Date: 3rd March 2021
Time: 2:30 PM(IST)
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
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Defending champions Karachi Kings square off against Peshawar Zalmi in Match 13 of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL). Both teams have played some comprehensive and competitive cricket in the PSL and this match should ideally be the harbinger of exciting and gritty action. While the Peshawar Zalmi have skyrocketed to the top of the table, Karachi too are quite comfortable at the third position in the points table. But as 1/3rd of the PSL is already over, the teams would want to solidify their position in the table.
Karachi Kings have had a decent PSL so far. They have won 2 games and have registered 2 losses. But they would be a little wary of their momentum as they are coming on the back off a loss against Lahore Qalandars. The biggest positive for Karachi this season has been their fiery opening combination of Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan. Both of them have been in top-class form and have scored mountains of runs. Their middle order too boasts of fiery all-rounders like Mohammed Nabi and Daniel Christian and thus Karachi have always been a batting powerhouse.
Peshawar Zalmi are on an absolute roll as they have won their last 3 games. They are sitting comfortably at the top of the table, with a healthy NRR of +0.430. Credit must be given to the Peshawar team management as they have believed in players and have backed them. Skipper Wahab Riaz has rightfully seconded this after his match-winning performance in their previous match against Islamabad. Haider Ai scored a quickfire cameo of 36 runs while chasing the modest total of 119.
Probable Playing XI
Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Colin Ingram, Joe Clarke(wk), Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Imad Wasim(c), Aamer Yamin, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal.
Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Haider Ali, Wahab Riaz, Saqib Mahmood, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Mohammad Imran, Umaid Asif
Wicket-Keepers: Kamran Akmal, Joe Clarke
Batsmen : Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Imam-ul-Haq, Haider Ali
All-Rounders : Daniel Christian, Mohammed Nabi, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim
Bowlers: Mujeeb ur Rahman, Mohammed Amir, Arshad Iqbal, Umaid Asif
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