With time running out, Quetta will soon be playing for pride. Lahore meanwhile suffered a setback in their last game which saw them drop from the top of the table.
When the two sides last met in February, the Qalandars thumped the Gladiators with a nine-wicket win. Contributing with the ball was Haris Rauf with a three-wicket haul; Fakhar Zaman and Mohammed Hafeez hit half-centuries with the bat.
Ground Details and Team Combination
Pacers have been absolutely dominant in Abu Dhabi since the resumption of PSL 2021, having picked up 72.7% of the wickets. This is higher than the numbers at this venue in the last three years. Since the tournament has resumed, five of the top six wicket-takers have been pacers.
While you could go for the above team, you also have the option of choosing your own team from Cricket.com’s Fantasy Research Centre. Based on algorithms, we have come up with one team.
While the pacers have ruled the roost in this edition of the PSL, they have been overshadowed by the magic of Rashid Khan. He has six wickets in three games including a five-wicket haul after the resumption. Also among the wickets is James Faulkner who tops the charts with eight wickets in three games in UAE this year.
You can also check out the players whom the criclytics has projected to earn the most fantasy points in the game.
Here are the top-10 picks as per criclytics projected points-
Mohammed Hafeez and Shaheen Shah Afridi are players too good to not include in your XI. For Quetta, injuries in the last game to their stars in Andre Russell and Faf du Plessis have put their participation in doubt and have further dented their team's hopes. But Jack Weatherald and Usman Khan have been among the runs for them.
If you are short on credits, here are the top value for money picks from among those who are likely to feature in the XI-
You can check out more in-depth projections and key match-ups for this match here.