PSL 2019, Match 5: Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

PSL 2019, Match 5: Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Colin Munro, Corey Anderson and Sandeep Lamichhane won't be available for this game.

Babar Azam and Liam Livingstone
Babar Azam and Liam Livingstone of Karachi Kings. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Lahore Qalandars will be back in action for the fifth match of the PSL 2019. The team, led by Mohammad Hafeez, lost to the Islamabad United in the opening game of the tournament at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium by a close margin. However, they will be keen on learning from the mistakes and bringing out better performances this time around.

The middle-order, which failed terribly in that game, will have to be worked around a bit. With so many top-order batsmen, it is quite a hectic task to fit all of them in. The management will look to find a solution to eradicate the chinks. The batting line-up of the Karachi Kings looks dangerous and this game has the ingredients to entertain the fans a great deal on Saturday.

Match Details:

The 5th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 will be played between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

The match starts at 8:00 PM local time (4:00 PM GMT) (9:30 PM IST).

The game will be live on D Sports in India.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Dubai track has witnessed scores usually in excess of 170 this season. It could be the same case in the fifth match as well.

Average first innings score: 158.6 (Last 5 T20 matches – up to PSL Match 1)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3

Probable XI:

Lahore Qalandars:

Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, Brendan Taylor (WK), AB de Villiers, Mohammad Hafeez (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Agha Salman/Aizaz Cheema, Yasir Shah, Hardus Viljoen, Shaheen Afridi, Rahat Ali.

Bench – Anton Devcich, Haris Sohail, Umair Masood, Hassan Khan, Mohammad Imran, Saad Ali, Haris Rauf, Corey Anderson, Sandeep Lamichhane.

Karachi Kings:

Babar Azam, Liam Livingstone, Colin Ingram, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim (C), Sikandar Raza, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Sohail Khan/Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari, Umer Khan.

Bench – Usama Mir, Awais Zia, Abrar Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Aaron Summers, Jaahid Ali, Ben Dunk, Colin Munro.

Team News:

Corey Anderson and Sandeep Lamichhane will join next week after completion of the BBL and the Super Smash respectively. Colin Munro’s team in Super Smash got knocked out on Friday. He could join the team and might be available from Sunday’s match.

Power Picks:

Brendan Taylor during BPL 2019:

210 runs from 6 innings with 1 fifty and 153.28 S/R

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain options – Fakhar Zaman, AB de Villiers, Babar Azam

Vice-Captain Options – Liam Livingstone, Mohammad Hafeez, Brendan Taylor

Alternatives– Carlos Brathwaite, Imad Wasim, Hardus Viljoen

Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Brendan Taylor

Batters – AB de Villiers, Fakhar Zaman (C), Sohail Akhtar, Colin Ingram, Babar Azam (VC)

All-Rounders – Liam Livingstone, Imad Wasim

Bowlers – Rahat Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan Shinwari

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Brendan Taylor

Batters – AB de Villiers (C), Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam

All-Rounders – Carlos Brathwaite, Liam Livingstone (VC), Imad Wasim

Bowlers – Rahat Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Amir


Expert Advice:

Pickings from bowlers’ category:

Best – Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali

Safe – Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohail Khan

Risky – Usman Khan, Hardus Viljoen

Probable Winners:

The Karachi Kings are predicted to win the match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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