On Sunday (28th February) night, Karachi Kings will compete against Lahore Qalandars at National Stadium (Karachi) during the 11th match of the PSL 2021. They were the finalists in the PSL 2020 where Kings won their first PSL trophy by winning that final by 5 wickets.
During this upcoming match, both teams will play their fourth match of this tournament. While both teams have already played three games each in this competition, both have earned 4 points each.
PSL 2021, Match 11: Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars – Match Preview
In their first three games of this PSL 2021, the defending champions Karachi Kings won twice and suffered one defeat.
Babar Azam has returned to his familiar form as the right-handed batsman has scored 62 and 90 not out respectively after starting this tournament with a 24-run knock. While Sharjeel Khan scored a century in their second game of this season, Joe Clarke scored 54 runs on the last day.
Among their bowlers, Arshad Iqbal and Waqas Maqsood have taken 6 and 4 wickets respectively.
Imad Wasim (C), Aamer Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Chadwick Walton, Daniel Christian, Danish Aziz, Joe Clarke, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Ilyas, Noor Ahmed, Qasim Akram, Zeeshan Malik, Abbas Afridi
Just like the defending champions, Lahore Qalandars have also managed two wins and suffered one defeat in their first three matches of the PSL 2021. Ahead of their fourth game, they have got big news as Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has been confirmed as the replacement for Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan.
Mohammad Hafeez is currently in great form with the bat as he has scored 166 runs in three matches, including two half-centuries as he has scored 33*, 73* and 60 respectively. Fakhar Zaman is their other batsman to score a fifty in this PSL season as he scored 82 not out during their comfortable victory against Quetta Gladiators.
The left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has maintained his excellent bowling performances in the early period of this tournament as he has already picked up 6 wickets in three matches.
Ahmed Danyal, Ben Dunk, David Wiese, Salman Mirza (replacement of injured Dilbar Hussain), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Maaz Khan, Mohammad Faizan, Mohammad Hafeez, Joe Denly, Samit Patel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohail Akhtar, Tom Abell, Salman Ali Agha, Zaid Alam, Zeeshan Ashraf, Sandeep Lamichanne (replacement of Rashid Khan)
PSL 2021, Match 11: Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars – Match Prediction
Both Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars have got the positive starts, who met the last PSL final. While Kings will try their best to stretch their match-winning streak against Qalandars to three on Sunday, Qalandars are desperate to take their revenge for PSL 2020 final defeat.
While the cricket fans are excited about this upcoming match, currently there are no favourites ahead of the toss of this match.