PSL 2022: Karachi Kings look to end drought as they face struggling Peshawar Zalmi today



2022-02-13 08:57:00

Karachi Kings skipper Babar Azam (left) and Peshawar Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz. — PCB/File
  • Kings have misplaced all matches in first leg of PSL 2022.
  • Zalmi have received only one match, which was in opposition to Kings.
  • Either side confronted one another 16 instances, with Zalmi having the higher hand.

LAHORE: Former champions Karachi Kings will purpose to end their drought within the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) 7 when the Babar Azam-led facet will tackle ex-champions Peshawar Zalmi in match 19 of the event in Lahore Sunday afternoon.

The Kings have misplaced all 5 matches within the first leg of the event performed in Karachi. Peshawar received 2 of the 5 matches it performed at Nationwide Stadium with one victory coming in opposition to Karachi Kings.

Zalmi, alternatively, didn’t get sufficient probabilities to cheer in Karachi’s leg of the event and they’re only one place above the sixth positioned Karachi Kings on the factors desk.

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With each side trying to do one thing for survival within the event and maintain the marketing campaign going, one can anticipate them to go all-in on Sunday afternoon.

A defeat would additional dent Karachi Kings’ probabilities to keep among the many contenders within the event, whereas Peshawar, having 4 factors from 5 matches, aren’t trying in a cushty place both. Nonetheless, Wahab Riaz has received much less to fear about than Babar who was named Kings’ captain proper earlier than this season.

Head-to-head:

Each the edges have confronted one another 16 instances with Karachi successful solely 5 of them whereas Peshawar was the winner on 11 events.

Karachi Kings will want Sharjeel Khan to rating some runs and take some strain off Babar if they need to go properly within the remainders of the event.

If batting doesn’t let down Karachi Kings as it did within the first leg of the event, then Babar can rely upon his bowlers to defend a complete that’s past 180 in Gaddafi stadium.

Zalmi will attempt to exploit fragility in Kings batting if their high order fails to present begin, particularly within the energy play overs.

Gamers to watch: Babar Azam, Saqib Mehmood

Groups:

Peshawar Zalmi — Hazratulah Zazai, Liam Livingstone, Wahab Riaz, Haider Ali, Sherfane Rutherford, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Saqib Mahmood, Usman Qadir, Arshad Iqbal, Kamran Akmal, Salman Irshad, Sameen Gul, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Mohammad Aamer, Sirajuddin, Ben Slicing and Mohammad Haris.

Karachi Kings — Babar Azam, Chris Jordan, Imad Wasim, Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Nabi, Joe Clarke, Aamir Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Mir Hamza, Rohail Nazir, Tom Abell, Umaid Asif, Faisal Akram, Qasim Akram, Romario Shepherd and Talha Ahsan.

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