The match will be played Chinnaswamy Stadium , Bangalore at 4pm . Perth Scorchers are already out of the tournament having lost their previous game to Chennai SuperKings, and now only Lahore Lions stand a chance to upset the CSK team.
The pitch will be very flat and a run feast is expected from both the sides. A score as big as 200 might not end up being a match winning score
Lahore Lions will bank on their strong bowling line up to deliver it for them . Having a pool of bowlers who can deliver , both at the start and at the end , they will look to restrict the opposition at something around 170 or defend whatever they get batting first. With the bat, Umar Akmal seems to be going through a dream run and it seems tha he is enjoying the role of a finisher.Ahmed Shehzad will hold the key at the top of the line up, Adnan Rasool can decide it with his mystery spin , which can be very tough for a team which has not played much spin in their own backyard.
Perth Scorchers will bank on Coulter Nile and Mitchell Marsh to deliver with both bat and ball for the Perth Scorchers. Coulter Nile was going all guns blazing with the bat against CSK and almost sealed it for the Perth Scorchers. Adam Voges will have to stabilize the middle order and Yasir Arafat will hold the key for the death overs.
Lahore Lions are very unpredictable with the bat and can be very rusty at times with the top order. Their batsman at times throw away their wicket , when the need of the hour was to stay there. Mohd. Hafeez takes a lot of time to settle down and if he gets out then , it gets difficult for the coming batsman.
Perth Scorchers don’t have a depth in their batting and if the top order fails , not much can be expected of the lowed middle order.
This is a dead game for Perth Scorchers but a must win for Lahore Lions, if they want to have any chance to qualify for the semis. Lahore Lions need to win this one and by a significant margin to qualify for the finals.
Our prediction says that Lahore Lions have a 65-35 percent chances of winning this game, considering the flat wicket where their bowlers may make a difference and their batsman will enjoy batting.