The second match of Pakistan Super League edition V is scheduled between Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi which will be held on February 21, 2020, at National Stadium Karachi. Kings and Zalmi, both the teams, are one of the most admired and popular teams of PSL. Fans are eager to know; who will win the match? The prediction for this match is that Karachi Kings will win the toss, whereas, Peshawar Zalmi will take over the match.
Let’s have an overview of both the teams:
Karachi Kings has not won any title in the league so far because they had an average performance in the previous sessions. Karachi Kings came back with a new zeal and scored 4th position in the points table last year. Interestingly, Karachi Kings have a strong batting line this time. Players like Babar Azam and Imad Wasim (C) have proven themselves as the real gems for the team. They have contributed in taking the team at a better position with their dazzling performances. Karachi Kings possess the power of Alex Hales who has a lot to prove and expect him to score runs by the truckload if the conditions are good. Likewise, Mohammad Amir and Sharjeel Khan are also exceptional prospects. Mohammad Rizwan is also a good player who can convert his international experience into solid runs in this format too.
Peshawar Zalmi, the most favorite team of PSL, is all geared up to set the field on fire with their terrific performances. Peshawar Zalmi’s performance in PSL has been an exceptional one. In 2017, Peshawar Zalmi lifted the trophy in the 2nd edition of PSL. The team features the most prolific batsmen. The team also consists of the two, all-time leading, wicket-takers; Wahab Riaz and Hassan Ali. The team’s overseas lineup is also stocked with firepower, featuring Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy (C) and Tom Banton. Kieron and Sammy’s explosive batting can help in achieving the best scores if the pitches in Pakistan are batsmen focused. Karachi’s team also has experienced Pakistani players like Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, and Imam-ul-Haq.
Considering the pitch conditions, the pitch will, more likely, be in the favor of batsmen. Bowlers can also pick good wickets in the second innings. Head to head record of both the teams shows that they have come against one another 10 times. Out of which Peshawar topped with 8 victories, however, Karachi lost 8 having only 2 wins in hand. Both the teams look sharp with their present squad. But, Peshawar Zalmi has an excellent team winning streak against Karachi Kings, so they are more likely to succeed in their first match. The key players of the match would probably be Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, and Wahab Riaz.
Furthermore, the team who will win the toss is expected to bat first giving a high total. The average assumed target at this place is approximately 150 or 160.
The match will be broadcasted live on television at PTV sports and GeoSuper. In Pakistan, the online live streaming of the match can be watched on cricketgateway.pk. You can also watch ball-by-ball clips and highlights of the match on Cricingif. Live streaming of PSL V is also available on psllivestreaming.com.