KK vs LQ Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 19, 2023

KK vs LQ Match Prediction - Feb 19, 2023

The Lahore Qalandars will be looking to register their second consecutive win of the season as they travel to Karachi to take on the hosts Karachi Kings in match number 8 in the ongoing edition of the Pakistan Super League.

The Qalandars start this match as the favorites to win but given the batting strength of the home team, we can surely expect a cracker of a contest on Sunday. 


KK vs LQ Team Previews

Karachi Kings

The Karachi Kings are off to a terrible start this season as they have lost all the 3 matches they have played so far and are at the bottom of the points table. After losing to Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United in the first two matches, the Karachi Kings started their latest fixture against the Quetta Gladiators as the favorites to win.

It was once again a mediocre bowling effort as the Gladiators posted 168-7 in 20 overs after being asked to bat first. Captain Imad Wasim and Aamer Yamin, who was playing his first match of the season picked up 3 wickets each. The form of the Kings’ top two seamers, Mohammad Amir and Andrew Tye remains a cause of concern for the team.

Imran Tahir too has been quite ineffective so far and went wicketless in this match.

The chase began on shaky ground for Karachi as Sharjeel Khan and Haider Ali departed without disturbing the scorers. Shoaib Malik was once again in prime form as he scored a second half-century in 3 innings but failed to support at the other end. Matthew Wade and Imad Wasim got out cheaply and Karachi never really got going during the middle overs.

Irfan Khan did play a good cameo toward the end but it was too little too late as the Kings fell short of the target by 6 runs. While it is still early in the tournament, Karachi will need to revisit its strategy soon before it becomes too late for them to catch up with the other teams. 

Karachi Kings Playing 11

James Vince, Matthew Wade, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Irfan Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Amir, Imran Tahir, Aamer Yamin, Akif Javed.

Lahore Qalandars

After a long wait of 6 seasons, the Lahore Qalandars managed to get their hands on the title trophy in the last season and will be hoping to keep it with them at the end of this season too.

It has been almost a week since the Lahore Qalandars played their only game of the season so far, where they defeated the Multan Sultans in a thrilling contest. Asked to bat first, the Lahore Qalandars posted 175-6 in their 20 overs. Fakhar Zaman scored a superb half-century, making 66 runs off just 42 deliveries.

He was well supported by the other top-order batsmen, including Mirza Baig and Shai Hope to build a solid foundation, Hussain Talat's late cameo helped them score some crucial runs toward the end. All-rounders Sikandar Raza and David Weise looked a bit rusty as they weren’t able to score runs quickly. In the second innings, the Qalandars seemed to be heading for a certain defeat as the opening pair from the Sultans put up a 100-run partnership in just 12 overs.

But the pace attack consisting of captain Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Zaman Khan managed to hold their nerve till the end as they defeated the Sultans by 1 run. The Qalandars will need to work harder on their bowling in this match as the spin department looks especially lacking. Rashid Khan, who is in the squad for this season, will only be available next week after completing his international duties.

In his absence, the team will depend on the likes of Raza to keep a tight leash on the opposition’s batting. 


Lahore Qalandars Playing 11

Fakhar Zaman, Tahir Baig, Shai Hope, Kamran Ghulam, Sikandar Raza, Hussain Talat, David Wiese, Liam Dawson, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Zaman Khan.

KK vs LQ Toss Prediction

Two of the last 3 matches played here have been won by teams batting first. We, therefore, think that the team winning the toss will likely opt to bat first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The National Stadium at Karachi is a batting paradise as all the 3 matches played here have been high-scoring encounters. The average first-inning scorer here is around 170. There is little in the pitch for the bowlers and they will need to bowl a good line and length to pick up wickets. The weather is expected to be a bit overcast with temperatures in the lower 20s. 


KK vs LQ Betting Tips

Karachi Kings will be playing their 4th match in less than a week and will be feeling a bit tired as they take on the field. The fact that they have lost 3 consecutive matches and that too on home turf will be weighing heavily on their minds. On the other hand, the Lahore Qalandars are well-rested and will be looking to dominate their deflated hosts.

Bet on the Lahore Qalandars to win this match. 


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    Top Bowler for Lahore Qalandars

    Shaheen Afridi (3.60)


Shaheen Afridi made his T20 debut in 2018 and within a short span of 4 years, he has become Pakistan’s premier fast bowler. In his 127 T20 appearances, he has picked up 177 wickets. Talking about his recent performance, Afridi has picked up 14 wickets in the last 10 matches and was the top bowler for the Qalandars in their last match. With the pitch at Karachi rewarding the quicker bowlers, we are backing him to once again emerge as the top bowler for the Qalandars.

Today Match Prediction

Lahore Qalandars To Win the Match, 1.73

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Who will win KK vs LQ

Karachi Kings 62.04% (219)
Lahore Qalandars 37.96% (134)
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