PSL 2019 – Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings 9th Match Prediction. The ninth fixture of the Pakistan Super League 2019 will see Peshawar Zalmi take on Karachi Kings. The match will be played on February 21 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. Live telecast is scheduled to start at 8 PM local time.
PSZ vs KRK, PSL 2019: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: PTV Sports, Geo Super, Hum TV, Willow TV, Gazi TV, SuperSport
Live Streaming: Bet365, Cricketgateway
PSZ vs KRK Toss Prediction
At the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, the side batting first has had a higher success rate than the side bowling first in the recent past. Since the wicket here is expected to offer more assistance to the bowlers later on, the toss-winning team is more likely to bat first.
Peshawar Zalmi Team News & Playing 11
PSZ Team News
Peshawar Zalmi made as many as four changes to their side for the previous match against Lahore Qalandars. They dropped Andre Fletcher, Sohaib Maqsood, Misbah-ul-Haq and Sameen Gul following their loss to Quetta Gladiators in their first game and replaced them with Wayne Madsen, Imam-ul-Haq, Umar Amin, and Ibtisam Sheikh. Peshawar registered a handsome win in their last game and so they may not want to fiddle with the winning combination.
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PSZ Key Players
Kamran Akmal, Imam-ul-Haq and Umar Amin form a strong top-order for Peshawar Zalmi and it will be crucial that at least one of them gets going on Thursday night. Amin is coming off an unbeaten 39-ball 61 against Lahore Qalandars and the team will want him to continue his good form. Akmal scored 49 against Quetta Gladiators and he will look to play a similar knock against Karachi Kings. Kieron Pollard can be destructive towards the backend of the innings and he will also have a big role to play with the ball. Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz have been the most impressive of all the bowlers so far and these two will pose the biggest threat to the Kings. Hasan has found his mojo back and he demolished Lahore in the last game with his four-wicket haul. Wahab has taken five wickets from the two matches and Peshawar will be hoping that he delivers again.
Our Pick: Peshawar Zalmi are favorites to win
- Peshawar Zalmi thrashed Lahore Qalandars in their last match while Karachi Kings are coming off a 22-run loss in their last match.
- Peshawar Zalmi have beaten Karachi Kings six times out of eight in the PSL, including the two most recently played matches.
- Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim of Karachi Kings are facing disciplinary actions which could affect their performance in this match.
PSZ Recent Form
Peshawar Zalmi are currently second in the PSL 2019 league standings with a win and a loss from two matches. They suffered a six-wicket defeat in their opening game against Quetta Gladiators before securing their first win of the season by registering a comfortable seven-wicket win over Lahore Qalandars in their next match. Peshawar put up a brilliant show with the ball last time as they knocked Lahore out for just 78 runs inside 16 overs.
Peshawar Zalmi Predicted Playing 11
- Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Umar Amin, Wayne Madsen, Kieron Pollard, Liam Dawson, Darren Sammy (c), Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Umaid Asif, Ibtisam Sheikh
Karachi Kings Team News & Playing 11
KRK Team News
Karachi Kings promoted Mohammad Rizwan to number three in their last game against Lahore Qalandars. The wicketkeeper-batsman made a fine contribution of 34 and he will probably bat at the same position against Peshawar Zalmi. Liam Livingstone and Babar Azam will continue to open the batting while Colin Ingram has been pushed down to number four. Despite facing defeat last time out, the Kings are not expected to make any changes to their line-up for this upcoming match.
KRK Key Players
The opening pair of Liam Livingstone and Babar Azam holds the key for Karachi Kings as far as their batting is concerned. They scored 82 and 77 runs respectively in their mammoth 157-run partnership against Multan Sultans and the team will expect these two to replicate that performance in this match. Mohammad Rizwan looked promising in his knock of 34 last time against Lahore Qalandars while Colin Ingram is another reliable batsman in this line-up. Mohammad Amir has taken five wickets already in the tournament and he seems to be the danger man with the ball. The fast bowler notched up a four-wicket haul in the first match and he will be backed by the Kings to strike early in the powerplay. Apart from him, Sohail Khan and Imad Wasim are the others in this bowling group who can cause problems for Peshawar Zalmi. Imad has gone wicketless in the first two games but he has build pressure on the batsmen by bowling economical spells.
KRK Recent Form
Karachi Kings have won one and lost one out of the two matches they have played and currently find themselves in the fifth place on the PSL 2019 points table. They began their campaign with a seven-run win over Multan Sultans but failed to take advantage of the early momentum as they went down to Lahore Qalandars by 22 runs in their last match. The Kings were let down by their batsmen last time as they got bowled out for 116 in pursuit of Lahore’s modest 138.
Karachi Kings Predicted Playing 11
- Liam Livingstone, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Colin Ingram, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim (c), Sikandar Raza, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Amir, Umer Khan, Usman Shinwari
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
PSZ : W L L W W
KRK : L W L L W
PSZ vs KRK Head to Head
Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings have played eight matches against each other in the Pakistan Super League with the former having emerged victorious on six occasions.
Peshawar Zalmi have beaten Karachi Kings thrice in their previous four meetings including the two most recent encounters.
The last time these two teams faced each other was in the rain-curtailed second Eliminator of the previous season at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Peshawar Zalmi posted 170/7 on the board in the allotted 16 overs after being asked to bat first. Karachi Kings, in reply, got their run-chase off to a good start but eventually fell short by 13 runs in the end.
Matches Played: 8; Peshawar Zalmi Won: 6; Karachi Kings Won: 2
Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Betting Odds
Karachi Kings begin as favorites amongst the bookmakers to win this ninth match of the Pakistan Super League 2019. They are being offered at odds of 1.70 on Betway, 1.72 on Bet365 and 1.78 on Betfair. Peshawar Zalmi are the underdogs for this game at a higher price of 2.05 on Betway, 2.10 on Bet365 and 2.14 on Betfair.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Prediction
Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings both have plenty of quality players on their rosters and there is not much to choose between the two teams. The former, however, definitely have the upper hand in terms of head-to-head record as they have won six times out of eight against the latter in the PSL. Peshawar also have the momentum on their side as they are coming off a convincing victory over Lahore Qalandars while the Kings faced defeat against Lahore in their last game. Plus, all is not well in Karachi’s camp at the moment as two of their key players Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim are facing disciplinary actions, and this could have a negative impact on their performance. Peshawar, on the other hand, are high on confidence and we feel they have a better chance of winning this battle.
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