lucratively proposition.

Today Match Prediction

Lahore Qalandars To Win the Match, 1.63

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Who will win LQ vs QG

Lahore Qalandars 70.42% (319)
Quetta Gladiators 29.58% (134)
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