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Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings, PSL T20 2021, Today Match Prediction

19 June 2021 | 18:30 | Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
162/6 in 20.0 8.10
176/7 in 20.0 8.80

Toss Winner - Karachi Kings won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Karachi Kings beat Quetta Gladiators by 14 runs

Karachi Kings aim to keep flickering playoff hopes alive against Quetta Gladiators.

  • Quetta Gladiators were thrashed by Multan Sultans by 110 runs in the game played in Abu Dhabi.
  • Karachi Kings edge out Lahore Qalandars in a game played on Thursday
  • Babar Azam, Martin Guptill and Noor Ahmed delivered excellent performances for Kings.

Expect Karachi Kings to beat Quetta Gladiators in this contest.

  • 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 9 7 2 0 0 14 0.945
Multan Sultans 9 5 4 0 0 10 1.192
Peshawar Zalmi 10 5 5 0 0 10 0.586
Lahore Qalandars 10 5 5 0 0 10 -0.589
Karachi Kings 9 4 5 0 0 8 -0.212
Quetta Gladiators 9 2 7 0 0 4 -1.913
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
14 0.945 9 7 2 0 0
10 1.192 9 5 4 0 0
10 0.586 10 5 5 0 0
10 -0.589 10 5 5 0 0
8 -0.212 9 4 5 0 0
4 -1.913 9 2 7 0 0

qtg vs krk Match Prediction & Analysis

Quetta Gladiators will be looking to end their season on a positive note when they face Karachi Kings in the PSL game played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Quetta Gladiators delivered an abject batting performance to lose to Multan Sultans by a comprehensive margin of 110 runs. With this result, Quetta became the first franchise to get eliminated the playoff race. Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed will be looking to provide opportunities to fringe players for this dead rubber.

On the other hand, Karachi Kings managed to register much-needed win over Quetta Gladiators in a game played on Thursday night. Captain Imad Wasim will be pleased with his side’s bowling performance against Lahore Qalandars.

Teams Preview

Quetta Gladiators Preview

With two wins out of nine matches played in the competition, Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Gladiators suffered their worst PSL campaign this year. The franchise will be keen to do well in their final game of the season.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Usman Khan and Jake Weatherald to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Middle-order comprising of Cameron Delport, Azam and Sarfaraz Ahmed will have to come up with decent scores for Quetta to post a modest total on the board.

In the bowling department, the onus will be pacers Usman Shinwari, Mohammad Hasnain to make early inroads with the new-ball.

Off-spinner Khurram Shehzad has done exceedingly well for the side this season. Left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz has looked good in patches in the UAE leg of PSL.

Quetta Gladiators Predicted Playing XI:

Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain & wk), Azam Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Jake Weatherald , Usman Khan, Cameron Delport, Hassan Khan, Zahir Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Khurram Shahzad, Usman Shinwari

Quetta Gladiators Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Weatherald 19 10 1 2 190
S Ahmed 13 16 0 0 81.25
U Khan 12 14 2 0 85.71
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Shehzad 4.0 0 26 2 6.5
M Nawaz 3.0 0 32 1 10.67
Z Khan 4.0 0 25 1 6.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Shehzad 4.0 0 26 2 6.5
M Nawaz 3.0 0 32 1 10.67
Z Khan 4.0 0 25 1 6.25

Quetta Gladiators Actual Playing XI:

Arish Ali Khan, Usman Khan, Khurram Shehzad, Jack Wildermuth, Jake Weatherald, Naseem Shah, Azam Khan, Hassan Khan, Saim Ayub, Abdul Nasir, Sarfraz Ahmed

Karachi Kings Preview

In their previous match, Kings managed to post a competitive score of 176 runs, courtesy splendid half-century from Babar Azam and key contributions from Martin Guptill and Imad Wasim.

For this important game, the onus will be on the likes of Babar Azam, Martin Guptill and Sharjeel Khan to do the bulk of the scoring.

Babar Azam is currently the leading run-scorer in the competition and will be looking to continue his good form in this fixture.

In the bowling department, left-arm chinaman Noor Ahmed made quite an impact with the ball in the previous game. He conceded just 19 runs and picked up key wickets of Mohammad Hafeez and Ben Dunk.

Besides Noor Ahmed, Pacer Mohammad Ilyas claimed two wickets and conceded 42 runs in his four overs. Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir bowled well with the new-ball for Kings in the previous game played against Lahore.

Karachi Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Imad Wasim (captain), Danish Aziz, Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Martin Guptill, Chadwick Walton (wk), Najibullah Zadran, , Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Ilyas, Abbas Afridi, Noor Ahmad

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
B Azam 54 44 7 0 122.73
M Guptill 43 31 2 3 138.71
S Wasim 30 19 3 1 157.89
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Ilyas 4.0 1 41 2 10.25
N Ahmad 4.0 0 19 2 4.75
S Wasim 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Ilyas 4.0 1 41 2 10.25
N Ahmad 4.0 0 19 2 4.75
S Wasim 4.0 0 31 1 7.75

Karachi Kings Actual Playing XI:

Chadwick Walton, Sharjeel Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Danish Aziz, SI Wasim, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Martin Guptill, Noor Ahmad, Mohammad Ilyas, Najibullah Zadran

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 30 0 mm. 1.41 k/h From: NNW 40%
03h 30 0 mm. 3.01 k/h From: NW 27%
06h 31 0 mm. 1.29 k/h From: NNW 13%
09h 32 0 mm. 3.88 k/h From: NW 0%
12h 32 0 mm. 5.92 k/h From: NNW 0%
15h 32 0 mm. 3.44 k/h From: NW 0%
18h 32 0 mm. 5.27 k/h From: NW 0%
21h 31 0 mm. 6.02 k/h From: NNE 0%

Weather Conditions

With no sign of rain and clear skies expected for Saturday, the wicket prepared will be full of runs for the batting units. Expect spinners to play a key role in the outcome of the match.

Venue Details

Quetta Gladiators have lost three matches out of five played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium this season.

Toss: To Bat

Both the sides will be looking to win the toss, bat first and post a competitive score in their allotted 20 overs. Average first inning score at Abu Dhabi has been around 180 runs.

QTG vs KRK Winning Prediction

Based on recent performances, Defending Champions will be favorites to win this game. With likes of Martin Guptill finding form with the bat and Imad Wasim’s all-round heroics, Kings still has enough in them to deliver a clinical performance against Quetta Gladiators.

On the other hand, Quetta Gladiators will have to deliver special batting performance to upstage Karachi Kings.

Expect Karachi Kings to beat Quetta Gladiators in this contest.

Author: Shoaib Z.