KAR vs PES Dream11 Prediction: Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi – 21 February 2020 (Karachi)
Karachi Kings will take on Peshawar Zalmi in the 2nd Match of PSL 05 which will be played at The National Stadium in Karachi. Peshawar is one of the most popular team in PSL and under the captaincy of Darren Sammy, they are yet again a team to defeat in the tournament and they have done some brilliant recruitments as well. Karachi also have some star players in their side and will be looking to get their maiden PSL trophy this season. This match promises to be a good one.
Pitch Report – In Karachi, the pitch has been ideal for batting, but only in the 1st innings. The average 1st innings score at this ground is 191 runs. 80% of the teams who have batted first on this track won their games.
Match Details :
Time:- 3.30 PM, Live on D-Sport
Probable XI for both sides:-
Karachi Kings – Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Imad Wasim, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Amir, Mitchell McClenaghan, Umer Khan.
Peshawar Zalmi – Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton, Imam ul Haq, Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Liam Dawson, Darren Sammy, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Tom Banton, Kamran Akmal and Shoab Malik.
KAR vs PES Dream11 Wicket-Keepers
Kamran Akmal (Price 9) and Tom Banton (Price 9) will the wicket-keepers of our team. Kamran was the 2nd highest run-scorer of the last season and is coming on a back of very good domestic record whereas Banton has proved his mettle in the T20s and will be a player to watch out in the tournament.
KAR vs PES Dream11 Batsmen
The batting trio of Babar Azam (Price 11), Alex Hales (Price 9.5), and Iftikhar-Ahmed (Price 8.5) will be our batters from the Kings. Babar is the no.1 player in ICC T20I batting rankings and there is no doubt about his class, he is an un-droppable option. Alex Hales was in brilliant form in the Big-Bash and he would like to continue that in Pakistan. Iftikhar is a utility player, he is a very good lower-order batsman and can also bowl some overs of spin.
Imam ul Haq (Price 8.5) will be the sole batter from the Peshawar side and will complete our line-up. Imam is an experienced batsman now and will be one of the main components of this Peshawar’s batting order.
KAR vs PES Dream11 All-Rounders
Shoaib Malik (Price 10) and Cameron Delport (Price 8.5) will be in our all-rounders. Malik is a must-pick option in the side as he is a quality batsman and will be an asset with his off-spin too whereas Cameron Delport is an explosive batsman who is playing PSL for a long time plus his ability to bowl medium pace deliveries makes him more lethal.
KAR vs PES Dream11 Bowlers
Umer Khan (Price 8) and Chris Jordan (Price 9) will be our bowlers from Karachi. Jordan is a T20 veteran and is one of the most lethal T20 bowlers in T20 cricket whereas Umer is an emerging player and has been selected by majority of the people so it will be a safe option in the small-league games.
Wahab Riaz (Price 9) will be our pick from the Peshawar side. Wahab is genuine wicket-taker with his left-arm pace bowling and was the 3rd highest wicket-taker of the last season. He would like to make his mark again.
Match Prediction: Peshawar Zalmi will be the favourites to win this game as they have some quality T20 players in their side and can be a very decent team throughout the tournament.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Alex Hales.
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
All the captain’s pick + Tom Banton & Cameron Delport
SportsRush Small-League Dream XI Team-I for the Game (If Karachi bat first)
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SportsRush Small-League Dream XI Team-II for the Game (If Peshawar bat first)
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.