PZ vs LQ Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 07, 2023

PZ vs LQ Match Prediction - Mar 07, 2023

Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2023.

Date: March 07, 2023.

Format: T20

Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Time: 09:00

In the 23rd game of the Pakistan Super League for the 2023 season, Lahore Qalandars will go up against the Peshawar Zalmi side later tomorrow. The Lahore Qalandars team will be going into this game with a 5-match winning streak in the Pakistan Super League. This includes a victory over the Peshawar Zalmi brigade in an earlier game played at Lahore. This Rawalpindi ground is new to T20 cricket and there are no T20 internationals played at the venue. It appears to be a good batting surface if you look at a couple of PSL games played at this venue earlier during the season.

The Peshawar Zalmi side on the other hand has not had this kind of run in the tournament. They are currently in the 4th position in the points table. Peshawar will be keen to try and improve their position in the points tally with a victory in this crucial game against the table toppers. There are still 4 matches left for them in the league stages and there is a good chance that Peshawar can finish in the number 2 position in the points tally.

All the wins Lahore has achieved have come when they batted first in their league matches. This includes the game when they were bowled out for a smallish total of 148 runs against Quetta. Peshawar Zalmi unlike the Lahore outfit had to struggle quite a bit in the competition. After their loss to the Lahore outfit when they were asked to chase a neigh impossible target of 242 runs, they came back to register a victory over Karachi Kings. This win was achieved at the Pindi club ground in Rawalpindi.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore was in fine form with the bat scoring his second fifty in a row in the middle order. He received good support from the lower middle order for Peshawar. Batting first in their last match, Peshawar managed to post a big total of 197 runs on the board. The Karachi Kings outfit while chasing this huge target got to 173 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Both Lahore and Peshawar have strong batting orders. They have some high-quality finishers in their ranks and despite the terrific run of wins from Lahore, you can expect a close game here.

PZ vs LQ Team Previews

Peshawar Zalmi

All things considered; the Peshawar team is in a good position at the moment to pose a stiff challenge to the competition leaders. This is their second match at the same venue. However, the Peshawar top order will be a bit of a concern for the management. Their mainstays in the competition, Babar Azam and Mohammad Haris are not scoring runs consistently enough. 

The lower middle order has come to the rescue on several occasions for Peshawar. During the half-century effort made by Kohler-Cadmore in the last game, he got support from Rovman Powell and Haseebullah Khan who bat in the middle and lower middle order for Peshawar. It was largely due to the efforts of these three batters for Peshawar, the team could manage a score of 197 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Another thing to remember is that this effort would have bolstered the confidence level of the Peshawar batters. Although they are facing an opposition that is on a roll at the moment, Peshawar is also going into this game with a win under their belt. However, the Peshawar bowling attack will be the main headache for their skipper. It was the bowlers who allowed the Lahore batters to get off to a big total in their last encounter.

The Peshawar skipper Babar Azam will be hoping for a much better bowling display from opening ball bowlers, Arshad Iqbal and Wahab Riaz. Wahab Riaz is by and far the seniormost player on the team. However, he has not been in the best of form in the competition. In the last game against Karachi, it was Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Azmatullah Omarzai who appeared to be in great nick. Aamer Jamal also picked up 3 wickets in the game but he went for 43 runs in the process. So, if the Peshawar batting delivers the goods for the side as they are likely to and the bowlers stick to the task, you can expect Peshawar to cause an upset here.

Peshawar Zalmi Playing 11

Mohammad Haris, Babar Azam, Saim Ayub, Tom Kohler Cadmore, Haseebullah Khan, Rovman Powell, Aamer Jamal, Wahab Riaz, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Arshad Iqbal.

