Today, in the 1st double leader in PSL 2023 the PSLClassico will also be played at night which will be against the two big cities of Pakistan which are KK vs LQ in Match 8 of PSL 2023. The first game which will be played today in Day Time will be played against MS vs LQ in Match 7 in the day time. Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars is always a houseful game in PSL and due to the intense city rivalry, it is always the most-watched match in PSL as well. Below you will find the best KK vs LQ fantasy XI along with probable playing XIs of both teams with weather and pitch analysis so you can make better-informed decisions while playing fantasy leagues or with your bets.
KK vs LQ Match Details
This match can be a do-or-die game for Karachi as if they lose this one as well it will make things extremely difficult for them to make a comeback in the tournament to be among the top four at the end of the group stage.
Match: Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars, Match 8
Competition: Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023
Date: 19th February 2023
Time: 07:00 PST or 7:30 PM IST
Ground: National Stadium, Karachi
KK vs LQ Match Live Streaming
PTV Sports & A Sports HD are the official broadcasters for PSL season 8 who have the rights to broadcast PSL on both linear and Digital channels within Pakistan. Along with them, Daraz, Tamasha & cricwick are also streaming partners who will provide PSL 2023 live streaming completely free for all rural and urban areas within Pakistan.
Today is expected to be a hot day with humidity around 40 to 58 percent during the match hours which means the dew factor will definitely do its part in the 2nd innings. There are no rain interruptions during the game which means fans get to see a full game in a high-voltage battle between two big cities.
Last night, we have seen pitch at National Stadium, Karachi offered some seam and bounce to the pacers which is expected to be the same in today’s big game as well. Due to the high humidity ratio, the dew factor plays a major role in the 2nd innings but if the bowlers bowl according to the plans we have seen teams defend the total just like Quetta Gladiators did last night against Karachi Kings.
KK vs LQ Probable Playing XIs
Karachi Kings are under the pump as they have already lost three games and are very desperate to have a win under their belt while Lahore Qalandars will be playing their 2nd game in PSL 2023 with a victory already in their 1st game.
For Karachi, AJ Tye has to fix his poor length bowling issue as he is giving away too many runs and he was also the main reason Quetta last time got the momentum after Martin Guptill smashed him for 30 runs in the 19th over.
Below are the probable team XIs for KK vs LQ match 8 of PSL 2023.
Karachi Kings: S Malik, JM Vince, Sharjeel Khan, Haider Ali, Irfan Khan, IM Wasim(C), Aamer Yamin, MS Wade, Mohammad Amir, AJ Tye, Imran Tahir
Lahore Qalandars: FK Zaman, Hussain Talat, HC Brook, Kamran Ghulam, Tahir Baig, LA Dawson, D Wiese, Sikandar Raza, Shai Hope, S Afridi(C), Haris Rauf
KK vs LQ Fantasy Team
It will be a hard challenge for Karachi already out of from top batting order to go against one of the best bowling units in PSL 2023 as Lahore have the luxury of fantastic pace bowling options like Shaheen & Haris along with experienced spin bowling options like Sikandar & Dawson. David Wiese is also no noob and can oftentimes come as a partnership breaker in the middle overs.
For Karachi’s sake, Sharjeel & Vince have to go deep and make sure they get to 50 in powerplay without a wicket down to give their late middle order a platform to go hard in the death overs as Imad & Shoaib Malik has been in pretty good form off late.
Fantasy XI: MS Wade (wk), Shai Hope, Fakhar Zaman (vc), Shoaib Malik (c), James Vince, Haider Ali, David Wiese, Hussain Talat, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
We have named Shoaib Malik as our captain for the fantasy XI because of the fact he has scored big in all three matches so far in this tournament. Other than Malik, no one from Karachi scored consistently so far in this tournament from KK. Fakhar Zaman is our preferred choice for vice-captain as in big games like this one he always scores and he is in very good batting touch as well recently. His contributions in the top order hold the key for Qalandars to win games.
KK vs LQ Head-to-Head PSL Record
Overall, Karachi has had the upper hand against Lahore but in the last four games they played against each other, it can be said it is well-balanced with both teams winning 2 each. The last match they played against each other was back in February last year when the Kings won by 22 runs.
Below is the overall record of KK vs LQ in PSL all seasons.
KK vs LQ Match Prediction
Even though last time, Kings won against Qalandars but the experienced bookmakers along with cricket experts have favored Lahore Qalandars to win this game with a winning probability of 60% with them. The main reason KK is being less favored for this game is mainly because of the poor form they are in with their top order struggling very badly.
Fakhar Zaman, Shai Hope, Tahir Baig, Sharjeel Khan, and Shoaib Malik are your top batters to place your bets on as all of them are in red-hot form while in the bowling we predict Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Haris Rauf & Shaheen Afridi are to be among the top wicket-takers in this game.
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