PSL 2018 – Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars Preview
11th Mar 2018 by Rob Esteva
When? Sunday 11th March
Where? Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Weather? Hot temperatures of 30-32c expected
What channel is it on? Prime TV
Where can I stream the match? Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars can be streamed online via http://www.primetv.tv/watch_live.html
Are tickets still available? Ticket information for all PSL 2018 fixtures can be found on https://www.q-tickets.com/psl2018/eventslist.aspx
All-time meetings: Karachi Kings W4, Lahore Qalanders W1
Coach: Mickey Arthur
Captain: Imad Wasim
- The Kings picked up a vital win over the Sultans on Saturday as they comfortably defended their superb first innings total of 188/3 and ultimately won by 63 runs as they sit in third having played less games than the two teams below them.
- Their batsman responded well to their previous failure as Denly hit 78, Babar Azam 58 and Ingram hit 29 off just 8 balls as they set an impressive total that their bowlers defended comfortably with Shahid Afridi taking another three wickets.
- Simmons came in for that game as one of the changes and he struggled with the bat but the destructive West Indian batsman may be given another chance to find some form for the remainder of the tournament.
Coach: Aqib Javed
Captain: Brendon McCullum
- The Qalandars finally picked up their first win of PSL 2018 as they beat the Multan Sultans to win at the seventh time of asking and that came after McCullum gave his team a dressing down following their sixth abysmal defeat prior to that game.
- Talented fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi was handed a recall in that game and he responded by taking five wickets for just four runs in a stunning display that saw the Sultans collapse from 92/2 to 114 all out, and he will continue here.
- McCullum’s compatriot Devcich continues to impress at the top of the order while fellow Kiwi McClenaghan also came into the side and the pace bowler will continue as they almost certainly go unchanged here.
The Qalandars finally picked up a win last time out as the Sultans capitulated under pressure but it is difficult to see the Kings doing the same. McCullum’s men will compete hard and play with more confidence after that opening win despite being eliminated from the competition, but the Kings have far too much quality all-round for them and should canter to a comfortable victory with complacency their only threat.
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