March 3: PSL - Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators, Lahore
Our XI: Azam Khan, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Hafeez, Jason Roy, Ben Cutting, David Wiese, Samit Patel, Shaheen Afridi, Dilbar Hussain, Mohammad Hasnain, Anwar Ali
Captain: Chris Lynn
A curtailed game in which you could berserk from ball one was probably what Lynn needed to get among the runs. He scored a 15-ball 30 against Peshawar in the 12-over game. It was again just a cameo but a big one is just around the corner. Lynn strikes at 163.58 against pacers in T20s but against spin in the powerplay, he strikes only at 107.38.
Vice Captain: Jason Roy
Roy has scored 170 runs in four innings this season. It is definitely a good punt to have him as your vice-captain. Roy strikes at 147.55 against the pacers in the powerplay in T20s. Even if Lahore decide to use the left-arm spinner against him in the powerplay, Roy can strike at 130.03. He gets dismissed by left-arm spinners only once every 23 balls in the powerplay in T20s.
Mohammad Hafeez: Hafeez will be happy to be back to the ground where he averages 39.47. The last time Hafeez played at the Gaddafi Stadium, he scored an unbeaten 98. He is a must-have.
Ben Cutting: Cutting has had a huge impact on two of the three games he has played this season. He has picked up five wickets and scored 76 runs off 41 in three innings. As an allrounder, he is a big impact player and should not be left out.
David Wiese: Wiese is another big-hitting allrounder, much like Cutting. His stronger suit is bowling though and he has picked up four wickets at an economy of 7.5 and a strike rate of 12 this season. He cannot be underestimated with the bat as well. He has a strike-rate of 143.96 in T20s since 2019.
Dilbar Hussain: Hussain played a game in the Big Bash before even making his PSL debut. He didn't have the best of games down in Australia though. But in the last game, he picked up four wickets against the Zalmi in just three overs. He recorded the third best bowling figures so far in the tournament.
Anwar Ali: Ali has played only two games for Quetta in the season so far and hasn't done much of note either. But he is capable of bowling his full quota of overs and also tonking a few in the death. In the last three T20s Ali played before the PSL, he had picked up seven wickets at an economy of 7.54. His batting strike rate in the format is an impressive 143.7.
Points to note>br>
- The average first-innings score at the Gadaffi Stadium this year is 161 but in all three games season, the team batting second has won.
- At Gadaffi Stadium this season, pacers have picked up 25 wickets and have gone at 8.60 an over while the spinners have picked up 10 wickets and gone at 8.11 an over.