Quetta win the toss and will bowl first.
Saad Nasim, Ahmed Shehzad, Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfraz Ahmed(capt. &wk), Mahmudullah, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Hasan Khan, Zulfiqar Babar
Asad Shafiq has been left out. No Luke Wright either. KP retains his spot
Jason Roy, Brendon McCullum(capt), Fakhar Zaman, Cameron Delport, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Sunil Narine, Sohail Tanvir, Bilawal Bhatti, Mohammad Irfan Jnr, Yasir Shah
The biggest setback to Quetta is Asad Shafiq. He is a very slow opener and when he needs to attack towards the end he gets out. Why not play Bismillah Khan instead of him, he is a young, power-packed player
Saad Nasim scored a 80 in the practice match why Quetta are not playing him. Asad Shafiq isn’t a T20 batsman.” — Hearing that Nasim has replaced Shafiq in the Quetta XI
KP retaining his spot is a smart move. He may have lost his touch but I think that since Asad Shafiq is out he’ll open and Qalandars do not have wicket-taking bowlers upfront, so I think we’ll see KP exploding.
Very crucial match, both teams looking good and trying to take top position. Momentum is with LQ, if their scheme of extreme aggression keeps working, they will be tough to beat by anyone. Hope Baz goes the distance today, will be fun to watch.
Good News is the forecast for this afternoon is largely sunny.
We have another match coming up next between Islamabad and Peshawar Zalmi.
Dwayne Smith, Sam Billings, Brad Haddin, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Shane Watson, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Zohaib Khan, Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees, Mohammad Irfan.