The two teams at the bottom of the Pakistan Super League at the moment are going to be playing against each other in this next match. We are talking about Peshawar Zalmi and the Karachi Kings of course. Peshawar Zalmi has won two out of the six matches it has played while the Karachi Kings have lost all five of their matches in PSL 2022 so far.
There has been a big break in between matches for the Karachi Kings and they would have hopefully used that to make a few changes to their tactics.
The best cricket betting sites are still favoring Peshawar Zalmi to win this match but not by much.
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings PSL 2022. The match is going to be played at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on the 13th of February 2022.
PESHAWAR ZALMI VS KARACHI KINGS TEAM PREVIEWS
Peshawar Zalmi suffered a pretty big defeat to the Multan Sultans in their previous match. The team seems to have taken a step backward ever since Kamran Akmal started opening the batting and maybe it is time to reconsider some things. On paper, the batting lineup still remains strong.
Haider Ali, Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, and Ben Cutting are all in the lineup. These are some terrific strikers of the ball and they could enjoy the flat batting surface of Lahore against one of the weakest bowling lineups in PSL 2022.
We think betting on Haider Ali and Liam Livingstone in this match would make sense considering the kind of form they have been in and the kind of attack they will encounter.
Peshawar Zalm’s bowling attack has not been at its best so far. Wahab Riaz has been very expensive and Saqib Mahmood has not been able to have the kind of impact that he did in PSL 6. Also, the lack of a frontline spinner in the team is going to hurt it.
The bowling lineup is definitely one that can be targeted by the Karachi Kings.
Karachi Kings have been struck with COVID outbreaks, injuries, and also poor form at just the wrong time. It seems as if the team also got its selections at the PSL draft wrong and has put together a team that does not seem to fit in with the modern standards of T20 cricket.
Of course, having Babar Azam (one of the best batsmen in this form of the game) and Sharjeel Khan at the top of the order gives the Karachi Kings hope that their individual brilliance may be able to bail them out. The depth in the side is lacking and we think if the team loses a couple of early wickets it is going to have to hope for a near miracle.
The overseas picks of largely untested English young players have not paid dividends. That cannot be changed at this time in the PSL and so we think Karachi Kings are going to continue to struggle.
The Karachi Kings have one of the weakest bowling attacks in PSL 2022. There is no bowler that has been able to pick up wickets or keep the runs down consistently. Maybe bringing back Chris Jordan and Usman Shinwari could help the team make some inroads but we would definitely not be betting on that happening in this match.
Match: Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi, Match 19
Venue: Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore
Date & Time: 13th February at 3:00 PM IST and 2:30 PM Local Time
The wicket has so far imposed a better challenge for both the batters and the bowlers and any score on the board is not going to be easy for the chasing side. The franchise that wins the toss will definitely not mind batting first as scoreboard pressures have been really working in the favor of the first batting side.
Average score: 168( Last 12 T20 games )
Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 6
PROBABLE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH: BABAR AZAM
Babar Azam is one of the best batters in the tournament and the skipper has accumulated 194 runs in 5 games so far. It has been a big surprise that Babar is yet to find his best touch despite the unbeaten 90 on a losing cause and the second phase should be a lot more productive for the batter. He needs to carry his franchise to his home with not many contributions around and a big inning is around the corner for him.
PROBABLE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH: CHRIS JORDAN
Chris Jordan has played the one game so far in the tournament and he bowled really well against the Multan Sultans picking up two wickets in his first game. The England speedster can nail his yorkers and his wicket-taking abilities have always been a great skill that the captain cherishes to have.
Today’s match prediction: Karachi Kings.