PSL 2024: Match 1, LHQ vs ISU Match Prediction: Who Will Win Today’s PSL Match between Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United?


Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United match Preview

The PSL’s grand opening match pits Lahore Qalandars against Islamabad United. Islamabad has a slight edge in head-to-head stats with 9 wins to Lahore’s 8. However, the narrative is intriguing, starting with both teams even at 2-2 before Islamabad pulled ahead with six straight wins. Lahore finally broke this streak with a thrilling last-ball victory in Abu Dhabi.

Despite Islamabad’s win at the same venue, Lahore Qalandars have dominated their recent encounters, winning all five matches since PSL 2021. While Islamabad United maintain a slight lead in head-to-head encounters at 9-8, Lahore’s current five-game winning streak poses a significant challenge. The upcoming clash promises an exciting battle as Islamabad aims to halt Lahore’s winning momentum and assert their dominance once more.

LHQ vs ISU match Details:

Match: Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United, 01st match, PSL 2024

Date & Time: 17th February 2024 , Saturday, 08:00 PM IST

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Live Broadcast: Fancode App & Website

Gaddafi Stadium Pitch Report:

The ninth edition of the PSL kicks off at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, known as a heaven for batters in the subcontinent. With four scores exceeding 200 and two surpassing 190, Lahore’s pitch leans heavily towards favoring batters, although it offers some assistance to bowlers early on with seam and swing. Fortunately, there are no rain forecasts, ensuring viewers can relish the first PSL 2024 match without the worry of rain interrupting play.

LHQ vs ISU Head-to-Head Record:

Matches Played	           17
Lahore Qalandars Won	   08
Islamabad United Won	   09

LHQ vs ISU Probable Playing XI

Lahore Qalandars (LHQ):

Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Rassie van der Dussen, Dan Lawrence, Kamran Ghulam, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan, Syed Faridoun.

Islamabad United (ISU):

Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan, Salman Agha, Azam Khan, Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Tymal Mills, Obed McCoy.


With the final playing eleven yet to be declared, this match presents a challenge to predict. However, after assessing the squad composition, it appears that Islamabad United holds a slight advantage. Given the absence of several international stars for the Qalandars, they may face difficulties.

Bet on Islamabad United to win

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