Match 26 Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars | PSL 8 | 2023

Islamabad United Vs Lahore Qalandars

Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars

Match 26 Islamabad United Vs Lahore Qalandars | PSL 8 | 2023 | PSL 8 | 2023 , The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in Pakistan. The 8th edition of the PSL started from 13th February till 19th March of 2023.

The most recent game between these two teams, Islamabad United vs. Lahore Qalandars, was played at Lahore Qalandars’ home stadium, Qaddafi Stadium Lahore, and the outcome was excellent for the team. They trounced Islamabad United by a massive 110 run margin.

In the previous match, Lahore Qalandars won the toss and chose to bat first, however Shaheen Shah’s decision was stand corrected after Lahore Qalandars batted for 200 runs. Following that, Lahore’s bowling caused so much damage that their batting was rendered ineffective. Islamabad United were bowled out for 90 runs. This weakened Islamabad’s confidence, but the situation has changed for both teams.

Both teams qualified for the play-offs, Islamabad United won their last match with Faheem’s exceptional batting in the last over against Multan Sultans. while on the other hand Lahore Qalandars coming from the defeat against Zalmi. Let’s see what the result will be .

Host Ground & City:

Pindi Club Ground, Rawalpindi  will host the game to be played between the two teams i.e. Islamabad United Vs Lahore Qalandars at 7:00 PM (PKT).

Playing XI:

Islamabad United XI: 1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 2 Alex Hales, 3 Colin Munro, 4 Shadab Khan (capt.), 5 Azam Khan (wk), 6 Asif Ali, 7 Faheem Ashraf, 8 Mubasir Khan, 9 Mohammad Wasim Jr, 10 Hassan Ali, 11 Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Lahore Qalandars XI: 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Abdullah Shafique, 3 Sam Billings (wk), 4 Kamran Ghulam, 5 Hussain Talat, 6 Sikandar Raza, 7 Rashid Khan, 8 David Wiese, 9 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Zaman Khan.


Islamabad United – Alex Hales (England), Rahmanullah Gurbaz , Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fazal Haq Farooqi (Afghanistan), Wasim Jr (all Diamond), Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali (all Gold), Abrar Ahmed, Colin Munro (New Zealand), Paul Stirling (Ireland), Rumman Raees, Sohaib Maqsood (all Silver), Hassan Nawaz, Zeeshan Zamir. Moeen Ali (England) and Mubasir Khan (Supplementary)

Lahore Qalandars – Fakhar Zaman, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Dawid Wiese (Namibia), Hussain Talat, Haris Rauf, Abdullah Shafique, Liam Dawson (England), Sikander Raza (Zimbabwe), Ahmad Daniyal, Dilbar Hussain, Harry Brook (England), Kamran Ghulam, Mirza Tahir Baig, Shawaiz Irfan, Zaman Khan (both Emerging). Jalat Khan and Jordan Cox (England)


Lahore Qalandars have won the toss and opted to Bat first.


The target for Islamabad United is 227 runs.

We all witnessed what occurred last night, so 226 is a significant score. So don’t dismiss Islamabad just yet. Another exciting and flat track, and tonight was Fakhar Zaman’s show. He made his opponents pay after getting downed on 1 and 71. He struck cleanly and responded well to both spin and tempo. Shadab was not allowed to settle and was driven out of the attack with slogsweeps over mid-wicket. How Islamabad will rue the two missed opportunities, both of which were straightforward.

Billings kept Fakhar company and the pair went wild in the middle overs. Fakhar was given out LBW shortly before his hundred, but the ball was thrown a centimetre outside the leg-stump to rescue him. He finished his ton, and in the later stages Islamabad got the ball to reverse-swing well towards the end of the innings. A massive pursuit still awaits them.

Peshawar Zalmi Vs Lahore Qalandars

Islamabad United Vs Lahore Qalandars Head to Head

Lahore Qalandars prevailed by a score of 6 runs in the meeting between these two teams in the last season, and in this season Lahore defeated Islamabad with one of the highest of margins i.e. 110runs. David Weise became the man of match in the last match between these two teams. Lahore triumped against Islamabad in all the departments bowling ( fast or spin ) , batting , fielding in each and every department.


What’s My prediction (no Calculations Whatsoever Just my 6th Sense Lets see) ?

The last 5 Matches between these teams, Lahore Qalandars won 4 matches over Islamabad United, while Islamabad United only able to win one match over Lahore Qalandars. The teams are evenly matched, therefore there will be a tough competition.

Nonetheless, Islamabad United has victory in thier last contest against Multan Sultans. They won over Multan Sultan with a gigantic effort by Faheem Ashraf with the bat in the last over. The game was moving away from Islamabad United but their hefty allrounder Faheem Ashraf shown some responsibility and won them the game against Multan sultans.

They’ll be eager to keep up their winning streak.Islamabad United would fancy themselves at top of the table to get more chances in eliminator, the top two teams will have one more opportunity to go into the final, so both teams will compete for the top positions. After seeing the results of last five matches my prediciton goes in favour of Lahore Qalandars.

