We are finally getting back some T20 action. PSL 2021 is all set to resume on the 1st of June in Abu Dhabi. In this series of blogs, we will be analyzing the season so far of every team. The first team is Karachi Kings.
Karachi Kings so far
Karachi Kings has been one of the most dominating teams so far, they have played some excellent cricket this season. The matches that they have won were pretty one-sided, and the ones they have lost gave good competition and were all close calls. Their top-order batsmen are looking in great touch, and are expected to continue similarly. Their fast bowling also has been very good. Experience and Younger players are all doing well for them.
They are at the top of the points table and have 6 points in the 5 matches they have played. They have lost only two of their matches.
Players to watch out for
Babar Azam- He has been in an outstanding form for them, he has been playing with an average of 86 and a strike rate of close to 140. If he gets going at the top, there almost is a certainty that Karachi Kings will win the match.
Sharjeel Khan- Babar Azam’s opening partner has been playing with a strike rate of 175. This is possible because Azam is playing smart cricket, and Sharjeel Khan has the freedom to play his natural attacking game. He already has a century and a half-century to his name.
Mohammed Nabi- He gave Karachi some good all-round performances in the PSL, but his performance felt short during the IPL, that is because the conditions were not in his favor. Abu Dhabi’s conditions suit him better, and it is expected that he delivers for his team.
Arshad Iqbal- This youngster has been a very good find for Karachi Kings. He has bowled good lines and lengths and has been consistently taking wickets for the team. This is a great opportunity for him to win his team some matches in Abu Dhabi.
Probable Playing XI
Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Joe Clarke (wk), Colin Ingram, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Imad Wasim (c), Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal
Apart from the players to watch out for Colin Ingram, Daniel Christian, Imad Wasim, and Mohammed Amir will also be very important for Karachi Kings.