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

PSL 24

The table has seen a lot of changes over the weekend. Multan Sultans, who were on top of the table has become fourth. Lahore Qalandars are still at the bottom of the table despite a win. Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United take the top two places, replacing Karachi Kings as well.

Today’s match is between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars. Both teams are on a good path and are not likely to change their lineup. I did have a hard time picking a lineup because the players that are consistent, I cannot have them all because of the points constraint. I had to drop Brendon McCullum because his salary is 11. I decided to keep two top players than one top-notch and one below average (no player who costs seven can be in your lineup in this match. Look at his performance. You will agree).

Lahore Qalandars:
Brendon McCullum (c), Sohail Khan, Sunil Narine, Mitchell McClenaghan, Yasir Shah, Anton Devcich, Agha Salman, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi, Sohail Akhtar, Gulraiz Sadaf (wk)
Karachi Kings:
Joe Denly, Lendl Simmons, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Shahid Afridi, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Imad Wasim (c), Mohammad Irfan Jnr, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan
Consistent players
Usman Khan
Yasir Shah  / Imad Wasim
Shaheen Afridi
Sunil Narine
M Rizwan
Shahid Afridi
Anton Devcich
Fakhar Zaman
Colin Ingram
Babar Azam
Joe Denly

Since the match is still in Dubai, I pick batsmen as both my captain and vice-captain.

Indu


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