PSL 7: Lahore Qalandars to take on Quetta Gladiators today

Lahore Qalandars will lock horns with Quetta Gladiators at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore

By Web Desk
February 13, 2022
Sarfaraz Ahmed (L) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (R) — PCB

In-form Lahore Qalandars will lock horns with Quetta Gladiators in the nineteenth match of the ongoing seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.

The match starts at 07:30 PM (PST).

Lahore Qalandars completely thrashed the table-toppers Multan Sultans in their first match of the Lahore-leg at the Gaddafi Stadium.

Fakhar Zaman's consistency has been one of the vital factors in the Qalandars' success in this edition of the PSL. Fakhar batter has scored four half-centuries and a ton, and he is the top scorer of PSL 2022.

Qalandars' middle-order has gotten much better after the arrival of Phil Salt and Harry Brook, who played a massive role in Qalandars' victory over Multan Sultans with their cameos.

Qalandars bowling has been exceptional in this edition of the PSL. The world-class trio of Shaheen Afridi, Rashid Khan, and Haris Rauf have performed well for the Qalandars. However, the three went under severe punishment from Jason Roy during Qalandars' Karachi-leg clash with Lahore Qalandars.

Meanwhile, Quetta Gladiators were exceptional in last night's win over Islamabad United.

An all-around performance from the Gladiators' batters helped the 2019-champions win their first match of the Lahore-leg, and they will look to secure their second consecutive win against Lahore Qalandars tonight.

Jason Roy, again, delivered for the Gladiators with his blistering 27-ball half-century.

The Gladiators batting line-up is looking dangerous at the Gaddafi Stadium. Umar Akmal, who was highly criticized for lack of form, delivered for the Gladiators with his quick but significant cameo against Islamabad United last night.

Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed played a captain innings against Islamabad United when his team needed it the most. Sarfaraz scored a 32-ball 50 to steer his team to victory.

Shahid Afridi, who bowled the most expensive over against Islamabad United in the Karachi-leg ended the match with the best figures for the Gladiators last night. The former Pakistan captain took two wickets and gave away just 27 runs.

With their team performing well, Quetta Gladiators will be brimming with confidence when they take the field tonight against Lahore Qalandars.

However, the Qalandars, keeping in mind their last fixture, will come up with a plan to dismantle the Gladiators batting line-up.


Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators have clashed with each other 13 times since the beginning of the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) marquee event.

Quetta Gladiators have a slight edge over the Qalandars as they won seven matches while Lahore Qalandars have won six.

Possible Playing XIs:

Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Ghulam, Phil Salt (wk), Harry Brook, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan

Quetta Gladiators: Ahsan Ali, Jason Roy, James Vince, Sarfraz Ahmed (c) (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, James Faulkner, Shahid Afridi, Noor Ahmad, Naseem Shah, Ghulam Mudassar