IU vs LQ Match Preview

Lahore still have not won a match this PSL season. They have lost six and shared one washout. Islamabad lost three matches in a row before winning two of their next three. United have the momentum that the Qalandars don't. Let's see how the personnel involved in this game could fare.

Shadab Khan should be the first name on your Dream11 teamsheet. As one of the best all-rounders in the tournament and the captain of Islamabad, he has been in outstanding form. He will go into this match after taking three key wickets and hitting 80 against Peshawar Zalmi recently.

Khan is now United's top wicket-taker in this season's PSL. He has bowled well in conditions that have not necessarily offered extra turn, but additional bounce has played right into his hands. Look forward to another big performance from this star leg-spinner.

If you are looking for a standout internatoinal recruit, South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen should be in your Dream11 team. While Lahore have not done well as a collective, van der Dussen has succeeded individually en route to 300 runs in six innings this PSL season.

Being a bowling captain is arguably tougher than being a batting captain. This is Shaheen Afridi's burden to bear for Lahore. As one of the best left-arm fast bowlers in the competition, he has bowled well for nine wickets in six matches. But he'd dearly like those performances to translate into victories for his team. 

For top local batting talent, consider Agha Salman of Islamabad and Sahibzada Farhan of the Qalandars. They are a couple of kingpins toward the top of their respective orders. Both are capable of really taking the attack to the opposition bowlers. Expect plenty from both players this match.

Weather Report

Rain washed out matches in Rawalpindi earlier this PSL. But that inclement weather looks to have cleared. No showers are forecast on matchday in Rawalpindi this time.

Pitch Report

A first-innings total of 170-plus should be competitive. Both teams will probably play two specialist spinners - and one each might open the bowling.

Notable stats

Shadab Khan in form

With 183 runs and nine wickets, Khan is among the top all-rounders in the 2024 PSL so far. He is also captaining Islamabad United.

Team News

United will likely retain the same XI that beat Peshawar earlier this week. Lahore might reconsider the position of West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, who hasn't done well with bat or ball this PSL season.

IU vs LQ Probable 11

IU Playing 11

  • Alex Hales
  • Colin Munro
  • Agha Salman
  • Shadab Khan (C)
  • Jordan Cox
  • Azam Khan (Wk)
  • Imad Wasim
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Hunain Shah
  • Rumman Raees
  • Naseem Shah

LQ Playing 11

  • Sahibzada Farhan (Wk)
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Kamran Ghulam
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • George Linde
  • Carlos Brathwaite
  • Shaheen Afridi (C)
  • Jahandad Khan
  • Salman Fayyaz
  • Zaman Khan
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Islamabad should beat Lahore, who won't likely get off the mark with their first win of the 2024 PSL. United's batting and bowling units are far more formidable than what the Qalandars have to offer at the moment.

Top Picks

Shadab Khan: Look no further than one of the best spinning all-rounders at the tournament.

Rassie van der Dussen: The Lahore recruit has already hit a century this PSL season.

Naseem Shah: For pace, aggression and a glut of wickets, the United fast bowler is a good Dream11 team pick.

IU vs LQ Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Sahibzada Farhan

Batters: Colin Munro, Alex Hales, Rassie van der Dussen

All-rounders: Shadab Khan (C), Sikandar Raza, Imad Wasim, Agha Salman

Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi (VC), Naseem Shah, Zaman Khan

IU vs LQ Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction