LQ vs QG Match Preview

Lahore will go into this match at the very bottom of the standings. They cannot qualify for the play-off stage of the 2024 Pakistan Super League. Quetta are currently in fourth position and are still contention to advantage to the next stage of this year's PSL.

Lahore have two excellent all-rounders at their disposal. David Wiese and Sikandar Raza can make a big impact with the bat and ball. Raza has been in good form for an extended period and his spin could do well in Karachi conditions. Wiese is one of the best finishers with the bat.

Consider Rassie van der Dussen when selecting your Dream11. The South African star has been Lahore's leading run-scorer this season. His 364 runs in seven innings have come on the back of one century, three half-tons and other valuable innings. Pick him.

Lahore, despite languishing at the bottom of the points table, have had two of the best seamers in the 2024 PSL. Shaheen Afridi and Zaman Khan have taken 12 and 11 wickets, respectively, in the 2024 PSL. Both have bowled with good pace and accuracy in trying circumstances.

For arguably the best spin combination, consider Akeal Hosein and Abrar Ahmed. The West Indian recruit and local leg-spinner have shared 25 wickets for Quetta in this year's PSL. If they have not benefitted from extra turn, they have managed to take advantage of any additional bounce.

Jason Roy and Saud Shakeel could be well worth your investment when opting for two top Quetta batters. They will likely open the batting and again have the chance to score quickly and freely in the powerplay. Roy and Shakeel have each hit more than 200 runs in the 2024 PSL.

Weather Report

Rain is forecast around the National Stadium in Karachi on matchday. If wet weather does limit the fixture, this could suit the team chasing an adjusted target.

Pitch Report

This venue has not produced a 200-plus total in the last three PSL fixtures here. A first-innings score of 170-plus can be considered competitive here. The team to win the toss will probably elect to bowl first.

Notable stats

Rassie van der Dussen in form

While van der Dussen is Lahore's leading run-scorer this PSL season, he is also the second-highest overall in 2024. Only Peshawar Zalmi's Babar Azam has more runs than van der Dussen in this year's tournament.

Team News

The Qalandars will likely retain Fakhar Zaman at the top of their batting order. The Gladiators will likely have to play without Usman Tariq again. He has been reported for a suspect bowling action.

LQ vs QG Probable 11

LQ Playing 11

  • Mirza Baig
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Shai Hope (Wk)
  • Shaheen Afridi (C)
  • Sikandar Raza
  • David Wiese
  • Zaman Khan
  • Tayyab Abbas
  • Ahsan Hafeez
  • Jahandad Khan

QG Playing 11

  • Jason Roy
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Rilee Rossouw (C)
  • Khawaja Nafay
  • Omair Yousuf
  • Laurie Evans (Wk)
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Sohail Khan
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Mohammad Hasnain
  • Abrar Ahmed
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

Quetta have more momentum than Lahore and are the favourites to win here. The Gladiators' batting and bowling is looking stronger than what the Qalandars can offer.

Top Picks

Abrar Ahmed: Select this in-form leg-spinner and look forward to a big performance in conducive conditions.

Sikandar Raza: The Zimbabwe and Lahore all-rounder is well worth selecting, given his merit with bat and ball.

Jason Roy: For plenty of impetus at the top of the order, the England and Quetta kingpin is a good choice.

LQ vs QG Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Shai Hope

Batters: Jason Roy, Rilee Rossouw (C)

All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, Saud Shakeel, David Wiese

Bowlers: Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi (VC), Zaman Khan, Abrar Ahmed, Akeal Hosein

LQ vs QG Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction