Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars – 17/11/2020

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Karachi v Lahore – PSL Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 17/11/2020

Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars will contest the final of the Pakistan Super League 2020.

Both teams hit the ground running since the tournament restart and a close battle looks likely.

Discover our free PSL betting tips for the final.

Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars Betting Tips
Best Bet Lahore Qalandars to win the match at 2.1 with bet365
Value Bet Haris Rauf to be Lahore’s top bowler at 3.74 with 1xBet
Next Best Bet Babar Azam to hit a four and a six at 1.91 with 1xBet

Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars – Match Preview

The head-to-head record between these two teams is a close one. Karachi edge it with four wins in the last eight, with Lahore winning three.

The previous matches in this year’s tournament saw comfortable wins for either side. First Lahore secured an eight-wicket win before the Kings bagged a 10-wicket success when they met four days later.

It all points to a close final with the trophy heading to the team that settles the quicker.

Where: National Stadium, Karachi

When: Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Start time: 20:30 IST (15:00 GMT)

Pitch conditions: The National Stadium has hosted the previous three PSL playoff games. Those have suggested that a score above 175 is very competitive. The team chasing won the first two playoff matches but it was batting first that saw Lahore win in Qualifier 2.

Weather conditions: There is no chance of rain in Karachi and clear skies are expected. The temperature will rise to around 30 degrees for this fixture.

Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars – Latest Odds

Karachi Kings are made favourites to come out on top in the final. They are priced at 1.73 with bet365.

Lahore Qalandars can be backed at 2.1 with the same betting site.


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Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars – Team News

The Kings will once again have their batting led by brilliant Babar Azam.

The big decision for them will be if to push Alex Hales up from number three to open alongside the Pakistan skipper. Sharjeel Khan was given the role in the Qualifier 1 clash against Multan but managed just four runs from seven balls.

Karachi have also brought in Sherfane Rutherford for Chris Jordan, Waqas Maqsood for the injured Ali Khan, and Wayne Parnell for Mitchell McClenaghan.

The Qalandars have replaced Chris Lynn with Tamim Iqbal, Abid Ali for Salman Butt and Agha Salman for Seekkuge Prasanna.

Pakistan duo Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf could hold the key to Lahore’s chances of success. Dilbar Hussain and David Wiese were also among the wickets in the Qualifier 2 victory over Multan.

Karachi v Lahore – Squads

Karachi Lahore
Imad Wasim (captain) Sohail Akhtar (captain)
Wayne Parnell Ben Dunk
Usama Mir Dane Vilas
Waqas Maqsood Shaheen Afridi
Arshad Iqbal Usman Shinwari
Umer Khan Haris Rauf
Umaid Asif Maaz Khan
Mohammad Amir Abid Ali
Chadwick Walton Dilbar Hussain
Mohammad Rizwan Mohammed Hafeez
Sherfane Rutherford Jaahid Ali
Aamer Yamin Fakhar Zaman
Sharjeel Khan Tamim Iqbal
Iftikhar Ahmed Lendl Simmons
Awais Zia Raja Farzan
Cameron Delport Samit Patel
Alex Hales Agha Salman
Babar Azam David Wiese

Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars – Betting Tips and Prediction

It is understandable to see why Karachi have been made favourites for this. They are once again playing at their home venue and head into it on the back of the Eliminator 1 victory over PSL group winners Multan.

Having Babar Azam and Alex Hales batting near the top of the order is an intimidating sight for Lahore. However, at the prices, they could be worth taking on.

The huge positive for the Qalandars is their ability to take wickets. They had Peshawar nine down in the Eliminator and bowled Multan out in Qualifier 2.

The battle between Babar and Hales and Lahore bowling duo Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi is going to be pivotal.

We’re backing the bowlers to come out on top. They have clearly enjoyed Karachi conditions as much as anyone recently.

Experience at the top of the Lahore order from Tamim Iqbal, Fakhar Zaman and an in-form Mohammad Hafeez also give them a chance. Back them at 2.1 with bet365 to take the win.

Babar to Send it to the Boundary

There is no denying the brilliance of Babar Azam, especially in this format of the game.

He has enjoyed impressive showings for Pakistan ahead of the PSL return and continued his form with 65 in Qualifier 1. In that innings, he hit two sixes and five fours.

Backing him to hit one six and one four is available at 1.91 with 1xBet. This is a tempting bet given how Karachi’s star man will be looking to set the tone for his side early on.

Rauf to Shine in the Final

Haris Rauf has bowled excellently in tandem with Shaheen Afridi during these PSL playoffs. The duo have taken wickets at every turn and can cause more problems in the final.

It is Shaheen that heads the Lahore top bowler market, which actually gives Haris some value.

He was superb in the win over Multan as he took 3-30 bowling with real confidence.

He can be backed at 3.74 with 1xBet to be his team’s top wicket-taker in the final. For those looking for even more value, he is priced at 7.0 with the same betting site to be the top bowler in the match.

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