Karachi: (Web Desk) In Pakistan Super League (PSL) 8, Lahore Qalandars and Gladiators are ready to test their claws today.
The teams of Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators will compete in National Stadium Karachi today. Shaheen Afridi’s XI defeated the defending champions Multan in the first match, but in the second match, traditional rivals Karachi Kings defeated them by a huge margin of 67 runs.
Fakhar Zaman and Mirza Tahir Baig are in good form, but there is a lack of consistency in the performance of most of the batsmen in the middle order. Raza, David Visa and Liam Dawson also seem to be struggling to play big innings.
Pacers Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan and David Wiza will have to work hard to stem the flow of runs with wickets, while spinner Sikandar Raza is taking advantage of the conditions but Liam Dawson proved costly in the last match.
Rival team Quetta Gladiators were outclassed by Multan Sultans in the first match, but they came back in the second match and won by 6 runs thanks to Martin Guptill’s century. In the third match, they were defeated by Peshawar Zalmi. At least one of Jasin Roy, Martin Guptill and Sarfraz Ahmed in the top order will have to play a big innings for Fateh to get back on the winning track.Iftikhar Ahmed and Muhammad Nawaz are expected to perform all-round, Muhammad Hafeez also faces the challenge of proving his usefulness, Naseem Shah and Muhammad Hasnain have the ability to show dangerous performance, Qais Ahmed’s spin bowling will also play an important role. will