Karachi and Lahore will go head to head in a repeat of final yr’s ultimate. This time round although, the circumstances are utterly completely different as each will battle to make it to the highest 4 on the PSL factors desk.
Lahore will probably be seeking to overcome two disappointing defeats and must be cautious of yet one more batting collapse. Their poor batting efficiency might have triggered them a number of complications and they are going to be seeking to make a number of changes to solidify their unit. Younger middle-order batsman, Salman Ali Agha, could also be known as upon as an alternative of Zeeshan Ashraf, who has didn’t impress.
Equally, Karachi have witnessed a change in fortunes within the Abu Dhabi leg of the match. They’re but to win the second part, dropping all three matches to date. Their spot within the play-offs of the competitors is below menace and they’ll have to be at their greatest to have an opportunity to qualify for the subsequent spherical of the match. They too will probably be seeking to make a number of modifications to establish their greatest mixture for the remainder of the match.
The match will start at 11 pm Pakistan Normal Time as each the groups tackle one another. The match will probably be live-streamed right here.
|Date||Thursday, 17 June 2021|
|Time||11:00 pm PST|
|Venue||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Stay Stream||LINK 1, LINK 2|
Lahore and Karachi have encountered one another 12 instances in PSL historical past. Karachi have received 7 and misplaced 5. Lahore will probably be seeking to slim the face to face document in tonight’s encounter.
Sohail Akhtar (c), Fakhar Zaman, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Tim David, James Faulkner, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Ahmed Danyal
Imad Wasim (c), Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Martin Guptill, Chadwick Walton (wk), Najeebullah Zadran, Noor Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Aamer Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Abbas Afridi
James Faulkner has been a revelation for Lahore Qalandars within the Abu Dhabi leg of the match. The left-arm medium-pacer has persistently taken wickets upfront and is amongst the highest 5 wicket-takers of the match regardless of solely enjoying 4 matches. Lahore will probably be hoping that the Australian continues his effective type and takes fast wickets as soon as once more.
Babar Azam has been Karachi’s most constant batsman over the previous few years and he shoulders many of the accountability of Karachi’s batting unit. Karachi will probably be hoping that their star batsman can repeat his heroics and assist them down their arch rivals.
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