KK vs QG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 18, 2023

KK vs QG Match Prediction - Feb 18, 2023

The Karachi Kings will lock horns with the Quetta Gladiators this Saturday, as they host them for match number 6 in the ongoing edition of the Pakistan Super League.

Both teams are at the bottom of the points table and are yet to register a win. The odds of either team winning are pretty similar according to most cricket betting sites and we should have a close contest on our hands. 


KK vs QG Team Previews

Karachi Kings

The Karachi Kings are off to a terrible start this season as they have lost both of their opening matches so far. What is worse is that both defeats have come at home and Karachi will find it quite difficult to get themselves out of this dip in form.

The batsmen have done a decent job for the Karachi Kings in both matches so far as they have posted scores of 197 and 173 in the 2 matches played so far. Shoaib Malik and Imad Wasim scored individual half-centuries in the opening match played against the Peshawar Zalmi, albeit for a losing cause as the team lost the match by 2 wickets.

Opener Sharjeel Khan and Haider Ali too looked to be in good form in the previous match, as the duo put up a 77-run partnership for the second wicket. The bowling effort however has been a bit underwhelming as the likes of Mohammad Amir and Andrew Tye have been taken for a lot of runs.

The bowling unit gave away a mammoth 199 runs in the opening game and was unable to defend a good total of 173 in the second match. The team management will have to make a new strategy going forward if they want to make a turnaround. 


Karachi Kings Playing 11

Sharjeel Khan, James Vince, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Matthew Wade, Irfan Khan, Imad Wasim, Aamer Yamin, Andrew Tye, Mohammad Amir, Imran Tahir.

Quetta Gladiators

The Quetta Gladiators were outplayed and outflanked by the Multan Sultans in the season opener. The much-touted batting line-up collapsed against a bowling masterclass by young seamer Ihsanullah as the seamer picked up his first fifer in the PSL. Just 2 of the top 6 batsmen from the Gladiators managed to reach double digits as the team was bowled out for just 110.

The bowling effort too was below par as they could manage to get just 1 wicket and the Sultans scored a thumping 9-wicket win. The team will be looking upon the likes of Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, and Iftikhar Ahmed to play a big inning here.

Naseem Shah didn’t manage to get any wickets but was quite miserly, giving away just 6 runs in his 2 overs. Nuwan Thushara was the lone wicket-taker for the team but was very expensive. Quetta Gladiators lack quality spinners in their bowling line-up and will be depending on part-timers including Mohammad Hafeez and Mohammad Nawaz to keep a check on the batsmen during the middle overs. 


Quetta Gladiators Playing 11

Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Abdul Bangalzai, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Odean Smith, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Qais Ahmad.

KK vs QG Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to chase here. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The National Stadium in Karachi is a batsman’s paradise. The team has hosted 2 matches so far this season and has seen scores of more than 170 in all 4 innings. This match is unlikely to be different as the average first-inning score here is 173. The bowlers will struggle to contain runs but disciplined pace bowling will succeed as demonstrated by Ihsanullah in the last match. The weather is expected to remain clear with temperatures between 21-25 degrees Celsius. 


KK vs QG Betting Tips

The Karachi Kings have lost both their opening matches so far, they were achingly close to winning the first match and gave a good fightback in the second match too. On the other hand, the Quetta Gladiators were completely blown away by the Multan Sultans in their opening match and will find it hard to recover.

With the home crowd rallying behind them, we feel that the Karachi Kings have the edge here.

Bet on the Karachi Kings to win. 


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    Top Bowler for Quetta Gladiators

    Naseem Shah (3.75)


Naseem Shah is the pace spearhead for the Quetta Gladiators this season. He showcased some excellent form in the recently concluded Bangladesh Premier League and will be looking to replicate the same here. Naseem Shah has picked up 7 wickets in his last 4 outings and because of his excellent form, we are backing him to be the top bowler for his team.

Today Match Prediction

Karachi Kings To Win the Match, 1.92

Bet Tip Here

Who will win KK vs QG

Karachi Kings 75.00% (396)
Quetta Gladiators 25.00% (132)
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