Lahore Qalandars will host two-time champions Islamabad United in the fifth match of the Pakistan Super League 2020 at the Gaddafi Stadium later today (Sunday).
The hosts will be desperate for a win after having suffered a drubbing at the hands of Multan Sultans in their season opener on Friday.
Islamabad United too are coming into the match after having lost to Quetta Gladiators in the PSL 2020 season opener. They, however, enjoy an inspiring record against the Qalandars, whom they have beaten six time in the eight bilateral PSL meetings till date. The other two were won by the Lahore outfit.
An intriguing duel is on the cards as bot the teams will be keen to put first points in front of their name for the PSL Season 5.
Some big names like Sohaail Akhtar, Salman Butt, Chris Lyn and Fakhar Zaman for the Qalandars and Colin Ingra, Colin Munro, Luck Ronchi, Dale Steyn from the Islamabad camp are expected to dominate the action.
Lahore Qalandars: Sohail Akhtar (c), Shaheen Afridi, Jaahid Ali, Salman Butt, Ben Dunk (wk, Aus), M Faizan, M Hafeez, Dilbar Hussain, Chris Lynn (Aus), Samit Patel (Eng), Seekkuge Prasanna (SL), Farzan Raja, Haris Rauf, Usman Shinwari, Dane Vilas (wk, SA), David Wiese (SA), Fakhar Zaman.
Islamabad United: Shadab Khan (c), Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Saif Badar, Amad Butt, Zafar Gohar, Rizwan Hussain, Colin Ingram (SA), Akif Javed, Musa Khan, Dawid Malan (Eng), Colin Munro (NZ), Rumman Raees, Luke Ronchi (wk, NZ), Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Phil Salt (Eng), Dale Steyn (SA), Hussain Talat.
The match scheduled to start at 7:30 will be broadcast LIVE on Discovery Networks DSPORT channel, with LIVE streaming on the SportsTiger app.