The 1st match of the Pakistan Super League 2021 will be played between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators on February 20th at National Stadium in Karachi.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM local time (7:30 PM IST) and it will be streamed live on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv.
The 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League will kick start with a game between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators. Quetta Gladiators are one of the most successful franchises of this competition. They made it to the finals in the first two seasons, but narrowly missed out on the title.
However, in the fourth season of the competition, they eventually got their hands on the competition. All of that being said, recent results certainly tilts the balance towards Karachi Kings. They were absolutely exceptional in the last season and went on to win the league. Fans couldn’t have asked for a better roster to start things off in what is going to be an enthralling season of the Pakistan Super League.
KAR vs QUE Weather Report for Match 1:
The weather will be perfect for a grand opening of the 2021 edition of PSL. It will be a sunny day with zero chances of rainfall. The temperature will be around 27 °C.
The statistics show that the pitch in Karachi is a fairly balanced one, with enough purchase for both batsmen and bowlers. The former will rule the roost in the second inning, while the latter will be dominating in the initial stages.
Average first innings score:
156 (Last 5 matches played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 3, Lost – 1, Tie – 1
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Injury and Availability News:
Dale Steyn is not available for this match
KAR vs QUE Today’s Probable Playing XIs
Sharjeel Khan, Chadwick Walton (WK), Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Zeeshan Malik, Mohammad Nabi, Imad Wasim (C), Daniel Christian, Mohammad Amir, Aamer Yamin, Waqas Maqsood
Joe Clarke, Danish Aziz, Qais Akram, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammed Ilyas, Aamer Yamin, Abbas Afridi
Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Cameron Delport, Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK & C), Azam Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Usman Shinwari, Anwar Ali
Saim Ayub, Abdul Nasir, Usman Shinwari, Qais Ahmed, Arish Ali Khan, Hassan Khan, Dale Steyn, Zahid Mehmood
KAR vs QUE Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Babar Azam was the leading run-scorer of the competition in the last edition. He scored 473 runs at an average of nearly 60 and a strike rate of over 120.
Cameron Delport also had a fairly satisfactory season with the bat last time around, having scored 178 runs at an average of over 20. He has enjoyed much success in this competition.
Chris Gayle will expect to light up the PSL with his power-hitting. The Universe Boss has scored over 13500 runs in T20 cricket at an average of nearly 40. His presence will certainly boost the Gladiators.
Daniel Christian is coming into this competition on the back of a splendid Big Bash League season. He scored 272 runs and also picked up 15 wickets while playing for Sydney Sixers.
Having called curtains to his international career, Mohammad Amir will now dedicate his focus to PSL. He picked up 10 wickets in the last edition and had an economy rate of under 8 runs per over.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Babar Azam, Chris Gayle
Vice-Captain Options – Cameron Delport, Dan Christian
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KAR vs QUE Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Chadwick Walton
Batters – Babar Azam (C), Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Cameron Delport
All-Rounders – Imad Wasim, Ben Cutting, Dan Christian (VC)
Bowlers – Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Anwar Ali
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KAR vs QUE Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Azam Khan
Batters – Babar Azam, Chris Gayle (C), Colin Ingram, Cameron Delport (VC)
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian
Bowlers – Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Waqas Maqsood
Mohammad Hasnain can be a terrific budget pick for your Dream11 Fantasy team. He picked up 15 wickets in the last season, which was the most by any player from his team.
Today’s KAR vs QUE Probable Winners:
Quetta Gladiators are expected to win this match.