Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News and Predictions – 12/03/2020
Lahore Qalandars are again looking for a late push towards the Pakistan Super League play-offs as they travel to Karachi.
Qalandars beat Karachi by eight wickets when these two teams met just a few days ago and they will be hoping for a repeat showing in the reverse fixture.
Unlike Lahore, who have won against Peshawar Zalmi since then, the Kings have not played again. They are also eyeing a play-off spot and will have their opponents fresh in their mind. Last time it was a brilliant 99 from Ben Dunk that took the game away from them and they’ll want his scalp early now back on home soil.
Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars – Match Preview
Where: National Stadium, Karachi
When: Thursday 12th March
Start Time: 19:30 (IST), 14:00 (GMT)
Pitch conditions: Lahore have enjoyed some decent batting performances at this ground earlier in the season and anything above 160 is a competitive total for a team batting first. Batting first tends to be the best choice when winning the toss.
Weather conditions: There is a sandstorm due in Karachi on the day of the game but may pass by the time action gets underway. Either side of that storm it is due to be a clear, sunny day with temperatures around the 25c mark.
Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars – Latest Odds
Home side Karachi Kings are made the slight favourites to come out on top when these two sides meet. They are priced at 1.80 (4/5) with LeoVegas.
Lahore can be backed at 2.00 (1/1) with the same first to come away with the points.
Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars – Team News
The Qalandars will again look to Ben Dunk to guide them to what could prove a vital success.
They also had Chris Lynn back for their previous contest against Zalmi after he missed the last meeting between these two.
Young bowlers Haris Rauf and Maaz Khan failed to bag any wickets against Peshawar but Shaheen Afridi took three and Samit Patel maintained his recent form with the ball in hand to take two of his own.
Karachi are unlikely to make too many changes and will once more rely on Babar Azam and Alex Hales to fire them to the win.
Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars – Squads
|Imad Wasim (captain)
||Sohail Akhtar (captain)
Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars – Betting Tips and Prediction
Here we will highlight some of the best bets on offer for a crucial clash as the PSL reaches the business end of the campaign. Free cricket tips, the latest PSL odds and predictions are covered below to help give you the best options when looking to bet of the Pakistan Super League.
Lahore seem to be hitting form at just the right time and they look the best bet for the win here considering both team’s prices. Karachi have been a model of inconsistency this season having won three and lost three and the confident Qalandars can beat them again.
Lahore’s batting line-up seems to have found its rhythm so good showings from bowlers Shaheen Afridi, Samit Patel, Haris Rauf and Maz Khan to limit dangerous duo Babar and Hales will be key.
Look to Lynn in top batsman market
Qalandars beat Karachi last time without Chris Lynn in their ranks. He returned to the side for the victory over Peshawar and soon hit the ground running with a quick-fire 59.
He looks in ominous form and can be the man to hurt the Kings at the National Stadium. The proven power hitter can be backed at 3.50 (5/2) with LeoVegas to be Lahore’s top batsman.
Babar the main man for Karachi
The Karachi top order has been as inconsistent as their overall results this season but Babar Azam continues to be their main threat with the bat.
This looks a straight fight between him and Alex Hales for the title of the team’s top run-scorer. Hales bagged 80 in the previous clash between these two, but preference goes to Babar on this occasion. He was playing well before being dismissed for 38 in the previous meeting and could go big here.
He is priced at 2.88 (15/8) with LeoVegas to be Karachi’s top batsman and it’s a price that seems worth considering given his record.
Best Bet: Babar to be Karachi’s top batsman at 2.88 (15/8) with LeoVegas