Analysis of Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans.

Author: Swaraj
26 Feb 2021 15:48:31

Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans (7th match of PSL 2021)

  1. Current Performance: Lahore Qalandars has a dream start in this season with two back to back wins while chasing the total. Two of their star batters Fakar Zaman & M.Hafeez have looked in good touch. It will be interesting to see how the middle order shapes in when these two falls early. Their pace department looks solid with the likes of Saheen Afridi & Haris Rauf in the mix. Ahmed Daniyal also impressed in his two outings & David Wisse is more than handy with his slower variations. However as Rashid Khan leaves for international duty, their spin department will be shaken. This means that Hafeez & Agha Salman may bowl more & Samit Patel might get some overs too. Mazz Khan is also there as a spin option if the management wishes to utilize him.

Multan Sultans has a bad start to the tournament with back to back loses as they failed to defend their total in both the matches. Mohammad Rizwan & James Vince is in good form with the bat. Chris Lynn is not firing with the bat which is affecting his team much. Rossouw Maqsood & Khusdil Shah have also done not much with the bat. Shahin Afridi & Usman Qadir have the responsibility of the spin department. Sohail Tanvir & Sohaibullah are the left arm pacers & Sahnwaz Dhani, Carlos Brathwaite, Mohammad umar are the right arm pace options for the team. On paper the pace department looks a little thin. So if this team are to do well in this competition, their bowlers need to step up their wicket taking abilities a notch & their batters need to be awesome with the bat in hand.

  1. Venue: Karachi National Stadium

As the last two matches of both these teams are played in this same venue, we will not look into the previous records. Watch out for the series performances section & that will be the current venue records.

Avg 1st innings score in this season- 163/6

Avg 2nd Innings score in this season- 165/ 4.33

Batting 1st won – 0 times

Batting 2nd won- 6 times


  1. Head to Head Record: These two teams met 7 times & Lahore Qalandars has a slight-edge with 4 wins to their name as Multan Sultans has managed to win 3 times.

Lahore Qalandars [LAH]                                Multan Sultans [MUL]

Batting 1st Won

LAH- 1 time            MUL- 1 time

Batting 2nd Won

LAH - 3 times          MUL - 2 times

Lahore Qalandars against Multan Sultans

Fakar Zaman has scored 303 runs in 7 innings.

Sohail Akhtar has scored 105 runs in 7 innings.

M.Hafeez has scored 33 runs in 2 innings.

Ben Dunk has scored 6 runs in 2 innings.

Samit Patel has scored 26 runs in 1 inning & was wicketless in that game.

David Wisse has scored 126 runs in 4 innings & taken 7 wickets in 5 innings.

Saheen Afridi has taken 12 wickets in 7 innings.

Haris Rauf has taken 5 wickets in 5 innings.


Multan Sultans against Lahore Qalandars

Chris Lynn has scored 152 runs in 2 innings (he played for Lahore till last year.)

James Vince has scored 127 runs in 3 innings.

Riley Rossouw has scored 50 runs in 2 innings.

Sohaib Maqsood has scored 20 runs in 2 innings.

Khusdil Shah has scored 106 runs in 3 innings.

Shahid Afridi has scored 24 runs in 3 innings & 4 wickets in 3 innings.

Sohail Tanvir has taken 6 wickets in 4 innings.

Usman Qadir has taken 1 wicket in 1 inning.


  1. Predicted 11 & series Performances:

Lahore Qalandars

Player’s Name

Series Performances

  1. Fakar Zaman (LHB)

15(15), 82(52)

  1. Sohail Akhter (RHB)

14(14), 21(26)

  1. M.Hafeez (RHB + Off-spin)

33(26), 73(33) # 11/0(2)

  1. Agha Slaman (RHB + off-spin)


  1. Ben Dunk (LHB)


  1. David Wisse (RHB+ RAM)

0(1) # 30/1(4), 22/0(2)

  1. Samit Patel (LHB+ LAO)


  1. Mazz Khan (leg spin)

 5wk in 5 innings (this is overall t20 record)

  1. Ahmed Daniyal  (RAM)

41/0(4), 29/1(4)

  1. Haris Rauf (RAM)


  1. Saheen Afridi (LAM)

14/3(4), 43/1(4)


Multan Sultans

Player’s Name

Series Performances

  1. Mohammad Rizwan (RHB)(c & wk)

71(53); 41(28)

  1. Chris Lynn (RHB)

1(5); 1(4)

  1. James Vince (RHB)

16(17); 84(55)

  1. Riley Rossouw(LHB)

25(14); 14(8)

  1. Sohaib Maqsood (RHB)

2(4); 36(21)

  1. Khusdil Shah (LHB + LAO)

7(8) # 4/1(1); 6(5)

  1. Carlos Brathwaite (RHB+RAM)

22(14) # 23/2(4); 41/0(4)

  1. Shahid Afridi(RHB + leg spin)

0(1) # 24/2(4); 38/0(4)

  1. Sohail Tanvir (LHB + LAM)

4(40# 38/0(4); 40/0(3)

  1. Sahnwaz Dhani (RAM)


  1. Usman Qadir (leg spin)


  1. Mohammad Umar (RAM)




  1. Fantasy Team with Possible C/VC Options:

Wicket-keeper- Mohammad Rizwan

Batsman- Fakar Zaman, James Vince

All-Rounders- M.Hafeez, Carlos Brathwaite, David Wisse

Bowlers- Saheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Sahnawaz Dhani

For the last two spot you can go with Shahid Afridi/ Riley Rossouw/ Samit Patel/ Chris Lynn/ Sohail Akhtar.


Small league C/VC Choices: M.Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan & Fakar Zaman

GL C/VC choices: Saheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, James Vince


  1. Fantasy Talk:
  • Chris Lyn is the most valuable punt in today’s match. Do try him as captain in some of your Grand league teams. His recent form is worst. He will also be facing a good bowling attack of the LAH team. However as Rashid Khan will not be there, if Lynn survives the first few overs, he can score.
  • Due to Rashid Khan’s unavailability, Hafeez, Agha Salman or Samit Patel may bowl some more overs. This increases their fantasy value.
  • Recent form wise Lahore Qalandars are favourites to win this match. But Rashid’s unavailability might prove fruitful for the opposition team in the middle overs. If the  Multan Sultans team can get their act together, they may win their first match of this tournament. Do make grand leagues team considering this. If Multan Sultans are to win watch out for Lynn/ Vince/Shahid Afridi/ Sahnawaz Dhani/ Roussouw.
  • The chasing team has won all six matches in this venue so far. Remember this.

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