Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars are set to lock horns in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 final at National Stadium Karachi on Tuesday (Nov 17) at 8:30 PM IST.
The match will arguably be the biggest in PSL history as two of the biggest cities with the biggest of fanbases and cricketing as well as cultural rivalries face off for a chance to lift the trophy for the first time.
Ahead of the mouth-watering PSL 2020 Final, take a look at Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars head-to-head record, stats and trivia, team news and pitch conditions of National Stadium Karachi.
Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars Head-to-Head record:
Total Matches Played: 10
Won by Karachi Kings: 6
Won by Lahore Qalandars: 4
No Result: 0
Stats and trivia
- Mohammad Amir needs one wicket to take his overall PSL tally to 50. Only Wahab Riaz (76) and Hasan Ali (59) have more wickets than him in the competition.
- Four of the top five highest run-scorers in this year’s PSL are from Lahore. The other one in this list is Karachi’s Azam.
- Three of the 11 players who started both of Lahore’s playoff games are uncapped at international level. For Karachi, all but 19-year old Iqbal have played international cricket.
Karachi might solidify their middle order by adding Cameron Delport in the playing XI but that would necessitate removing one of their overseas players from Saturday’s game.
Karachi Kings (probable XI): Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Iftikhar Ahmed, Chadwick Walton (wk), Imad Wasim (capt) Sherfane Rutherford, Wayne Parnell, Mohammad Amir, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal
Lahore are likely to go into the final unchanged if Afridi’s side strain, which forced him off the field for a while on Sunday, doesn’t hamper him.
Lahore Qalandars (probable XI): Fakhar Zaman, Tamim Iqbal, Sohail Akhtar (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), David Wiese, Samit Patel, Muhammad Faizan, Dilbar Hussain, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
Pitch and conditions
The pitches prepared for the playoffs have been flat, though an evening start means dew will be a factor. Expect the side that wins the toss to bowl first.