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Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars Predictions & Tips - Azam backed to win it for Karachi Kings
- Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars predictions for Wednesday’s Pakistan Super League match
- The fixture will be played in Abu Dhabi at 19:00 BST
- Babar Azam has scored 80+ runs in 2 of his last three innings’
- I am tipping Babar Azam to perform and take the Kings to victory
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Babar Azam has scored 80+ runs in two of his last three matches (Getty Images)
Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars Predictions
The Lahore Qalandars not only lost their last two matches but have failed to score anything meaningful in terms of runs. With Babar Azam in form, I am backing the Karachi Kings to win this match and keep their playoff hopes alive.
- Karachi Kings’ Babar Azam has scored 80+ runs in 2 of his last 3 matches.
- Karachi Kings have won 3 of their last 5 matches against the Lahore Qalandars.
- Lahore Qalandars’ Tim David scored 44 runs in the last match.
- Lahore Qalandars have lost their last 2 matches.
Head to Head
The Karachi Kings have won three of their last five matches against the Lahore Qalandars. In their match earlier this season the Qalandars won by six wickets in a very tight encounter.
Karachi Kings Form
The Karachi Kings have not enjoyed the best of season as they find themselves in fifth spot on six points. They have managed three victories from their eight matches.
In their last match the Kings were well beaten by Peshawar Zalmi. Batting first, star batsman Babar Azam was dismissed first ball. Karachi Kings never recovered as they went on to only score 108 runs.
Zalmi cruised to victory in 11 overs. Hazratulla Zazai smashed a 17-ball fifty as the Kings bowlers struggled. This is a must-win match if the Karachi Kings have any hope of making the final.
Karachi Kings Injuries & Team News
Despite scoring a duck in the last match, Babar Azam did score 80+ in the two matches prior.
There could be a move up the order for Martin Guptill who has struggled at three. The Kings have a lineup full of quality so I expect them to remain unchanged.
Lahore Qalandars Form
The Lahore Qalandars are in third place but need to get more points. They were disappointing in their last encounter as they allowed bottom of the table, Quetta Gladiators to beat them.
The Gladiators scored 158 runs batting first in Abu Dhabi. James Faulkner was the pick of the Qalandars bowlers, taking 3-25.
The Qalandars could only score 140 as they lost by 19 runs. Tim David scored 46 runs off 27 balls but he had little support to help get them over the line.
Lahore Qalandars Injuries & Team News
One bad result is unlikely to result in wholesale changes. Pitch conditions could force a change or two but it should be a similar lineup.
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The Karachi Kings can win this crucial match with Babar Azam tipped to top score. He is also backed in the man of the match market.
Many of the Lahore Qalandars batsmen are out of form so we're backing Tim David to top score after hitting 44 in his last match.
Best Bet: Kings Win Result @110.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best Kings Batsman Tip: Babar Azam Best Kings Batsman @200.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Best Qalandars Batsman Tip: Tim David Best Qalandars Batsman @450.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Man of the Match Tip: Babar Azam Man of the Match @450.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit