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Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators are all set to face off in the sixth match of the Pakistan Super League 2023 at the National Stadium in Karachi on February 18. Both teams have struggled in the tournament so far, with the Kings having lost both their matches and the Gladiators losing their first game.
Recent Performances of the Teams–
The Gladiators had a disappointing start to their campaign, losing to the Multan Sultans by nine wickets in their opening game. The Gladiators struggled with the bat, managing only 110 runs, with Jason Roy being the only standout performer. The Sultans chased down the target with ease, thanks to Rilee Rossouw’s unbeaten 78 off 42 balls.
The Kings, led by Imad Wasim, have also had a rough start to the tournament, losing both their matches against the Peshawar Zalmi and the Islamabad United. Despite Haider Ali’s brilliant knock of 59, they lost to the United by four wickets in their last game.
Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators: Head-to-Head Record–
In the head-to-head record, the Gladiators have the upper hand, having won 9 out of their 14 previous encounters against the Kings. The last time these two teams met was in February 2022, where the Gladiators won by 23 runs, thanks to Jason Roy’s match-winning knock of 82.
Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators: Pitch Report–
The pitch at the National Stadium in Karachi has been conducive to both batsmen and bowlers. The team winning the toss is likely to field first.
Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators: Weather Forecast-
The weather is expected to be pleasant, with no chance of rain.
Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators:Probable XIs–
The probable XIs for both teams are as follows:
Karachi Kings: James Vince, Sharjeel Khan, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Matthew Wade (wk), Imad Wasim (c), Irfan Khan, James Fuller, Andrew Tye, Muhammad Musa, Mohammad Amir.
Quetta Gladiators: Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Abdul Bangalzai, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Nuwan Thushara.
Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators: Match Prediction–
Despite their poor start to the tournament, the Kings are likely to bounce back and secure their first win of the season against the struggling Gladiators. The Kings have a better all-round team, and if their top-order can fire, they should be able to win the match.
Karachi is likely to win this match.
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