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Editor's Pick(PSL T20): Karachi Kings - Peshawar Zalmi

Team second and third on the points table meet. Both teams have two points on the board. Karachi Kings have played only one match and have won it. A good run rate of +0.950. Team Zalmi, on the other hand, has played two matches. Won one and lost one. Same two points but with a lower run rate of +0.6690.

Karachi Kings have made it to the playoffs in 2016 and 2017. They would like to believe that they have what it takes this year to make it to the finals. Peshawar Zalmi, on the other hand, is the defending champions. Ordinarily, they would be on a high note. But having played and lost the first match of PSL 2018 to Newbie Multan Sultans would have helped them get back to the ground. You may have won the tournament last year but every day is a new ball game.
The Kings and Zalmi are fairly well placed. And balanced. While Zalmi has a strong top order, the batting depth of the Kings is deep in the middle. The team bowling first would want to restrict the opposition to a low score. That is the key.
The teams are not likely to change their teams.
Karachi Kings Squad:
Playing XI:Shahid Afridi, Ravi Bopara, Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Amir, Joe Denly, Colin Ingram, Tymal Mills, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Imad Wasim (c), Mohammad Irfan Jnr
Bench:Lendl Simmons, Eoin Morgan, David Wiese, Tabish Khan, Usman Khan, Mohammed Taha, Saifullah Bangash, Hasan Mohsin, Usama Mir

Peshawar Zalmi Squad:
Playing XI:Kamran Akmal (wk), Darren Sammy (c), Dwayne Smith, Mohammad Hafeez, Tamim Iqbal, Wahab Riaz, Chris Jordan, Haris Sohail, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Asghar, Ibtisam Sheikh
Bench:Dwayne Bravo, Andre Fletcher, Hammad Azam, Liam Dawson, Riki Wessels, Sabbir Rahman, Saad Nasim, Sameen Gul, Hasan Ali, Khushdil Shah

Key Players
Batsmen
Joe Denly
Dwayne Smith / M Hafeez
Babar Azam
Tamim Iqbal
Colin Ingram
Shahid Afridi
RS Bopara
I Wasim
Bowlers
Kamran Akmal
Umaid Asif
Wahab Riaz
Mohammad Amir

Indu


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