Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators Predictions & Tips - Azam can take Kings to opening day victory
- Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators predictions for Saturday’s Pakistan Super League encounter
- The fixture will be played in Karachi at 14:00 GMT
- Babar Azam returned to form with 44 runs in his last T20 match
- I am tipping the Kings to come out on top in Karachi
- Preview, team news, predictions & stats
Babar Azam backed to be top scorer for Karachi Kings (Getty Images)
Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators Predictions
The Karachi Kings have the squad to once again challenge for the PSL title while the Gladiators have a young and largely unproven side. My best bet is for the Kings to come away with a home victory.
- Karachi Kings’ Babar Azam scored 44 runs in his last T20 match.
- Karachi Kings won the Pakistan Super League in 2020.
- Quetta Gladiators’ Chris Gayle has scored 55 & 99 runs in 2 of his last 3 T20 matches.
Head to Head
The Gladiators have won three of their last five matches against the Karachi Kings. When they met in March 2020, the Gladiators won by five wickets.
Karachi Kings Form
The Karachi Kings won the 2020 PSL title when they beat the Lahore Qualanders by five wickets in the final. They will once again be among the favourites this season.
There are a number of in-form players in the Kings lineup, but perhaps their biggest trump card is Pakistan captain, Babar Azam.
Azam is ranked among the top T20 batsmen in the world and will look to lead his side to victory here. After recently returning from injury, Azam struggled for some form but managed 44 runs in his last T20 match.
Karachi Kings Injuries & Team News
The Karachi Kings have a very strong squad this season. International players in their squad include Dan Christian, Colin Ingram and Mohammad Nabi.
Mohammad Amir will be the key bowler along with Nabi, while Imad Wasim is the all-rounder on the books.
Quetta Gladiators Form
The Quetta Gladiators have yet to win the Pakistan Super League but they have been runner-up on two occasions. They finished fifth last season, winning four of their 10 matches.
The Gladiators will hope for a better season this time around. While the legendary Chris Gayle will offer fans plenty of excitement, there are plenty of exciting options within the Gladiators side.
Quetta Gladiators Injuries & Team News
The Quetta Gladiators are the youngest team in the PSL this season but they have made some astute signings.
The experience of Chris Gayle and Dale Steyn should balance nicely with the talented youth. There is plenty of firepower in the batting and bowling department while Faf du Plessis will offer a more steady option in the middle order.
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The Karachi Kings have a superior squad although the Gladiators do possess match winners. I'm backing a Kings win with Babar Azam to top score for the hosts.
Chris Gayle is tipped to be the Gladiators best batsman.
Best Bet: Karachi Kings Win Result @-163.93 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Best Kings Batsman Tip: Babar Azam Best Kings Batsman @200.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Best Gladiators Batsman Tip: Chris Gayle Best Gladiators Batsman @250.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit