PSL 2021 Eliminator 1: Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Preview – Probable XI, Team News and More

Eliminator 1 will take place on Monday at 11:30 PM, where Peshawari Zalmi will meet defending champions Karachi Kings.

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Updated - 20 June 2021 5:59 pm

Match Details

Date: 21st June, 2021

Time: 11:30 PM (IST)

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

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Preview:

All cricket fans would be excited at the prospect of another double header in Pakistan Super League on Sunday as the group matches are completed and now PSL is set for the Qualifiers and Eliminators. Eliminator 1 will take place on Monday at 11:30 PM where Peshawari Zalmi meet defending champions Karachi Kings. Karachi won a must-win encounter by 14 runs against Quetta Gladiators on Saturday to enter the Eliminator. While Peshawar Zalmi won the previous encounter very easily against the defending champions on June 15. The battle between the teams is equal as both have won one match against each other. The winner of this match will enter into Eliminator 2 and the other team would say a hard good bye to this year’s tournament.

Team News:

There aren’t any reported injury concerns from either team and with both team fresh off a win, there is lesser probability of changes in both the playing XI’s.

Head to Head (last 5 matches)

Karachi Kings – 3

Peshawar Zalmi – 2

Key Players:

Babar Azam: The World’s No. 3 batter in T20I cricket is one of the key batsman for the Karachi Kings. He has been in great form as he leads the table for most runs in PSL 2021 with 501 runs in 10 matches at an average of 71.57. His team will hope that he continues his fine form and plays a crucial knock in a must-win match so that they can defend their title.

Mohammed Amir: Mohammad Amir is one of the best bowlers in the world and his ability to swing the bowl could trouble a lot of batsmen. His impact in the bowling department would be important for Karachi Kings.

Shoaib Malik: Shoaib Malik has been in great run in the second half of the PSL, he played an outstanding knock of 68 but his side ended up with a loss. His form with the bat and his part time bowling skills will be important for Peshawar Zalmi.

Wahab Riaz: The captain of Peshawar Zalmi has contributed very well with the bowl. He is 3rd in the list of leading wicket takers in the ongoing tournament. He has managed to take 14 wickets at an average of 21.86. Wahab Riaz's inswinging yorkers would cause a lot of problems for the opposition batsmen.

Probable Playing XI:

Karachi Kings- Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Martin Guptill, Najibullah Zadran, Chadwick Walton (WK), Imad Wasim ( C ), Noor Ahmad, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Ilyas, Arshad Iqbal

Peshawar Zalmi- Hazratullah Zazai, Kamran Akmal (WK), Imam-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Abrar Ahmed, Wahab Riaz ( C ), Umaid Asif, Waqar Salamkheil, Sameen Gul

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