The Multan Sultans will take on the struggling Lahore Qalandars in the 20th match of the third season of the Pakistan Super League. This game will be played in Dubai on Friday. The match will begin at 4:30 pm PST (11:20 am GMT).
One is a team that’s playing for the first time this season and yet, by the dint of some aggressive mindset and superb tactics, they are at the top of the points table. At the other end is a side which has struggled so badly that they better start preparing for the next season of the PSL because this is already gone.
We had predicted that the Lahore Qalandars would win their previous game now that the pressure is off but even with that being the case, they made some tactical blunders and lost the game.
Playing against the Islamabad United, the selection of Anton Devcich proved to be a master-stroke for the Qalandars and he thrashed a 42-ball 62 but the side’s issue was the batting order. While one can understand Brendon McCullum’s decision not to open the innings, it was shocking to see Denesh Ramdin walk out to bat at four with less than nine overs to spare.
He made 9 from 20 balls and after that, even McCullum’s 12-ball 33 wasn’t good enough to save his side.
Barring Yasir Shah and Sunil Narine, none of the Qalandars bowlers found their bearings against an attacking Luke Ronchi and the game was over before we got to the end of the 18th over as well.
The Multan Sultans are at the top of the table but are the only side to have played seven games. They might have qualified for the playoffs or are just a win away from doing that, but the larger issue for them is to try and finish in the top two on the points table.
And they are coming off a defeat in their previous game too, so the confidence could have taken a bit of denting. It was a game they should have won against the Quetta Gladiators but the opposition’s tail ensured there was no such thing and turned the match around on its head in the final two overs. Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars 20th match prediction, betting tips & preview are placed below.
Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars Predictions & Tips
Lahore to win.