In the 13th match of the PSL 2021, Karachi Kings will face Peshawar Zalmi at National Stadium (Karachi) on Wednesday (3rd March) afternoon.
Both teams will play their fifth match of this PSL season. Currently, in the PSL 6, Peshawar Zalmi have earned 6 points in four matches and the defending champions Karachi Kings have collected 4 points in four games.
PSL 2021, Match 13: Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi – Match Preview
The defending champions Karachi Kings have played four matches in this PSL 2021 where they have won twice and lost twice.
While Babar Azam has scored two consecutive half-centuries (62 and 90 not out), opener Sharjeel Khan has scored one century and one half-century (105 and 64). Moreover, England cricketer Joe Clarke recently scored a match-winning 54 before scoring 46 runs in this season opener, and Afghanistan cricketer Mohammad Nabi scored 57 not out off 35 balls in the last game.
Among their bowlers, Arshad Iqbal has taken 6 wickets and Waqas Maqsood has bagged 5 wickets while Mohammad Amir has picked up 4 wickets in this tournament.
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
Peshawar Zalmi have got a good start in this PSL 2021 as they have won three games and suffered one defeat in their first four matches of this season.
In their present squad, many players have put some useful contributions in the crucial moments. Shoaib Malik has played some crucial roles with the bat as he has scored 100 runs in 4 innings. Apart from Haider Ali and English cricketer Tom-Kohler Cadmore, another England cricketer Ravi Bopara has also hit a half-century each in this early period of this PSL season. However, Bopara has played only one game, which was also their first game of this PSL season.
While opener Imam-ul-Haq has scored two ducks, he has also scored two consecutive 40s (48 and 41) in this tournament.
The right-arm pacer Saqib Mahmood has taken 10 wickets in four matches of this season. Also, the left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz has collected 8 wickets.
Abrar Ahmed, Amad Butt, Waqar Salamkheil (partial replacement of David Miller), Haider Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Tom-Kohler Cadmore, Mohammad Amir Khan, Mohammad Irfan Snr, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Imran Randhawa, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Ravi Bopara, Saqib Mahmood, Sherfane Rutherford, Shoaib Malik, Umaid Asif, Wahab Riaz
PSL 2021, Match 13: Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi – Match Prediction
Peshawar Zalmi have made a stronger start in the ongoing PSL 2021 than the defending champions Karachi Kings, who beat Zalmi in both the matches of the previous season.
But for the upcoming match, currently, there is no strong favourite, especially before the toss.