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PSL 2021: PZ vs KK – Eliminator 1 – Dream 11, Team, Predictions, & Tips

This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for Eliminator 1 of the PSL 2021 between the Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings that is scheduled to take place on the 21st of June 2021. 

The Pakistan Super League has been entered into the knock-out stage. The team which loses this match will be knocked out from the tournament. Peshawar Zalmi finished third in the points table of PSL 2021. They won 5 matches and lost the same number of matches in this sixth edition of PSL. On the other hand, Karachi Kings finished in the fourth position in the points table with the same number of wins as Peshawar Zalmi. Their negative run rate made them fourth in the points table. 

In the league stage, both the teams have won each match in this PSL 2021. Peshawar Zalmi won by 6 six wickets and Karachi Kings also won the next head-to-head game by six wickets. It will be a very close contest between these two teams at eliminator 1. 

Match Details

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Pitch and Weather– The pitches here in Abu Dhabi so far have been a mixed bag. Few of the games have been relatively high-scoring games while in another few games, the batsman has found it difficult. The temperature will be close to 33 C despite the game starting at 8 PM local time and the levels will be uncomfortable.

Date and time: June 21, 2021, 10 PM Local, 11 PM PKT, 11.30 PM IST

The Probable Playing XIs

Peshawar Zalmi lost a high-scoring encounter against Islamabad United in the last game. However, they wouldn’t like to change their playing XI in this match of Eliminator 1.

Karachi Kings won their last game against Quetta Gladiators by 14 runs, so they will be pleased with their performance and will play with the same XI in this game. 

Peshawar Zalmi: Hazratullah Zazai, Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz(c), Umaid Asif, Abrar Ahmed, Waqar Salamkheil, Sameen Gul. 

Karachi Kings: Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Martin Guptill, Najibullah Zadaran, Chadwick Walton(wk), Imad Wasim(c), Danish Aziz, Noor Ahmad, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Ilyas. 

Match Prediction

Both the teams are evenly balanced as both have finished with the same number of wins in the points table. Although Karachi Kings look more balanced with batting and bowling options, they would start as favorites in this match.

Fantasy Tips

Batsman – Babar Azam is undoubtedly the best batsman of the tournament. He is the highest run-scorer of PSL 2021. Sharjeel Khan provided a good start to the Karachi Kings from the top order. He scored 45 runs in the last game against Quetta. Shoaib Malik has performed consistently in the middle order for Peshawar Zalmi. He scored 68 runs in just 36 balls against Islamabad in the last game.

All-Rounders – Imad Wasim will be an important player for Karachi Kings in this knock-out stage. His spin bowling and late hitting in the middle order will give balance to his team. Danish Aziz played a match-winning knock of 45 runs in just 13 balls for Karachi Kings in the last game. Umaid Asif has been running in good form in this second leg of PSL 2021. 

Wicket-Keeper – Kamran Akmal will be the best option in the wicket-keeping section for the fantasy team in this match.

Bowlers – Wahab Riaz has been a consistent wicket-taker for Peshawar Zalmi. Sameer Gul did well with the ball in limited opportunities. Mohammad Ilyas will be an important option from Karachi Kings. He picked three wickets in the last game against Quetta. Arshad Iqbal is one of the best emerging pace bowlers in this PSL 2021.

Captaincy choices

Team for fantasy: Kamran Akmal, Babar Azam(c), Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik(vc), Imad Wasim, Danish Aziz, Umaid Asif, Wahab Riaz, Sameer Gul, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Ilyas. 

Captain – Babar Azam

Babar Azam will be the automatic choice for the captain in the fantasy team. He is the leading run-scorer in this ongoing tournament. 

Vice-Captain – Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik will be the best choice for the vice-captain as he looked in good form in the second leg of PSL 2021. 

Dream11 Team

Dream11 Team: PZ vs KK

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