RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Peshawar Zalmi will face Karachi Kings in the 15th match of PSL 2020 at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Monday.
The match, scheduled to start at 7pm, will be the sixth outing for the Peshawar boys in the tournament, while the Kings will come to the ground for their fifth game.
The two teams have already clashed once against each other in the tournament this year. Kings, considered the underdogs going into the game, emerged victorious in the encounter by just ten runs.
This time, Kings seem to have the edge over their northern rivals. Although Zalmi have more experience in big games, the Kings have shown that they boast the better batting line-up this year.
Earlier a day, Karachi Kings
beat Islamabad United by 5 wickets in their Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 encounter at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
Chasing 184, Karachi were off to a nightmare start when opener Babar Azam was run out for zero without even facing a ball in the opening over. Meanwhile, instead of panicking and melting, the other opener Sharjeel Khan came good, contributing a blistering 20-ball 38 before Alex Hales (52) and Cameron Delport ‘s(38) crucial 66-run partnership swung the match in Karachi’s favour.
Earlier, a vintage Luke Ronchi rampage (unbeaten 85 off 58) and increasingly impressive Shadab Khan’s 31-ball 54 (also unbeaten) had propelled Islamabad to a total of 183-3. Their 106-run stand for the fourth wicket had helped the capital city side to a total which had seemed unlikely when they had lost their first wicket in the very first over.
Karachi Kings beat Islamabad United to keep pace with top four.
Darren Sammy, Zalmi has veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal, Imam-ul-Haq, Umar Amin, Haider Ali and England's Liam Livingstone and Tom Banton. Their bowling attack is made up of pacers Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali and Rahat Ali, spinners Aamir Ali and Adil Amin.
Imad Wasim-led Kings also have a considerably well-balanced side made up of Babar Azam, wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Alex Hales, Cameron Delpory and Sharjeel Khan. Their bowling unit is made up of Mohammad Amir, Chris Jordan, Mitchell McClena