Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions & Betting Tips: PSL 2020 2nd Semi-Final - Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars
The 2nd Semi-Final of the Pakistan Super League 2020 will be played between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Lahore Qalandars were struggling at one point in the league but have done extremely well to bounce back and end at the third place to book a semi-final spot against Karachi Kings, who finished just above them with 5 wins and 4 losses from 10 games.
The Qalandars qualified courtesy of a win in their last league game against Multan Sultans, who were not at their strongest. Shaheen Shah Afridi and David Wiese were the standout bowlers for the Qalandars as they picked up two wickets each while being economical. Mohammad Hafeez also gave away just 22 runs while taking the all'important wicket of Sultans' opener Zeeshan Ashraf.
It was a whirlwind knock of 113 from just 55 deliveries from Chris Lynn which sealed the deal for Lahore Qalandars. Fakhar Zaman also scored his fastest T20 half-century to take the team to a 9-wicket win.
Karachi Kings, on the the other hand, lost their last game against Quetta Gladiators. However, they had already qualified for the semis by then.
Cameron Delport and Babar Azam were the top scorers for the team while Waqas Maqsood was their most impressive bowler.
Karachi Kings will be without Alex Hales who has departed to the UK. Lahore Qalandars have not lost any player amid fears of the coronavirus outbreak and momentum would be on their side.
Let's have a look at the playing XI of both teams:
Karachi Kings - Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam (c), Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Usama Mir, Imad Wasim, Chris Jordan, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Amir
Lahore Qalandars - Sohail Akhtar (c), Fakhar Zaman, Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Samit Patel, David Wiese, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Usman Shinwari, Dilbar Hussain
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Lahore Qalandars
Who will win? – Lahore Qalandars
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Babar Azam (Karachi Kings), Mohammad Hafeez (Lahore Qalandars)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Chris Jordan (Karachi Kings), Shaheen Afridi (Lahore Qalandars)
Most Sixes – Babar Azam (Karachi Kings), Chris Lynn (Lahore Qalandars)
Player of the Match – Mohammad Hafeez
Team Scores Batting first – Karachi Kings 170+, Lahore Qalandars 190+
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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