Lahore Qalandars

The recovery in the batting form shown by Peshawar will not be a big concern for the Lahore Qalandars yet. Their team management will be keeping a close eye on their top performers however, they are unlikely to get too worried about, facing Peshawar in this game. Shaheen Afridi is leading a world-class bowling attack for Lahore Qalandars. One of the top spinners in the world, Rashid Khan is in charge of the middle overs and he is appearing to be in good touch. This is a massive asset to the Lahore bowling attack.

The Lahore pace bowling attack also has David Weise and Haris Rauf in it. They also have a handy all-rounder playing for them in Sikandar Raza who can get them breakthroughs even in key situations of the match. There are some areas of concern for Lahore though. Although they are currently in the middle of a dream run, there are some concerns raised about their batting department. Their top-order collapsed in their last couple of games. It is expected that Fakhar Zaman in particular will be able to turn around the batting woes and get back to scoring big runs for his team.

However, another thing in favor of Lahore Qalandars is that they have several match-winners in their ranks. One such player is Sikandar Raza who is capable of making match-winning contributions with either bat or ball or even both. In one of the earlier matches this Zimbabwean all-rounder hammered a superb 71 from 34 balls while batting in the number 7 position to single-handedly take his team to a respectable total of 148 runs against Quetta. Some other key players for Lahore are Sam billings, Shafique, and the finisher Hussain Talat.

Lahore Qalandars Playing 11

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

PZ vs LQ Toss Prediction

It is a fact that this venue did not host any PSL or T20 international games before this season. So, the only data available for making this toss prediction is from the recent matches played at the venue. This data shows that there is not much of an advantage for either team. The ISU team easily chased down a massive total of 204 runs against the Peshawar Zalmi side at this ground. The Lahore team will be confident about batting first on the ground as they are doing a fantastic job of setting a target and defending it successfully. They can depend on their bowlers to perform a good restriction job later. But the Peshawar side will have their work cut out against this bowling attack if they prefer to chase on the track. So, we expect the team winning the toss to bat first in Rawalpindi.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The venue for this game is Pindi Club Ground in Rawalpindi. This venue has seen a couple of PSL matches being hosted this season. From the short evidence we have gathered so far, the average first innings total at the venue is 199 runs. As there have been too few matches played here, it is tough to assess the at-par score for this track. But the team will be looking to score in the excess of 200 runs at this ground while batting first to feel confident.

 From the evidence we have seen so far in the competition, this Rawalpindi track is a great batting surface. With the game progressing further, there will be a lot of help on offer from the surface for the batters. The finishers from both sides are going to enjoy batting on this track. It is expected that we will get a bright sunny day with close to 29 degrees temperature in Rawalpindi.

PZ vs LQ Betting Tips

Both these squads have had to face some difficulties with their batting order composition. Peshawar Zalmi will be feeling pretty good by the way their middle order resurrected their earlier collapse in the last game to set a good total on the board. It turned out to be a winning total in the end. The difference between the two sides lies in the fact that Lahore Qalandars has a much better bowling attack that is capable of making the life of Peshawar batters difficult on this ground. They can achieve this feat even on a batting-friendly wicket. This better firepower in the bowling department makes the Lahore Qalandars a favorite to win this game in Rawalpindi and consolidate their position at the top of the points tally.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Fakhar Zaman to score in the excess of 24 runs in the game.



Fakhar Zaman has been a consistent performer for his outfit in the competition. you can expect him to come good in this match and put together more than 24 runs.

  1. 10CRIC


    Babar Azam to score more than 30 runs in this game.



Despite some setbacks in the earlier games, Babar Azam is a class act and you can bet on him to score more than 30 runs in this encounter.

  1. Rajabets


    Peshawar Zalmi to score more than 6 runs in the first over of their innings.



The Peshawar team has some hard-hitting batters near the top of the order. you can bet on them to provide a quick start to the side and score more than 6 runs in their first over of the innings.

Today Match Prediction

Lahore Qalandars To Win the Match, 1.67

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Who will win PZ vs LQ

Peshawar Zalmi 68.90% (350)
Lahore Qalandars 31.10% (158)
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