Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators PSL T20 1st Match Prediction
Here we are then – the much-awaited 6th season of Pakistan Super League is set to commence on 20th February 2021 with Karachi Kings taking on Quetta Gladiators in the opening match of the tournament. Pakistan have played a lot of cricket a home, of late, but none of those matches had spectators watching the game live in the stadium.
Pakistan Super League has allowed spectators in the stadium to be filled up to 20% capacity and that will be a treat for fans and the players alike. Players will be motivated to do well with fans back in the stadium and fans will enjoy the live-action after a long time. Both these sides are packed with some talented players and a spectacle of an encounter should be on offer on Saturday.
Date – Feb 20, 2021
Time – 19:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue- National Stadium – Karachi, Pakistan
Winner – Karachi Kings
KK VS QG BETTING TIPS
Both these sides have undergone significant changes as compared to the composition they had last year. While the Gladiators have bolstered their batting unit with hard-hitting batsmen in Chris Gayle and Tom Banton, they do not have much firepower in their middle-order. On the contrary, the Kings have a better-balanced unit with the likes of Mohammad Nabi, Colin Ingram, and Joe Clarke available. Comparing the composition of the two sides and the recent form of the players, we are backing Karachi Kings to emerge victorious in the opening match of the Pakistan Super League 2021
The Karachi wicket tends to favour batting and both teams could be keen to get their batsmen stuck into it early on.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The match between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators will be played at the National Stadium, Karachi, the same venue where the second test between Pakistan and South Africa was played. Generally, the surface tends to favor the batsmen in limited overs cricket and spinners are unlikely to have a major role to play here. Besides, this is a night match and dew will make things a little difficult for the spinners. Batsmen, on the other hand, are likely to enjoy their time batting on the surface. The weather is expected to be nice and cool on Saturday night with zero chances of rain and temperature hovering around 25 degrees. Considering all that, the team batting first would want to put a total of at least 170 runs here.
Karachi will be hot, clear, dry and sunny all day
Karachi Kings Predicted Playing 11
Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Joe Clarke, Chadwick Walton (wk), Imad Wasim (c), Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal
Quetta Gladiators Predicted Playing 11
Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Anwar Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Azam Khan, Ben Cutting, Naseem Shah, Usman Shinwari, Zahid Mahmood, Mohammad Hasnain
KRK vs QTG Dream11 Team Prediction
- Joe Clarke (VC)
- Tom Banton
- Babar Azam (C)
- Colin Ingram
- Chris Gayle
- Ben Cutting
- Mohammad Nabi
- Danish Aziz
- Mohammad Hasnain
- Mohammad Ilyas
- Naseem Shah