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PSL 2021: Defending champions Karachi Kings tackle Quetta Gladiators in opener

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The logos of Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings.
  • Chris Gayle is predicted to show blistering efficiency in his comeback.
  • Zahid Mehmood generally is a shock bundle for Karachi Kings.
  • Karachi Kings to rely totally on Babar Azam.

KARACHI: The sixth version of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) will kick off on Saturday in Karachi with a gap encounter between defending champion Karachi Kings and 2019 winner Quetta Gladiators.

The competition between the winners of 2019 and 2020 version of the PSL is scheduled to start out at 8:00pm after the opening ceremony and fireworks.

And, with batting powerhouse in each the edges, the match is probably going to offer some good show of hard-hitting.

Quetta has the providers of some high T20 gamers like Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Cameron Delport to have its batting look highly effective. In addition they have younger Azam Khan who has the flexibility to show across the match together with his clear hitting.

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Sarfaraz-led facet additionally has the face of Pakistan’s bowling line in Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah and Usman Shinwari. All-rounder Mohammad Nawaz may also be useful with bat and ball.

Zahid Mehmood, who just lately made his Pakistan debut, generally is a shock bundle.

For, Karachi Kings, flamboyant Babar Azam will undoubtedly be the primary torchbearer however additionally they have some thrilling T20 prospects within the squad like Sharjeel Khan, Dan Christian, Mohammad Nabi and naturally, their captain Imad Wasim.

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To not overlook, Colin Ingram – who holds the file of the best particular person inning within the PSL historical past, can be in Kings’ ranks making their batting as highly effective as Quetta’s.

Karachi’s bowling is led by Mohammad Aamir whose T20 file is extraordinary. He has the flexibility to alter the match single-handedly. Aamir is more likely to be supported by Aamer Yamin and Waqas Masqood in tempo assault.

Quetta Gladiators have most of their gamers aged below 23, making them the youngest facet within the PSL they usually’ll be up in opposition to comparatively skilled facet Kings – who gained the PSL title on the similar venue in November.

The highest three of both facet will have an effect on the result of the sport and evaluating the highest order of each the edges, it may be stated that Quetta has a little bit of an edge in opposition to Karachi.

SQUADS:

Quetta Gladiators: Anwar Ali, Azam Khan, Ben Chopping, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Zahid Mahmood, Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Usman Khan Shinwari, Cameron Delport, Qais Ahmad, Abdul Nasir, Saim Ayub, Arish Ali Khan, Usman Khan, Hassan Khan (as partial substitute for Dale Steyn).

Karachi Kings: Amir Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Chadwick Walton, Joe Clarke, Noor Ahmad, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Qasim Akram

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