KAR vs LAH Final (PSL 2020) – The stage is set to see the new winner of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2020). Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars would lock their horns at National Stadium in Karachi on Tuesday to clinch the trophy.
Karachi Kings is the first team to birth in the final of PSL 2020. They beat Multan Sultan in the super over of the qualifier game. After the stunning performance in the eliminator 1 and 2 LQ reached the final.
If the Qalandars turn into Kings, it will be a comeback for the ages. The Kings kept a close shave against the Sultans in Qualifier 1 after going into the Super Over of the game. But Mohammad Aamir and Sherfen Rutherford held their own in the script’s glory.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Karachi has been an excellent one for batting. Bowling becomes even harder when the dew settles in during the second half of a game. Hence, fielding first should be the way forward for both teams.
Another high-scoring match can be expected in the final. The temperature will be nice and cool with the numbers around the 24 degrees Celsius mark. The humidity will mostly in the high 40s.
Playing Combinations for KAR vs LAH
Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Chadwick Walton (WK), Iftikhar Ahmed, Sherfane Rutherford, Imad Wasim (C), Wayne Parnell, Mohammad Amir, Umer Khan, Waqas Maqsood.
Bench: Amir Yamin, Awais Zia, Mohammad Rizwan, Cameron Delport, Umer Khan, Usama Mir and Umer Khan
Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar (C), Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), David Wiese, Samit Patel, Mohammad Faizan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain
Bench: Jaahid Ali, Seekkuge Prasanna, Raja Farzan, Salman Butt, Dane
Probable Top Performers for KAR vs LAH
Babar Azam– Karachi Kings
Irrespective of tournament or format he has played in recent times, Babar Azam has been unstoppable, to say the least. He is the leading run-scorer of the ongoing edition with 410 runs at an average of 51.25.
Even in the previous game against the Sultans, he came up with a handy 53-ball 65. His knock was laced with five fours and two sixes. The 26-year-old from Lahore will be looking for a match-winning knock.
Shaheen Shah Afridi– Lahore Qalandars
Shaheen Shah Afridi has arguably been the standout bowler in the ongoing edition of the PSL. The left-arm fast bowler has 17 wickets to show for his efforts. He was among the wickets in the playoffs and was a primary reason behind the Qalandars’ dominance thus far.
In the final, Lahore’s fate would depend a lot on how the young fast bowler bowls in the powerplay and in the death overs.
KAR vs LAH Head to Head – Overall
Played- 10 |KAR won- 6 | LAH won- 4 | N/R- 0
Average first innings score: 160 (11 matches in PSL 2020)
Record of chasing teams: Won- 8 | Lost- 3
Match timings – 03:00 PM local time, 03:30 PM IST
TV – DSport
Live Streaming – Sports Tiger
The prediction is for Lahore Qalandars to win the match.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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