Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars Match Prediction – Who Will Win Today’s PSZ vs LHQ 17th T20 Pakistan Super League 2024

In the highly anticipated Match 17 of the 2024 Pakistan Super League, Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi will face off at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Saturday afternoon. With Lahore Qalandars yet to secure a victory in the tournament, and Peshawar Zalmi gaining momentum with six points from their five games, this clash promises to be thrilling. The action begins at 14:00 local time on March 2nd in Rawalpindi.

Lahore Qalandars’ Struggle: Lahore Qalandars faced another setback in their recent encounter against Multan Sultans, suffering a heavy defeat by 60 runs. With six consecutive losses, confidence is waning within the Qalandars’ camp, making it challenging for them to turn the tables against Peshawar Zalmi.

Peshawar Zalmi’s Resurgence: After a slow start, Peshawar Zalmi is finding their rhythm, securing narrow victories against Multan Sultans, Lahore Qalandars, and Islamabad United in their last three matches. Despite their recent wins, they’re aware of the need to maintain consistency to dominate Lahore Qalandars in this fixture.

Team Previews:

  • Lahore Qalandars: The team is likely to see the return of Shai Hope to the wicket-keeping role, aiming to bolster their batting lineup alongside key players Rassie van der Dussen, Sahibzada Farhan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
  • Peshawar Zalmi: With no injuries in the squad, Peshawar Zalmi is expected to maintain their winning combination, relying on key players such as Babar Azam, Saim Ayub, and Arif Yaqoob to deliver another strong performance.

Probable Playing XI

Peshawar Zalmi

Saim Ayub, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris, Haseebullah Khan (wk), Paul Walter, Rovman Powell, Asif Ali, Luke Wood, Naveen-ul-Haq, Arif Yaqoob, Salman Irshad

Lahore Qalandars

Sahibzada Farhan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Rassie van der Dussen, Shai Hope, Kamran Ghulam, Sikandar Raza, Shaheen Shah Afridi (c), George Linde, Jahandad Khan, Salman Fayyaz, Zaman Khan

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Peshawar Zalmi T20 Stats and History

Total Match Played = 99
Won = 53
Loss = 44
No Result = 2
Tie = 0

Lahore Qalandars T20 Stats and History

Total Match Played = 94
Won = 43
Loss = 51
No Result = 0
Tie = 0

Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars head-to-head stats

Total Match Played = 19
Peshawar Zalmi won = 11
Lahore Qalandars won = 8
No Result = 0

Live Streaming and Pitch Conditions:

Fans can catch the action live on Sky Cricket, with live streaming available on FanCode and SkyGo. The Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is expected to offer a surface full of pace, bounce, and carry, with the potential for high-scoring encounters, as witnessed in the previous season.

Weather Forecast:

Rain is forecasted, possibly leading to interruptions during Saturday afternoon’s match. Despite the humid conditions, players can expect temperatures in the mid-teens.

Match Prediction:

Given Lahore Qalandars’ ongoing struggle and Peshawar Zalmi’s recent form, the latter emerges as the favorite to clinch victory in this fixture. With a balanced squad and a streak of wins behind them, Peshawar Zalmi aims to continue their dominance in the tournament.

Prediction: Peshawar Zalmi Will Win

As Lahore Qalandars take on Peshawar Zalmi in this pivotal encounter, cricket enthusiasts can expect an enthralling battle between two teams aiming for victory. With the fate of both teams hanging in the balance, this match promises high-intensity action and excitement for fans on March 2nd.

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