Lahore Qalandars VS Islamabad United LIVE STREAM starts on 9 Jun 2021. After all the confusion and controversy, the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021) will resume in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, with Lahore Qalandars taking on Islamabad United. When the tournament was suspended, Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United were among the PSL teams in form in PSL 2021. Both sides had won three and lost just one of their four matches. In their previous encounter in PSL 2021, Lahore Qalandars defeated Karachi Kings by six wickets as Shaheen Afridi (3 for 27) and Fakhar Zaman (83 off 54) starred with bat and ball, respectively.
They will also be buoyed by the return of match-winning leg-spinner Rashid Khan for the second half of PSL 2021. Lahore Qalandars were, however, dealt a blow when it was revealed that their wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Dunk had injured himself during a practice session in Abu Dhabi. Dunk received seven stitches on his lips after taking a nasty hit.
Islamabad United also tasted success in their last game of PSL 2021 before the T20 league was halted. Faheem Ashraf claimed 3/11 to restrict Quetta Gladiators to 156 for 7. Paul Stirling’s smashing 56 from 33 balls then took them to victory with three overs to spare. Despite their impressive start in the first half of PSL 2021, Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United will have to begin from scratch as the event resumes in Abu Dhabi.
PSL 2021: Head-to-head
They have met 10 times with Islamabad United, the two-time champions, winning eight times, including the last five. In the last meeting, Islamabad beat Lahore by 71 runs after posting 198/3.
PSL 2021 :Season recap
Lahore Qalandars: The Sohail Akhtar-led side started their campaign with back-to-back wins against Peshawar Zalmi (by four wickets) and Quetta Gladiators (by nine wickets), then lost to Multan Sultans by seven wickets. But they returned to winning ways by defeating Karachi Kings (by six wickets) in a replay of last season’s final.
Islamabad United: Skipper Shadab Khan has so far failed to fire, but his team did well to beat Multan Sultans (by three wickets), Karachi Kings (by five wickets) and Quetta Gladiators (by six wickets). Their only defeat came against Peshawar Zalmi (by 6 wickets).
Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United Match Details
Lahore Qalandars VS Islamabad United Squads:
Lahore Qalandars : Sohail Akhtar (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Rashid Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Ben Dunk, Dilbar Hussain, Agha Salman, Maaz Khan, Zeeshan Ashraf, Muhammad Faizan, Muhammad Zaid Alam, Ahmed Daniyal, Callum Ferguson, James Faulkner, Seekkuge Prasanna, Sultan Ahmed, Tim David
Islamabad United : Shadab Khan (c), Hasan Ali, Colin Munro, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Muhammad Musa, Zafar Gohar, Iftikhar Ahmed, Rohail Nazir, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Akif Javed, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Fawad Ahmed, Ali Khan, Zeeshan Zameer, Muhammad Akhlaq, Usman Khawaja.
POSSIBLE STARTING LINEUPS:
Islamabad United: Colin Munro, Rohail Nazir, Usman Khawaja, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan (captain), Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Musa, Ali Khan
Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Zeeshan Ashraf, Sohail Akhtar, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, Muhammad Zaid Alam, James Faulkner, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain
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