This is the 8th match of the on going Pakistan Super League and in this match Karachi Kings will face Lahore Qalanders. Karachi is playing an unbelievable game in this season. First they defeated Quetta Gladiators and in next match they won against Multan Sultans. By beating Quetta Gladiators they created history in PSL. In the other match they gave a sudden disturbance to Multan Sultans. With two wins from two matches they have played, Karachi Kings pushed Multan Sultans to second place and they are leading the points table currently. On the other side, this will be the third match for Lahore Qalanders. Lahore is only the team have not registered a win yet in the tournament. They lost to Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators in first two matches. Even in previous season Lahore Qalanders finished at bottom of the table. Lahore played two matches and lost both the matches. Currently Lahore are standing at bottom of the table.
Dubai Cricket Stadium – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
As the days are passing, the wicket is getting slower day by day. Spinners can get assistance from this wicket. Pacers took 61 wickets so far while spinners took 25.
Karachi Kings Probable XI
Denly / Simmons
Imad Wasim (c)
Lahore Qalanders Probable XI
Brendon McCullum (c)
Umar Akmal (wk)
Devcich / Delport
Yamin / Gulraiz
Important News :
- Karachi Kings may not change their line up because of back to back wins. But Denly form is a worrying thing for them. If they want then they can bring Simmons.
- Amir had a strain in last match. As per news he is fit for now and if there is any news on him we will update it.
- Lahore Qalanders can make changes after back to back loses. Devcich can replace Delport.
- In wicket keeper section Umar Akmal is safe and good choice. Even Akmal will bat at no.4. Rizwan is another option but he bats at lower order.
- In batting section from Karachi Kings Babar Azam and Ingram are good options. Azam failed in first match but he played agressive innings in last match. Ingram is playing a good game. Denly is another good batsman but he is not his best and we think he will get another chance. He is a very dangerous batsman. From Lahore Qalanders Zaman and McCullum both are important. Sohail Akhtar is playing an average game so he is third option. If top order fails then he can try for minimum runs.
- In all rounder section from Karachi Kings Bopara, Imad Wasim and Afridi all three are good. Bopara can be a direct pick. Afridi can be dangerous with both bat and ball at any time. Bopara bats at top order while Imad Wasim bats at lower order. From Lahore Qalanders Narine is best and safest option.
- In bowling from Karachi Kings Irfan Jr, Amir and Mills are good options. If Amir is fit he will play. From Lahore Qalanders Mustafizur can be important. Yasir Shah is another good choice on this slow wicket.
Prediction : Karachi has good bowling attack while Lahore has top class hitters. Even Karachi also has top class hitters. Anyway Karachi is only looking strong on paper. Backing Karachi Kings they are favourites of this match.