Date: February 19, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
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Winless Karachi Kings is gearing up to host defending champions Lahore Qalandars on Sunday, February 19 at the National Stadium in Karachi. While Kings will be hoping to register their maiden win in the competition, Lahore Qalandars started PSL 2023 campaign on high by beating Multan Sultans.
The surface at National Stadium has been a batting paradise and we can expect yet another high scoring game. The average 1st inning score at this venue is 177 as it’s a flat wicket and batters are likely to enjoy the outing at National Stadium.
Kings failed to chase 178 in their last game against Islamabad United. Haider Ali batted brilliantly as he scored 59 off just 45 deliveries. Karachi Kings is lacking collective performance from their players and couple of more defeats in the league might turn costly to the side.
Meanwhile, defending champions Lahore Qalandars will play their second game of the league after beating Multan Sultans in the opening fixture. Fakhar Zaman, Mirza Baig and Shai Hope made key contributions with the bat while did well by restricting the opponents at 174. The upcoming fixture will surely be an exciting clash between two quality sides, seeking desperate win in the competition.
Probable playing XI:
Fakhar Zaman, Shai Hope (wk), Mirza Tahir Baig, Kamran Ghulam, Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Liam Dawson, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi (c), Zaman Khan
James Vince, Sharjeel Khan, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Matthew Wade (wk), Imad Wasim (c), Irfan Khan, James Fuller, Andrew Tye, Muhammad Musa, Mohammad Amir
As per our prediction, Lahore Qalandars is expected to win this game.
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