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Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings, PSL T20 2021, Today Match Prediction

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

109/4 in 11.0

9.91

108/9 in 20.0

5.40
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and chose to bowl first

Peshawar Zalmi beat Karachi Kings by 6 wickets

Peshawar Zalmi eye playoffs, Karachi Kings to keen remain in the hunt

  • Peshawar Zalmi lost their previous game against Multan Sultans
  • Kamran Akmal and Sherfane Rutherford put in credible performances in a losing cause for Peshawar.
  • Karachi Kings suffered their second straight defeat in the competition.

Expect Peshawar Zalmi to register a comfortable win over Karachi Kings.

Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE | Toss: To Bowl

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LQ
PZ
KK
MS
QG
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
8
6
2
0
0
12
0.932
8
5
3
0
0
10
-0.183
8
4
4
0
0
8
0.296
7
3
4
0
0
6
0.301
7
3
4
0
0
6
0.153
8
2
6
0
0
4
-1.467

Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings will battle it out in the 24th match of 2021 PSL at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Despite losing the previous game, Peshawar Zalmi managed to retain their third place in the league table. Head Coach Darren Sammy will definitely bring in some new players for this game.

On the other hand, Karachi Kings has to address their bowling woes as they failed to pressure on the opposition for longer periods. The back-up bowlers in Arshad Iqbal and Thisara Perera conceded a lot of runs against Islamabad. The team management will definitely make some changes to their playing XI for this game.

Peshawar Zalmi Preview

Captain Wahab Riaz will need to lead from the front with the ball in this crucial game. Left-arm quick hasn’t picked up a lot of wickets in this second phase of PSL.

The opening pair of Haider Ali and Kamran Akmal found form with the bat, which is a positive sign for Peshawar Zalmi ahead of PSL playoffs. 2017 PSL Champions will be looking to win this game to secure playoff berth in the knockout stages.

In the batting department, the side will be openers Haider Ali and Kamran Akmal to get them off to a good start and provide an ideal foundation for the likes of David Miller and Sherfane Rutherford to berserk in the final stages of the innings.

Batting has been their strength in the second phase of PSL as the likes of Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford and David Miller have put in notable scores for the side.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the pace trio of Umaid Asif, Mohammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz to provide timely breakthroughs.

Peshawar Zalmi Predicted Playing XI:

Wahab Riaz (captain), David Miller, Sherfane Rutherford, Haider Ali, Kamran Akmal (wk), Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Wahab Riaz (c), Umaid Asif, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan

Peshawar Zalmi Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
S Rutherford
56
40
2
4
140
K Akmal
35
27
5
0
129.63
H Ali
28
30
2
1
93.33
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M Irfan
4.0
0
24
1
6
M Imran
2.3
0
34
1
13.6
W Riaz
3.0
0
33
0
11

Peshawar Zalmi Actual Playing XI:

Sameen Gul, Umaid Asif, Hazratullah Zazai, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Irfan, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Abrar Ahmad, Wahab Riaz

Karachi Kings Preview

Reigning Champions will have to win their remaining fixtures to qualify for the playoffs of the competition. The bowling has looked lackluster so far in this UAE leg of Pakistan Super League. The side would make two changes as pacers Mohammad Ilyas and Aamir Yamen would come in place of Arshad Iqbal and Thisara Perera.

For this game, the side will be relying heavily on opener Babar Azam to deliver a big innings in this fixture. With 424 runs to his name, he is currently leading run-scorer in the competition. His opening partner, Sharjeel Khan has struggled to score runs on regular basis.

Najibullah Zadran showed his class and talent in the previous match against Islamabad. Against the likes of Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan, Zadran delivered an excellent innings of 71 runs.

In the bowling department, the side will be hoping that experienced pacer Mohammad Amir can find form in this game. Left-arm quick bowled well in the previous game and claimed one wicket in his four overs.

Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim has bowled well in tough conditions and will be crucial for the side in the Powerplay overs.

Karachi Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Imad Wasim (captain), Chadwick Walton (wk), Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Martin Guptill, Najibullah Zadran, Thisara Perera, Aamir Yamen, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal /Mohammad Ilyas.

Karachi Kings Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
B Azam
81
54
7
3
150
N Zadran
71
42
5
4
169.05
S Khan
25
17
1
2
147.06
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
W Maqsood
4.0
0
27
1
6.75
A Afridi
3.0
0
33
1
11
M Amir
3.4
0
32
0
8.73

Karachi Kings Actual Playing XI:

Chadwick Walton, Waqas Maqsood, Sharjeel Khan, Aamer Yamin, Abbas Afridi, SI Wasim, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Martin Guptill, Noor Ahmad, Najibullah Zadran

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
31
0 mm.
3.25 k/h
From: W
0%
03h
31
0 mm.
3.47 k/h
From: W
0%
06h
32
0 mm.
2.82 k/h
From: W
0%
09h
33
0 mm.
4.12 k/h
From: W
0%
12h
33
0 mm.
4.74 k/h
From: W
0%
15h
32
0 mm.
1.22 k/h
From: W
0%
18h
32
0 mm.
1.2 k/h
From: WSW
0%
21h
32
0 mm.
1.73 k/h
From: W
0%

Weather Conditions

With dew factor playing a big role in the outcome of the game, expect batting units to dominate the proceedings. Bowlers will have time tough to grip the ball in these conditions. The weather forecast for the day-night is expected to be fair.

Venue Details

Sheikh Zayed Stadium will host the match between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings.

Defending Champions have won their last three PSL matches against Peshawar Zalmi.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that the wins the toss, would be keen to bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 200 runs. The previous match was won by side batting second.

After analyzing both the teams, Peshawar Zalmi look better placed to win this fixture. With the likes of Kamran Akmal, David Miller, Shoaib Malik and Sherfane Rutherford doing well this season, Peshawar Zalmi will be determined to deliver a clinical batting performance.

On the other hand, Karachi will have to find a solution for their bowling problems in order to beat Peshawar Zalmi.

Expect Peshawar Zalmi to register a comfortable win over Karachi Kings.

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Author: Shoaib Z.