One other Babar Masterclass Provides Karachi Victory Over Peshawar


Karachi Kings continued the pattern of profitable run chases, Babar Azam and Mohammad Nabi scored beautiful half-centuries to take Karachi residence and assist them transfer to the highest of the PSL factors desk.

Peshawar Zalmi entered the sector with out their captain, Wahab Riaz, who was affected by an damage, therefore Shoaib Malik took over the captaincy. They made two extra modifications to the line-up, bringing in all-rounder Amad Butt and quick bowler Mohammad Irfan to strengthen their quick bowling unit. Sherfane Rutherford and Ravi Bopara steadied the ship for Zalmi after they misplaced early wickets, earlier than Amad Butt smashed Dan Christian for 32 runs within the last over of the innings, the most costly over in PSL historical past.

Karachi had a poor begin to the run chase shedding three early wickets however Mohammad Nabi and Babar Azam took the cost in opposition to the bowlers and chased down the goal comfortably in the long run.

Peshawar have moved all the way down to the second spot within the desk and can transfer all the way down to the third spot after the match between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars, scheduled to be performed on 4 March.


Defending champions, Karachi Kings, will lock horns with the table-toppers, Peshawar Zalmi, in a blockbuster conflict on the Nationwide Stadium Karachi. Peshawar began the match poorly however bounced again with three consecutive victories to face on the summit of the PSL factors desk with 4 spherical matches performed.

Peshawar have obtained yet one more enhance because the explosive South African middle-order batsman, David Miller has joined the squad to additional strengthen the strong batting line-up. Peshawar have been sensible of their earlier match, bundling Islamabad United out for under 118, with captain Wahab Riaz placing in a match-winning efficiency. They are going to look to proceed their advantageous type and keep their place within the standings.

Karachi, however, might be trying to bounce again from a disappointing loss to arch-rivals Lahore Qalandars of their earlier outing. Though Karachi had a powerful grip on the match, their demise bowling led to their downfall. Karachi might be hoping for a greater all-round displaying this time round and might be hoping that their bowlers are up for the problem.

It’s anticipated that each groups will area the identical line-ups for this match.

The match will start at 2 pm Pakistan Normal Time as each the groups tackle one another. The match might be live-streamed right here.

Match Particulars

Date Wednesday, third March 2021
Time 02:00 pm PST
Venue Nationwide Stadium Karachi
Reside Stream LINK 1, LINK 2

Head-to-Head

Each groups have encountered one another twelve instances within the match. Peshawar have received 8 and misplaced 4. Karachi might be hoping to show round their fortunes and beat a powerful Peshawar facet.

Potential Enjoying XIs

Peshawar Zalmi:

Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Tom-Kohler Cadmore, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz (c), Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Mohammad Imran, Saqib Mahmood, Umaid Asif

Karachi Kings:

Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Colin Ingram, Joe Clarke (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Imad Wasim (c), Mohammad Ilyas, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal

Gamers to Lookout For

Peshawar Zalmi:
Saqib Mahmood is at the moment the main wicket-taker within the match, selecting up 11 scalps to date. He actually has been the very best bowler within the match to date and Peshawar might be wanting in direction of him to place in a strong efficiency in opposition to a damaging Karachi Kings batting unit. 

Karachi Kings:
Babar Azam fell cheaply to Shaheen Afridi within the final match and one factor now we have realized to date in his profession is to by no means take him evenly. Babar is among the most interesting batsmen on this planet and is the very best scorer within the match’s historical past. He might be pumped as much as bounce again and rating large to take Karachi residence.


Try the up to date PSL factors desk right here.



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