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Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings, free match prediction 08 Mar 2020

08 Mar 2020 | 19:30 | Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
190/2 in 19.1 9.91
187/5 in 20.0 9.35

Lahore Qalandars Vs Karachi Kings betting odds

LHQ

2

KRK

1.74

Toss Winner - Lahore Qalandars won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Lahore Qalandars beat Karachi Kings by 8 wickets

Bottom-ranked Lahore Qalandars will lock horns against formidable Karachi Kings in an adrenaline-charged Pakistan Super League match at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Sunday.

  • Lahore Qalandars managed to eke out a comfortable win over Quetta Gladiators in a rain-affected game
  • Previous game between Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans was washed out due to heavy rains
  • Captain Imad Wasim and Aamer Yamin delivered splendid performances in the previous game played against Multan Sultans

Expect Karachi Kings to edge past Lahore Qalandars in this contest!

  • Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • Toss: To Bowl

Pakistan Super League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Multan Sultans 6 4 1 0 1 9 1.415
Peshawar Zalmi 8 4 3 0 1 9 -0.106
Islamabad United 8 3 4 0 1 7 0.536
Karachi Kings 6 3 2 0 1 7 -0.196
Quetta Gladiators 8 3 5 0 0 6 -1.052
Lahore Qalandars 6 2 4 0 0 4 -0.167
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
9 1.415 6 4 1 0 1
9 -0.106 8 4 3 0 1
7 0.536 8 3 4 0 1
7 -0.196 6 3 2 0 1
6 -1.052 8 3 5 0 0
4 -0.167 6 2 4 0 0
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Match Preview

Despite their previous game getting abandoned due to heavy showers, Karachi Kings are lying in the bottom half of the table with 7 points to their name. Kings certainly have the momentum on their side in the last couple of matches and will be keen to collect valuable points in this fixture.

On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars will need to win this game at all costs to keep their playoff hopes alive in the competition. Captain Sohail Akhtar will be hoping that the premier players can come to the party and deliver the goods with bat and ball.

Teams Preview

Lahore Qalandars Preview

Bottom-placed Lahore Qalandars managed to register their second win of the competition after bowlers put in a splendid performance against Quetta Gladiators. In the rain-curtailed game, left-arm orthodox spinner Samit Patel was the pick of the bowlers for Lahore Qalandars. He dismissed key players like Jason Roy, Azam Khan, and Sarfaraz Ahmed to put the home side take control of the game. Patel was well supported by pacer Shahid Afridi and leg-spinner Raja Farzan, who bowled well and claimed two wickets each.

In pursuit of 99 runs, openers Fakhar Zaman and skipper Sohail Akhtar got the side off to a decent start. In his comeback game for Lahore, Zaman looked in good touch with the bat and scored 20 runs off 13 balls with the help of three fours and one six. Mohammad Hafeez and Ben Dunk put on an unbeaten 68-run partnership for the third wicket to see Lahore Qalandars complete the target in the 11th over of the innings.

Mohammad Hafeez’s 32-ball 39 not out proved to be the cornerstone of Lahore Qalandars chase against Quetta Gladiators. He was well supported by Dunk, who scored unbeaten 30 runs off 21 balls with the help of three boundaries and one six.

Lahore Qalandars Predicted Playing XI:

Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, Dane Vilas (wk), Samit Patel, David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi, Salman Irshad, Dilbar Hussain, Raja Farzan

Lahore Qalandars Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Hafeez 39 32 4 1 121.88
B Dunk 30 21 3 1 142.86
F Zaman 20 13 3 1 153.85
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Patel 4.0 1 5 4 1.25
S Afridi 4.0 0 20 2 5
R Farzan 4.0 0 24 2 6
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Patel 4.0 1 5 4 1.25
S Afridi 4.0 0 20 2 5
R Farzan 4.0 0 24 2 6

Lahore Qalandars Actual Playing XI:

Usman Khan, Sohail Akhtar, D Wiese, F Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Salman Irshad, DJ Vilas, SR Patel, Maaz Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Ben Dunk

Karachi Kings Preview

The side put in another clinical bowling performance against Multan Sultans before heavy rains led to the game being abandoned. Skipper Imad Wasim will be hoping that the side can maintain their winning streak in the next couple of matches.

In the previous game, Karachi Skipper Imad Wasim won the toss and opted to bowl first. The decision proved to be a correct one as Mohammad Amir and Aamer Yamin made breakthroughs with the new ball to reduce Multan Sultans to 37 for 3.

Captain Imad Wasim also picked up the wicket of Shan Masood, who perished for a low score. The bowlers managed to do well and restrict Multan Sultans to 102 for 6 after 16.1 overs. Pacer Aamer Yamin and left-arm spinner Imad Wasim bowled well and claimed two wickets each.

In the batting department, the home side will be heavily depending on opener Babar Azam, who so far has scored 187 runs in six matches at an average of 46.75, and Alex Hales, who scored 159 runs at an average of 39.75.

It will be interesting to see if pugnacious opener Sharjeel Khan will get another opportunity in the next match after managing to score just 83 runs in nine matches at an average of 14.77. Chadwick Walton, Imad Wasim, and Iftikhar Ahmed have put in splendid performances for the side in this year’s competition.

Karachi Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Imad Wasim (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Chadwick Walton (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Aamer Yamin, Chris Jordan, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohammad Amir, Umer Khan

Karachi Kings Actual Playing XI:

Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Chadwick Walton, Babar Azam, SI Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Iftikhar Ahmed, Umer Khan

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 10 0 mm. 3.17 k/h From: E 1%
03h 13 0 mm. 3.93 k/h From: E 7%
06h 21 0 mm. 2.43 k/h From: SE 4%
09h 24 0 mm. 1.17 k/h From: NW 0%
12h 21 0 mm. 2.64 k/h From: N 1%
15h 16 0 mm. 2.82 k/h From: NNE 13%
18h 14 0 mm. 2.63 k/h From: NNE 23%
21h 12 0 mm. 2.29 k/h From: N 66%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game is going to be decent for batting. The bowlers might get movement from the pitch in the initial Powerplay overs. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Sunday is expected to have clear skies with light winds.

Venue Details

Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore is going to host the 23rd match of 2020 Pakistan Super League between Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings. Karachi Kings will heart from the fact that they have won five matches out of eight played against Lahore Qalandars in PSL.

Toss: To Bowl

With a fair-weather expected for the game, the side that wins the toss would be looking to make use of pitch conditions and restrict the opposition to a modest score.

Winning Prediction

Based on recent performances, Karachi Kings will be expected to win their game against Lahore Qalandars. Kings certainly have the superior bowling unit in comparison to Lahore Qalandars. The likes of Babar Azam, Alex Hales, and Mohammad Amir have shown exceptional form in the last couple of matches and will be expected to play a major role for Kings in this contest.

On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars know the conditions well at Gaddafi Stadium and will need to execute a flawless performance in order to upstage Karachi Kings.

Expect Karachi Kings to edge past Lahore Qalandars in this contest!

Author: Shoaib Z.