Islamabad United will take on Lahore Qalandars in the final group match of the Pakistan Super League at C on D. Here’re the latest Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars betting tips in this PSL encounter.
The campaign for Lahore Qalandars is hanging in the balance, as they now have to win this game, and hope for Karachi Kings to lose. Sitting at the bottom place with four points, a win here will certainly elevate their prospects of reaching the Eliminator phase.
In their previous fixture against Quetta Gladiators, they gave it all but unfortunately, still lost the game. Having made to bat first, they managed to set a massive target of 201 runs, losing just two wickets. After the first innings, they looked in control, but Gladiators fought back bravely. In the end, they managed to reach the target and won the match by two wickets.
What is quite interesting is that Chris Gayle finally managed to find his rhythm, having scored 60 runs in 34 deliveries. It will be quite intriguing to see if Paddy Upton decides to include him in the playing XI for this crucial encounter. However, their bowling woes are far worse, considering that this is the second time they have lost, after setting a target of 160+.
As for Islamabad United, they are sitting at the third place with six points, and have already booked a spot in the Eliminator. They will either face Lahore Qalandars or Karachi Kings.
Most recently, they faced Karachi Kings, against whom they won by five wickets. They were chasing a target of 128 runs, which they achieved comfortably. However, the task for Wasim Akram and Dean Jones now becomes trickier, considering that Shane Watson and Sam Billings won’t be available for this match.
The last time the two sides met, Islamabad United won the game by eight wickets, while reaching the target of 167 runs. This time around with a lot at stake, both the sides will be bringing their best. This match can very well go either way.
Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars betting tips:
Islamabad United to win
The Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars PSL match will be played at 21:00 hrs local time on February 17th