Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars Match Prediction February 28, 2021
Match Preview and Odds
A week has gone by in the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League and in match number 11, the defending champions Karachi Kings who face last year’s finalists Lahore Qalandars at the National Stadium in Karachi. Both teams have had a good start to this season.
Karachi Kings started off with a commanding win. Their bowling stood up in the first game and shout out a powerful Quetta Gladiators batting line-up for just 121 before hunting it down with 37 balls to spare. Their second game was a close one and they fell on the wrong side of it. They racked up 196 for three batting first but Islamabad United chased it down with five balls to spare. Thus, the 2020 PSL champions will be looking to get back on track and will be in search of some consistency.
On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars have recorded a couple of comfortable wins and are yet to lose a game. They restricted Peshawar Zalmi to just 140 for 6 before they chased it down with nine balls to spare. In the second game, they did concede 178 against Quetta Gladiators but the top three knocked it over with 10 balls to spare.
Both teams have good all-round sides and have some quality players in their ranks. The batting from both sides has fired while Karachi’s bowling failed to defend 196 in one game. However, Lahore Qalandars will be without the Afghanistan superstar leg-spinner Rashid Khan who has gone back home for national duty.
Thus, the odds of both teams are not too far away from each other. Karachi Kings have slightly better odds only because of their superior head to head record against Lahore Qalandars. Karachi have the winning odds of 1.814 while Lahore Qalandars have the odds of 1.923 to win this game.
Both Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars have played good cricket and have had a good start to this season. Hence, it may be tough to choose between the two sides. However, Karachi have an overwhelming 7-4 head to head record against Lahore.
It has been a rivalry that has been dominated by the Karachi Kings. They have faced Lahore Qalandars 11 times in the history of the Pakistan Super League and Karachi Kings have ended up winning seven of those games while Lahore Qalandars have won four. In 2016, they won both games before the next three seasons were shared 1-1. Meanwhile, in the 2020 season, Karachi Kings won two games while Lahore Qalandars won just one.
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