Date: March 1, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Pindi Club Ground, Rawalpindi
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Two of the most inconsistent teams in the league will square off with each other as Karachi Kings is scheduled to take on Peshawar Zalmi, on Wednesday at Pindi Club Ground in Rawalpindi.
While Karachi Kings registered their second win of the tournament in their last fixture against Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi was outplayed by Lahore Qalandars. Let's look at the prediction for which team has an edge over the other.
This will be the first T20 game at this venue, which is expected to be a sluggish wicket and the off-pace deliveries will be very effective on this surface. Team winning the toss must look to bat first and chase the total.
Imad Wasim-led Karachi Kings produced a team effort in the 1st innings to post a good competitive total on board. Mathew Wade (46), James Vince (27), and Tayyab Tahir (65) batted brilliantly against Multan Sultans. Talking about bowling, Shoaib Malik and Tabraiz Shamsi picked three wickets while skipper Imad Wasim along with Akif Javed bagged two wickets.
Meanwhile, Peshawar Zalmi played a thriller against Lahore Qalandars but fell short of 40 runs while chasing 241. Saim Ayub (51), Tom Kohler-Cadmore (55), and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (24) tried their best to close the gap but 241 ended too much for Zalmi.
Probable playing XI:
Matthew Wade (wk), James Vince, Tayyab Tahir, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim (c), Ben Cutting, Irfan Khan, Aamer Yamin, Muhammad Musa, Tabraiz Shamsi, Akif Javed
Mohammad Haris (wk), Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rovman Powell, James Neesham, Wahab Riaz, Saad Masood, Salman Irshad, Arshad Iqbal
Karachi Kings is well placed ahead of Zalmi as the former are getting collective effort from their players and that might ensure Kings’ their third win in the league.
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