Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United
Source: PCB

PSL 2024 Match 1: Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United – Predicted Playing XIs, Top Dream XI Picks, Dream XI Team, Pitch Report, Head-to-head record and Live streaming. Lahore Qalandars will take on Islamabad United in the first match of the 2024 Pakistan Super League. The Shaheen Afridi led side Lahore Qalandars have won the tournament back-to-back in 2022 and 2023 and they will look to get a similar start to the upcoming season as well. They have won their last five matches against Islamabad United and will thus head into this tournament with utmost confidence. 

Islamabad United, on the other hand, finished third on the points table last season and lost in the playoffs. They will look to improve their performance this season and with the likes of Colin Munro, Alex Hales and Tymal Mills in their squad, Islamabad look more prepared than ever. The match will be played at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium. 

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Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United: Predicted Playing XI 

Lahore: Abdullah Shafique, Sahibzada Farhan, David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi (C), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Kamran Ghulam, Shai Hope (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Sikandar Raza. 

Islamabad: Alex Hales, Rumman Raees, Tymal Mills, Qasim Akram, Colin Munro, Azam Khan (wk), Shadab Khan (C), Jordan Cox, Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf. 

Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United: Top Dream XI Picks 

1. Shaheen Afridi – Shaheen Afridi is the captain of Lahore and hands down one of their most vital cogs. He was the fourth highest wicket-taker in the 2023 Pakistan Super League. He took 19 wickets in 12 matches. 

2. Fakhar Zaman – If there’s one consistent performer in Lahore’s team, it’s Fakhar Zaman. He is an absolute run machine and has a phenomenal record in PSL. Fakhar Zaman was the fourth highest run-scorer in PSL 2023 with 429 runs in 13 matches.

3. Colin Munro – Colin Munro scored 298 runs in 11 matches last season. He is one of the top batters of Islamabad United. 

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Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United Dream XI Team

  • A. Khan 
  • A Hales
  • F Zaman
  • C Munro
  • A Shafique
  • R van der-Dussen
  • S Khan
  • I Wasim
  • S Afridi
  • H Rauf
  • T Mills

Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United: Pitch Report 

The match will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Like most other stadiums in Pakistan, the Gaddafi Stadium also has small boundaries. It is more of a batting friendly pitch and thus chasing is the preferred option by all teams here. 

Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United: Head-To-Head 

Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United have played a total of 17 matches against each other. Islamabad won 9 of those matches, while Lahore won 8. In this head-to-head rivalry, Islamabad United’s maximum number of runs in a match is 238 while that of Lahore is 226. 

  • Matches: 17
  • Islamabad won: 9
  • Lahore won:
  • Islamabad Highest/Min Runs: 238/90
  • Lahore highest runs: 226/121

Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United: Live Streaming 

The match between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United, like all other matches of the 2024 Pakistan Super League, will be streamed live on the Fancode app in India. In Pakistan, the matches can be watched on A Sport & Snack Video.