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Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars, Pakistan Super League 2020, Today Match Prediction

17 Nov 2020 | 20:30 | National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
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A Grandeur finish on cards for the PSL2020

  • Karachi Kings & Lahore Qalanders are yet to win the PSL title so far.
  • Both Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalanders have 1-1 win-loss record over each other.   
  • Babar Azam (Karachi Kings) leads the runs charts while Shaheen Afridi (Lahore Qalanders) leads the wickets charts.          

Lahore Qalanders will win the match & PSL2020 trophy

  • Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Toss: To Bat

Pakistan Super League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Multan Sultans 10 6 2 0 2 14 1.031
Karachi Kings 10 5 4 0 1 11 -0.19
Lahore Qalandars 10 5 5 0 0 10 -0.072
Peshawar Zalmi 10 4 5 0 1 9 -0.055
Quetta Gladiators 10 4 5 0 1 9 -0.722
Islamabad United 10 3 6 0 1 7 0.185
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
14 1.031 10 6 2 0 2
11 -0.19 10 5 4 0 1
10 -0.072 10 5 5 0 0
9 -0.055 10 4 5 0 1
9 -0.722 10 4 5 0 1
7 0.185 10 3 6 0 1

krk vs lhq Match Prediction & Analysis

PSL2020 has crossed the difficult hurdles and all set for the climax with Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalanders set to take on each other in the finals. PSL2020 was made to wait for 6 long months after the end of league stage by the COVID-19 pandemic. And the four teams in contention were needed to regroup and made some quick changes to their squads ahead of the playoffs. Karachi Kings took the direct route to the finals beating Multan Sultans in the Qualifier 1 in a thrilling super over contest.  Lahore Qalanders defeated Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans in the eliminator matches to reach the finals of PSL2020.

Teams Preview

Karachi Kings Preview

Karachi Kings star player Babar Azam scored 65 runs and lead the team in the tense chase of 141 runs in the Qualifier 1.  Alex Hales and Imad Wasim played vital cameos with the bat to help their team level the score in the chase. Their middle order collapsed from 117/3 to 141/8 after the wicket of Babar Azam.

Karachi bowlers performed well as a unit with 5 of the 6 bowlers giving runs at less than 7 RPO. W Maqsood and Arshad Iqbal ran through the overs in the middle overs quietly and had combined figures of 8-0-47-4. Mohammed Amir showed his class in the super over while Imad Wasim and Iftikhar Ahmed chipped in with economical overs.

Top players to bet on:

Babar Azam – Babar Azam is in great form scoring three back-to-back fifty plus scores in the last 3 T20 matches. He leads the runs charts with 410 runs at a strike rate of 130+ this season.  

Imad Wasim – Imad Wasim scored 27 runs off 16 balls in the final overs and helped their team level the target in the match. He also had a superb bowling figures of 2-0-11-1 in the match earlier.

Karachi Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Imad Wasim (c), Chadwick Walton (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Sherfane Rutherford, Wayne Parnell, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Amir

Lahore Qalandars Preview

Lahore Qalanders openers Tamim Iqbal (30 runs) and Fakhar Zaman (46 runs) laid the platform for the batting with crucial knocks. David Wiese (48 runs) and Samit Patel  (26 runs) capitalized on the good start and scored runs at good pace in the final overs to take their team to 183 runs in 20 overs.

Their pace bowlers ran through the opposition and claimed all 10 wickets of the opposition in the match. David Wiese and Haris Rauf picked up 3 wickets each while Shaheen Afridi and Dilbar Hussain picked up 2 wickets albeit they leaked runs at over 9 RPO. Mohammed Hafeez finished the spin quota of overs giving just 32 runs in 4 overs. .

Top players to bet on:

David Wiese – David Wiese is in red hot form and has scored 64 runs in 21 balls across two matches without being dismissed. He also has 5 wickets to his name alongside his explosive batting at the death.

Dilbar Hussain – Dilbar Hussain has figures of 3/33 & 2/29 in the two matches played in play-offs. We expect him to take more wickets in this match too.

Lahore Qalandars Predicted Playing XI:

Fakhar Zaman, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Akhtar (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Samit Patel, David Wiese, Muhammad Faizan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 20 0 mm. 6.42 k/h From: ENE 0%
03h 21 0 mm. 7.49 k/h From: NE 0%
06h 26 0 mm. 7.09 k/h From: ENE 0%
09h 29 0 mm. 4.74 k/h From: NE 0%
12h 28 0 mm. 3.54 k/h From: NE 0%
15h 23 0 mm. 2.45 k/h From: ENE 0%
18h 23 0 mm. 2.2 k/h From: NE 1%
21h 21 0 mm. 2.82 k/h 26%

Weather Conditions

Karachi has a hot and sunny weather with bright sunshine on the match day. We expect no weather interruptions in this match.

Venue Details

Karachi pitch has a good balance between the bat and ball with slightly in favor of batsmen. The ball will come onto the bat with good bounce and pace. Pacers will get more purchase than the spinners on this track. We expect the average scores to be around 160-180 runs in this pitch.

Toss: To Bat

Batting first is the safe option in the big matches as the pressure of chasing may cause batting units to choke. Both captains will bat first if they win the toss.  

KRK vs LHQ Winning Prediction

Lahore Qalanders are in red hot form with both their top order and middle order firing on all cylinders while Karachi Kings rely heavily on the Babar Azam in the batting department. Lahore pacers have claimed 20 wickets in the 2 matches and will look to repeat their feat in this match too while Karachi Kings bowlers will rely on spin top struggle the batsmen in middle overs. We expect Lahore Qalanders to win their maiden PSL title this season.

Lahore Qalanders will win the match & PSL2020 trophy

Author: Dhinesh Kumar