On Friday, February 4, Karachi Kings will face Peshawar Zalmi in the 11th match of the PSL 2022. The match will begin at 7:30 p.m. PST at Karachi’s National Stadium.
Both Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi have had a shaky start to PSL 7, and both will be looking to turn things around in tonight’s bottom-of-the-table clash.
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Peshawar is in fifth place with one win in three matches, while Karachi is at the bottom of the table with no victories in three matches. Peshawar will move up to fourth place tonight, ahead of Quetta, while Karachi may leapfrog Peshawar if they win their first match of the competition.
Karachi’s campaign has started badly, with three straight losses, and things aren’t going to get any easier now that two of their most dangerous bowlers, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Ilyas, have been ruled out of the competition due to injury.
Karachi will seek to improve in all three areas, as their batters have struggled to put up big scores and their bowling has been inconsistent throughout the tournament. They’d have to come up with solutions swiftly in a game that was a must-win for them.
Peshawar, on the other hand, is failed to find the proper combination of players. If they can solve this problem, they will be back to their best in no time.
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They’ll be counting on their explosive top order to fire and provide a large total for their bowlers to work with. Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik, and Kamran Akmal, all veteran players for Zalmi, must step up.
Peshawar has one of the strongest squads in the league, thanks to the impending arrivals of Saqib Mahmood and Liam Livingstone.
Both sides are anticipated to make a few adjustments to their starting lineups. Because Mohammad Ilyas will not be playing for Karachi this season, the team will have to make at least one change.
At his expense, Usman Shinwari is anticipated to make the team. Other possible replacements include Rohail Nazir, Ian Cockbain, and Talha Ahsan. Zalmi will also try to make some money.
Date Friday, 4 February 2022
Time 07:30 pm PKT
Venue National Stadium Karachi
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Possible Playing XIs
Babar Azam (c), Sharjeel Khan, Rohail Nazir (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Ian Cockbain, Lewis Gregory, Aamer Yamin, Imad Wasim, Umaid Asif, Talha Ahsan, Usman Shinwari, Karachi Possible XI – Babar Azam (c), Sharjeel Khan, Rohail Nazir (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Ian Cockbain, Lewis Gregory, Lewis Gregory,
Wahab Riaz (c), Kamran Akmal (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Haider Ali, Hussain Talat, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Ben Cutting, Usman Qadir, Sirajuddin, Arshad Iqbal, Sherfane Rutherford, Ben Cutting, Usman Qadir, Sirajuddin, Arshad Iqbal, Sherfane Rutherford, Ben Cutting,
Head to Head
In total, the two teams have met 15 times during the tournament. Zalmi has the advantage, having won ten games against Kings’ five. They last met in Abu Dhabi on June 21, 2021, with Peshawar winning by 5 wickets.
The performance of Babar Azam at the top of the order has been a source of concern for the Karachi Kings. The world’s number one T20I batter will be desperate to return to form and assist his team win their opening match of the tournament. Babar’s form has been a big element in Karachi’s inability to score heavily on batting-friendly conditions so far.
Zalmi has also been struggling as a result of their captain Wahab Riaz’s poor form. Wahab is one of the best T20 bowlers in the world, and he’ll be out to punish Karachi’s batting line-up and give his club their second win of the competition.