Karachi Kings Vs Peshawar Zalmi is the 11th game of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL). Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi both teams are presently toiling and settling the last two spots in the points table. The Babar Azam-led Karachi Kings have suffered all three of their games so far. Their crisis has undoubtedly been their batting.
Babar Azam came into this contest heightened on trust with regards to the captaincy but is underneath stress now with consequences not going his way. The Karachi Kings will have to shift things around shortly before time runs out for them. Things are not too comfortable for Peshawar Zalmi either. They are fifth in the points table with only a win from three games. After hunting down 191 against the Quetta Gladiators to begin their crusade in style, the Zalmi side has moved down to Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars rather meekly.
Match: Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi, Match 11
Date: February 4, 2022;
Time: 8 PM IST
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
The pitch at the National Stadium has proven to be a great one for batters thus far. scores exceeding over 190 are being readily achieved and there is every possibility that these marks will be hunted down. We expect the unit to beat the toss to bowl sooner.
Evenings are expected to be cooler matched to the daytime with heat drifting about 18-20 degrees Celsius. There is no possibility of precipitation during the game.
Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Nabi, Joe Clarke (WK), Aamer Yamin, Lewis Gregory, Sahibzada Farhan, Imad Wasim, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Taha, Mohammad Ilyas
Hazratullah Zazai, Kamran Akmal (WK), Hussain Talat/Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Ben Cutting, Wahab Riaz (C), Usman Qadir, Arish Ali Khan, Salman Irshad
The captain hit 23 in his first game of the tournament and has increased his score by 9 runs in his subsequent two innings. He is due a half-century in this game. A lot of expectations are on Karachi Kings skipper Babar Azam. He has managed to score 96 runs in the last 3 matches at an average of 32 with the highest score of 41.
Haider Ali is a highly talented batter who is the future of Pakistan cricket. In 3 matches in this league, he has scored 83 runs at a strike rate of 122.05. The young top-order batter has looked outstanding in his knocks so far but is yet to turn any of them into a half-century.
Peshawar Zalmi’s starters and middle order are strong, overall it is one of the most balanced teams is more influential than the Karachi Kings. With Liam Livingstone also feasible to play for the Zalmi side, Peshawar is expected to get something moving in the contest.