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Editor's Pick (PSL T20): Karachi Kings - Lahore Qalandars

PSL 8 - Karachi Kings - Lahore Qalandars

It’s not the first time that the team at the top of the table meets the team at the bottom. It is also not unusual to see the favourites of the season aka defending champions get defeated by a team that is making its debut in the tournament. It’s cricket. Anything can happen.
Today’s match is between Karachi Kings - top of the table with two wins from two matches - and Lahore Qalandars - bottom of the table with two losses from two matches. Having said that, anything can happen.
Please note that Karachi Kings also defeated the defending Champions Peshawar Zalmi. But then so did debutant Multan Sultans.

Karachi Kings - many popular players. And most importantly, many inform players. That plays a key role. Colin Ingram. Ravi Bopara. Imad Wasim. T Mills.
And you have the reliable players. Shahid Afridi. Babar Azam. M Irfan.

Lahore Qalandars might have had a poor start to this tournament. But there are a few players that are bound to deserve a place in your Fantain Fantasy Lineup. Captain Brendon McCullum. Sunil Narine. Mustafizur Rahman. Fakhar Zaman. Umar Akmal.

Karachi Kings will not change their winning combination.

Karachi Kings Squad:Playing XI:Khurram Manzoor, Joe Denly, Colin Ingram, Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara, Shahid Afridi, Imad Wasim (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Irfan Jnr, Mohammad Amir, Tymal Mills
Bench:Hasan Mohsin, Mohammed Taha, Usman Khan, Lendl Simmons, Usama Mir, Tabish Khan, Saifullah Bangash

Lahore Qalandars Squad:Playing XI:Brendon McCullum (c), Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Raza Hasan, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport, Mustafizur Rahman, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi, Sohail Akhtar, Gulraiz Sadaf (wk)
Bench:Denesh Ramdin, Sohail Khan, Mitchell McClenaghan, Bilawal Bhatti, Anton Devcich, Bilal Asif, Aamer Yamin, Ghulam Mudassar

Key Players

Karachi Kings
Colin Ingram
Ravi Bopara
Imad Wasim
T Mills
Shahid Afridi
Babar Azam
M Irfan

Lahore Qalandars
Brendon McCullum
Sunil Narine
Mustafizur Rahman
Fakhar Zaman
Umar Akmal

What do you think?
Indu


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