KARACHI: Karachi Kings face off in opposition to top-ranked Quetta Gladiators at Nationwide Stadium Karachi at this time in a bid to remain in rivalry for a spot within the playoffs.
Karachi Kings’ hopes have been boosted by Lahore Qalandars’ defeat final night time in opposition to Islamabad United. Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United are already by means of to the playoffs. The battle for the fourth spot is now between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars, who additionally occur to share the most well liked rivalry within the Pakistan Tremendous League. Multan Sultans are already out of the race.
As a way to make it to the playoffs, the Imad Wasim-led staff must win solely one in every of its two remaining matches. If Karachi win in opposition to Quetta at this time, they are going to be by means of to the playoffs and Lahore will probably be eradicated. If Karachi lose at this time, Lahore will stay in rivalry for the playoffs.
Lahore want Quetta to beat Karachi at this time, then beat Multan Sultans comprehensively on Monday after which pray for Peshawar Zalmi to beat Karachi the identical day. (Tough, eh?)
Karachi will probably be counting on their in-form batting, notably Colin Ingram who smashed a century earlier within the event, and the world primary Babar Azam. They will even have excessive expectations from the second-ranked T20 batsman Colin Munro, who has did not click on thus far.
Within the bowling division, the main focus can be on limiting runs – a real fear with the quick boundaries on the Nationwide Stadium.
Quetta, alternatively, are the favourites to win this PSL. Denied the title after coming excruciatingly shut twice earlier than, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s males will let nothing cease them from getting that trophy.
Imad Wasim (c), Colin Munro, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Colin Ingram, Usman Shinwari, Mohammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara, Sikandar Raza, Awais Zia, Usama Mir, Aaron Summers, Sohail Khan, Iftekhar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Aamir Yamin, Ben Dunk, Liam Livingstone, Jahid Ali, Umer Khan
Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Shane Watson, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz, Rilee Rossouw, Umar Akmal, Fawad Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Asghar, Danish Aziz, Ahsan Ali, Ghulam Madassir, Mohammad Hasnain, Harry Gurney, Ahmed Shahzad, Azam Khan, Jalat Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jr