Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars 2nd T20 Results
Karachi Kings won by 7 wickets
Karachi Kings vs. Quetta Gladiator 2nd T20 Match Prediction 5 Feb 2016
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium in UAE is set to be buzzing with football fans in the coming weeks as the maiden edition of the Pakistan Super League kick starts this week. The very second match will feature Karachi Kings going up against Lahore Qalandars on Friday, February 5th.
Karachi Kings Squad: Shoaib Malik (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Sohail Tanvir, Imad Wasim, Ravi Bopara, Lendl Simmons, Mohammad Amir, Bilawal Bhatti, James Vince, Iftikhar Ahmed, Nauman Anwar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Usama Mir, Sohail Khan, Mir Hamza, Safiullah Bangash, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shazaib Hasan, Fawad Alam.
Lahore Qalandars Squad: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Shoaib Maqsood, Mustafizur Rahman, Kevon Cooper, Cameron Delport, Zafar Gohar, Hammad Azam, Zia-ul-Haq, Zohaib Khan, Azhar Ali, Naved Yasin, Adnan Rasool, Abdur Razzaq, Mukhtar Ahmed, Ehsan Adil, Imran Butt.
This fixture is particularly going to be an interesting one, and also will be the one to which the fans will look forward to. Lahore Qalandars have got themselves a squad which is capable of going the distance. The presence of Chris Gayle in the line-up is something which will give the team a massive surge of confidence.
The Jamaican cricketer, who is certainly one of the most accomplished batsmen in the T20 format, has had quite stint playing the domestic teams in England, India and Australia. Particularly known for his hard hitting style of batting, he will be brining in his massive experience, alongside with Dwayne Bravo, who is another West Indian capable of a great finish.
However, Karachi Kings are well equipped to deal with these heavy hitters, seeing that they have got themselves the Sri-Lankan veteran Tillakaratne Dilshan, who is considerably experienced, having scored more than 1500 runs in the format. Moreover, having won the 2014 ICC World T20, having him in the team is a huge plus.
Moreover, Shakib Al Hasan will also be playing for the team, who also happens to be one of the best Bangladeshi cricketers of all time. The team will be captained by Shoaib Malik, who has quite a bit of experience, having played for the national side. Their head coach is Mickey Arthur, who has guided the South African national team and Australian national team in his career.
This fixture is certainly going to be a thrilling one, and the odds are certainly in the favor of Lahore Qalanadars, owing to slightly superior squad.
Match 2 Karachi Kings vs. Lahore Qalandars Results
Karachi Kings: 131/3 (15.5 overs)
Lahore Qalandars: 125/8 (20 overs)
Karachi Kings won by 7 wickets.