Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators 30th Match Prediction
- Defending champions Quetta Gladiators must beat Karachi Kings to stand any chance of keeping their title defence alive.
- Karachi Kings, meanwhile, have already secured their semi-final place and are guaranteed to finish second, but will want to build on their recent winning form.
- Quetta's most recent match - after their game against Multan was washed out - was against Lahore, when they struggled to just 98/9 from 20 overs.
Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators Match Prediction, PSL 2020
Quetta Gladiators must beat Karachi Kings in the final group game of the 2020 Pakistan Super League or they will be eliminated. The match takes place at the National Stadium, Karachi, on March 15 and the live action is scheduled to start at 19:00 local time.
The defending champions go into the final day of fixtures sat bottom of the pile, having won just three of their eight completed games. They have lost Jason Roy and Tymal Mills too, with the English duo returning home in order due to coronavirus fears. The Gladiators’ last completed game saw them post just 98/9 from their 20 overs against Lahore Qalandars too.
Karachi Kings, on the other hand, are guaranteed to finish second no matter what happens on the final day of round robin action. They have got back to winning ways with a ten-wicket win against Lahore and their four-wicket triumph against Islamabad last time out.
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Karachi Kings have won the toss and elected to field first in each of their last two matches, so Quetta Gladiators may be keen to get them in to bat first this time.
Conditions in Karachi should be excellent, though the humidity will rise later in the evening.
Karachi tends to produce a balanced wicket but it was difficult to score off last time.
Karachi Kings Team News & Playing 11
KRK Team News
Alex Hales has returned home due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Cameron Delport returning in his place last time out, but Chris Jordan’s decision to stay is a bonus for the Kings.
KRK Key Players
Babar Azam: The top run-scorer in this competition so far, with 313 runs in eight innings – including three half-centuries – with a strike rate of 127.75.
Imad Wasim: Took 1-23 last time out, before hitting two fours and a six in a total of 26 from 34 balls last time out.
Mohammad Amir: Sits on 199 wickets so far in T20 cricket, and was tidy again last time out as he recorded figures of 0-28.
KRK Team Form
Karachi Kings have won their last two matches, thrashing Lahore Qalandars as Sharjeel Khan (74*) and Babar Azam (69*) shared an unbroken 151-run partnership in a ten-wicket win. Sharjeel then hit 37 from 14 last time out as they won a low-scoring game against Islamabad United – chasing 137 to win by four wickets.
Karachi Kings Predicted Playing 11
Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim (c), Umaid Asif, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Amir, Usama Mir, Arshad Iqbal
Quetta Gladiators Team News & Playing 11
QTG Team News
Jason Roy and Tymal Mills have both returned home as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Mills did not play their last completed game – the defeat to Lahore after a below-par batting performance – but Roy has been at the top of the order. Young paceman Naseem Shah is doubtful as a result of the ankle injury that also saw him miss the last game.
QTG Key Players
Mohammad Hasnain: While the team have been below par, the teenage paceman has taken 14 wickets in eight matches to lead the wicket-taking charts.
Mohammad Nawaz: Took 2-9 last time out to move to six wickets in the tournament, while he has contributed 108 runs with the bat.
Ben Cutting: The more prominent of the all-rounders, he has taken eight wickets and has scored 146 runs.
QTG Team Form
Quetta Gladiators were denied the chance to end their four-match losing streak last time out due to the weather. It means they have still not played since struggling to a miserable 98/9 from their 20 overs on their way to an eight-wicket loss to Lahore Qalandars.
Quetta Gladiators Predicted Playing 11
Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Azam Khan, Ben Cutting, Sohail Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Zahid Mahmood, Mohammad Hasnain
KRK vs QTG Head to Head
Quetta Gladiators have only won three times so far this season, but one of those wins was their sixth in nine previous meetings with Karachi Kings. They restricted Karachi to 156/9 as Mohammad Hasnain claimed 3-33, before going on to win by five wickets with an over to spare – Azam Khan top-scoring with 46 from 30 balls.
KRK vs QTG Head to Head Stats
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