The 23rd match of Pakistan Super League 2023 is scheduled to play between Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars on Tuesday 7th March 2023 at Pindi Club Ground, Rawalpindi.
PSL 2023 T20 23rd Match Overview
The way how Lahore Qalandars performed in this season of the Pakistan Super League had been outstanding. They are currently the best-performing team in this tournament right now. They had won six out of seven matches played. They had lost just one match and are leading the points table. They had qualified for the playoff and will try their best to remain in the first or second position on the ladder to have double chances to reach the final of this tournament.
Peshawar Zalmi Previews
Peshawar Zalmi won its most recent match against Karachi Kings with a handsome margin and earlier, they were beaten by Islamabad United by a big margin of six wickets. This was a high-scoring match against Lahore Qalandars where near about 442 runs were scored. Remember that this was the very first match of PSL 2023 which was played in Lahore. Most league matches that were scheduled to be held in Lahore had now been moved to Pindi Club Ground, Rawalpindi. Now three more league matches and four playoff matches including the final match will be played in Lahore. We think that the behavior of the pitch will not remain the same as it was in the first match but still batting will be much easier than bowling at this venue. Peshawar Zalmi is a strong team and has the best batsmen and bowlers available but their bowling unit failed to give the best performance and leaked a lot of runs. They were charged 241 runs which is one of the highest totals in the history of the Pakistan Super League.
The bowlers of Peshawar Zalmi had performed well in previous matches of this tournament but were not much impressive in the previous match. Arshad Iqbal, Wahab Riaz, James Neesham, Saad Masood, Salman Irshad, and Rovman Powell were used as bowlers in the previous match where Wahab Riaz was the highest wicket-taker from their side. He picked up two wickets in four overs while he was charged with 45 runs. Rovman Powell was the other bowler who had a wicket to his name. He picked one wicket in two overs but he leaked a lot of runs. He was charged with 37 runs in just two overs. No other bowler from their side could manage to pick any wicket. Arshad Iqbal, Salman Irshad, Saad Masood, and James Neesham were the bowlers who remained wicketless. The top batting order of Peshawar Zalmi failed to give the best performance but overall their batting order performed well and scored 201 runs while chasing the target of 242 runs. The opening pair of Peshawar Zalmi, Mohammad Haris, and Babar Azam failed to provide a good opening start and both openers came back to the pavilion on a total of 28 runs. Tom Kohler-Cadmore was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side with 55 runs to his name on just 23 balls with the help of three boundaries and five huge sixes. Saim Ayub also had an outstanding performance with the bat and scored 51 runs. This was his second half-century in his first edition of the Pakistan Super League. Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored 25 runs while Rovman Powell could manage to score 20 runs. The key batsmen of Peshawar Zalmi are in good form and we are sure that they will give a tough time to Karachi Kings in this match.
Lahore Qalandars Previews
The top and middle batting order of Lahore Qalandars also failed to give the best performance in their most recent match. Sam Billings, Hussain Talat, and Abdullah Shafique totally failed to give the best performance. Sikandar Raza proved the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side with 71 runs to his name on just 34 balls with the help of eight boundaries and three huge sixes. He remained not out till the 20th over. Rashid Khan was the other batsman who performed well and put some runs on the board. He scored 21 runs while Shaheen Afridi scored 16 runs. The bowling unit of Lahore Qalandars had just been outstanding in this season of PSL and because of their best bowling performances, they had won most matches in this tournament. Their previous match against Quetta Gladiators is a big example of it where they defended the target of 149 runs and leaked 131 runs in 20 overs. Haris Rauf was the most successful and highest wicket-taker from their side with three wickets to his name in four overs against 22 runs. Rashid Khan also had an outstanding performance with the ball and picked up two wickets in four overs while he was charged for just 14 runs. David Wiese picked one wicket. We are sure that they will beat Peshawar Zalmi in this match.
PZ vs LQ Head-To-Head Records
Peshawar Zalmi had faced Lahore Qalandars in 16 matches where they won 9 matches while Lahore Qalandars won 7 matches.
According to our today prediction, Lahore Qalandars is the favorite team to win this match. There are many factors that make Lahore Qalandars a favorite team to win this match.
- Lahore Qalandars are the best-performing team in this tournament
- The key players of Lahore Qalandars are in good form
- The batting order of Peshawar Zalmi is also back in the good form
- Lahore Qalandars also has a strong bowling unit which is in good form
- Lahore Qalandars had won the previous five matches in a row
Lahore Qalandars is overall a strong team as compared to the Peshawar Zalmi especially when it comes to batting. The batting and bowling squad of the Lahore Qalandars is strong at least on paper, so the winning chances of today’s match for Lahore Qalandars have been increased. The equation of winning the chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.
Lahore Qalandars have a 60% chance to win this match
Peshawar Zalmi has a 40% chance to win this match
The toss is going to play an important role in almost all matches of Pakistan Super League season 8. We had seen in the previous editions of this tournament that chase is the best option for both teams at the venue of Multan. Almost 80% of matches had been won by the bowling first. According to the toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may choose to field first.
PZ vs LQ Possible Playing XI
Peshawar Zalmi: Mohammad Haris (wk), Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rovman Powell, James Neesham, Wahab Riaz, Saad Masood, Salman Irshad, Arshad Iqbal.
Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Mirza Tahir Baig, Sam Billings (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, Rashid Khan, David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan.
PZ vs LQ Dream11 Fantasy Tips
Captain: Sikandar Raza
Vice-Captain: Fakhar Zaman
Sam Billings, Babar Azam, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Abdullah Shafique, David Wiese, Wahab Riaz, Rashid Khan, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Match Date & Time
- Date: Tuesday, 7th March 2023
- Time: 09:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL / 02:30 PM IST
- Stadium: Pindi Club Ground
- Location: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
- Capacity: 15000
- Known as: Army Sports Ground
- Time Zone: UTC +05:00
- Home to: Rawalpindi
Venue Scoring Pattern in ODIs
- Total matches: 2
- Matches won batting first: 1
- Matches won bowling first: 1
- Average 1st Inns scores: 219
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 212
- Highest total recorded: 239/7 (50 Ov) by PAK vs ENG
- Lowest total recorded: 221/10 (48.4 Ov) by ENG vs PAK
- The highest score chased: 203/5 (39.1 Ov) by PAK vs WI
- The lowest score defended: 239/7 (50 Ov) by PAK vs ENG