The qualifier match of the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2020) is to be played between the table-toppers Multan Sultans and second-ranked Karachi Kings. The PSL matches will start from where they left amidst the Coronavirus pandemic when the matches were going on in a full swing.
PSL 5 has been propitious for Sultans as they had coiled up on the first spot. Although the remaining matches are to be sprung in a few hours, the fate will be decided in the Qualifier round. Shan Maqsood’s side has won six out of ten matches as the other two were washed away with their season, ending by a loss against Lahore Qalandars.
Upon an analysis as per our predicted 11, nothing much can be speculated about Lyth who is an English test cricketer. He has inspired the spectators since 2017-present scoring the most runs in T20 blast in 44 innings. Masood, being the skipper, could entertain the watchers. Rossouw, and who can forget Afridi? everyone will wait for his batting although he can get predominant on leg-spin perish as well on NSK pitch. Everyone has observed Khushdil’s batting as well against Zimbabwe. Their bowling line is much violent as they have got Usman Qadir, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan, and Sohail Tanvir – all of them are the frontline bowlers.
On the other hand, Karachi King’s refinement is mostly brought by Babar Azam. Analyzing from our predicted 11, Sharjeel Khan, Alex Hales, and Chadwick can be destructive in their particular depart to combine some runs. Delport, Iftikhar, and Imad can stable their mid-over. Umaid Asif, Umer Khan, and Mohammad Amir’s bowling are known in PSL, and Imad himself can be an economic bowler.
We can say that on one hand, Sultans have the dominance in their bowling over Kings whereas, Kings have got the perfect batting line-up.
Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans, KK vs MS:
Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Shan Masood (c), Adam Lyth (England), Ali Shafiq, Bilawal Bhatti, Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Joe Denly (England), Junaid Khan, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Ilyas, Mohammad Irfan, Ravi Bopara (England), Rilee Rossouw (South Africa), Rohail Nazir, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir, and Zeeshan Ashraf
Imad Wasim (c), Aamer Yamin, Alex Hales (England), Arshad Iqbal, Awais Zia, Babar Azam, Cameron Delport (South Africa), Chadwick Walton (West Indies), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Sharjeel Khan, Sherfane Rutherford (West Indies), Umaid Asif, Umer Khan, Usama Mir, Waqas Maqsood and Wayne Parnell (South Africa)
Predicted playing XI:
Adam Lyth, Shan Masood (c), Rile Rossouw, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ravi Bopara, Shahid Afridi, Khushdil Shah, Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Imran Tahir
Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Chadwick Walton, Cameron Delport, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim (c), Wayne Parnell, Umaid Asif, Umer Khan, Mohammad Amir
PSL 2020: KK vs MS, predicted playing XI, teams review