Pubnews: IU vs LQ Dream11 Cricket Match Prediction, PSL T20 2023-26th Match, Who Will Win? In the previous match, Islamabad United displayed an outstanding batting performance, successfully chasing down a target of 206 runs in 19.5 overs. Key players like Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, and Faheem Ashraf have given outstanding performances. Fahim Ashraf was the top run-scorer for his side, scoring 51 off 26 balls with five fours and two sixes, and remained unbeaten in the chase. Captain Shadab Khan also played a brilliant inning, scoring 44 runs off 25 balls with three fours and a six. Colin Munro managed to score 40 runs, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz 25 runs.
On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars have won five matches in a row but lost their last match against Peshawar Zalmi by 35 runs. Although they have a strong bowling unit, the pitch at Pindi Club Ground is not very favorable for the bowlers and most of the teams have scored 200 runs on this pitch. Lahore Qalandars scored 207 runs in their previous match but could not chase down the target of 208 runs. Captain Shaheen Afridi was the highest wicket-taker, with four wickets for 31 runs in four overs. Haris Rauf took two wickets for 35 runs and Zaman Khan and Rashid Khan took two wickets each. David Wiese and Sikandar Raja failed to take any wickets.
Although their batting line-up performed decently, their top order failed to deliver and key batsmen like Irfan Chavez, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafiq, and Sam Billings struggled to score. Hussain Talat was the highest run scorer for Lahore Qalandars, scoring 63 runs off 37 balls with four fours and five sixes. Captain Shaheen Afridi also played brilliant innings, scoring 52 runs off 36 balls with three fours and five sixes. Sikandar Raja who was in good form managed to score only 20 runs.
IU vs LQ head-to-head match
Islamabad United faced Lahore Qalandars in 16 matches where they won 7 matches and Lahore Qalandars won 9 matches.
The main players will be seen in this match
Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shadab Khan, and Rashid Khan are the key players in this match.
today’s match prediction
As per today’s prediction, the favorite team to win this match is Islamabad United. There are many reasons why Islamabad United are favorite to win this match.
The toss is going to play an important role in almost all the matches of Pakistan Super League Season 8 We have seen in previous editions of this tournament that the venue in Rawalpindi is the best option for both teams to chase Almost 80% of matches are won by bowling first. As predicted by the toss, the team winning the toss may choose to field first.
Pitch report and terms
The 26th match of the Pakistan Super League 2023 season is going to be played at Pindi Club Ground in Rawalpindi. The Gaddafi Stadium pitch in Lahore is known for providing high-scoring matches. The pitch is generally in favor of the batsman and the ball comes into the bat fairly well. The pitch also helps the spinners a bit as the match progresses. The pacers may get some initial swing and bounce in the first six overs, but the pitch flattens out as the match progresses. The outfield is usually very fast which makes it easy for the batsmen to make quick runs. Overall, Gaddafi Stadium is considered to be a good batting surface with some support for Lahore’s pitch bowlers.
Weather report for today’s match
The weather in Rawalpindi is excellent for this match. Lahore is generally known for its pleasant weather and good temperatures ranging from 12°C to 26°C in February. During this month the sky is mostly clear and the chances of rain are almost nil. However. Humidity levels can be relatively high, making it feel a bit warm.
Who will win Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars Match 26 of PSL T20 2023 today?
As we took a closer look at the squad, we think Islamabad United are going to do well in this match in PSL T20 Season 8 as they have some players who can change the game. Lahore Qalandars’ batting department is much stronger than Islamabad United’s in this match. We have reports from various sources for Lahore Qalandars’ win.
IU vs LQ playing 11
Islamabad United playing 11
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan (c), Mubasir Khan, Azam Khan (wicketkeeper), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Rumman Raees, Fazal Haque Farooqui.
Lahore Qalandars playing 11
Fakhar Zaman, Chavez Irfan, Sam Billings (wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafiq, Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, Rashid Khan, David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi (captain), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan.