LQ vs KK Match Preview

Rassie van der Dussen and Sahibzada Farhan have displayed impressive batting skills for the Qalandars, achieving two half-centuries each. However, they have not received adequate support from their teammates. In the previous match, Fakhar Zaman played a commendable innings, scoring 41 runs, and he aims to maintain this positive momentum.

Moving forward, the middle order comprising of Sikandar Raza, Carlos Brathwaite, Jahandad Khan, and Abdullah Shafique must strive for greater consistency. Despite possessing a formidable seam attack, the Qalandars have been unable to fully capitalize on their strengths.

Zaman Khan has been exceptional, claiming 4 wickets, while Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf have taken 3 and 1 wicket respectively. However, the spin attack appears to be relatively weak, with Sikandar Raza and George Linde being the only available options.

Shan Masood and Muhammad Akhlaq provided a quick start for the team in the previous match, scoring 20 runs in just 2 overs. The team will be counting on them to replicate their performance in this game. The middle order of the Karachi Kings is their biggest strength, with James Vince, Shoaib Malik, and Kieron Pollard all in outstanding form, contributing to the team's victory in the last match.

Furthermore, the team has some talented all-rounders in the lower order, such as Daniel Sams, Irfan Khan, and Mohammad Nawaz, who add depth to the batting lineup. The seamers, including Daniel Sams, Mir Hamza, and Nawaz, have been impressive, collectively taking 10 wickets.

Although Tabraiz Shamsi is a skilled spinner in the team, he is yet to claim a wicket.


Weather Report

The weather will be clear with temperatures of below 15 degrees. 

Pitch Report

The Gaddafi Stadium is a high-scoring venue and has already hosted some high-scoring encounters. The average first-inning score here is around 180, but the team batting first will aim to score over 200 runs to give the bowlers a fair chance. There is some movement for the quicker bowlers when the ball is new, but the pitch gets easier to bat as the match progresses.

Notable stats

Fakhar Zaman: Sleeping Giant

Fakhar Zaman is second on the list of leading run-scorers in the PSL. He has scored a total of 2428 runs at an average of 31.12 and a strike rate of 140.99.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


LQ vs KK Probable 11

LQ Playing 11

  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Sahibzada Farhan (Wk)
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Sikandar Raza
  • George Linde
  • Carlos Brathwaite
  • Jahandad Khan
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi (C)
  • Haris Rauf
  • Zaman Khan

KK Playing 11

  • Shan Masood (C)
  • Muhammad Akhlaq (Wk)
  • Shoaib Malik
  • James Vince
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Irfan Khan
  • Daniel Sams
  • Hasan Ali
  • Mir Hamza
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
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. The team put up a clinical performance in the last match to score an easy win. On the other hand, the Lahore Qalandars have struggled to perform on the field despite having a strong batting unit, and the bowling looks especially inconsistent. 


Top Picks

Sahibzada Farhan: Sahibzada Farhan is second on the list of top scorers for Lahore this season and has scored 2 half-centuries in his 3 innings.

Daniel Sams: Daniel Sams has picked up 3 wickets in 2 matches. He can also score briskly in the death overs.

Shoaib Malik: Shoaib Malik is the leading run-getter for Karachi with 82 runs. He has also picked up a wicket. 


LQ vs KK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: S Farhan

Batters: J Vince, F Zaman, S Masood, K Pollard, R van der-Dussen (C)

All-rounders: S Raza, D Sams, S Malik (VC)

Bowlers: S Afridi, M Hamza

LQ vs KK Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction