PZ vs KK Match Preview

The Kings and Zalmi lost their most recent matches. Both teams are trying to bounce back from those defeats. This should make for an interesting dynamic, as Karachi and Peshawar size each other up in Lahore. Let's see how each team might fare.

Shan Masood and Shoaib Malik are the Kings batters to keep an eye on. They top-scored for Karachi in the previous match. Captain Masood succeeded at the top of the order with 30, while Malik reached a fine half-century. They're primed to succeed again here.

Daniel Sams and Mir Hamza are Karachi's bowlers to consider. They took a wicket each in the Kings' previous match. Sams is a world-class all-rounder. Hamza is a top local talent. They are threatening in isolation and combination.

Peshawar are a formidable unit, despite their recent defeat. Babar Azam is their kingpin with the bat. His previous innings yielded 68. Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Rovman Powell, as Zalmi's leading overseas recruits, can step up in support of Azam.

Salman Irshad is an impressive asset for Zalmi with the ball. His pace, accuracy and tricky bowling action can undo the best of batters. He took three wickets in his last match. Irshad has impressed in other domestic T20 tournaments such as the Caribbean Premier League, too.

This is sure to be a cracking contest between Zalmi and the Kings. Both are genuine title contenders, even if they have each lost their opening match. But both teams are going to need their first-choice players at their very best in challenging conditions.

Weather Report

There is no wet weather forecast in Lahore on matchday. Hot and humid conditions are expected. We should get in a full fixture.

Pitch Report

A first-innings score of 180-plus can be considered competitive here. It's well worth playing two specialist spinners. One of them could open the bowling and take pace off the ball inside the powerplay.

Notable stats

Irshad in form

Peshawar Zalmi's Salman Irshad is the joint leading wicket-taker in the 2024 Pakistan Super League.

Team News

It'll be interesting to see if the Kings retain Hasan Ali. He was costly and didn't take a wicket in Karachi's previous match. All-rounder Dan Mousley should keep his spot in the Zalmi XI.

PZ vs KK Probable 11

PZ Playing 11

  • Shan Masood (C)
  • James Vince
  • Saad Baig (Wk)
  • Shoaib Malik
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Daniel Sams
  • Hasan Ali
  • Mir Hamza
  • Mohammad Khan
  • Tabraiz Shamsi

KK Playing 11

  • Saim Ayub
  • Babar Azam (C)
  • Mohammad Haris (Wk)
  • Tom Kohler-Cadmore
  • Rovman Powell
  • Dan Mousley
  • Asif Ali
  • Aamer Jamal
  • Salman Irshad
  • Luke Wood
  • Mohammad Zeeshan
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 Kings are in the best position to win here. Their batting resources, in particular, are superb.

Top Picks

Babar Azam: Back the Zalmi captain to put in another big showing and perhaps collect another half-century.

Mir Hamza: The Karachi Kings have a top local left-arm seamer in Hamza. His variations should be key.

Shan Masood: The Kings can lean on their captain for another big performance at the top of the order.

PZ vs KK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Mohammad Haris

Batters: James Vince, Babar Azam (C), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shan Masood

All-rounders: Mohammad Nawaz, Shoaib Malik (VC), Daniel Sams

Bowlers: Hasan Ali, Luke Wood, Salman Irshad

PZ vs KK Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction