LQ vs PZ Match Preview

The Qalandars boast of two high-quality batsmen in Sahibzada Farhan and Rassie van der Dussen. Farhan, in particular, is in exceptional form with three half-centuries in just four innings, making him the leading run-scorer of the season.

Nonetheless, the rest of the batting lineup has failed to make a significant impact.

Fakhar Zaman, Ahsan Bhatti, Shai Hope, and Sikandar Raza have struggled to score consistently. Zaman Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi have shown glimpses of good bowling form, collectively taking 10 wickets.

However, their bowling has been costly at times. Haris Rauf sustained an injury in the previous match, and further information on the extent of his injury is still pending.

Babar Azam has been in exceptional form with the bat and is currently one of the top two leading run-scorers of the season. He has impressively scored two half-centuries in just three innings and will once again take on the opening position alongside Saim Ayub. Although the team possesses some talented batsmen in the middle order, it is crucial for at least one of them to deliver a substantial innings.

Rovman Powell, Mohammad Haris, and Haseebullah Khan have all shown promise with good starts, but unfortunately, they have been unable to convert them into significant scores. The seam attack has been a standout aspect of Peshawar's performance this season. Luke Wood and Salman Irshad have both claimed five wickets each, and they have received excellent support from Naveen Ul-Haq.

In the previous match on Friday, Paul Walter and Arif Yaqoob made notable contributions. Arif Yaqoob, who was playing his first match of the season, bowled exceptionally well and took three wickets.


Weather Report

The weather is likely to be clear with temperatures of below 20 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Gaddafi Stadium is good to bat on. The ball comes onto the bat, allowing the batsmen to play their shots. That said, the quicker bowlers will get some movement off the seam when the ball is new. The surface gets especially easier to bat as the game progresses.

The team batting first will look to score at least 180.

Notable stats

Zaman Khan: Death Over Specialist

Ever since his PSL debut in 2022, Zaman Khan has been a consistent performer with the ball. He has picked up 39 wickets in his career at an average of 22.51 and a strike rate of 15.76.

Team News

Haris Rauf injured himself on Saturday and details regarding his availability are awaited. 


LQ vs PZ Probable 11

LQ Playing 11

  • Sahibzada Farhan
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Shai Hope (Wk)
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Jahandad Khan
  • George Linde
  • Ahsan Bhatti
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi (C)
  • Zaman Khan
  • Haris Rauf

PZ Playing 11

  • Saim Ayub
  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Mohammad Haris (Wk)
  • Haseebullah Khan
  • Rovman Powell
  • Asif Ali
  • Paul Walter
  • Luke Wood
  • Arif Yaqoob
  • Naveen Ul-Haq
  • Salman Irshad
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

We are backing Peshawar Zalmi to win this match. A win in their latest fixture against Multan would have given a big boost to the team’s confidence. On the other hand, the Lahore Qalandars are amid a trough in form and are likely to struggle. 


Top Picks

Sahibzada Farhan: Sahibzada Farhan is the leading run-scorer for the season and has scored 193 runs at a strike rate of 146.21.

Babar Azam: Babar Azam has scored 2 half-centuries in his 3 innings and has scored an aggregate of 171 runs at a strike rate of 143.69.

Arif Yaqoob: Arif Yaqoob bowled a brilliant spell in the last match, picking up 3 wickets at a strike rate of 8.00. 


LQ vs PZ Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: S Farhan (C)

Batters: B Azam (VC), R van der-Dussen, S Ayub

All-rounders: S Raza, R Powell, P Walter

Bowlers: S Afridi, Z Khan, L Wood, A Yaqoob

LQ vs PZ Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction