Karachi Kings will take on Lahore Qalandars in their next match of Pakistan Super League in Karachi tomorrow.
Karachi Kings with 7 points from 7 matches is sitting at fifth position while Lahore Qalandars with 8 points from 8 matches is sitting at third position. Karachi Kings lost to Lahore in the first meeting of this season so they also look to take revenge. Karachi Kings’ Babar Azam and Alex Hales are in fine form but the likes of Sharjeel Khan, Delport and Ifthikhar Ahmed are struggling and in the bowling Mohammed Amir, Chris Jordan and Imad haven’t been at their best and they need to improve in their respective areas. On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars with three back to back wins is on a role and would be eager to book their ticket for playoffs for the first ever time in league’s history. Their top order of Fakhar Zaman, Chris Lynn, Sohail Akhtar and Ben Dunk is firing and in the bowling Shaheen Shah Afridi and Samit Patel are doing good job.
Match Details :
Match : KAR vs LAH, Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars, Pakistan Super League 2020
Date : 12 March 2020
Time : 7.30 PM IST
Venue : National Stadium, Karachi
Head to Head :
T20 Matches – 9
Karachi Kings won – 5
Lahore Qalandars won – 4
Lahore Qalandars beat Karachi Kings in the first meeting of this season.
Karachi Kings have three wins from seven matches while Lahore Qalandars have four wins from eight matches and one of Lahore’s wins came against Karachi. Both sides have played good cricket so far and here we’ll analyse their strengths and weaknesses and will also make cricket match prediction.
Strengths : Karachi Kings’ strengths are their inform batsmen Babar Azam and Alex Hales who have scored most of team runs and are providing good platform and in the bowling Mohammed Amir, Imad Wasim and Umer Khan have done well so far. On the other hand, Lahore’s strengths are their explosive top order of Chris Lynn, Fakhar Zaman and Ben Dunk who all have played match winning knocks and in bowling Samit Patel and Shaheen Shah Afridi leading well.
Weaknesses : Karachi Kings’ batting is mainly dependent on Babar Azam and Alex Hales and the likes of Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport and Ifthikhar Ahmed have been poor and it might spoil team’s party if one of Babar or Hales gets out cheaply. On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars’ supporting bowlers like Haris Rauf, David Wiese, Dilbar Hossain aren’t doing well and it creates a lot of pressure on Samit Patel and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
As we have already told that both Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars have been playing good cricket in this season but Lahore’s form in last three matches have been excellent as they chased down big scored of 180 or 190 and are on a roll. Their batsmen are just going after bowlers and that put opposition on back foot and they will continue with their plans. On seeing their last three-four matches’ performance out today match prediction is that Lahore Qalandars are favourite for this match. Although toss will play a role here due to dew factor and both sides would love to chase.
Following are the odds for this match on two most famous betting sites –
Bet365 : Karachi Kings : 1.90, Lahore Qalandars : 1.90
Betway : Karachi Kings : 1.83, Lahore Qalandars : 1.83
On the basis of performances of both sides in this season of Pakistan Super League following players are good picks for fantasy cricket teams
Karachi Kings :
Alex Hales – 239 runs at 59.75 in 5 innings (2*50)
Babar Azam – 225 runs at 45.0 in 6 innings (2*50)
Mohammad Amir – 10 wickets at 20.40 in 7 innings
Imad Wasim – 95 runs and 4 wickets in 7 matches
Lahore Qalandars :
Ben Dunk – 257 runs at 64.25 in 6 innings (2*50)
Shaheen Shah Afridi – 11 wickets at 16.90 in 7 innings
Samit Patel – 9 wickets at 17.0 and 132 runs in 7 matches
Mohammed Hafeez – 182 runs at 30.33 in 8 innings
As we have already mentioned most inform players of Karachi Kings as well Lahore Qalandars so for dream11 prediction teams Ben Dunk, Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Samit Patel and Mohammed Amir are must picks and the likes of Chris Lynn, Chris Jordan, Imad Wasim and Fakhar Zaman too can be picked as per their credit values.