Fantasy Cricket Tips, Lahore Qalandars vs Marylebone Cricket Club: After cricket made a historic return to Pakistan recently, Marylebone Cricket Club has decided to send a team of its own to tour Pakistan and ensure that there are proper security measures to host cricket matches in the nations. They will not compete against the international team because the Pakistan Super League is starting soon. The national players have joined their respective PSL sides however, in order to compete with MCC XI, Pakistan Cricket Board decided to have them battle against PSL teams.
MCC XI which will be led by Kumar Sangakkara will battle against Lahore Qalandars in their first T20 match of the tour. The Pakistani fans will have a close eye on this match as they will get idea of Lahore Qalandars’ preparations as well.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Weather Conditions
There are zero chances of rain in Lahore as the skies are expected to stay clear on 14th February. The temperature will stay in the low 20s hence, it will be a perfect weather for a cricket match.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch Report
The pitch at Gaddafi Stadium has supported the batsmen. The highest score at this venue is 197 while the biggest run chase in a T20I match at this venue was of 176 runs. This indicates that the wicket supports the batsmen. Also, the spinners will get some help from the wicket.
Average first innings score 161
(The stadium has hosted 14 T20Is)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 9
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury and Availability
All the players are expected to be available.
Probable Playing XIs:
Dane Vilas, Chris Lynn, Fakhar Zaman, Salman Butt, Sohail Akhtar, Mohammad Hafeez, David Wiese, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan Shinwari, Dilbar Hussain
Bench – Ben Dunk, Jaahid Ali, Mohammad Faizan, Samit Patel, Seekkuge Prasanna, Raja Farzan Khan
Marylebone Cricket Club:
Michael Burgess, Arron Lilley, Ross Whiteley, Kumar Sangakkara, Michael Leask, Roelof van der Merwe, Will Rhodes, Imran Qayyum, Safyaan Sharif, Fred Klaassen
Bench – Oliver Hannon Dalby
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks
Chris Lynn will be the supreme pick in this contest as the MCC bowling attack does not have any big names. Kumar Sangakkara has played a lot of cricket in Pakistan so, he will be the top pick from MCC XI. Even Haris Rauf can make an impact in this match.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Chris Lynn, Mohammed Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf
Vice-Captain – Roelof van der Merwe, Shaheen Afridi, Arron Lilley, Ross Whiteley
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.1
Keeper – Dane Vilas
Batters – Arron Lilley, Ross Whiteley, Fakhar Zaman, Chris Lynn (c)
All-Rounders – Roelof van der Merwen, Mohammed Hafeez (vc)
Bowlers – Imran Qayyum, Safyaan Sharif, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.2
Keeper – Michael Burgass
Batters – Kumar Sangakkara (c), Arron Lilley, Salman Butt, Chris Lynn
All-Rounders – Mohammed Hafeez, David Wiese (vc)
Bowlers – Fred Klassen, Imran Qayyum, Usman Khan, Haris Rauf
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Tips
Lahore Qalandars will post a massive total on the board if they bat first because the bowlers of MCC XI do not have much experience. The likes of Safyaan Sharif, Imran Qayuum and Fred Klassen will be taken to the cleaners by Chris Lynn and Salman Butt. Hence, the expert tip is to stack up the fantasy team with Lahore batsmen and Haris Rauf who may scalp the most wickets.
Lahore Qalandars should easily win this match given how stronger their team is.