My Prediction for the match is : Lahore Qalandars to Win

Where can I watch the game?

PSL8 can be live streamed on different Channels, Viewers from Pakistan can watch PSL 8 on these listed Channels.

  • A Sports
  • PTV Sports
  • TEN Sports on TV
  • Streamed matches will be available on Daraz App, tapmadTV and Tamasha.

Users around the Globe can watch the matches of PSL 8 live on Fox Sports (Australia), Sony (South Asia outside Pakistan), Willow TV (North America), Flow Sports (Caribbean), Sky Sports (United Kingdom), Sky Sport (New Zealand), Super Sport (sub-Saharan Africa) and, Etisalat and STARZPLAY (Mena).

I am personally using Tap to watch the PSL 8 Matches , it is a very good service to watch PSL 8 ad free matches. It has 3 subscription packages , you can pay using easypaisa, jazzcash, debit card. 3 subscription packages are : Basic,Standard,Premium.

100 Rupees, 199 Rupees for Standard, 299 for Premium.

The Result ?

Lahore Qalandars won by 119 runs, this result is not different from the last match between these teams in this year’s PSL.

Islamabad has been annihilated here. On the broadcast, Simon Doull announces that this is the first time in PSL history that a single batter has outscored an entire opposing team. It was also Lahore’s fifth consecutive victory over Islamabad. The 119-run margin of victory was also the greatest in PSL history.

Last time when these teams met , Lahore Qalandars defeated Islamabad United by 110 runs and today Lahore Improved the margin of defeat against Islamabad United.

This is a no-brainer, unlike yesterday night, when Jason Roy delivered one of the all-time great T20 innings. Islamabad, on the other hand, were bowled out for 107 in 15.1 overs. Hales and Gurbaz were crucial, and after they left, the remainder just folded. Hales and Hasan Ali each scored 18 runs. Azam Khan was unable to bat due to an injury sustained while holding his left hand. Lahore is unstoppable this season with bat as well as with bowl.

In the Last Match between these teams Lahore Qalandars were victorious with 110 runs. David Weise was the Player of the Match (POTM) 3/17 in his 4 overs spell, he was awarded POTM for his performance edged Rashid Khan.

Player of the Match ?

Fakhar Zaman with his blistering knock is the Player of the Match for today’s encounter.

Scoreboard :

Lahore Qalandars  (20 ovs maximum)

Abdullah Shafique c Hales b Fazalhaq Farooqi120050.00
Fakhar Zaman c Mohammad Wasim b Hasan Ali1155788201.75
Kamran Ghulam c Faheem Ashraf b Mohammad Wasim413042136.66
Sam Billings †c Hasan Ali b Fazalhaq Farooqi322222145.45
Sikandar Raza not out140025.00
David Wiese b Fazalhaq Farooqi6201300.00
Rashid Khan not out15521300.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 2, w 8)15
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 11.30)226/5
Did not bat: Hussain Talat, Shaheen Shah Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan 
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Abdullah Shafique, 0.3 ov), 2-125 (Kamran Ghulam, 10.4 ov), 3-195 (Fakhar Zaman, 17.4 ov), 4-203 (Sam Billings, 18.2 ov), 5-209 (David Wiese, 18.4 ov) • DRS

Fazalhaq Farooqi4040310.00115220
Hasan Ali403318.2582141
Faheem Ashraf4043010.7574211
Mohammad Wasim4048112.0064310
Mubasir Khan2025012.5011200
Shadab Khan2032016.0020400

Islamabad United  (T: 227 runs from 20 ovs)

Rahmanullah Gurbaz c Haris Rauf b Zaman Khan151511100.00
Alex Hales c †Billings b Wiese181601112.50
Colin Munro c †Billings b Zaman Khan11620183.33
Shadab Khan (c)c †Billings b Rashid Khan12711171.42
Mubasir Khan b Rashid Khan360050.00
Asif Ali b Rashid Khan780087.50
Faheem Ashraf lbw b Rashid Khan480050.00
Hasan Ali c Abdullah Shafique b Haris Rauf181312138.46
Mohammad Wasim c †Billings b Haris Rauf8111072.72
Fazalhaq Farooqi not out01000.00
Azam Khan †absent hurt
Extras(b 4, w 7)11
TOTAL15.1 Ov (RR: 7.05)107
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 3.5 ov), 2-44 (Colin Munro, 5.1 ov), 3-59 (Shadab Khan, 6.5 ov), 4-63 (Alex Hales, 7.6 ov), 5-68 (Mubasir Khan, 8.3 ov), 6-77 (Faheem Ashraf, 10.3 ov), 7-93 (Asif Ali, 12.1 ov), 8-101 (Hasan Ali, 13.5 ov), 9-107 (Mohammad Wasim, 15.1 ov) • DRS
Shaheen Shah Afridi201809.0021100
Zaman Khan301725.66101110
Haris Rauf2.101627.3863000
Rashid Khan402145.25110110
David Wiese301715.6661020
Sikandar Raza1014014.0030210

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