This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for Match 29 of the PSL 2021 between the Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings that is scheduled to take place on the 19th of June 2021.
The penultimate league game of the PSL 2021 will see 2 bottom-placed teams Quetta Gladiators led by Sarfaraz Ahmed taking on the out of sorts Karachi Kings in their respective final game of the 1st round. While Quetta is all but out of contention from this years’ PSL after their last defeat against Multan Sultans, the Imad Wasim-led Karachi still have a chance to qualify for the next provided they win their last 2 games.
Karachi has 3 wins from 8 games and is in 5th position while Quetta is stranded at last place with 2 wins out of 9. The latter cannot go to the playoffs but can act as party poopers for Karachi. These 2 sides opened the PSL 2021 way back in February with Karachi coming out on top by 7 wickets.
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch and Weather– It will be an evening start to the game and will be hot, humid like always. The last evening game was a high-scoring one with almost close to 480 runs being scored. We can expect another run feast. The temperature is expected to be in the range of mid-30s making it uncomfortable for the players.
Date and time: June 17, 2021, 5 PM Local, 6 PM PKT, 6.30 PM IST
The Probable Playing XIs
Quetta being last league game might look to give chances to the bench. They may bring back Saim Ayub for underperforming Cameron Delport. Also, Mohammad Hasnain may be given a break with Naseem Shah replacing him.
Karachi Kings will go into the game more or less with the same playing XI that they played against Lahore.
Karachi Kings– Imad Wasim (C), Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ahmad, Martin Guptill, Chadwick Walton (wk), Abbas Afridi, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Ilyas
Quetta Gladiators– Usman Khan, Jake Weatherhead, Azam Khan, Saim Ayub/Cameron Delport, Sarfaraz Ahmed(C & Wk ), Mohammad Nawaz, Haasan Khan, Mohammad Hasnain/ Naseem Shah, Usman Khan Shinwari, Khurram Shahzad, Zahir Khan/ Jack Wildermuth
Both the teams have had a disappointing outing in the 2nd leg of the PSL and would want to end the campaign on a high. For Karachi, the doors are still open but will have to keenly watch the other results apart from having to win this game to stand a chance.
Batsman-Babar Azam has to be the first pick when the Karachi Kings play because of his consistency and he is also among the leading run-scorer in the tournament. Najibullah Zadran is great form so he can be picked. From Quetta, Jake Weatherhead along with Usman Khan can be picked in the Fantasy.
Wicket-Keeper– Chadwick Walton can be picked as the sole keeper of the fantasy team.
All-rounders– Mohammad Nawaz and Imad Wasim, 2 of Pakistan’s premier all-rounders in this format may be picked.
Bowlers– Mohammad Amir may have been off-color in this PSL but can’t be counted out. Apart from him, the impressive pacers Usman Khan Shinwari, Khurram Shahzad can be picked along with Abbas Afridi.
Team for fantasy: Babar Azam, Jake Weatherhead, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Khan, Chadwick Walton, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan Shinwari, Khurram Shahzad, Abbas Afridi
Captain- Babar Azam
Babar Azam is a class act at the top of the order in T20s. So he can be made the skipper of your fantasy side.
Vice-Captain– Mohammad Nawaz
One of the more successful all-rounders can be made the vice-captain of the side.