Pawan ∙ Feb 26 2023, 5:28 AM

PSL 2023, Match 15: LAH vs PES | Fantasy Tips and Teams

image-lekxv7sqLahore Qalandars (Source: Twitter/@lahoreqalandars)

Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi meet in another game of the ongoing eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on a doubleheader Super Sunday, February 26, 2023, at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Match no.15 is scheduled at 7.30 PM (IST) and 7.00 PM (local time). Both sides will clash again in Match no.23 on Tuesday, March 07, at the Pindi Club Ground in Rawalpindi.

The holders of the PSL trophy, Shaheen Afridi's Lahore, have made a good start to their current campaign as they have played three matches so far with two wins and one loss. They won their opening fixture against the Multan Sultans by a solitary run before losing out to Karachi Kings by 67 runs. Afridi and his men registered another victory against the Quetta Gladiators by 63 runs in their last outing. With 4 points and a net run rate of -0.050, they are placed in the third position in the table.

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Meanwhile, Babar Azam's Peshawar Zalmi have had a mixed start to their tournament. After winning their opening game against the Kings by two runs, they suffered a defeat at the hands of the Sultans by 56 runs in their second match. Then, Babar's team recorded another win against the Gladiators by four wickets before losing out to Islamabad United by six wickets in the last clash. With 4 points and an NRR of -1.137, they are positioned below the Qalandars in the fourth spot in the table.

Before the action begins, let us look at some of the important stats, best player picks and the best-predicted teams for the fantasy contests of the match.

Ground Stats: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Numbers at the ground in the last 3 T20s 

Total Matches: 3
Matches won batting first: 1
Matches won batting second: 2

Average score batting first: 140
Average score batting second: 131

Average runs per over: 7.39
Average runs per wicket: 23.91

LAH vs PES, Match 15: Head-to-Head

Defending Champions Lahore Qalandars and the winners of the 2017 edition Peshawar Zalmi have met each other 15 times in the history of PSL, with the Qalandars winning on six occasions the Zalmi on nine. The last encounter between the two sides ended up in a tie in 2022 when Peshawar won it in a Super Over.

Head-to-Head (Overall)

Total Matches: 15
Lahore Qalandars won: 6
Peshawar Zalmi won: 9

Head-to-Head (Last Season)

Total Matches: 2
Lahore Qalandars won: 1
Peshawar Zalmi won: 1

LAH vs PES, Match 15: Probable Playing XIs

Lahore Qalandars Team News

No major updates

Lahore Qalandars Probable Playing XI

Mirza Baig, Fakhar Zaman, Kamran Ghulam, Shai Hope (wk), Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, and Zaman Khan.

Peshawar Zalmi Team News

No major updates

Peshawar Zalmi Probable Playing XI

Mohammad Haris (wk), Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rovman Powell, James Neesham, Dasun Shanaka, Wahab Riaz, Usman Qadir, Arshad Iqbal, and Sufiyan Muqeem.

LAH vs PES, Match 15: Top Five Picks

  1. Fakhar Zaman (LAH): Swashbuckling Pakistani batter Fakhar Zaman is averaging 34.33 in 3 outings this season. He has struck one half-century and wants to add more to his tally.
  2. Shai Hope (LAH): West Indies wicketkeeper batter Shai Hope is averaging 22.33 in 3 innings this campaign. He looked in good touch in the last game against Quetta Gladiators, scoring 47 off 32. The middle-order batter should be picked for this contest against the Zalmi.
  3. Shaheen Afridi (LAH): Lahore Qalandars skipper Shaheen Afridi is the leading wicket-taker for his side so far in this edition. He picked up 3/22 in the last encounter and is always a threat to any opposition.
  4. Babar Azam (PES): Peshawar Zalmi captain Babar Azam is leading his side from the front as he is the leading run-scorer for Zalmi so far in this competition. The prolific right-handed batter has struck two fifties in four innings and would also like to keep it going in this fixture.
  5. Tom Kohler-Cadmore (PES): After smashing 92 runs in his side's opening fixture, Tom Kohler-Cadmore has faded away in the last three outings as he registered three back-back single-digit scores. The right-handed batter is due for a big score under his belt.

LAH vs PES, Match 15: Must picks for the match

Lahore Qalandars

  1. Fakhar Zaman - 103 runs in 3 innings
  2. Shai Hope - 67 runs in 3 innings
  3. Shaheen Afridi - 5 wickets in 3 innings

Peshawar Zalmi

  1. Babar Azam - 171 runs in 4 innings
  2. Tom Kohler-Cadmore - 105 runs in 4 innings
  3. Mohammad Haris - 108 runs in 4 innings

LAH vs PES, Match 15: Risky Picks

Lahore Qalandars: Kamran Ghulam, Hussain Talat

Peshawar Zalmi: Saim Ayub, Sufiyan Muqeem

LAH vs PES, Match 15: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Fakhar Zaman (LAH)
  2. Babar Azam (PES)
  3. Tom Kohler-Cadmore (PES)

LAH vs PES, Match 15: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Shai Hope, Mohammad Haris
Batters: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rovman Powell
All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, Jimmy Neesham
Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Rashid Khan, Usman Qadir

Captain: Babar Azam
Vice-captain: Fakhar Zaman

LAH: 5 Players, PES: 6 Players

LAH vs PES, Match 15: Team for Winner Takes All Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Shai Hope, Mohammad Haris
Batters:  Babar Azam, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, M Tahir Baig
All-rounders: David Wiese, Jimmy Neesham, Sikandar Raza
Bowlers: A Iqbal, Shaheen Afridi, Zaman Khan

Captain: Mohammad Haris
Vice-captain: Sikandar Raza

LAH: 6 Players, PES: 5 Players