Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Pakistan Super League 2021 - Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators - Match 1
The 1st match of the Pakistan Super League 2021 will be played between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators at the National Stadium, Karachi.
Live Scores and Stats - Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators Match 1
Defending champions Karachi Kings won 5 and lost 4 of their matches in the round robin stage of the last edition of the Pakistan Super League to finish at the 2nd spot. Karachi Kings won the final by 5 wickets.
Babar Azam scored 369 runs for Karachi Kings in the last edition of the Pakistan Super League at an average of 61 and a strike rate of 122. Sharjeel Khan also scored 191 runs at 23.
Arshad Iqbal picked up 9 wickets for Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League 2019-20 at an economy rate of 6.86 and a strike rate of 10. Mohammad Amir bagged 9 scalps from as many matches.
Quetta Gladiators have picked Faf du Plessis as partial replacement for Chris Gayle and Hassan Khan as partial replacement for Dale Steyn.
Quetta Gladiators won 4 and lost 5 of their matches in the round robin stage of the last edition of the Pakistan Super League to finish at the 5th spot. Quetta Gladiators couldn't qualify for the playoffs.
Azam Khan scored 150 runs for Quetta Gladiators in the last edition of the Pakistan Super League at an average of 18 and a strike rate of 130. Sarfaraz Ahmed also scored 148 runs at 21.
Mohammad Hasnain picked up 15 wickets for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League 2019-20 at an economy rate of 8.97 and a strike rate of 12.
In the last 5 matches between the two teams, Karachi Kings have won 2 while Quetta Gladiators have won 3.
Let's have a look at the squads:
Karachi Kings - Amir Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Chadwick Walton, Joe Clarke, Noor Ahmad, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Qasim Akram
Quetta Gladiators - Anwar Ali, Azam Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Zahid Mahmood, Chris Gayle, Dale Steyn, Tom Banton, Usman Khan Shinwari, Cameron Delport, Qais Ahmad, Abdul Nasir, Saim Ayub, Arish Ali Khan, Usman Khan, Faf du Plessis, Hassan Khan
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Karachi Kings
Who will win? – Karachi Kings
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Babar Azam (Karachi Kings), Azam Khan (Quetta Gladiators)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mohammad Amir (Karachi Kings), Mohammad Hasnain (Quetta Gladiators)
Most Sixes – Sharjeel Khan (Karachi Kings), Azam Khan (Quetta Gladiators)
Player of the Match – Babar Azam
Team Scores Batting first – Karachi Kings 180+, Quetta Gladiators 170+
Match Handicap Karachi Kings
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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