Cricket match date: 10th March 2019
Cricket match time: 02:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: National Stadium, Karachi
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:
Not many Pakistani sides have had the opportunity to play in front of their home crowds. However, Karachi Kings will be one of the fortunate teams to do so when they walk out on the field to take on Quetta Gladiators at Karachi. The terrorism-hit country has suffered long enough and they would be waiting for their heroes with bated breath when they take the field.
Despite the rivalry between the two sides, crowds are expected to turn up in huge numbers and support both teams. It has been ages since players like Shane Watson has come to Pakistan to perform. What also adds to the flavour is the fact that Pakistan Super League (PSL) is still wide open and a few of the sides are still looking to make the semis. Karachi Kings along with Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United are competing for 2 remaining spots.
Quetta Gladiators have already made it to the semifinals by winning 7 cricket games. They are looking very good and will be tough to beat for all the teams in the remaining games. 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 a 4-wicket haul from Mohammad Aamir.
However, post that, they struggled and completely lost the momentum. But it was the game against Quetta Gladiators that they found the form courtesy a record-breaking knock from Colin Ingram. Ingram helped Karachi chase down a huge total of 186 runs through his knock of 127 runs off just 59 deliveries. Since then, Karachi have won 2 more cricket games and helped themselves to remain in contention of semifinal spot.
It is going to be a wonderful battle between two good teams. While Quetta has firepower in their batting courtesy of Shane Watson, Riley Russow and Umar Akmal presence. Karachi also have their best batsmen in Babar Azam and Colin Ingram, who are willing to win the cricket game for their side.
Cricket Match Information:
Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators will take on each other in their 9th and final group cricket game respectively. As of now, Quetta Gladiators are at the number 1 spot on the points table with 7 wins out of 9 cricket games played, whereas Karachi Kings are at number 4 spot with 4 wins out of 8 cricket games played.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Karachi Kings are being led by all-rounder Imad Wasim this year. With 2 wins out of their last 2 cricket games, our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Karachi Kings’ playing XI:
- LS Livingstone
- Babar Azam
- Ben Dunk
- CA Ingram
- Colin Munro
- Imad Wasim
- AW Summers
- Sohail Khan
- Usman Shinwari
- Umer Khan
- Aamer Yamin
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Quetta Gladiators are being led by Pakistan’s skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. By winning the last cricket game, they have arrested the slide which had occurred due to the 2 consecutive losses. Hence, our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Quetta Gladiators’ playing XI:
- Shane Watson
- Ahsan Ali
- Riley Russouw
- Umar Akmal
- Ahmed Shahzad
- Sohail Tanvir
- Mohammad Hasnain
- DJ Bravo
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Fawad Ahmed
- Sarfraz Ahmed
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Shane Watson will be playing in Pakistan and that is a piece of big news not only for the host but also for the entire world cricket. Our prediction is of a big knock from a big match player.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international cricket test match played here was between Pakistan and West Indies back in 2018. That cricket game produced the scores of around 150 runs by both sides. Pakistan won the game of cricket by 8 wickets and pitch seemed a lot easier. Our prediction is of high first innings score of 160 runs. The team chasing the total is expected to be the winning side. Conditions are expected to be dry and dew is expected on the ground.
Quetta Gladiators will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They have been in great form in this tournament so far. Our prediction is of Quetta’s victory in this game of cricket as Karachi are under pressure to seal their semifinal spot.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Shane Watson (QG) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Sohail Tanvir (QG) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Shane Watson (QG)
Karachi Kings – 1.83
Quetta Gladiators – 1.83
*odds may change anytime