Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars Prediction – Pakistan Super League 1st Match
Islamabad United won by 5 wkts
- Date: February 14, 2019
- Time: 11:15 PM IST
- Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Betting Tips for Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars, 1st Match
- Luke Ronchi has odds of 3.85 (get INR 385 wagering INR 100) to be the best batsman for Islamabad United while AB de Villiers leads for Lahore Qalandars with 3.10 (get INR 310 wagering INR 100) BET NOW
- Shadab Khan is leading the odds with 3.10 (get INR 310 wagering INR 100) to be the best bowler for Islamabad United while Shaheen Afridi has the same odds for Lahore Qalandars BET NOW
- David Wiese leads the Man of the Match race with odds of 4.85 (pocket INR 485 wagering INR 100) and is followed by Fakar Zaman with 4.95 (pocket INR 495 wagering INR 100) BET NOW
- For the highest opening partnership Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars are tied with the same odds of 1.86 (pocket INR 186 betting INR 100) BET NOW
- The odds for a fifty being scored in the game is 1.28 (make INR 128 betting INR 100) while that against it is 3.35 (make INR 335 betting INR 100) BET NOW
PSL 1st Match Squad Comparison
Luke Ronchi will start a campaign with the aim of defending the title. He leads the most successful side in the tournament’s history and enjoyed a successful season with them last year emerging as the Player of Tournament. But in the new season there would be pressure on him to maintain the kind of success his side has had in the past. But Ronchi would be confident about the prospects of his team which has maintained great momentum always. His side enjoys a good record and he would like to start the new season with a win.
The opening combination for the side is strong with Luke Ronchi and his young partner Sahibzada Farhan who is known for his aggressive style of play. The middle order looks strong for the team with experienced Asif Ali and Cameron Delport in the side. Ian Bell and Samit Patel would be in charge of finishing things off. The bowling attack also looks good with Mohammad Sami likely to share the new ball with Faheem Ashraf. Shadab Khan who has made his name in this format would be holding key to success for the side with youngster Amad Butt likely to check the flow of runs from an impressive Qalandars batting line-up.
Mohammad Hafeez the Lahore Qalandars skipper is a veteran of many battles and would like to put behind the disappointment of the past season where they had finished last in the points table and managed only three wins out of their ten games. They have so far finished last in all the seasons and would want to turn things around this year. With big signups that include AB de Villiers and Sandeep Lamichhane the side would want to make the perfect start. Hafeez would know that his side is up against the best team in the league and a win in the next game will boost their confidence.
The likely opening combination of Fakhar Zaman and Brendan Taylor would be looking to give a perfect start to the side. At No.3 they have the best T20 player in AB de Villiers which would strengthen the line-up. The middle order looks good with Mohammad Hafeez, Hasan Khan and Haris Sohail and the big man Carlos Brathwaite is there to finish things off. The bowling attack for the side is decent with Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf sharing the new ball. Hardus Viljoen, Yasir Shah and Brathwaite add the right balance to the side and are likely to put a stiff challenge for their opponents.
Our Prediction for Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars
Lahore Qalandars has the edge going into this game
The wait is over and Pakistan Super League 2019 is all set to kick off with defending champions Islamabad United set to take on Lahore Qalandars at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The cricket loving Pakistanis and cricket fans from all over the globe would be eager to see the two sides battle it out. Past performances aren’t likely to matter much as the teams would have to start from the same point. Both the sides are packed with talent and have got some of the biggest stars in international cricket. It is surely going to be a great contest on a pitch that has seen several high scoring T20 encounters in the past.
It’s a new season and both the teams would start fresh but Lahore Qalandars have the right balance and this would make them favorites