Quetta Gladiators will lock horns with Karachi Kings in a must-win game today in the 28th match of the ongoing seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.
The match starts at 07:30 PM (PST).
Quetta Gladiators will look for a win against Karachi Kings to keep their play-offs hopes alive. The Gladiators lost their last match against Multan Sultans, which cost them dearly.
Quetta Gladiators top-order — Jason Roy, Will Smeed, and Ahsan Ali — failed to give their a flying start while chasing a mammoth 246-run target.
Umar Akmal was the top scorer for Quetta Gladiators in the match, scoring 53 runs in 23 balls.
In tonight's clash, the Gladiators will need to take advantage of the underperforming Karachi Kings, who have won only one match out of the nine played.
Meanwhile, Karachi Kings will finally conclude their disastrous PSL campaign after the match against Quetta Gladiators.
Despite having a good bunch of players in their squad, the Kings failed to perform in the seventh edition of the PSL. With an injury-hit bowling attack and out-of-form batting order, the Kings could only manage to win only a single game.
But they will also try to end their unfortunate PSL campaign on a good note and will look to win against the Gladiators.
In their last match against Lahore Qalandars, the Kings' bowling performed exceptionally to restrict the in-form Qalandars to 127 while defending a low 150-run target.
Left-arm pacer Mir Hamza was brilliant, taking four wickets and giving away only 27 runs to inspire his team to victory.
Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings have played 13 matches since the beginning of the PSL, and the Gladiators have dominated the Kings as they have won eight matches while the Kings have won only five.
Possible Playing XIs:
Quetta Gladiators: Jason Roy, Will Smeed, Ahsan Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Noor Ahmad, Sohail Tanvir, Naseem Shah, Ghulam Mudassar, Mohammad Irfan
Karachi Kings: Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam (c), Joe Clarke, Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Nabi, Rohail Nazir (wk), Qasim Akram, Imad Wasim, Chris Jordan, Usman Shinwari, Mir Hamza