PZ vs KK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 01, 2023

PZ vs KK Match Prediction - Mar 01, 2023

Peshawar Zalmi will be looking to get back to winning ways as it takes on the Karachi Kings on Wednesday at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in the ongoing PSL.

Both the teams faced each other in Karachi earlier this season, where Peshawar emerged as the winner in a high-scoring encounter. However, the Karachi Kings have played some good cricket over the last few days and will be looking to exact revenge here. 


PZ vs KK Team Previews

Peshawar Zalmi

After winning 2 of their first 3 matches, Peshawar Zalmi has found themselves struggling a bit off late as they have lost both of their last 2 matches.

The batsmen have done a decent job for Peshawar this season and the top order including Babar Azam, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, and Mohammad Haris have batted well. Babar and Kohler-Cadmore have scored 2 half-centuries each and the team will be banking on them to play another good inning here.

Saim Ayub struggled a bit at the start of the season but will be relieved after scoring a half-century in the last encounter, albeit for a losing cause. The presence of Rovman Powell and James Neesham adds depth to the batting, but both haven’t been consistent with the bat.

The team’s premier fast bowler, Wahab Riaz, has struggled to pick up wickets and has been quite expensive too. The other seamers, Salman Irshad and Arshad Iqbal too have struggled and the team will be banking on all-rounder James Neesham to fill in.

The team also lacks a quality spinner in their attack. Peshawar has conceded over 150 runs in all their 5 matches so far and will need to work on their bowling if they want favorable results. 

Peshawar Zalmi Playing 11

Babar Azam, Mohammad Haris, Saim Ayub, Tom Kohler Cadmore, Haseebullah Khan, Rovman Powell, Aamer Jamal, Wahab Riaz, Azmatullah Omarzai, Arshad Iqbal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Karachi Kings

The Karachi Kings had a horrible start to the season as they lost each of their first 3 matches. However, the team did manage to make some amends and won 2 of the next 3 games and are now 4th on the points table. With just 4 matches to go for them in the group stage, Karachi will need to win most of those games to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Just like Peshawar, the Karachi Kings have a strong batting line-up. Matthew Wade and James Vince are capable of scoring some quick runs during the Powerplay, while Imad Wasim and Shoaib Malik lend stability to the middle order. Tayyab Tahir played his first match of the season in the team’s latest outing and was quite impressive, scoring 65 runs from 46 deliveries.

However, the lower middle order has struggled to get going as Ben Cutting and Irfan Khan haven’t been able to score big runs. Tabraiz Shamsi, who made his debut in the last match, picked up 3 wickets for just 18 runs and is likely to once again lead the spin attack, while Akif Javed and Aamer Yamin are likely to share the new ball duties.

Overall, the Karachi Kings seem to have finally found a good balance in their squad and will be looking to build up a winning momentum. 

Karachi Kings Playing 11

Adam Rossington, Matthew Wade, Tayyab Tahir, Shoaib Malik, Irfan Khan, Imad Wasim, Ben Cutting, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Akif Javed.

PZ vs KK Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. 

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

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Rawalpindi is good to bat on and has seen an average first-inning score of around 160 during the PSL. The good bounce makes it easier for the batsmen to score runs and the outfield is quite fast too. The spinners are likely to struggle but the quicker bowlers will get some movement from the pitch.

The weather is expected to be overcast with some showers later during the match, which may be an advantage for the team batting second if the DLS comes into play. 


PZ vs KK Betting Tips

Both teams have lacked consistency in their performances and have seen some highs and lows during their journey so far. However, we feel that the Karachi Kings hold a slight edge here as they have a more balanced squad of the two teams.

On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi hasn’t been in the best of forms with the ball and will struggle against the in-form batting line-up of the Kings.

Bet on the Karachi Kings to win.<br />  

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Tom Kohler-Cadmore played brilliant innings of 92 runs in Peshawar’s last encounter with the Kings earlier this season. After seeing a slight dip in form, he was once again among runs in the last match and will be feeling pretty confident as he heads into this contest. With the pitch in Rawalpindi excellent for playing the big shots, we are backing Kohler-Cadmore to once again emerge as the top batsman for his team.

Today Match Prediction

Karachi Kings To Win the Match, 2.27

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Who will win PZ vs KK

Peshawar Zalmi 68.32% (317)
Karachi Kings 31.68% (147)
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