Karachi Kings Vs Lahore Qalandars, 26th Match Prediction 2020| Who Will Win today Match | KAR vs LAH | Pakistan Super League 2020
Date and Time: March 12th, 7:30 P.M IST
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
We are approaching the business end of the tournament and there are only five league games left to be played. The first among those will be between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars. It was less than a week ago that these two teams met and the Qalandars chased down 188 to win the game.
Karachi Kings were building some nice momentum. After one win and two losses, their campaign was going nowhere but a couple of wins was almost turning it around for them. But it was the rain that struck forcing both teams to share points and Karachi haven’t won since then. In all, they’ve seven points from as many games.
On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars looked down and out. They started with three losses in a row but they’ve been brilliant in the recent past and are now on a three-match winning streak. Their mantra has been to bowl first and chase down whatever target has been set. In fact, the Sohail Akhtar-led side has chased down in excess of 180 in two out of the last three games.
Hence, it promises to be an intriguing battle. This is a must-win game for Karachi Kings and they need to win in order to stay alive for a longer duration.
Pitch and Weather Conditions News:
The pitch at the National Stadium produces good batting tracks. The average score batting first at this venue in this season of the PSL is 168. The ball should come on to the bat nicely and batters will get value for their shots. Also, bowling first has seen more teams win this season.
The tournament moves to the National Stadium in Karachi. The weather is all clear here and the rain should stay away. The temperatures are expected to be around 23 degrees.
Karachi Kings Previews
The performance of Karachi Kings had been average in this season of Pakistan Super League. They had played a total of seven matches so far with three wins and the same losses. Their one match was ended with no result and they are laying at the second position from the bottom of the points table. They were beaten by Lahore Qalandars in their recent match with a massive margin of eight wickets. They lost the toss and were asked to bat first. Their batting order had a good performance in that match. They scored a total of 187 runs in their 20 overs inning. Alex Hales was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side who scored 80 runs and remained not out till the end of their inning. He faced 80 deliveries and smashed six boundaries and five maximum sixes. Chadwick Walton also had an outstanding performance with the bat. He scored 45 runs on just 20 balls with the help of two boundaries and five maximum sixes. Babar Azam scored 35 runs.
Karachi Kings lost the previous match due to the bad performance of their bowling unit. They failed to defend the target of 188 runs and were charged for the target in 19.1 overs. Mohammad Amir was the only successful bowler from their side who picked one wicket in his four overs bowled out against 33 runs. Umer Khan also picked one wicket while he was charged for 37 runs in his three overs bowled out. The skipper, Imad Wasim leaked 40 runs in his 3.5 overs bowled out and remained wicketless. Aamer Yamin, Chris Jordan, and Cameron Delport also failed to get any wicket.
Probable XI: Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Cameron Delport, Iftikhar Ahmed, Chadwick Walton (WK), Imad Wasim (C), Chris Jordan, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Umer Khan.
Lahore Qalandars Previews
Lahore Qalandars had finely changed their fate and had moved up from their traditional bottom position to the third position on the points table. They had won their three previous matches consecutively. They had left two matches now and both matches are must-win for them to cement their place in the play-offs. They won their previous match against Peshawar Zalmi with a margin of five wickets. They won the toss and decided to field first. Their bowling unit failed to perform well in that match as they were charged for 187 runs in their inning of 20 overs. Shaheen Afridi once again had a superb performance with the ball. He picked three wickets in his four overs bowled out against just 28 runs. He played in that match while his thumb was injured. Samit Patel also performed well in the previous match. He picked two wickets in his four overs bowled out while he was charged for 37 runs. Dilbar Hussain and David Wiese picked one wicket each. Haris Rauf who came back in this match after recovering his injury failed to get any wicket in that match. He was charged for 39 runs in his four overs bowled out.
Lahore Qalandars won the previous match due to the best performance by their batting order. They chased the target of 188 runs in 19.5 overs. Fakhar Zaman who failed to put some runs on the board in the previous match had an outstanding performance in the previous match. He scored 63 runs on 46 deliveries with the help of four boundaries and three maximum sixes. Chris Lynn also had an outstanding performance with the bat. He scored 59 runs on just 32 deliveries while he smashed six boundaries and three huge sixes during his inning. The skipper, Sohail Akhtar could manage to score 21 runs in the previous match.
Probable XI: Fakhar Zaman, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Sohail Akhtar (c), Samit Patel, David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi, Dilbar Hussain, Haris Rauf, Maaz Khan.
Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars Head To Head Matches
Lahore Qalandars had faced Karachi Kings in nine matches where they won four matches and Karachi Kings won five matches.
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