Date: June 17, 2021
Time: 11:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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Preview: Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars face each other in the second game of the double header day of the Pakistan T20 League on Thursday. While Lahore would be hoping to win the game in pursuit of a top-2 spot in the points table by the end of the league stage, this is a must-win game for Karachi Kings who cannot afford to lose at this point in time. An amazing contest is definitely on the cards as the two teams go head to head against each other at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Analysis: James Faulkner has been terrific with the ball since the league's resumption. His figures read 3/32, 2/23, 3/19, and 3/25 (most recent). Picking him in the fantasy XI could help one winning good points and making him the captain or vice-captain could just serve as the icing on the cake. Meanwhile, with 424 runs, Babar Azam is among the top-scorers in the league and a player of such class and consistency couldn't be left behind. He too is a good pick for the captain or vice-captain's spot.
On the other hand, Rashid Khan in any pitch on the world is a difficult spinner to face while his ability to play quick-fire knocks makes him further important to be in the fantasy XI. Imad Wasim and Fakhar Zaman have been the other impressive players in the league.
People’s pick for Fantasy:
Probable Playing XI:
Karachi Kings- Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Martin Guptill, Najibullah Zadran, Chadwick Walton (wk), Noor Ahmad, Imad Wasim (c), Abbas Afridi, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir, Aamer Yamin
Lahore Qalandars- Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar (c), Zeeshan Ashraf, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Tim David, James Faulkner, Rashid Khan, Ahmed Daniyal, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Wicketkeepers: Ben Dunk
Batsmen: Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Tim David, Fakhar Zaman, Najibullah Zadran
All-rounders: Imad Wasin, James Faulkner, Mohammed Hafeez
Bowlers: Waqas Maqsood, Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Abbas Afridi
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