Karachi Kings will take on Lahore Qalandars in the first match of the Pakistan Super League at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 5th February. Here’re the latest Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars betting tips in this PSL encounter.
Considering the squadron of Karachi Kings, they have got themselves an excellent team. The lads will be led by one of the best Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who also happens to be the icon player of the team. Accompanying him will be his compatriot Sohail Tanvir, who is quite an accomplished bowler in the T20 format.
However, the choice of the overseas players by Karachi Kings is far more intriguing. The management went with selecting one of the most lethal Sri-Lankan batsmen Tillakaratne Dilshan, who carries with an immense experience in playing all the three formats. Having made a series of records in the T20s, he is definitely going to be a huge boost for the team.
Their other overseas players include Ravi Bopara from England and Shakib Al Hasan from Bangladesh, both of whom are particularly brilliant in this kind of format.
While Karachi Kings appear to be strong at the moment, Lahore Qalandars are still capable of putting up a good fight and giving the other teams a run for their money. The main reason for this is undoubtedly their first pick – the Jamaican legend Chris Gayle, who is the most lethal batsman in the T20 cricket. Having played in India and Australia in the domestic tournaments, cricket fans can expect him to dazzle up the stadium in the coming days.
The bowling attack of the lads from Lahore is quite strong too, with the Trinidadian cricketer Dwayne Brave present in the middle order. In addition to this, the Sri Lankan bowler Ajantha Mendis, who is the only player to take six wickets twice in T20 internationals, will also be playing for the team.
With two sides of superior quality going up against each other, this match is certainly going to be an interesting one to watch. To pick a winner at this point is quite tricky, but I will go with Lahore Qalandars on this one.
Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars betting tips:
Lahore Qalandars to win
The Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars PSL match will be played at 11 am GMT (3 pm local) on February 5.