Lahore Qalandars Vs Karachi Kings (LQ vs KK) preview is placed here. The eighteenth game of the Pakistan Super League 2017 will see the Lahore Qalandars take on the Karachi Kings in Dubai. The match will be played on Saturday, February 25. This game will kick start at 15:30 pm local time (11:30 am GMT).
Lahore Qalandars to win
Karachi Kings Team: Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Shoaib Malik, Chris Gayle, Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Safiullah Bangash, Shazaib Hasan, Sohail Khan, Kieron Pollard, Ryan McLaren, Khurram Manzoor, Kashif Bhatti, Abrar Ahmed, Hasan Mohsin, Mahela Jayawardene, Usama Mir, Rahat Ali, Amad Alam
Lahore Qalandars Team: Brendon McCullum (captain), Azhar Ali, Aamer Yamin, Sohail Tanvir, Sunil Narine, Umar Akmal, Jason Roy, Yasir Shah, James Franklin, Mohammad Rizwan, Cameron Delport, Fakhar Zaman, Bilawal Bhatti, Ghulam Mudassar, Usman Qadir, Grant Elliot, Chris Green, Saif Badar, Mohammad Irfan (Jr.), Zafar Gohar
A lot of the two teams’ problems have to do with their batting. The Qalandars have got quick starts from Fakhar Zaman, Cameron Delport and Jason Roy but the rest of their batsmen have not only struggled to maintain their momentum, they have also been unable to stem the tide of their wickets loss.
What might have been the most embarrassing for a team that is being led by McCullum is their performance in their previous game against the Peshawar Zalmi.
It’s even worse for the Karachi Kings who have the batting that can take on any attack in the world, but have been woefully underwhelming so far. A team that has the likes of Chris Gayle, Babar Azam, Kumar Sangakkara, Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik and Ravi Bopara in their line-up, should not be having too many troubles with their batting but that’s what their problem has been.
The big questions is whether the side can try and bat more cautiously to begin with before going hammer and tongs or will they continue with their approach of going after their bowling from the word go? Only time will tell but if they want to ensure they can try and comeback in the tournament, Karachi need to start batting with a lot more purpose than they have so far.
Match 18 Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings Prediction
Lahore Qalandars favorites to win this match.