The Karachi Kings became the first team in the history of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) to lose eight games in a row. They’ll now try to break this embarrassing streak and avoid suffering their ninth straight loss in the tournament. The Lahore Qalandars, who are currently second in the PSL 2022 standings and have a good chance of extending their lead over the trailing teams, stand in its way.
In this match, the Karachi Kings aren’t going to be a favourite because of their poor record, and that’s exactly the case.
Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings PSL 2022 match prediction and cricket betting tips. Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan will host the match on February 18, 2022.
LQ vs KK Team Previews
In this match, the Lahore Qalandars will be brimming with confidence. They’re pleased with nearly every aspect of their team’s performance. The highest-scoring player in PSL 2022 is Fakhar Zaman, who has amassed 469 runs in just seven innings. Even more remarkable is the fact that his record of 15 sixes makes this achievement even more remarkable.
In every game the Lahore Qalandars have played thus far, we have backed him to score runs. He’ll inevitably fail, but in this guise, the risk is well worth it.
In addition, Kamran Ghulam appears to be an excellent player who merits close attention. As long as Mohammad Hafeez and David Wiese are in the batting order, things should go well.
The Lahore Qalandars’ real power comes from their bowling. It’s an all-international bowling line-up that includes Shaheen Afridi, Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf and David Wiese. Rashid Khan may leave the Lahore Qalandars for international duty after this match.
Against a Karachi Kings batting lineup that has struggled recently, would you bet against this team’s batting line up? A true hero would do such a thing!
Lahore Qalandars Playing 11
Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hafeez, Phil Salt (wk), Harry Brook, Rashid Khan, David Wiese, Shaheen Shah Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan.
As of now, the Karachi Kings have the most consecutive wins in a PSL season. A losing season would be embarrassing for them, and we’re sure they’d like to avoid that.
Their lack of batting power has been a major problem for the Karachi Kings, who have struggled to get off to a fast start in a tournament where the scores have been extremely high. While Babar Azam has the fifth-most runs in the PSL 2022, he has the lowest strike rate of any player in the top-15.
Sharjeel Khan and the overseas batsmen have both struggled for runs and fluency. In order to give Rohail Nazar and Qasim Akram more time in the middle and try something new, this could be an opportunity.
Similarly, the bowlers have had a bad season. The top ten wicket-takers in the PSL 2022 season do not include a single bowler from the Karachi Kings. Chris Jordan, a seasoned professional, has not been able to carry out his plans effectively, resulting in a lack of ball control.
The Karachi Kings have some of the best players in the world, but overall, their team is significantly weaker than the Lahore Qalandars and in a much worse state than they were in the previous match.
Karachi Kings Playing 11
Babar Azam (c), Sharjeel Khan, Joe Clarke, Qasim Akram, Rohail Nazir (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Imad Wasim, Jordan Thompson, Chris Jordan, Umaid Asif, Mir Hamza.
LQ VS KK TOSS PREDICTION
There is a tendency for the team that wins the coin toss to bat first.
To find out how we generate our toss predictions, check out our guide on how to make a good bet on the toss.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
Cricket is a great sport in Lahore, Pakistan. It’s going to be a beautiful day, and the pitch is as flat as a highway! There isn’t much for bowlers to work with when it comes to the ball other than low bounce and a lack of speed. To this point, the batsmen have dominated every match, and that could continue. Because the Karachi Kings are unpredictable and could have another bad batting day, you should still stay away from the Total Runs market.
For teams batting first, a score of 170-180 is a reasonable target.
LQ VS KK DREAM11 PREDICTION
Pakistan Super League 2022 PSL matchup between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings.
LQ VS KK PLAYING 11
- J Clarke
- B Azam (vc)
- K Ghulam
- F Zaman (c)
- S Khan
- M Nabi
- I Wasim
- Rashid Khan
- S Afridi
- H Rauf
- Z Khan
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
LQ VS KK BETTING TIPS
The Lahore Qalandars are our pick to win this game and add insult to injury for the Karachi Kings. A world-class bowling attack and Fakhar Zaman lead the Lahore Qalandars’ batting.
The Lahore Qalandars are the team to back.