Karachi Kings take on Lahore Qalandars in the 11th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021) on Sunday. The highly anticipated rematch of last year’s final takes place at the National Stadium in Karachi.
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Their batting line-up looks settled; with players like Babar Azam, Mohammad Nabi and Daniel Christian in their ranks, the Karachi Kings are never far away from a big score.
The Kings will, however, look to put together a better bowling performance against the Qalandars after Islamabad United chased down a 196-run target with five balls to spare in their previous PSL outing.
Meanwhile, Lahore Qalandars come into this PSL game after seeing their winning run in the tournament come to an end. Sohail Akhtar’s side were handed their first defeat of the PSL 2021 season by Multan Sultans, as they went down by seven wickets.
The Qalandars put up just 157 runs on the board, with only Mohammad Hafeez (60) coming up with a useful contribution. The below-par score was easily chased down by Multan Sultans, with Mohammad Rizwan’s sizzling 76 taking the team home with more than three overs to spare.
— Lahore Qalandars (@lahoreqalandars) February 26, 2021
Lahore Qalandars will look to bounce back against the Karachi Kings and get back to winning ways in the PSL, which could make for an enticing clash.
Date: February 28, 2021 (Sunday).
Time: 7:30 PM IST/ 7:00 PM Local Time.
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi.
The average temperature will be around 27 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels are expected to increase as the game progresses, with clear skies overhead.
Even the day games haven’t brought about a change in team’s fortunes, as sides batting second have won all games in PSL 2021. The average score on this pitch is 172 runs.
Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Colin Ingram, Joe Clarke(wk), Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Imad Wasim(c), Aamer Yamin, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal.
Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar (c), Joe Denly, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Samit Patel, David Wiese, Ahmed Daniyal, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Salman Mirza.
The PSL 2021 game seems too close to call, considering the past encounters between the two teams. Karachi Kings have all their bases covered, and that makes them the slight favourites for this game.
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