Karachi Kings will face Quetta Gladiators in the opening game of the PSL 2021 at National Stadium (Karachi) on Saturday (20th February) night.
While Karachi Kings reached their maiden PSL final in the PSL 2020, they won that tournament for the first time after beating Lahore Qalandars in the final by 5 wickets. So, Kings are the defending champions in the PSL 2021.
Meanwhile, Quetta Gladiators are also the one-time PSL champions, who won this tournament in 2019 edition but finished in the fifth position in the PSL 2020.
PSL 2021, Match 1: Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators – Weather Forecast
The first game of the PSL 2021 will be played between Karachi Kings will face Quetta Gladiators at National Stadium (Karachi) on Saturday (20th February) night. This match has been scheduled to begin at 07:00 PM (19:00) local time.
According to weather forecast, the sky can be cloudy on Saturday, especially in the early period of the day. However, there are no threat of rain for the entire day. So, the cricket fans can except a positive uninterrupted beginning in the PSL 2021.
During the entire Saturday, the temperature can be between 32°C and 16°C. However, during the match time, the temperature can be between 27°C and 22°C.
PSL 2021, Match 1: Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators – Pitch Report
National Stadium (Karachi) will host the opening game of the PSL 2021 between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators.
In T20 cricket, National Stadium (Karachi) generally supports the first batting side, especially if they manage the good first innings total. During the rescheduled PSL 2020 playoffs in last November, while this venue hosted all the four playoff matches, we experienced the only successful defend of 182 runs, while the second batting sides won two matches (including successfully chasing of 171 runs) and the other game had the tied result.
Pacers are generally better useful at this T20 venue along with the leg-spinners.