Time: 12th February, 8.00 PM IST
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
The pitch is expected to help the batters. In Thursday’s game, 322 runs were scored . Also, out of 17 wickets, only four were picked by the spinners.
Paul Stirling won’t be playing the remaining part of the Pakistan T20 League as he is away on national duty.
Probable 11 for Islamabad: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Colin Munro, Alex Hales, Azam Khan(wk), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan(c), Mubasir Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali, Waqas Maqsood
Jason Roy’s addition to the squad has added more venom to the Quetta batting department.
Probable 11 for Quetta: James Vince, Jason Roy, Ahsan Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed(c&wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shahid Afridi/Ali Imran, James Faulkner, Sohail Tanvir, Naseem Shah, Ghulam Mudassar
Jason Roy scored a spectacular innings of 116 against Lahore last week. Before that, he had scores of 8, 52, 18, 45, and 6. against the West Indies read
Shadab Khan has been in brilliant form with both bat and ball. He has picked up 14 wickets, including a five-wicket haul against Quetta earlier in the Pakistan T20 League. The leggie has also scored 186 runs in four outings.
Mohammad Nawaz started the tournament with a three-wicket haul. Against Islamabad, he picked up two wickets and scored 47.
Colin Munro has been in sparkling form with the willow. He has scores of 33, 60 and 72* this season. With Stirling’s exit, Munro is expected to open the batting.
Ahsan Ali is the fourth-highest run-getter in the Pakistan T20 League. He has an average of 52.75 in five matches, with the highest score of 73. Ahsan is expected to bat in the top four.
After a stunning five-wicket haul against Karachi earlier this season, Naseem Shah has gone wicketless in the last three games.
Hasan Ali has not been economical but has managed to get wickets at regular intervals in the tournament, which helps in fantasy cricket.
Azam Khan is a useful pick in the wicket-keeper category. He has scored 103 runs and taken five catches.
Islamabad beat Quetta convincingly last week. Also, Islamabad are placed above Quetta in the points table. Both teams have clashed 13 times, out of which Islamabad have won 6 and Quetta 7.
Fantasy Tip of the Day
Don’t stick to one definite strategy while playing fantasy cricket. There is no one size fits all solution to this. Keep experimenting and picking different players for different matches and whichever one works best for you can be your winning fantasy cricket team.