PSL 2021: Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings Preview – Probable XI, Key Players and More

The upcoming outing for the Quetta Gladiators is a must-win game to keep their hopes alive.

Ketaki Pole Author

Updated - 18 June 2021 9:34 pm

Match Details

Date: 19 June 2021

Time: 6:30 PM IST

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Live Ball-by-Ball commentary: SportsTiger App

Preview

Match 29 of PSL is set to take place between the two teams that are placed at the bottom of the table. Quetta Gladiators are currently languishing at the 6th position, having suffered an unforgettable defeat in the last game against Multan Sultans. The Sarfaraz Ahmed-led team got all out early on for 73. Mohammad Nawaz could possibly be the game-changer that the Gladiators are looking for. The upcoming outing for the Quetta Gladiators is a must-win game to keep their hopes alive.

On the other hand, Karachi Kings walk into the game with a recent win against Lahore Qalandars, on Thursday. Babar Azam’s consistency added by Guptill’s innings led the Kings to a victory against the top-ranked team. Imad Wasim and Noor Ahmed look great for the Karachi Kings, given their spells in the second leg of PSL.

Head to Head

Matches: 11

Quetta Gladiators: 7

Karachi Kings: 4

Team News

Karachi Kings are expected to walk down the field with the same Playing XI, having won their last game with Imad Wasim and Noor Ahmed being their prime bowling options. On the other hand, there could be some changes in the playing 11 of the opponents, as Quetta Gladiators suffered a humiliating defeat in their last outing.

Key Players

Babar Azam

Pakistan’s key batsman has been unstoppable in the 2021 edition of the PSL. In just nine games, the young gun has smashed 478 runs at an average of 79.66 with a decent strike rate of 137.35. With six half-centuries to his name, Babar Azam has been in his ruthless form.

Noor Ahmad

Noor Ahmed was undoubtedly the star of Karachi Kings in their last game against the Qalandars. The left-arm spinner picked crucial wickets of Mohammad Hafeez and Ben Dunk, turning the tables for Karachi Kings. In his four overs, he gave away only 19 runs to go with 12 dot balls, picking 2 wickets at an economy of 4.75.

Probable Playing  XI

Quetta Gladiators- Sarfaraz Ahmed, Usman Khan, Jake Weatherald, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Khan-Shinwari, Mohammad Hasnain, Zahir Khan, Khurram Shehzad, Hassan Khan, Azam Khan,

Karachi Kings- Chadwick Walton, Babar Azam, Martin Guptill, Sharjeel Khan, Najibullah Zardan, Imad Wasim, Abbas Afridi, Najibullah Zadran, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Amir, Noor Ahmad