About the Match
Having 6 points from 3 matches played so far, Lahore Lions’ chances of making it to the semi-finals is very bleak; however, they will be eager to give their best shot when they play against Perth Scorchers, who lost their last match against CSK and are in the 4th position on the table with 4 points, on 30th Sep at Bangalore. The league stage of the series is coming to an end and teams will be giving a final push to their rankings on the table to keep their hopes alive; the crowds will be waiting to be entertained by the players from across borders and overseas and it will be interesting to witness another fierce contest before the semi-finals start on Thursday.
It was an exhilarating win against Dolphins that has kept their hopes alive in the ongoing CLT20 series; however, it’s still an uphill task for the Lahore team to make it to the next stage as CSK inched closer with a win against Scorchers. Their 16-run win ousted the Dolphins from the tournament and they will now have to pull up their socks against the team from down under. The batting performance has been inconsistent and it’s time for players like Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad to sharpen their skills and build a strong foundation at the top order. In the last game, it was Saad Nasim and Umar Akmal who came together to post a 92-run stand for the 5th wicket; Asif Raza also gave good support to Akmal to add 38 more runs and help take the score to a respectable one of 164. The bowling squad looks sharp as ever with Mustafa Iqbal, Wahab Riaz and Saad Nasim getting regular wickets; Adnan Rasool and Hafeez also chipped in by claiming 3 wickets between them to get the opponents all out for 148 runs, thereby registering a convincing win. They need to come out all guns blazing in the upcoming match and play to their strengths if they want to redeem themselves with another win here.
A narrow loss by 13 runs against Super Kings has thwarted their hopes of progressing to the next stage; though they are out of the running, they will be eager to display their cricketing skills one last time this season before bowing out of the competition. In the last match, the bowlers came together to take regular wickets and performed well to restrict the Super Kings to just 155 runs; however, the batsmen crumbled under pressure, failing to reach the target by a narrow margin of 13 runs. Though their campaign ends with the upcoming match against Lahore Lions, the players will be motivated to perform better and prove themselves before heading back home.
Lahore Lions will be eager to do well here after keeping their hopes alive by overcoming the challenges till now; however, they will have to work collectively as a team and ensure to keep a cool head above their shoulders. While the Scorchers will do their best to upset their opponents, the Lions look much more motivated to emerge victorious on Tuesday.
Lahore Lions, 1.90 @ TitanBet