KARACHI: Since having met final 12 months within the last, holders Karachi Kings will tackle Lahore Qalandars in a vital sport of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 right here on the National Stadium on Sunday (right this moment).
The match begins at 7pm.
Kings might be extra assured as they notched their second win after they downed Multan Sultans by seven wickets in Saturday’s day-game.
Kings achieved the 196-run goal with seven balls to spare. Babar Azam appeared in elegant contact, scoring 90 not out, his second successive fifty and 16th of his PSL profession. He is an actual menace for the opposition. He has learnt the right way to end the sport and has rung an alarm bell for the competing groups.
Kings’ English wicket-keeper batsman Joe Clarke (54) additionally in Saturday’s present performed one other entertaining innings by hitting 4 enormous sixes. And their opener Sharjeel has additionally proven his class by scoring 105, his second PSL century, towards Islamabad United the opposite day.
Kings even have some strong bowling assets in Mohammad Amir, who on Saturday bowled a splendid over towards Multan’s in-form skipper Mohammad Rizwan wherein Kings additionally took two opinions, though unsuccessful. Rizwan was overwhelmed 3 times comprehensively which was an outstanding demonstration of quick bowling seen for the primary time on this occasion to this point. Kings’ Arshad Iqbal has been constantly unsettling the batsmen and has added to final 12 months’s champions bowling weight quite a bit.
Lahore, then again, will depend upon Mohammad Hafeez and Fakhar Zaman who’re in good contact, particularly Hafeez who has scored two fifties in three video games. The T20 is a sport of only one or two gamers which may flip the sport any manner. Lahore’s quick bowling assets are a lot better, additionally having Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf, the 2 deadly bowlers with worldwide expertise.
Lahore have additionally employed the companies of Nepalese younger leggie Sandeep Lamichhane rather than Rashid Khan of Afghanistan who has left to hitch his nationwide aspect for the Test collection towards Zimbabwe within the UAE subsequent week.
Both groups have gained two matches every. Karachi began their title defence with an emphatic seven-wicket win over former champions Quetta Gladiators on February 20. Kings then have been overwhelmed by United with a five-wicket margin on February 24, earlier than outwitting Multan by seven wickets on Saturday to take their factors to 4 from three video games.
Lahore had began fantastically after they had overwhelmed each Peshawar and Quetta of their first two matches by 4 wickets and 9 wickets margins respectively. However, Sohail Akhtar-led Lahore tasted their first defeat after they have been downed by Multan by seven wickets on February 26.