LQ vs MS Match Preview

Lahore Qalandars enter the playoffs with seven wins, the most in the league stage of any PSL edition, and their defending champion status has bolstered their confidence. The playoffs at Gaddafi Stadium provide them with a home advantage. Fakhar Zaman, the top scorer in their victorious campaign last year, leads the batting with 378 runs at a staggering strike rate of 171.04, while Shaheen Afridi, Zaman Khan, Haris Rauf, and Rashid Khan form a fearsome bowling attack.


Multan Sultans dominated the points table in the first half of PSL 8, led by Mohammad Rizwan's team with a strong batting line-up that successfully chased down the highest-ever PSL and joint-second highest run-chase in T20 cricket. Abbas Afridi and Ihsanullah have taken the league by storm with their impressive bowling, while Rizwan and Rossouw lead the batting with Usman Khan providing highlights of the team's depth and talent.


In summary, Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans both have formidable teams, and the playoffs are sure to be highly competitive.

Weather Report

Pitch Report

The Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore is known for its favorable batting conditions, with four high-scoring matches, including two scores of over 200, one over 190, and another over 180. While Multan Sultans have a higher scoring rate than Lahore Qalandars at 9.6 runs per over compared to Lahore's 8.9, the hosts have proven to be more economical with the ball at 7.9 runs per over against Multan's 8.8. If Multan Sultans bat first, they are expected to achieve a respectable score of 175, while Lahore Qalandars are predicted to score just under 170.

Team News

Despite securing their playoff spot, Lahore's recent form has been inconsistent. They suffered two poor performances against Zalmi and Quetta, which is cause for concern. Additionally, Rashid Khan's potential concussion could affect his availability, with Liam Dawson on standby. However, Shaheen Afridi, who was rested in the last game, returns to the team.


Multan has been able to retain David Miller for the playoffs and may also be able to keep Rilee Rossouw, as South Africa is unlikely to require him to attend training before the T20 series against West Indies.

LQ vs MS Probable 11

LQ Playing 11

  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Mirza Tahir Baig
  • Abdullah Shafiq
  • Sam Billings (Wk)
  • Hussain Talat
  • Sikandar Raza
  • David Wiese
  • Rashid Khan
  • Shaheen Afridi (C)
  • Haris Rauf
  • Zaman Khan

MS Playing 11

  • Mohammad Rizwan (C)
  • Usman Khan
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Tim David
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Anwar Ali
  • Usama Mir
  • Abbas Afridi
  • Sheldon Cottrell
  • Ihsanullah
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction


Check out the Dream11 fantasy team for the PSL 2023 playoff match that is to be played between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans. Don't forget to check back the latest team lineup right after the toss.

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LQ vs MS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Sam Billings, Mohammad Rizwan (C)

Batters: Fakhar Zaman, Rilee Rossouw , Tim David

All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Anwar Ali

Bowlers: Rashid Khan (VC), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ihsanullah

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