Ahmed Shehzad © AFP (File Photo)
Ahmed Shehzad © AFP (File Photo)

Sep 16, 2014

Southern Express and Lahore Lions meet in a crucial clash in the qualifiers of the Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 at Raipur. This day is important for all the sides. Southern Express still have a mathematical chance of making it through to the main draw. But, one would fancy Lahore to come good in this encounter. Lahore may have had a bad game against Northern Knights, but when compared to the Southern Express, they seem to be a stronger side that can deliver the goods.

Lahore;s victory would make things clear for the Mumbai Indians, who play Northern Knights later in the day. Mumbai would thus have clarity as to what is required from them in this game. It could ultimately boil down to the net run-rates. This is what one has seen in the past, when a tournament like this comes down to the last front. Northern Knights are virtually through to the next round of the competition.

Squads:

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

Southern Express: Kusal Janith Perera, Danushka Gunatilake, Angelo Perera, Jehan Mubarak (c), Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perara, Prasanna Seekuge, Ishan Jayaratne, Farvees Maharoof, Kasun Madushanka, Yasoda Lanka, Charith Jayampathi, Sachith Pathirana, Sandaken Lakshen, Tillakaratne Sampath.

Click here for Live Scorecard and ball by ball commentary of the CLT20 2014 match between Lahore Lions and Southern Express

Click here for the live blog of the match

Catch the complete coverage of Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 here