Lahore Lions train ahead of their clash against Perth Scorchers © IANS
Lahore Lions train ahead of their clash against Perth Scorchers © IANS

Sep 30, 2014

Lahore Lions take on the Australian side Perth Scorchers in a must-win clash of the ongoing Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 tournament at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday. While the Scorchers are out of the tournament with their loss against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Lahore Lions can still qualify if they win this game by 47 runs or 33 balls to spare.

The Pakistan T20 champions were well on course to give themselves a good advantage in their last game against Dolphins, where they had their opposition at 93 for nine. It is then that Robbie Frylinck started to bat with a ‘nothing to lose’ attitude, and scored a 27-ball 63 to seriously hamper the Lahore Lions net run-rate. Fans of CSK will be thanking Frylinck, for giving them a much better chance of making it to the semi-finals.

Umar Akmal has been looking in great touch for Lahore, scoring 40 and 73 in the last two innings he played. 35-year-old Aizaz Cheema too has troubled batsman with his lethal precision so far in this tournament, taking a total of 10 wickets at an average of 15.80 in the five matches he has played so far in the tournament.

Squads

Lahore Lions: Mohammad Hafeez (c), Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Siddique Khan, Mohammad Umar Akmal (wk), Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Salman Ali, Asif Raza, Mohammad Mustafa Iqbal, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Cheema, Imran Ali, Saad Naseem, Adnan Rasool, Mohammad Saeed, Ali Manzoor.

Perth Scorchers: Adam Voges (c), Cameron Bancroft (wk), Brad Hogg, Mitchell Marsh, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Craig Simmons, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Yasir Arafat, Sam Whiteman (wk), Hilton Cartwright, Joel Paris, Michael Beer, Simon Mackin

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