The Lahore Qalandars take on Quetta Gladiators in the 8th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Monday, 8 February, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Where to watch
The match will start at 4pm GMT. Live coverage of the game is available in the UK on Prime TV
The inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) continues to provide excitement and that is expected to continue as the Lahore Qalandars take on the Quetta Gladiators at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
The Qalandars led by Azhar Ali will be desperate to register their first win of the league after suffering humiliating defeats in their previous two games. The problem for the Lahore outfit is that their marquee players have failed to fire. Such are the dynamics of the team that they are over-reliant on Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Umar Akmal. The bowling has looked flat with no one stepping up to take leadership. These are early days, but a loss here will not hamper their progress to the knockout stages.
The only unbeaten team in the league, the Quetta Gladiators, who were supposedly the weakest team on paper, have impressed one and all. Luke Wright, Ahmed Shehzad, Kevin Pietersen and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed have all contributed at various stages. The find, though, is left-arm orthodox spinner Mohammad Nawaz. The 21-year-old is the leading wicket-taker with nine scalps, collecting two man-of the match awards in the process. The Gladiators will look to continue their unbeaten run.
Quetta Gladiators to win
Betting Odds (888sport)
- Lahore Qalandars to win: 1
- Quetta Gladiators to win: 4/5
Squad: Azhar Ali (c), Chris Gayle, Yasir Shah, Sohaib Maqsood, Mustafizur Rahman, Kevon Cooper, Cameron Delport, Zafar Gohar, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Zia ul Haq, Naved Yasin, Adnan Rasool Hammad Azam, Dwayne Bravo, Umar Akmal, Zohaib Khan, Ehsan Adil, Abdul Razzaq, Mukhtar Ahmed, Imran Butt
Quetta Gladiators: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Kevin Pietersen, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Luke Wright, Elton Chigumbura, Zulfiqar Babar, Umar Gul, Bilal Asif, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Nawaz, Saad Nasim, Mohammad Nabi, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Bismillah Khan, Kumar Sangakkara, Rameez Raja jnr. Aizaz Cheema