KK vs LQ Match Preview

The batting performance of the Karachi Kings has been inconsistent throughout this season. Tim Seifert and Shan Masood have struggled to provide a solid start for the team, resulting in added pressure on the middle order. Although Kieron Pollard, James Vince, and Shoaib Malik have shown glimpses of good form, their contributions have not been sufficient to secure victories for the team.

Furthermore, the team lacks depth in its batting lineup. Turning to the bowling department, Hasan Ali has been the standout performer with 13 wickets. He forms a formidable new-ball partnership with Mir Hamza, while Blessing Muzarabani also contributes effectively.

Zahid Mahmood serves as the team's primary spinner, receiving support from Mohammad Nawaz and Shoaib Malik.

The Qalandars have been struggling in the tournament, with only 3 points from 8 matches, which has led to their elimination from the playoffs contention. Despite the efforts of Rassie van der Dussen and Sahibzada Farhan, the team has not been able to make a significant impact.

Van der Dussen has been the standout performer with 364 runs, including 3 half-centuries and a century in 7 innings. While there are quality batsmen like Fakhar Zaman, Shai Hope, and Sikandar Raza in the team, they have failed to deliver big scores.

On the bowling front, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Zaman Khan have been impressive, picking up 21 wickets together. Zaman Khan's 4-wicket haul in the last match helped the team secure their first win of the season.

However, the team is lacking in the spin department. 


Weather Report

The weather in Karachi is likely to be overcast with temperatures of around 25 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the National Stadium in Karachi is well-balanced. The ball moves around and there is plenty of seam movement too. The batsmen will have to be careful when facing the new ball. Things get better as the ball gets softer.

Notable stats

Shaheen Afridi: Leading From the Front

Shaheen Shah Afridi has been the mainstay of Lahore's pace bowling in the PSL. He has picked up 16 wickets in the last 10 matches at a bowling strike rate of 15.00.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


KK vs LQ Probable 11

KK Playing 11

  • Shan Masood (C)
  • Tim Seifert (Wk)
  • James Vince
  • Shoaib Malik
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Irfan Khan
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Hasan Ali
  • Zahid Mahmood
  • Mir Hamza
  • Blessing Muzarabani

LQ Playing 11

  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Sahibzada Farhan
  • Shai Hope (Wk)
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi (C)
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Ahsan Bhatti
  • David Weise
  • Jahandad Khan
  • Tayyab Abbas
  • Zaman Khan
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Karachi Kings to win this match. While they haven’t been in the best of forms, they have performed better compared to Lahore. Also, the team has a good record against Lahore, giving them a psychological advantage. 


Top Picks

Rassie van der Dussen: van der Dussen is the leading run-scorer for Lahore with 364 runs scored at an average of 72.80 and a strike rate of 154.89.

Kieron Pollard: Pollard is the leading run-scorer for the Karachi Kings. He has scored 235 runs at an average of 78.33 and a strike rate of 157.71.

Hasan Ali: Hasan Ali has picked up 13 wickets at an average of 19.84 and a strike rate of 14.30. 


KK vs LQ Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: S Farhan, T Seifert

Batters: K Pollard, J Vince, R van der Dussen (C)

All-rounders: S Malik, J Khan

Bowlers: S Afridi (VC), H Ali , Z Khan, M Hamza

KK vs LQ Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction