15 Match: It has not been a championship where both Karachi Kings or even Peshawar Zalmi have mastered. Both the groups have blown hot and cold primary time in this 2020 variant of this PSL. Karachi Kings began their campaign with a win over Peshawar Zalmi since the latter failed to pursue down 202.
Whenever that the batsmen have done nicely, Karachi Kings happen to be around top. In reality, they have an excellent bowling attack, and there’s quality from the batting also. Therefore, if the batsmen could always get huge scores, they might well be a significant threat.
Peshawar Zalmi’s case has not been too different. They’ve been on top of the batting and have arrived at the celebration. In general, they’ve won 2, lost one, and two were rained off. Additionally, their losses and wins have come alternatingly using their final match against Islamabad United washed out.
Zalmi will be seeking to avenge the reduction Karachi Kings handed them into their opening match of the year. Nevertheless, in total head-to-head conflicts, Zalmi leads having an 8-3 win-loss listing within the Kings. It will be another batting attractiveness in the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. It’s generated some high-scoring games, and we can be set for yet another. Moreover, with some blazing batters on each side, it might be a run-fest.
The Peshawar Zalmi batting line-up has never really stepped down. It has mostly been Kamran Akmal in 1 match and Liam Livingstone in a different. Meanwhile, Haider Ali was consistent in the middle order but has not got high scores. Therefore, the likes of Tom Banton in the very best, Darren Sammy and Lewis Gregory at the lower middle order, may wish to come high.
Wahab Riaz has headed the bowling attack nicely. He has picked up five wickets in four matches. Gregory did well in his first match with the ball since he picked up four wickets.
Probable XI: Mohammad Amir Khan, Kamran Akmal, Rahat Ali, Tom Banton (wk), Hasan Ali, Mohammad Mohsin, Wahab Riaz, Liam Livingstone, Lewis Gregory, Daren Sammy (c), Haider Ali,
Following the first match, Babar Azam’s form has dipped marginally. But, Alex Hales has taken control and more obligation. He has run and has appeared in great touch. The middle-order has been slightly shaky and has become inconsistent. The likes of Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton, and skipper Imad Wasim have demonstrated a guarantee.
Wasim has appeared very helpful and even has a half to his title in this championship and contains a strike-rate of all 155.73 inside this tournament. Together with the ball, Chris Jordan is directing the wicket graphs with five games. Wasim has bowled well but has picked up just two wickets.
Probable XI: Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan, Umer Khan, Babar Azam, Umaid Asif, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Cameron Delport, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim (c), Chadwick Walton (wk)
Tom Banton [Peshawar] — The most youthful wicket-keeper batsman has captured everyone’s attention with some appealing strokeplay in the past couple of months. But he has not come to the celebration in this tournament. He has scored only 54 runs from four innings. His best in the past innings, at which he scored a fluent 34. Banton will be hoping that he can build on this and make better.
Babar Azam [Karachi] — Pakistan’s T20I skipper had an exceptional beginning to this tournament as he scored 78 and headed the fee for Karachi Kings. But he has had three lowish scores since then. He has gathered just 39 runs in his last three innings. Azam is a leading T20 participant and will be itching to roar back to shape.
Matches — 11 | Peshawar Zalmi won — 8 | Karachi Kings won — 3
3 — Karachi Kings’ triumph over Peshawar Zalmi before in the championship was their first triumph at the past five games against Zalmi and also only the third win at the background of the PSL.
94 — Babar Azam requires 94 more runs to become the next top run-getter in Pakistan Super League history. He’s now at 1160 races while Shane Watson is forward with 1253 terms.
TV: D Sport
Match Timings — 19:30 IST; 19:00 neighborhood; 14:00 GMT
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