PSL 2019 is all set to kick off from February 14 with the first contest being played between the Lahore Qalandars and 2-time PSL champions Islamabad United. While the former’s yet to get hold off a PSL title and would be anxious to score one in the forthcoming season, the latter on the other hand would ploy hard to avoid the rivals a victory in the coming contests. Here’s ISL vs LAH Dream11 predictions featuring the Match Details, Squad Selections (Captain, Vice-Captain, Wicket-Keeper, Batsmen, Bowlers, All-Rounders) and Fantasy XI Picks for the forthcoming contest at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
ISL vs LAH Dream11 Predictions, PSL 2019, Match 1: Preview and Predicted XI
Date: February 14, Thursday.
Time: 11:15 PM IST, 5:45 PM GMT, 9:45 PM LOCAL.
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Head to Heads in PSL
Matches Played: 6
Islamabad United: 4 Wins
Lahore Qalandars: 2 Wins
Squads to pick from
Islamabad United’s Predicted XI
Lahore Qalandars’s Predicted XI
Luke Ronchi’s mind-boggling experience in the T20 arena makes him one of the ideal fits for ISL vs LAH Dream11 unit. In 184 T20s played to date, the 37-year-old has amassed 3,632 runs while playing at an average and strike rate of 24.37 and 153.11 respectively. Also, he holds 137 dismissals when guarding the stumps which furthermore cements his place as a wicket-keeper batsman for the Fantasy XI troop.
Fakhar Zaman and Anton Devcich would be the first and second picks on account of their sublime exhibitions in the previous edition of PSL. While the former aggregated 277 runs in 10 appearances when playing at an average and strike rate of 27.7 and 147.34 respectively, the latter on the other hand scored 196 runs when maintaining an average and strike rate of 39.02 and 158.06 respectively.
As a third option, one could go in for Proteas stalwart AB de Villiers with regards to his flabbergasting numbers in the T20 circuit which comprise of 7,178 runs in 267 appearances with the century and half-century tallies being 4 and 47 respectively.
Haris Sohail too could be pondered upon as vital select, with regards to his destruction laying prowess when batting in the middle.
Shaheen Afridi’s mind-boggling exhibitions in the white-ball arena wherein he has amassed 19 wickets in ODIs and 13 in the T20Is makes him one of the hot selections for ISL vs LAH dream11 team.
For the second and third places, one might consider roping in the duo of Zahir Khan and H Viljoen as they too hold impeccable numbers in the T20 arena. While the former holds 36 scalpings in 27 T20 contests, the latter on the other hand has affected 102 dismissals in 89 T20 appearances.
Mohammad Hafeez and Shadab Khan had laid stupendous performances in PSL 2018 which makes them a definite induction for the coming feud. While the former was among the leading run-getters of the tournament with a tally of 298 runs in 12 T20s with 2 fifties to his name, the latter on the other hand belted 9 dismissals in 12 PSL appearances. Thus, the duo could be expected to put up a similar show in the upcoming contest too.
As a final pick, one might consider going in for Wayne Parnell in accordance with his numbers in the T20 arena which comprises of 1,236 runs and 196 scalpings in 191 matches played to date.
Captain and Vice-Captain
#1 Mohammad Hafeez (c) and Fakhar Zaman (vc).
#2 Shaheen Afridi (c) and Mohammad Hafeez (vc).
#3 AB de Villiers (c) and Mohammad Hafeez (vc).
ISL vs LAH Dream11
Luke Ronchi (wk), Anton Devcich, AB de Villiers, Fakhar Zaman (vc), Haris Sohail, Wayne Parnell, Mohammad Hafeez (c), Shadab Khan, H Viljoen, Zahir Khan, Shaheen Afridi.
Stay tuned to Cricket Toast for more updates on ISL vs LAH Dream11 Predictions.