Lahore Qalandars will take on Quetta Gladiators in the 18th match of the Pakistan Super League at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on February 16th. Here’re the latest Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators betting tips in this PSL encounter.
Lahore Qalandars have got themselves a tricky situation now, as they have to win the remainder two matches to make it to the Eliminator stage. Lucky for them, they kept their hopes alive in the competition by beating the in-form Peshawar Zalmi toward the end of the phase 2 campaign.
They were made to bat first, where they managed to put up a brilliant target of 164 runs, owing to a brilliant innings by Cameron Delport. Zalmi started off well to chase the target, but ultimately lost the match by four runs. However, despite this win for Lahore Qalandars, they are still sitting at the bottom place in the league.
This poor form can be certainly attributed to a poor performance in the bowling section. They started their phase 2 campaign by losing to Islamabad United by eight wickets, despite a target of 167 runs. Their bowlers also took a massive beating when they faced Karachi Kings, where they found themselves chasing a target of 178 runs.
Gladiators on the other hand are practically through to the Qualifiers, with five wins so far and 10 points in total. However, in their previous match, they incurred a really heavy defeat against Peshawar Zalmi. Having chosen to bat first, they fell prey to Shahid Afridi’s tricky spin, which helped him get the best bowling figures with 5/7 in 4 overs.
Interestingly enough, the only other win which Lahore got in their campaign in PSL was against Quetta Gladiators in phase 1, where they won by 63 runs. Since then however, Quetta have become considerably stronger. Their players are fairly consistent and owing to this, they have the upper hand as they head into this fixture. It will be interesting to see if Lahore Qalandars can pull yet another miracle win and keep their prospects alive.
Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators betting tips:
Quetta Gladiators to win
The Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators PSL match will be played at 21:00 hrs local time on February 16th.