Match Preview: Lahore to overwhelm Islamabad on PSL 2021 return

Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United will lock horns as the PSL 2021 returns to action in Abu Dhabi. The match will be played on June 1 at 8:30 pm (IST).

Probable Man of the Match

Rashid Khan is probably the best bowler on either side. The Afghanistan leg-spinner is coming into the tournament on the back of strong performances for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. What makes him a T20 specialist is his ability to remain a mystery spinner even after playing franchise cricket for several years.

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On flat Dubai tracks, Khan is likely to succeed with his remarkable googlies. He is likely to pick the Man of the Match trophy on the Tuesday game.

Match prediction

Both the Qalandars and United share six points in the table with three victories out of four games played. The winner will topple Karachi Kings’ reign on the top spot with most wins and points.

But what makes Qalandars a firm favourite for the Tuesday clash is their star-studded squad. Opener Fakhar Zaman and captain Sohail Akhter are in exquisite form, whereas United skipper Shadab Khan has himself been in and out of form throughout the season.

Lahore seem like a complete unit and their good run on Dubai tracks is likely to propel them to another victory.