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Editor's Pick(T20): Karachi Kings - Quetta Gladiators

With the first match between defending champions and newbies turning out to be a thriller, the second and third match today could be just as exciting.


Quetta Gladiators : Rilee Rossouw, Jason Roy, Kevin Pietersen, Rameez Raja, Asad Shafiq, Umar Amin, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Shane Watson, Mohammad Nawaz, Mahmudullah, Jofra Archer, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Anwar Ali, Rashid Khan, Hassan Khan Mohammad, Mir Hamza, Rahat Ali
Karachi Kings : Babar Azam, Joe Denly, Colin Ingram, Khurram Manzoor, Lendl Simmons, Saifullah Bangash, Eoin Morgan, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Mohammed Taha, Tabish Khan, Imad Wasim(c), Ravi Bopara, Hasan Mohsin, Shahid Afridi, David Wiese, Usama Mir, Tymal Mills, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan

Many of the faces at PSL are new faces. When we play the matches on the Fantain Fantasy app, we are more than likely to be stumped because of this. One way to decide if you want the player on the app is if they have played an international match and have made a mark. For example, many of them have played recently at the big bash and at the tri-series between England, Australia, and New Zealand. For example Rashid Khan, Mahmudullah. Players such as Jason Roy, Kevin Pietersen, Babar Azam are familiar names. They have a reputation.

As the tournament progresses, you can see the points they have scored on the Fantain Fantasy App to see how their form is and if they are consistent.

For now, let’s see the key players in this match. There are talented players on both sides. A few popular players too.

Karachi Kings.
New Captain Imad Wasim would be full of ideas for a good positive start. Veteran Shahid Afridi is on the side of the Kings. He is a T20 specialist the team is lucky to have. A few good overseas players boost the team. Eoin Morgan. Ravi Bopara. Colin Ingram. Once Eoin Morgan becomes available for the PSL League, make sure to include him in your lineup. For now, he is playing for his country.
Babar Azam could give the team the much-needed acceleration.

Key Players
Shahid Afridi
Babar Azam
Imad Wasim
Colin Ingram
Mohammad Amir
Usman Khan

Quetta Gladiators
This team has performed exceedingly well in the first two seasons of PSL. Good enough to make it to the finals but not enough. They settled for the runner-up trophy both times. They will want to make sure they take that extra effort to get the PSL championship trophy this year. Will they be lucky?

Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistan National Cricket Team Captain leads the Gladiators. That is a big boost indeed. Lots of experience as well. Kevin Pietersen. Shane Watson. Mahmudullah. Rashid Khan. Jason Roy joins the team later. Umar Amin should take this chance to prove himself. Saud Shakeel looks like a good pick too.

Key Players
Sarfraz Ahmed
Jofra Archer
Kevin Pietersen
Mahmudullah
Rahat Ali

What do you think?
Indu


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