The Karachi Kings will take on the Lahore Qalandars in the 11th fixture of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 at National Stadium, Karachi. With two victories in three league encounters hitherto, the Kings are seated at the summit of the points table and are entering into this contest after pulling off a spectacular chase against the Multan Sultans in their last fixture.
After being put in, the Sultans had set a stiff target of 196, although half-centuries from Babar Azam (90 from 60) and Joe Clarke (54 from 26) meant that the Kings gunned down the target with 7 wickets and as many balls to spare. In a strikingly similar campaign, the Lahore Qalandars have an identical number of wins in three matches, although they are situated at the fourth spot owing to their inferior net run rate.
In this encounter, the Qalandars are entering after taking a 7-wicket beating from Multan Sultans. Having posted an underwhelming total of 157/6 courtesy of Mohammad Hafeez’s 35-ball 60, the bowlers surrendered in front of the might of Mohammad Rizwan (76 from 49) and Sohaib Maqsood (61 from 41), who led the Sultans to a comprehensive 7-wicket win with 22 balls to spare.
Pitch and conditions
The track at Karachi has been offering one high-scoring encounter after another. Out of the 9 matches thus far, as many as four have recorded 190-plus total in the first innings, and every match without exception has witnessed the chasing team emerge victorious. The temperature will be around 26 degrees Celsius with the humidity in the 40s.
Playing Combinations for KAR vs QAL
Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Daniel Christian, Mohammad Nabi, Joe Clarke, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal
Bench: Danish Aziz, Qasim Akram, Noor Ahmad, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik
Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar (C), Mohammad Hafeez, Agha Salman, Ben Dunk, Samit Patel, David Wiese, Ahmed Daniyal, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Maaz Khan
Bench: Salman Mirza, Muhammad Faizan, Zeeshan Ashraf, Muhammad Zaid Alam
Probable Top Performers for KAR vs QAL
Babar Azam – Karachi Kings
Babar Azam finished as the leading run-scorer in the previous edition of the PSL. His 54-ball 62 against Islamabad United went in vain, however, he followed that with his Player of the Match performance (unbeaten 90 from 60 laced with 13 fours and six) in Kings’ 7-wicket win over Multan Sultans.
Mohammad Hafeez – Lahore Qalandars
Hafeez, who was representing Arabians in the recently-concluded Abu Dhabi T10 League, played a string of blistering cameos in the tournament and has been able to translate that form in PSL 2021. His scores in the three games so far read 33*, 73*, and 60.
KAR vs QAL Head to Head
Played- 11 | KAR won- 7 | QAL won- 4
Match timings – 07:30 PM IST, 07:00 PM (Local)
TV – Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming – Sony LIV
The chasing team is expected to win the match.
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