Cricket Match Predictions: PSL 2020 - Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars - Final
The Final of the Pakistan Super League 2020 will be played between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars at the National Stadium in Karachi.
This is the first time that either of Karachi Kings or Lahore Qalandars have qualified for the PSL final.
Karachi Kings are coming off a strange Qualifier match against Multan Sultans. Their bowlers set up the victory for them with Waqas Maqsood and Arshad Iqbal picking up two wickets each.
Mohammad Amir, despite not being among the wickets, bowled well and kept the runs dry, going at 6.00 RPO.
Chasing 142, Karachi Kings were cruising along. But when Babar Azam was dismissed for 65, things began to go pear shaped. Imad Wasim's last-ball boundary meant that the match went into a super over.
Amir landed most of his yorkers in the Super Over to help the team win after Sherfane Rutherford hit a couple of boundaries off Sohail Tanvir.
David Wiese and Haris Rauf were the stars for Lahore Qalandars in their 25-run victory over Multan Sultans in Eliminator 2.
Fakhar Zaman and Tamim Iqbal gave Lahore a brilliant start, adding 46 runs but it was a 21-ball 48-run whirlwind from David Wiese which propped up their score.
Haris Rauf and David Wiese then picked up three wickets each to take Lahore to the finals, where their momentum will be key.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Karachi Kings - Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Imad Wasim (c), Chadwick Walton (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Sherfane Rutherford, Wayne Parnell, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Amir, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Rizwan, Usama Mir, Umer Khan, Awais Zia, Umaid Asif, Aamer Yamin
Lahore Qalandars - Fakhar Zaman, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Akhtar (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Samit Patel, David Wiese, Muhammad Faizan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain, Agha Salman, Usman Shinwari, Abid Ali, Jaahid Ali, Maaz Khan, Raja Farzan, Dane Vilas
Cricket Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Karachi Kings
Who will win? – Lahore Qalandars
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Mohammad Hafeez (Lahore Qalandars), Babar Azam (Karachi Kings)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Haris Rauf (Lahore Qalandars), Mohammad Amir (Karachi Kings)
Most Sixes – David Wiese (Lahore Qalandars), Imad Wasim (Karachi Kings)
Player of the Match – David Wiese
Team Scores Batting first – Lahore Qalandars 180+, Karachi Kings 170+
Match Handicap Lahore Qalandars
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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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