PSL 2021: Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?
In their previous meeting at the National Stadium in Karachi, it was the Kings, who came out trumps by six wickets.
Updated - Jun 14, 2021 11:31 am
Peshawar Zalmi have had an indifferent campaign thus far in the 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). In eight games, the Wahab Riaz-led unit has won four and are placed third in the points table.
However, they can’t afford to be complacent with two matches left in the first round. Their next match is against the Karachi Kings in the second of Tuesday’s doubleheader in Abu Dhabi.
The Kings, led by Imad Wasim, on the other hand, have been a bit inconsistent as well. In their previous meeting at the National Stadium in Karachi, it was the Kings, who came out trumps by six wickets.
Match – Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings – 24th match
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Time – 11:30 PM IST, 06:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV
The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been a sporting one thus far. It has had everything for the pacers, spinners, and batters. But since it’s a night game, teams should opt to bat second. The matches at night time have also been pretty high-scoring. The playing conditions will be clear with the temperature around 34 degrees Celsius. The humidity will mostly be in the 50s.
Avg first innings score: 162 (7 matches in PSL 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 4, Tied – 0
Playing combination for PES vs KAR
Kamran Akmal (WK), Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Fabian Allen, Wahab Riaz (C), Umaid Asif, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan
Bench: Imam-ul-Haq, Fidel Edwards, Amad Butt, Bismillah Khan, Abrar Ahmed, Waqar Salamkheil, Mohammad Amir Khan, Mohammad Imran Randhawa
Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Martin Guptill, Najibullah Zadran, Chadwick Walton (wk), Thisara Perera, Imad Wasim (C), Qasim Akram, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal
Bench: Mohammad Ilyas, Abbas Afridi, Aamer Yamin, Zeeshan Malik, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Haris, Noor Ahmad
PES vs KAR Head-to-Head
Played – 13 | Peshawar Zalmi– 8 | Karachi Kings– 5 | N/R – 0
Probable best batsman of the match
Babar Azam — Karachi Kings
Babar Azam has been exceptional for the Kings thus far in the tournament. He has opened the batting and has shown a great temperament. But he has been criticised of late for not being able to press the accelerator in the hour of need. He is among the leading run-scorers in the T20 event and is again expected to deliver. The Zalmi bowlers can’t afford to let him settle down.
Probable best bowler of the match
Wahab Riaz— Peshawar Zalmi
Wahab Riaz has tried to lead from the front in the bowling department. In seven matches this season for Peshawar, he has picked up 11 wickets at an economy rate of 8.74. It goes without saying that a lot will depend on him if the Zalmi have to win their fifth game in the first round. The Kings’ batters also need to cautious while facing the veteran speedster next time.
Today’s match prediction: The team, batting second to win the match.