LAH vs KAR PSL 2022 Match 26 Today's Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

PSL 2022: Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings Match 26 Prediction – Who will win today’s match between LAH vs KAR?

Expect this to be another high-scoring thriller.

Lahore Qalandars
Lahore Qalandars. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings will go head to head in the 26th match of the 2022 Pakistan Super League (PSL) on February 18 in Lahore. Qalandars are comfortably placed second in the points table with five wins from seven games. On the contrary, the Babar Azam-led Karachi Kings are bottom of the table and can not progress to the next stage.

Apart from a surprise defeat against Quetta Gladiators, Qalandars have been very impressive and clinical in their recent games. Cricket experts believe that they are genuine contenders for the title this year. Kings, having lost every game of the 2022 PSL so far, will have their task cut out and chances of getting their first win of the tournament are also looking very bleak in front of strong looking Qalandars side.

Match Details

Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings, Match 26

Venue: Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore

Date & Time: February 17 at 8:00 PM IST and 7:30 PM Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

Pitch Report:

The Lahore wicket has seen many high-scoring thrillers in the second leg of the tournament and the batters have made the most of the surface. The fast bowlers have also made their presence felt but, the same cannot be said for the spinners who have found it very difficult to leave the batters bamboozled. The toss-winning captain must have no second thoughts about bowling first and chase the target with the dew coming into play later in the game.

Average score: 180 (Last 5 PSL games)

Probable Playing XIs for Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings

Lahore Qalandars

Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hafeez, Phil Salt (wk), Harry Brook, Rashid Khan, David Wiese, Shaheen Shah Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan

Karachi Kings

Babar Azam (c), Sharjeel Khan, Joe Clarke, Qasim Akram, Rohail Nazir (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Imad Wasim, Jordan Thompson, Chris Jordan, Umaid Asif, Mir Hamza

Probable best batter of the match: Fakhar Zaman 

Sitting on top of the table after scoring 467 runs with an average of scintillating 67.00 in the tournament, Lahore Qalandars will be hoping for their premiere batter Fakhar Zaman to go all guns blazing during their encounter with Kings.  Zaman is coming off a well made fifty against Quetta Gladiators, which helped his side to register a comfortable victory over Gladiators.

Probable best bowler of the match: Shaheen Shah Afridi

Skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi will have the responsibility to knock out his counterpart Babar Azam as early as possible. Afridi who is currently placed at the fourth spot for most wickets in the tournament was awarded Man of the Match in last match played by the Qalandars. The skipper took two important wickets of Roy and Vince to demolish the top batting order of Gladiators.

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