Quetta Gladiators will face off against Karachi Kings in the 29th Pakistan Super League match. The two teams will want to win this game to progress up the table. The team from Quetta has already finished their campaign to no avail. However, for the team from Karachi, there is still a lot left to play. The two teams will be expected to put on a solid cricket match.
The story is over for Sarfaraz Ahmed’s Quetta Gladiators. They’re already out of the Pakistan Super League. However, the team still has some pride to bat for. Multan Sultans bowled them out for 110 after posting a 183-run target. The Gladiators’ batting line-up fell down to a combined effort by the Sultans led by Imran Tahir’s three-fer. Come to talk about problems and Quetta have plenty. Their batting and bowling look miserable. The likes of Jake Weatherald, Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Hasnain have failed to carry the weight of the team. Despite that, they will want to play a good cricket match and win for pride.
Quetta Gladiators Squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Azam Khan, Zahid Mahmood, Anwar Ali, Usman Shinwari, Cameron Delport, Abdul Nasir, Arish Ali Khan, Usman Khan, Saim Ayub, Faf du Plessis, Andre Russell, Hassan Khan, Jack Wildermuth, Jake Weatherald , Khurram Shahzad, Zahir Khan, Qais Ahmad
The only difference between Quetta and Karachi is that Imad Wasim and the company have not been knocked out. Karachi did break their losing streak against a strong Lahore side but their concerns still stay. Wasim would want Babar Azam to keep firing. Martin Guptill with 41 runs showed a bit of form too. However, the wicket was batting friendly and as Imad Wasim said, the team did fall short of 20 runs. The bowlers, however, made sure the team crossed the finishing line.
Karachi Kings Squad: squad:Imad Wasim (c), Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Aamer Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Qasim Akram, Noor Ahmad, Abbas Afridi, Martin Guptill, Mohammad Haris, Thisara Perera, Najibullah Zadran, Chadwick Walton
Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators have faced each other 11 times in PSL. Kings have won four matches and Gladiators have emerged victorious on seven occasions.
Sheikh Zayed Stadium presents a dry pitch, which means spinners and batsmen will be looking forward to the contest. The first innings average score on the pitch is 162 runs. It’s pretty much over for Karachi if they lose any more games. Imad Wasim will have the pressure on his shoulders. While Quetta go in carefree, their team still lacks momentum and hence Karachi should bag this game.
Date and Time:
June 19, 2021, 6:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi