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PSL 2018: Match 7 - Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi Preview

Shahid Afridi will be up against his former franchise
Shahid Afridi will be up against his former franchise

Karachi Kings will be hoping to build on their winning momentum when they face Peshawar Zalmi in the seventh game of the Pakistan Super League at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.

Karachi Kings:

It was their bowling effort that got them off to a win against Quetta Gladiators in the opening game. The batting looked shaky to begin with and despite Khurram Manzoor got off to 39-ball 35, Joe Denly and Babar Azam could not get going at the other and it was Colin Ingram's blitz along with a contribution from Ravi Bopara that proved decisive in them reaching 149. However, the pleasing part will be them able to defend the total pretty comfortably with Imad Wasim leading from the front while Mohammad Amir and Tymal Mills will be more than handy this format and not to forget the match-winner Shahid Afridi, who will be desperate to prove a point facing his previous franchise.

Peshawar Zalmi:

They bounced back from the defeat against Multan Sultans in the opening round with a 34-win over Islamabad United. The top order especially Kamran Akmal, Dwayne Smith and Tamim Iqbal looked good while Mohammad Hafeez got runs in both the games. They will be hoping more from their young Pakistan talent Haris Sohail, who looked off colour in both the games but Umaid Asif and Ibtisam Sheikh looked promising against Islamabad with seven wickets combined while Chris Jordan and Wahab Riaz will once again be the key to their success.

Head to Head Record:

The teams have met each other five times with Peshawar Zalmi winning four out of it including last season's play-off.


Peshawar Zalmi: Tamim Iqbal, Kamran Akmal (wk), Dwayne Smith, Mohammad Hafeez, Darren Sammy (captain), Haris Sohail, Wahab Riaz, Umaid Asif, Ibtisam Sheikh, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Asghar, Hammad Azam, Andre Fletcher, Dwayne Bravo, Khushdil Shah, Sameen Gul, Riki Wessels, Saad Nasim, Sabbir Rahman, Hasan Ali, Liam Dawson

Karachi Kings: Khurram Manzoor, Joe Denly, Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara, Shahid Afridi, Imad Wasim (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Irfan Jnr, Mohammad Amir, Tymal Mills, Hasan Mohsin, Mohammed Taha, Usman Khan, Lendl Simmons, Usama Mir, Tabish Khan, Saifullah Bangash

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