Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators:
Here we are ready for the 5th match of the tournament where the Kings will take on the Gladiators in all important match. Karachi Kings have lost their first match and now they need to step up with a dazzling performance against Quetta to get back in the tournament. Match will be played in Dubai and will start at 4:30 PM Pakistan standard time.
Starting from the Karachi Kings who made a lot of changes in the squad but there were a lot of hopes from them but the performance was totally zero Peshawar Zalmi have thrashed them quite easily in the first match and all the big names flopped in the match. Karachi have a really strong batting line up but they totally collapsed against Zalmi and at one stage they were 15-4. Peshawar easily chased the target and won the game. Now Karachi needs a lot of improvement and just need some self-belief on them as they have some really big names in the team and all of them have capability to perform at such a level. Chris Gayle and Kumar Sangakara both needs to step up in the batting line up as both are quite brilliant in this format and can destroy any sort of bowling line up when they get going. In bowling they did quite well but still need a lot of improvement as they failed to get wickets with time and that thing cost them the match.
Coming towards the Quetta Gladiators side who won the thriller against Lahore and got their first points in the table. Quetta bowlers have done an excellent job and destroyed Lahore batting line up but they were quite rusty with their batting and need a lot of improvement in the batting line up. Sending Asad Shafiq at open was really not a good thing as he wasn’t able to capitalize the power play and then most of the batsman played rash shots due to which they couldn’t get a big total but thanks to the bowlers and Rilee Rossouw who did a wonderful job, played sensibly and took Quetta to the winning line. Now they have a big match against Karachi because Karachi have some really big names so they really need to learn from their mistake soon and should play with a positive mindset.
In Stats Quetta have played 2 times against Karachi and won both the times so it is a positive thing for them. But Karachi needs to turn the table this time to get back in the tournament.
Pitch is looking dry but ball is turning as it will the 3rd consecutive day on the same pitch so it can really help the spinners. As both the sides have really good spinners so we can expect a really good game.