On Friday (26th February) afternoon, Lahore Qalandars will take on Multan Sultans in the seventh match of the PSL 2021 at National Stadium (Karachi).
Currently, Lahore Qalandars are leading the points table of this PSL season with 4 points after playing two matches. Meanwhile, Multan Sultans haven’t opened their account yet after playing two games this season.
PSL 2021, Match 7: Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans – Match Preview
Lahore Qalanders have managed good starts in the PSL 2021 as they have won both the first two games of this season. They will now try their best to maintain this moment.
In back-to-back match days, Mohammad Hafeez scored two match-winning unbeaten knocks of 33* and 73*. Also, the opener Fakhar Zaman batted brilliantly in the last game by scoring the match-winning 82 not out.
On the other hand, Haris Rauf has started this PSL season with bowling figures of 4-0-38-3 in the last game. Left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has also taken four wickets in two games, including three wickets in the first match. However, Lahore Qalanders will now miss the Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan who was very economical in their first game of this PSL 2021.
Ahmed Danyal, Ben Dunk, David Wiese, Salman Mirza (replacement of injured Dilbar Hussain), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Maaz Khan, Mohammad Faizan, Mohammad Hafeez, Joe Denly, Samit Patel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohail Akhtar, Tom Abell, Salman Ali Agha, Zaid Alam, Zeeshan Ashraf
In the meantime, Multan Sultans have got the totally opposite start of Lahore Qalandars as Sultans have lost their first two matches of this PSL 2021. They have to end this losing run very soon unless they will lose out on their opportunities.
Captain Mohammad Rizwan and James Vince have retained their latest batting form in the early of this PSL season. While Rizwan has scored 71 and 41 runs respectively in this new PSL season, Vince has scored 16 and 84 runs respectively in this tournament. However, they haven’t get proper strong support from the other batters as Multan Sultans ended both the first two matches of the PSL 6 as the losers.
Their bowlers also need to perform with more discipline. Right-arm pacer Carlos Brathwaite and leg-spinner Shahid Afridi both bowled very well in their tournament opener as they took two wickets each and also each had the economy rate of inside 6.
Mohammad Rizwan (C), Shahid Afridi, Imran Tahir, James Vince, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir, Chris Lynn, Sohail Khan, Carlos Brathwaite, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaib Ullah, Adam Lyth, Shahnawaz Dhani, Muhammad Umar, Imran Khan Sr
PSL 2021, Match 7: Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans – Match Prediction
While Lahore Qalandars are unbeaten in this PSL 2021 as they have won both the matches, Multan Sultans have lost both their matches in this season. Also, Qalandars are currently enjoying the two-match winning streak against Sultans.
So, we can say that Lahore Qalandars are the favourite for the upcoming PSL match.