|2014 Champions League Twenty20|
| Southern Express
||vs|| Lahore Lions
ScheduleTuesday, 16 September 2014 at 10:30 GMT / 11:30 UK / 16:00 IST
VenueShaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
The unpredictable batting line up of Lahore Lions let them down in the 3rd Qualifying match against Northern Districts while Southern Express lost their consecutive game of the event vs. Mumbai Indians. The first requires another victory in their final game to keep their hopes alive for the main round whereas Southern Express will anticipate a solitary win.
Farveez Maharoof rescued Southern Express in the previous game and Danushka Gunathilaka along with Angelo Perera got a start but were unable to escalate. Kuasal Perera and Jehan Mubarak should bat bravely but they have to work out on their bowling.
Saad Nasim played a positive knock of 58 runs against Northern Districts whereas Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Akmal must bat with courage. Aizaz Cheema grabbed three wickets, Asif Raza was economical bowler but Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz proved too expensive.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 10:30 GMT, 16:00 local at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur.
The match will most likely be disturbed by rain with temperatures around 24-30ᵒC.
The winner will opt to field and keep the tradition of the CLT20 alive.
There is nothing wrong with the surface as far as batting is concerned and the batsmen with application can score runs freely whereas the accurate and on target bowlers can create problems.
Southern Express – Jehan Mubarak (C), Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Seekkuge Prasanna, Angelo Perera, Farveez Maharoof, Charith Jayampathi, Ishan Jayaratne, Yashodha Lanka, Sachith Pathirana, Dilruwan Perera.
Lahore Lions – Mohammad Hafeez (C), Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Umar Siddiq, Saad Nasim, Imran Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Adnan Rasool, Asif Raza, Wahab Riaz.
Southern Express can taste their first win.