PSL 2020: Zalmi to tie knots against Karachi Kings today

Rawalpindi: Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings will face each other in the 15th match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020.

The match is scheduled to start at 7 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST) at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium today.

Peshawar Zalmi stand at the fourth spot in the PSL 2020 points table with two wins and two losses from 5 games. Zalmi have 5 points with a net run rate of -0.317. On the other hand, Kings are at the fifth spot with two wins and two losses in four games. Kings have four points and a net run rate of -0.457.

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This will be the sixth match of Peshawar boys in the tournament, while the Kings will come to the ground for their fifth game. Both teams have faced each other earlier in the tournament this year, with Karachi defeating Peshawar by 10 runs.

Tournament favorites Zalmi lifted the PSL title in 2017, while finished as runners-up in the 2018 and 2019 editions. Karachi Kings, on the other hand, have yet to lift the title. Kings have finished third in 2017 and 2018 and finished fourth in 2016 and 2019. Zalmi seem to have the upper-hand when it comes to winning games, it seems.

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Last night, the Kings chased down a target of 184 with more than an over and five wickets to spare. They have also crossed the 200 barrier once, in their match against Zalmi held earlier in the PSL.

Let’s have a look at the playing XI of both teams:

Karachi Kings – Chadwick Walton, Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Cameron Delport. Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Imad Wasim (c), Umaid Asif, Mohammad Amir, Chris Jordan, Arshad Iqbal

Peshawar Zalmi – Tom Banton, Liam Livingstone, Kamran Akmal (wk), Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik. Daren Sammy (c), Liam Dawson, Mohammad Mohsin, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali