KK vs QG Match Preview

The Karachi Kings team won a couple of games in a row before they had to endure a defeat at the hands of Islamabad United on Wednesday. They will have an opportunity to make amends in this game. Despite their loss in their last match, several positives came from this fixture for Karachi Kings. Karachi's management made several changes to their team before the game on Wednesday. They left out Muhammad Akhlaq, James Vince, and Daniel Sams, and after the dismal showing against Islamabad, you can expect Sams to stage a comeback to the team.

The Karachi all-rounder, Kieron Pollard, is currently doing well with the bat. He will go into this game on the back of a good outing in his last game. Leus du Plooy played well in his previous game and had an excellent ILT20 and SA20 this year. Tabraiz Shamsi is a valuable spinner for Karachi as he is one of the leading exponents of spin bowling in T20 cricket. The right-arm seamer Hasan Ali picked up Alex Hales' wicket on the same pitch in his last game. The Karachi Kings were expecting a third win in a row in the game on Wednesday. Now, they expect to return to their winning ways in this game.

On the other hand, the Quetta Gladiators team has had a terrific start to their campaign in PSL with three victories from four games. But their bandwagon was derailed by Multan Sultans in their last match. They had to endure a 13-run defeat against Sultans on Sunday. Gladiators will be keen to avoid a losing streak to return to their winning ways in this encounter. The Quetta Gladiators made a couple of changes to their playing eleven for their last game. Usman Tariq made a debut while replacing Mohammad Hasnain.

The wicketkeeper Sajjad Ali came into the side in place of Sarfaraz Ahmad. Even though Sarfaraz is on his way towards a recovery, he is unlikely to become fit before the start of the match. Jason Roy was in good touch in the eleventh game of the competition, hitting a six and a four. Another batter in good form is Rilee Rossouw. he struck an aggressive 30 from just 18 balls and has scored over 30 runs in his last two games. The left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir picked up a couple of wickets in his previous match against the Sultans.

Weather Report

We will likely get bright and sunny weather for this game in Karachi. The temperatures during this game will be close to 26 degrees.  You can also expect a bit of cloud cover for this contest. The relative humidity will be close to normal, and you can expect dry conditions during this game.

Pitch Report

We usually get flat pitches at the National Stadium in Karachi, and batting in these conditions is relatively more straightforward. However, the fast bowlers can extract good bounce and pace from the track. But there is little possibility of getting lateral movement. Spinners will come into the picture later as the game progresses.

Notable stats

Kieron Pollard has an incredible strike rate.

The Karachi batting all-rounder Kieron Pollard is scoring runs with a strike rate 163.71 in his last five games.

Jason Roy has an excellent average-to-strike rate ratio for Quetta.

Jason Roy is averaging 50.67 in his last five games with a strike rate 174.71.

Team News

Both teams are likely to change their squads before the game, and some injury concerns are also haunting them.

KK vs QG Probable 11

KK Playing 11

  • Shan Masood (C)
  • Muhammad Akhlaq (Wk)
  • Leus du Plooy
  • Shoaib Malik
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Daniel Sams
  • Irfan Khan
  • Hasan Ali
  • Mir Hamza
  • Tabraiz Shamsi

QG Playing 11

  • Jason Roy
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Khawaja Nafay
  • Rilee Rossouw (C)
  • Sajjad Ali (Wk)
  • Sherfane Rutherford
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Mohammad Wasim
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Abrar Ahmed
  • Usman Tariq
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

The Quetta Gladiators performed much better than the Karachi Kings in this year's competition. You can expect them to continue winning and record yet another win. But despite the poor ranking in the points table, the Karachi Kings have won some games in the tournament. So, there is not much to choose between these two teams.

Top Picks

Kieron Pollard: Pollard has hit 185 runs in his last five games with a strike rate 163.71.

Hasan Ali: Hasan Ali has picked up seven wickets from his last five games with a strike rate 16.57.

Jason Roy: Roy has hit 304 runs in his last seven games with an average of 50.67 and a strike rate of 174.71.

Saud Shakeel: Saud Shakeel has scored 140 runs in his last four games with an average of 35 and a strike rate of 157.3.

KK vs QG Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: T Seifert

Batters: K Pollard, R Rossouw, J Roy (VC), S Masood

All-rounders: S Malik, S Shakeel (C), M Nawaz

Bowlers: A Hossein, H Ali, A Ahmad

KK vs QG Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction