LQ vs QG Match Preview

Lahore will be eager to recover quickly after losing to Islamabad United recently. Their batters put in a big total, but it was their bowlers that ultimately had to account for defeat. Let's take a look at which personnel are worth selecting form the Qalandars.

For a solid international batter, look no further than Rassie van der Dussen. He hit 71 not out in the defeat to United. At the top of the order, Sahibzada Farhan looks a good pick as well. His 57 against Islamabad consolidated his status among the best local openers in this competition.

Pakistan fast bowlers Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf had bad performances against Islamabad. Both were costly and didn't take wickets. With Afridi and Rauf off colour, Zaman Khan could be the fast bowler to back from Lahore. He took the key wicket of Colin Munro recently.

Quetta were outstanding in recent victory over Peshawar Zalmi. Jason Roy and Saud Shakeel showed why they might be one of the best opening batter combinations in the tournament. Roy hit 75 and Shakeel 74. Both are promising picks for this match.

That's the Gladiators openers, but don't forget their formidable order, which includes new captain Rilee Rossouw and West Indian recruit Sherfane Rutherford. That's a hefty top four, including three impressive players from abroad and one top local talent.

Abrar Ahmed is a big asset for Quetta. He is one of the best leg-spinners in the 2024 PSL and took two wickets against Zalmi recently. The Gladiators also have West Indian spinner Akeal Hosein, who could open the bowling and have a big impact in the powerplay again.

Weather Report

Some rain is forecast in Lahore on matchday - as much as 70 percent. This could shorten the fixture. The team to win the toss might want to bat second and chase and adjusted target.

Pitch Report

The Gadaffi Stadium is the ground for this match. It has produced two 190-plus first-innings totals so far this tournament.

A first-innings score in the region of 180-odd can be considered competitive here. It's worth fielding two specialist spinners at this venue. There is extra bounce, if not a lot of turn, on offer.


Notable stats

From Multan to Quetta for Rossouw

Quetta's Rilee Rossouw was the third-highest run-scorer in the 2023 PSL. He was playing for Multan Sultans at the time - and hit 453 runs in 11 innings.

Team News

It will be interesting to see if Lahore play Rauf again. They might drop the fast bowler and select an additional spinner or seaming all-rounder. Quetta won't likely change a winning XI.

LQ vs QG Probable 11

LQ Playing 11

  • Sahibzada Farhan
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Abdullah Shafique
  • David Wiese
  • Shaheen Afridi (C)
  • Lorcan Tucker (Wk)
  • Salman Fayyaz
  • Jahandad Khan
  • Haris Rauf
  • Zaman Khan

QG Playing 11

  • Saud Shakeel
  • Jsaon Roy
  • Rilee Rossouw (C)
  • Sherfane Rutherford
  • Khawaja Nafay
  • Mohammad Wasim
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed (Wk)
  • Akeal Hosein
  • 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 don't have homeground advantage, which Lahore do. But the Gladiators have a win this PSL season, which the Qalandars don't. Momentum counts for plenty in this format. Quetta should win this match.

Top Picks

Jason Roy: The England recruit has been playing a lot of T20 cricket around the world and is in top form.

Shaheen Afridi: Back the Lahore captain to bounce back from a poor performance recently and star this time.

Akeal Hosein: The West Indies spinner can make a big impact with the new ball for Quetta.


LQ vs QG Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Sahibzada Farhan

Batters: Jason Roy, Rassie van der Dussen, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Rilee Rossouw (C)

All-rounders: Saud Shakeel

Bowlers: Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi (VC)

LQ vs QG Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction