PSL 5 Match 30th: Pakistan Super League is moving in its fag end, and there are still three places left for which five teams are giving a tough fight to one another. Just Multan Sultans have qualified for the additional phase of the tournament. On Sunday, at the last game of the group point, defending winners Quetta Gladiators will lock horns with Karachi Kings in National Stadium.
Quetta Gladiators have miserably failed in this variant since they’re presently on the previous place in the league table. It has been long. They have tasted a triumph in PSL 2020. They won their final game against Islamabad United, which has been played 16 days past.
Then Gladiators have suffered four successive defeats because of that they’ve found themselves stuck in a challenging circumstance. One thing that defending winners will need to be sure they must win their final league match with a significant margin if they wish to qualify for your semi-finals.
On the flip side, Karachi Kings appear in a comfy position, with each of their players playing impressive form in their various departments. But, they’re also away from qualifying to the additional point, and they’ll also need to acquire the upcoming experience against Gladiators.
Kings are on 2nd place with nine points, and should they suffer a defeat by a significant margin against defending champions, then the items may go against them. Consequently, they will look to develop a fantastic performance to be eligible for the additional point in fashion.
Jason Roy has left Pakistan and returned to his country because of COVID-19 threats. Now, Gladiators may seem to play Khurram Manzoor because of their opener at the upcoming game together with Shane Watson. In middle-order Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, and Azam Khan, who is going to need to click some great knocks using their willow at a must-win match for Gladiators.
Ben Cutting is among the overseas participant who’s expected to incorporate in this sport, and he’ll become an essential player for his team as a result of his red hot form with the ball and bat. But, there’s not anything to tweak at the bowling line-up, which includes Mohammad Hasnain, Zahid Mahmood, Fawad Ahmed, Sohail Khan.
Probable XI: Shane Watson, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Nawaz, Ben Cutting, Azam Khan. Sohail Khan, Zahid Mahmood, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain, Khurram Manzoor,
For Karachi Kings, Sharjeel Khan and Sohail Akhtar will start the innings to their Group, followed closely by Iftikhar Ahmed, Umaid Asif, Chadwick Walton in the middle order of the Group. Imad Wasim and Chris Jordan will play a significant all-rounder since they may contribute nicely with the ball and bat.
Their bowling unit appears impressive that could confine the opponents to get a minimum score, which includes Usama Mir, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Amir. And, Awais Zia will get his very first match as a substitute for Alex Hales, who’s returned to the nation because of COVID-19.
Probable XI: Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Awais Zia, Umaid Asif, Imad Wasim, Chadwick Walton, Chris Jordan, Arshad Iqbal. Usama Mir, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Amir
The focus will be on
Shane Watson (Quetta Gladiators)
Shane Watson has proven some glimpses of the great form with the bat, but he lacks consistency. He’s among the greatest match-winners in the positions of Gladiators, that will turn the tables towards his Group in the vital game. Hence, he’ll be the guy accountable for the upcoming match against Kings.
Sohail Akhtar (Karachi Kings)
Sohail Akhtar has recovered his form with the bat at the latter portion of the tournament. He’s thus far scored a total of 217 runs in 9 games with the support of 2 fifties. When he manages to click on a great knock together with the bat, then the odds of Kings winning from Gladiators will probably be rather significant. He’s among those players in the dugout of Kings that could only win matches for his Group.
Matches played 9 |Quetta Gladiators won– 6| Karachi Kings won — 3 | NR — 0
TV — DSport
Live Streaming — Cricketgateway.com
Match Timings — 7:30 PM IST and 2:00 PM GMT
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