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Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi 17th February 2016

Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi

The first match of the last day of round match will be played between Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi. Karachi Kings who started the PSL T20 tournament as one of the favorites but now in a situation that if they lost the match they will be out of the tournament and they surely need to win the match against Peshawar Zalmi who is in red hot form and beating them will be a great success for Karachi Kings. Peshawar Zalmi on the other hand will play this match as a practice match before their playoff match against Quetta Gladiators so they will also end their round matches on a winning note in order to take their confidence up to higher level.

Talking about Karachi side it was looking as they have the most balanced team of this PSL along with the best captain in T20 format Shoaib Malik. But the way they performed in the PSL it was more than disappointing and now they have just one last chance to take a place in Playoffs in the PSL by beating the best team of the tournament Peshawar Zalmi. Some more problems for Karachi Kings as 2 Bangladeshi players Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim are going back for the preparation of the Asia cup also James Vince is also leaving for the South Africa. Now Owais Shah will replace Vince and Ryan ten Doeschat will join Karachi squad and both have to adjust according to the situation if they want to Qualify for the Play offs. Also performance of Shoaib Malik was quite disappointing for Karachi Kings as he couldn’t performed brilliantly with the bat also in the captaincy he couldn’t made any good decision and equally responsible with the team.

Coming towards the Peshawar Zalmi side they just lost 2 matches out of 7 and 5  victories and lost to Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars but as a whole they performed superbly in the tournament so far and now the most favorite to win the first edition of Pakistan Super League. Tamim Iqbal will fly back for Asia Cup but they used Brad Hodge as its replacement. Also the Captain of Zalmi is in red hot form the way he bowled against Quetta Gladiators with 5-7 as his best bowling and he will be the most
important man along with Wahab Riaz who is highest Wicket taker in the tournament with 12 wickets. Tamim Iqbal will be missed by Peshawar Zalmi team as he was the highest run scorer for them but Muhammad Hafeez is also in a red hot form and he will try to compensate along with David Malan who scored a brilliant 50 against Quetta Gladiators so their team is still balanced and can defeat any side in the tournament.

The match will be played at Dubai and we can expect some high scoring game in the match. Last time when these 2 teams came across each other it was Peshawar Zalmi who held his nerves and won the match by just 3 runs Courtesy of Darren Sammy brilliant over and that was one of the best match of the tournament.

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