KAR vs PES Dream11 Team Prediction & Preview: 2nd Match, PSL 2020
Karachi Kings will take on Peshawar Zalmi in the 2nd match of Pakistan Super League 2020 at National Stadium in Karachi. We will provide KAR vs PES Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
Karachi Kings appear to be a good team with some big names in their team haven’t been able to perform to the expectations. They have not been able to win the title or even reach the finals in any of the previous seasons.
One of the best all-rounders of Pakistan Imad Wasim will be leading the side along with some key players like Babar Azam who is one among the best batsmen in the world currently and Iftikhar Ahmed who can play some big shots down the order. New signings have been made this season, and players like Alex Hales, Chris Jordan and Mitch McClenaghan will play a crucial part in the team’s progress this season.
Kings will be hoping to change their fortune in this season as there are some promising names in the team and also some young talent. This team can win matches and reach the finals and even win the title this season.
Peshawar Zalmi has been one of the most consistent teams in the PSL league. They have won the title once and have been runner up twice in the past 4 seasons. They have always qualified for the playoffs.
Darren Sammy will be leading the side along with some big names in the time like the most experienced all-rounders in the world Shoaib Malik and Kieron Pollard, batsmen like Kamran Akmal and Imam-ul-Haq who are good strikers of ball and also youngster like Tom Banton known for his big sixes along with bowlers like Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali who can be lethal with their pace appear to be one of the most active teams in this season.
They would want to maintain their consistent performance from the previous season and most probably go on to win the title again this season.
In 10 head to head matches between these two teams, only 2 games have been won by Karachi Kings while Peshawar Zalmi has won the rest of 8 games.
KAR vs PES, 2nd Match, Pakistan Super League 2020.
National Stadium, Karachi.
02:30 PM, 21st February 2020.
Average 1st innings score: 191
Average 2nd innings score: 109
The pitch here is generally considered to be good for batting. Spinners might also get some assistance from the pitch.
There is no forecast of rain on the match day.
Imad Wasim (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Umaid Asif, Babar Azam, Cameron Delport, Alex Hales, Arshad Iqbal, Chris Jordan, Sharjeel Khan, Ali Khan, Umer Khan, Mitch McClenaghan, Usama Mir, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Chadwick Walton, Aamir Yamin, Awais Zia.
Darren Sammy (c), Kamran Akmal (wk), Aamir Ali, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Haider Ali Khan, Adil Amin, Umar Amin, Tom Banton (wk), Carlos Brathwaite, Liam Dawson, Lewis Gregory, Imam-ul-Haq, Amir Khan, Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Mohsin, Kieron Pollard, Wahab Riaz.
KAR vs PES Dream11 Team News
- Babar Azam might either open the innings or play at No.3.
- Kieron Pollard will be missing few matches due to National Commitments and Carlos Braithwaite is supposed to replace him.
- Tom Banton might get a chance to open the innings for Zalmi.
Probable Playing XI
Alex Hales, Babar Azam, Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton, Mohammed Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim(c), Chris Jordan, Mohammad Amir, Usama Mir, Umer Khan.
Bench: Aamir Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Ali Khan, Umaid Asif, Mitchell McClenaghan.
Tom Banton, Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Darren Sammy (c), Umar Amin, Carlos Brathwaite, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali.
Bench: Aamir Ali, Haider Ali Khan, Adil Amin, Liam Dawson, Lewis Gregory, Amir Khan, Mohammad Mohsin, Kieron Pollard.
Top picks for KAR vs PES Dream11 Prediction
He is the No.1 batsman in the world currently and is also having a pretty good record in PSL. Babar is the 3rd leading run-scorer in PSL with 1043 runs in 33 innings. He would be either opening or playing at N0.3 for Karachi Kings this season.
He is one of the experienced T20 players in the world and has been playing several T20 leagues across the globe. Hales appeared to be in good form in the recently concluded Big Bash and league and is likely to continue his form in PSL too.
He is a left-arm fast bowler and bowls at a perfect pace and can also swing the ball early in the innings. Amir picked up 13 wickets in the 10 matches that he played in the last season.
Skipper Wasim is an all-rounder who is equally good with bat and ball. He scored 115 runs and picked up 5 wickets in the 10 matches that he played in the last season.
He is a right-arm fast bowler and can also hit some big shots down the order. Jordan is looking in good form from the recently concluded Big Bash and the T20I series against South Africa.
He is an aggressive left-handed batsman who is known for his big shots and also bowl few overs of medium pace if required. Delport scored 355 runs and picked up 4 wickets in the previous season and has a record of fastest century in PSL from just 49 balls.
He is a wicket-keeper batsman who is known for scoring runs quickly. Walton scored 118 runs in the 4 matches that he played in the last season.
He is the wicket-keeper batsman for Zalmi and is one of the batsmen with highest runs in the PSL with 1286 runs in 46 innings and also has a record of scoring two hundred. Akmal has played consistently over the years and will play a crucial role for the team in this season.
This 21-year old right-handed batsman has been in the limelight recently due to his ability to score runs quickly and six-hitting capability. Banton played well in the Big Bash and also performed decently in the tour against South Africa.
He is an outstanding batsman, especially in the T20 format. Liam is a good striker of the ball and is generally known for scoring runs quickly across the world. He scored 321 runs in the last season.
He is a left-handed batsman and is one of the top batsmen for Pakistan in the International cricket. Imam has been consistently playing well in the PSL as he scored 341 runs in the last season which included 4 fifties.
He is one of the most experienced all-rounders in the world and has also played several leagues across the globe. Malik played decently in the last season scoring 266 runs but was not able to pick up wickets.
He is a left-arm fast bowler and bowls at a good pace. Wahab has picked up the most number of wickets in the PSL history with 65 wickets to his name in 44 innings.
He is a right-arm fast bowler who is known for his consistency in picking up wickets. Hasan has 2nd highest number of wickets in PSL with 51 wickets in 35 innings.
KAR vs PES Dream11 Prediction
Head-to-Head/Small League Dream11 Team:
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- In the wicket-keeper, Tom Banton, K Akmal, and C Walton are good.
- In batsmen, Darren Sammy and Iftikhar-Ahmed are also good options.
- Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim and C Brathwaite are also good in all-rounders.
- Chris Jordan is also an outstanding bowler.
- Tom Banton, Alex Hales and Hasan Ali are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Shoaib Malik, Tom Banton, Kamran Akmal, Cameron Delport, M Amir, Hasan Ali.
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