Time: Feb 21, 8 PM IST
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
The chasing team has won only once in the last 6 games at the Gaddafi Stadium. The pitch, however, has been equally conducive for batters and bowlers. Balance your fantasy teams likewise.
Rashid Khan has left for Bangladesh for national duty.
Probable XI for Lahore: Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, Kamran Ghulam, Philip Salt (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Harry Brook, David Wiese, Samit Patel, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan
Probable XI for Peshawar: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Haris (wk), Yasir Khan, Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Sherfane Rutherford, Ben Cutting, Wahab Riaz (c), Usman Qadir, Salman Irshad
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Fakhar Zaman has collected 396 fantasy points – the most by a player in the Pakistan T20 League. He has scored a hundred and six fifties in 9 innings.
Shoaib Malik has scored 314 runs at an average of 45 and strike rate of 142, including two fifties. He has been so consistent that he has only two scores below 25 runs. With the ball, he has taken 2 wickets in 10 overs.
Ben Cutting failed for the first time with the bat in the tournament scoring a duck against Islamabad, but he made amends with the ball and in the field: he took the all-important wicket of Liam Dawson and took two catches. Overall, he has scored 197 runs and pouched 9 catches.
Harry Brook is yet to fail. Before scoring a breathtaking hundred against Islamabad, he had scores of 26, 41*, and 37. It was because Lahore lost three wickets inside as many overs that Brook got the opportunity to bat longer than usual. Perhaps, the team management should promote him higher up the order.
Shaheen Shah Afridi has taken four two-wicket and one three-wicket haul in 9 matches, going wicketless only once. The fantasy players dig for bowlers such as Shaheed, for he bowls in the powerplay and at the death. Although his economy is a bit on the higher side, Zaman Khan has taken as many wickets as Shaheen has. The duo has been a force to reckon with.
After his 24 against Multan, Liam Livingstone has scored 6, 0, and 9. He hasn’t been impressive with the ball either, taking 2 wickets in 13 overs.
Salman Irshad has been in remarkable form in the last 5 matches, sniping up 10 wickets with his pace bowling. He is also the top wicket-taker for Peshawar.
Lahore beat Peshawar by 29 runs earlier in the tournament, thanks to Zaman Khan’s 3 for 32. As far as the points table is concerned, Lahore are at the second spot with 6 wins in 9 games; Peshawar are one spot below them with one fewer win.