Cricket match date: 24th February 2019
Cricket match time: 09:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Pakistan Super League
Team A: Karachi Kings
Team B: Quetta Gladiators
Team A Captain: Imad Wasim
Team B Captain: Sarfraz Ahmed
Cricket Match Preview:
Quetta Gladiators have begun this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) with a bang. They have played three cricket games and won all three cricket games. Karachi Kings, on the other hand, have been struggling a bit with just one win out of their three cricket games. It is going to be a tough challenge for Karachi against the top team of the competition.
Karachi Kings got off to a great start in this year’s PSL. Their young superstar Babar Azam and opener LS Livingstone put on a mammoth partnership of 157 runs in 15 overs in the first cricket game against Multan Sultans. That helped them put 183 runs on the board. They defended the total by 7 runs courtesy of a 4-wicket haul from Mohammad Aamir.
However, since then, things have not gone their way as they have struggled to chase the totals set by their opposition in two consecutive cricket games now. First one was against Lahore Qalandars, where they failed to chase 138 runs, while their second loss was against Peshawar Zalmi, where they failed to chase 153 runs.
Quetta Gladiators’ batting has looked fantastic so far in the competition. Shane Watson, Riley Russow and Umar Akmal have chipped in with the scores in different cricket games. Their bowling has also been reasonable with experienced Sohail Tanvir leading the bowling attack. Though their bowling has conceded 160 plus total in all of their cricket games, they have managed to chase down the total in all three of them.
Shane Watson has hit two consecutive half-centuries in their last two cricket games, whereas Umar Akmal set the stage on fire with his glorious batting in the first cricket game. Their batting has been their strength in the competition so far but it will be a challenge if they are asked to set the target for the opposition.
Cricket Match Information:
Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators will take on each other in their fifth cricket game of the tournament. As of now, Quetta Gladiators are at the number 1 spot on the points table with three wins out of three cricket games played, whereas Karachi Kings are at number 5 spot with just one win out of three cricket games played.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Karachi Kings are being led by Imad Wasim in this cricket tournament. Karachi Kings had a fantastic win in their first cricket game, however, they lost their next two cricket games. Due to the losses in their last two cricket games, our prediction is of the change to their playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of Karachi Kings’ playing XI:
- LS Livingstone
- Babar Azam
- Mohammad Rizwan
- CA Ingram
- RS Bopara
- Imad Wasim
- Sikandar Raza
- Sohail Khan
- Mohammad Aamir
- Umer Khan
- Usman Shinwari
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Quetta Gladiators are being led by Pakistan’s skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. With three wins out of the last three cricket games our prediction is of the same side that played their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Quetta Gladiators’ playing XI:
- Shane Watson
- Ahsan Ali
- Riley Russouw
- Umar Akmal
- Fawad Ahmed
- Sohail Tanveer
- Ghulam Mudassar
- DR Smith
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Mohammad Irfan
- Sarfraz Ahmed
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Riley Rossouw looked in fine form in the last cricket game. He is a destructive player and will be crucial for Quetta going ahead. Our prediction is of a good score from him in this cricket game.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international cricket test match played here was between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. That cricket game produced the scores of 158 and 141 runs by both sides. Afghanistan won the game of cricket by 17 runs by defending the score. Even in this tournament, we have not seen too big a score from the teams. Our prediction is of high first innings score of 160 runs. The team defending the total is expected to be the winning side. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Quetta Gladiators will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They have been in great form as shown in their last three cricket games. Our prediction is of Quetta’s victory in this game of cricket as Karachi look out of form and are still looking for a settled combination.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Riley Rossouw (QG) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Mohammad Irfan (QG) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Riley Rossouw (QG)
Karachi Kings – 2.15
Quetta Gladiators – 1.62
*odds may change anytime