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

21 June 2021 | 23:00 | Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Karachi Kings will be looking to contintue their winning momentum in Eliminator game

  • Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik delivered credible performances in a losing cause for Peshawar Zalmi.
  • Peshawar Zalmi suffered a comprehensive defeat in their final round-robin game played on Thursday.
  • Karachi Kings secured their place in the playoffs of the competition after beating Quetta Gladiators by 14 runs in a game played on Saturday.

Expect Karachi Kings to register a close win over Peshawar Zalmi in Eliminator game.

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

Pakistan Super League 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Islamabad United 10 8 2 0 0 16 0.859
Multan Sultans 10 5 5 0 0 10 1.05
Peshawar Zalmi 10 5 5 0 0 10 0.586
Karachi Kings 10 5 5 0 0 10 -0.115
Lahore Qalandars 10 5 5 0 0 10 -0.589
Quetta Gladiators 10 2 8 0 0 4 -1.786
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
16 0.859 10 8 2 0 0
10 1.05 10 5 5 0 0
10 0.586 10 5 5 0 0
10 -0.115 10 5 5 0 0
10 -0.589 10 5 5 0 0
4 -1.786 10 2 8 0 0
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psz vs krk Match Prediction & Analysis

Defending Champions Karachi Kings will be keen to continue their momentum when they take on Peshawar Zalmi in the Eliminator 1 game of the Pakistan Super League 2021 on Thursday.

Karachi Kings will be looking to win the game and setup a clash with the loser of Islamabad vs Multan Sultans to be played on Tuesday.

Kings delivered the goods when it mattered the most and secured their place in the playoffs after a close win over Quetta Gladiators.

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi just managed to sneak through to the playoffs despite all the odds. Zalmi have played competitive games in the last few days and will be well prepared for Kings in this contest.

Teams Preview

Peshawar Zalmi Preview

In the last match, Karachi Kings edge out Quetta Gladiators, courtesy sublime performances from Danish Aziz, Chadwick Walton and Mohammad IIyas.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the experienced trio of Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam to provide an ideal platform for the likes of Chadwick Walton and Danish Aziz to score quick-fire runs at the back end of the innings.

Opener Babar Azam and middle-order batsman Danish Aziz made valuable contributions with the bat and the team management will be hoping for a similar kind of performances in this all-important clash.

Sharjeel Khan smashed 45 off 34 balls with the help of three fours and four sixes. Wicket-keeper Chadwick Walton also delivered a decent performance and also scored 34 runs off 27 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.

In the bowling department, the team is relying heavily on Imad Wasim, Mohammad Ilyas and Noor Ahmed to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

All eyes will be on pacer Mohammad Amir, who has not done that well so far and might be determined to produce his best in this knockout game.

Peshawar Zalmi Predicted Playing XI:

Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Martin Guptill, Najibullah Zadran, Chadwick Walton (wk), Imad Wasim (c), Noor Ahmad, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Ilyas, Arshad Iqbal

Karachi Kings Preview

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi suffered narrow defeat at the hands of Islamabad United in the final preliminary game played at Abu Dhabi. The franchise will need to make amends for their mistakes and come up with a clinical performance in this Eliminator game.

In the batting department, the team management will be depending on the likes of veteran middle-order batsman, Shoaib Malik, who is franchises’ highest run-scorer in the competition with 244 runs in 10 matches with two half-centuries to his name. Malik had a good outing with the bat in the previous game and scored 68 off 36 balls in a losing cause.

Besides Malik, West Indies batsman Sherfane Rutherford has done an excellent job for Peshawar this season and scored 241 runs in 10 matches with one half-century to his name.

Wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal and Rovman Powell have all contributed well with crucial runs for the side so far in this year’s tournament. The duo certainly has the ability to produce quick runs for the side in this contest.

In the bowling department, the team management will be relying on pacers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Irfan who have claimed 21 wickets between them

Karachi Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Hazratullah Zazai, Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Abrar Ahmed, Wahab Riaz (c), Umaid Asif, Waqar Salamkheil, Sameen Gul

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 33 0 mm. 4.62 k/h From: NNE 18%
03h 32 0 mm. 3.98 k/h From: E 29%
06h 34 0 mm. 2.81 k/h From: ESE 29%
09h 36 0 mm. 4.14 k/h From: NW 3%
12h 34 0 mm. 7.68 k/h From: NNW 35%
15h 33 0 mm. 6.62 k/h From: NNW 91%
18h 33 0 mm. 3.36 k/h From: ESE 54%
21h 32 0 mm. 6.57 k/h From: N 2%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared is expected to be a track full of runs, whereas the team batting first will have a huge advantage. The weather conditions for the game on Thursday are going to perfect with no sign of rain.

Venue Details

The venue has certainly been provided an interesting contest between bat and ball. In the previous meeting between the two teams, Peshawar Zalmi registered a comfortable win over Karachi Kings.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss, bat first and post a mammoth total on the board in their allotted 20 overs.          

PSZ vs KRK Winning Prediction

It is certainly going to be a riveting contest between the two teams, but we expect Karachi Kings to win this game.

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi will need to improve their game with the ball to upstage Karachi Kings in this contest.

Expect Karachi Kings to register a close win over Peshawar Zalmi in Eliminator game.

Author: Shoaib Z.