PSL 5 Match 26th: Both of these teams had a remarkably different stint from the 5th edition of this championship. On the side, Kings appeared reasonably consistent since they got off to a fantastic start with a win against Peshawar Zalmi; however, they dropped back-to-back matches before tasting they enrolled consecutive wins. Nonetheless, in the last game, they needed to endure a massive defeat by a margin of eight wickets.
On the flip side, Qalandars have indicated a robust comeback in PSL 2020 with back to back three successive wins at the championship. Before, they had to wait around for three matches before tasting their first triumph. Nevertheless, they were jolted with another defeat Islamabad United before making their way back on the right track.
At one stage, they had been on the brink of getting pumped out of PSL 2020. But, brilliance in their players around the area altered the fate of the group. Now they are going on their winning series and are presently on the next place in the league table.
Both of these groups had come face to face sooner this year, and Qalandars had come out as winners by eight wickets. In that match, Sohail Akhtar and Ben Dunk had scored vital fifties that took away the game from Karachi Kings. Now, it is going to be interesting to see if Kings will figure out how to shoot the avenge of the past defeat or perhaps not around Thursday at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
The new opening set of Sohail Akhtar and Fakhar Zaman has functioned for Qalandars since they are blasting bowlers all around the park very effortlessly. In middle-order, they’ve Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, Dane Vilas, and Samit Patel, who’ll look to see some significant loopholes in the upcoming battle.
They have a formidable quick bowling device, which includes Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Shenwari, and Salman Irshad. And they’ve completed their job brilliantly from the latter portion of the tournament. Much Samit Patel, the leg spinner, has also recovered his form with the ball, which has granted a much-needed advantage to the group’s spin bowling section.
Probable XI:- Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Sohail Akhtar (c), Shaheen Afridi, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), David Wiese, Samit Patel, Dilbar Hussain, Maaz Khan
Karachi Kings might choose a change since they may seem to play Awais Zia as a substitute for from kind Sharjeel Khan. That had a fantastic national season. But they ought to ensure their players at the center should develop some mesmerizing performance in case their best order fails to score.
It’s well-known the Kings heavily depend upon Babar Azam and Alex Hales, and if they fail, then the things begin moving. Meanwhile, they have a strong bowling lineup that shouldn’t be questioned together. With the likes of Mohammad Amir, Chris Jordan, , Umer Khan, and Amer Yamin, that could confine any solid batting lineup from scoring great runs.Probable XI:- Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim (c), Alex Hales, Iftikhar Ahmed, Cameron Delport. Chris Jordan, Chadwick Walton (wk), Aamer Yamin, Umer Khan
The Gamers in Concentrate
Ben Dunk (Lahore Qalandars)
Ben Dunk is currently in red hot form with the bat, who’s only winning the matches for his group. So far, he’s scored a total of 257 runs in six games with the support of two fifties in a hit rate of 199.22. His operation will play an essential part in the battle against Kings. In case he fails to perform the bat, then the matters could get cheeky for Qalandars.
Babar is trying his best to keep his direction in the championship on the rear of his batting. He’s now the major run-scorer for his group, with 239 runs in six matches with the assistance of two fifties in a hit rate of 156.20. When he manages to click on a fantastic kn0ck on Thursday, then the odds of Kings winning the game will be rather high from Qalandars.
Matches played 9 |Karachi Kings won– 5 | Lahore Qalandars won — 4 | NR — 0
TV — DSport
Match Timings — 7:30 PM IST and 2:00 PM GMT
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