The 26th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars at the National Stadium in Karachi.
The match will start at 7:00 PM local time (2:00 PM GMT) (7:30 PM IST). This match will be live on DSport in India.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Karachi Kings would be looking to take revenge of the loss against Lahore Qalandars in the first leg. A few days back, the two teams faced off against each other in Lahore and the hosts had pulled off a terrific eight-wicket win on that occasion. Lahore have revived their season with three wins on the trot and are now sitting at the third position. They have won four out of their eight matches.
Karachi, on the other hand, need to win this match to stay alive in the competition. They have seven points from seven matches, which includes three wins and one abandoned match. Having chased totals in all three matches, Lahore would aim to continue the momentum and seal a spot in the playoffs. Lahore’s batting looks solid with Ben Dunk, Chris Lynn and Sohail Akhtar in form.
Fakhar Zaman has also joined the list of in-form Lahore batsmen after his half-century in the last game. Karachi, meanwhile, have Babar Azam and Alex Hales to counter Lahore’s bowling unit which includes Shaheen Shah Afridi, Samit Patel and Dilbar Hussain. Karachi’s trump card would still be Mohammad Amir who has been bowling well in this season so far. In short, it will be an interesting match-up between the two well-balanced sides.
The National Stadium in Karachi generally provides a good batting deck but this season even bowlers have found something from the turf. The wicket might get a little better for batting as the match progresses.
The weather seems to be quite good in Karachi according to AccuWeather report. Though the weather would be cloudy, rain is expected to stay away. There are zero percent chances of precipitation and the temperature will be around the mid-20s mark.
Average first innings score – 168 (In the four matches of PSL 2020 played in Karachi)
Record of the chasing teams: Won 3; Lost 1; Tie/No Result – 0
Injury and Availability News
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Probable Playing XIs
Fakhar Zaman, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Sohail Akhtar (c), Samit Patel, David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi, Dilbar Hussain, Haris Rauf, Maaz Khan
Bench– Dane Vilas, Usman Shinwari, Salman Irshad, Salman Butt, Seekkuge Prasanna, Jaahid Ali, Muhammad Faizan, Raja Farzan
Mohammad Amir, Chadwick Walton (wk), Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport, Imad Wasim (c), Aamer Yamin, Iftikhar Ahmed, Umer Khan
Bench – Awais Zia, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Rizwan, Usama Mir, Ali Khan, Arshad Iqbal
Ben Dunk and Chris Lynn have both found form in this season and they should be included in any Dream11 Fantasy team. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Amir are two bowlers who will surely be there in any team as they are among the leading wicket-takers in this season. Alex Hales and Babar Azam are also must picks considering their form.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Ben Dunk, Babar Azam, Alex Hales
Vice-captain Options – Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Chris Lynn
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben Dunk (C)
Batsmen – Sohail Akhtar, Chris Lynn, Babar Azam and Alex Hales
All-Rounders – David Wiese, Samit Patel, Imad Wasim
Bowlers – Shaheen Shah Afridi, Dilbar Hussain, Mohammad Amir (VC)
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben Dunk
Batsmen – Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, Babar Azam, Alex Hales (C)
All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez, Samit Patel, Cameron Delport
Bowlers – Shaheen Shah Afridi (VC), Mohammad Amir, Chris Jordan
Picking Ben Dunk and Alex Hales is a must as the two batsmen are in good nick. Chris Lynn has also found back his form and could be destructive. Mohammad Amir and Shaheen Afridi are also must-haves.
Going by form, Lahore Qalandars are expected to win this match.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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