Match 23: Babar won the toss and decided to bat first. Babar is letting Lahore Qalandars bowl first. Babar said that Peshawar Zalmi will try their best to give a target of more than 180 runs. On the other hand, Shaheen said, “Pindi is a short ground and teams always put up big runs here. But we will try to hold Peshawar Zalmi off below 150 runs”.
Match 23: Babar Won the Toss and Decided To Bat First
It is the second match between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL 2023. Moreover, Peshawar Zalmi needs to win this match as they lost previously against Lahore Qalandars.
Batting first seems to be the right decision by the skipper of Peshawar Zalmi. Because it’s a hot day out there in Pindi Cricket Stadium. The Sun is right on top of the stadium and increasing the heat in the ground. Lahore Qalandars can get exhausted and drained playing in such hard conditions.
Furthermore, it is a good chance for Peshawar Zalmi to put up a high-run target. Because the pitch also supports the batsmen and the match is also in the daytime. Hence, there will not be any bug problem to make a score above 180 runs. The playing XI for Peshawar Zalmi remains the same. In contrast, Shawaiz Irfan is playing in place of Tahir Biag.
Here’s the playing XI for match 23 of Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL8.
- Fakhar Zaman
- Shawaiz Irfan
- Abdullah Shafique
- Sam Billings
- David Wiese
- Sikandar Raza
- Hussain Talat
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Rashid Khan
- Zaman Khan
- Haris Rauf
- Mohammad Haris
- Babar Azam
- Saim Ayub
- Tom Kohler-Cadmore
- Haseebullah Khan
- Rovman Powell
- Aamer Jamal
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman
- Wahab Riaz
- Azmatullah Omerzai
- Arshad Iqbal
Who won the toss in the Pakistan vs New Zealand match on September 29, 2023?
Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bat first against New Zealand.
Did Babar Azam win the toss in the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match between Pakistan and India?
Yes, Babar Azam won the toss and opted to bowl first in Colombo.
Was Babar Azam’s decision to bowl first in a match influenced by media hype?
There is speculation that Babar Azam’s decision to bowl first in a match was influenced by media hype, but this has not been confirmed.
Babar Azam is the captain of the Pakistan cricket team and has won several tosses in important matches. In the Pakistan vs New Zealand match on September 29, 2023, he won the toss and elected to bat first. In the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 match between Pakistan and India, he won the toss and opted to bowl first. There is speculation that media hype may have influenced his decision to bowl first in a match, but this has not been confirmed.