Karachi Kings have had a stop-start PSL campaign, winning two games and losing as many. In the two PSL games where they batted first, they racked up scores of 196 and 186 but lost in the final over on both occasions. The defending PSL champions need to sort out their bowling, especially when batting first.
Meanwhile, Peshawar Zalmi started their PSL campaign on a losing note, as Lahore Qalandars beat them by nine balls and four wickets to spare. However, with wins in their next three PSL games, they have shot up to the top of the points table.
PSL 2021: Squads to choose from
Imad Wasim (c), Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Joe Clarke, Colin Ingram, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Aamer Yamin, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal, Chadwick Walton, Zeeshan Malik, Mohammad Ilyas, Danish Aziz, Qasim Akram, Noor Ahmad.
Wahab Riaz (c), Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Saqib Mahmood, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan, Ravi Bopara, David Miller, Umaid Asif, Amad Butt, Abrar Ahmed, Waqar Salamkheil, Mohammad Aamir Khan, Mohammad Imran.
Predicted Playing XIs
Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Joe Clarke (wk), Colin Ingram, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Imad Wasim (c), Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Ilyas.
Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz (c), Saqib Mahmood, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Imran, Umaid Asif.
Match: Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi.
Date: March 3rd, 2021; 2:30 PM IST
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi.
The pitches in PSL 2021 have been excellent to bat on. Six of the first 11 PSL games have seen teams batting first racking up scores of 175 or more.
In fact, the first 11 games of PSL 2021 have been won by the team batting second, with scores in excess of 190 getting hunted down with ease. Thus, the team winning the toss in this PSL game may look to chase rather than bat first.
PSL 2021 Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions (KAR vs PES)
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Kamran Akmal, Joe Clarke, Haider Ali, Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Saqib Mahmood, Wahab Riaz, Arshad Iqbal.
Captain: Babar Azam. Vice-captain: Saqib Mahmood.
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Kamran Akmal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Haider Ali, Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Saqib Mahmood, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Arshad Iqbal.
Captain: Kamran Akmal. Vice-captain: Dan Christian.