Today marks the second match of the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) eighth edition, with Peshawar Zalmi set to take on Karachi Kings at the National Bank Cricket Arena.
Peshawar Zalmi captain Babar Azam, who previously played for Karachi Kings, will be leading his new side and aiming for a winning start in the tournament. In the past, the two teams have had some thrilling encounters, with Peshawar Zalmi leading with 12 victories out of 17 matches played.
Both teams are well-balanced and have some talented players to watch out for, including Peshawar Zalmi’s young hard-hitters Mohammad Haris and Saim Ayub and Karachi Kings’ explosive opener Sharjeel Khan, experienced all-rounder Shoaib Malik, and key pacer Mohammad Amir.
The two teams have also made some partial replacements in their squads, which include Richard Gleeson and Peter Hatzoglou for Peshawar Zalmi and Faisal Akram and Adam Rossington for Karachi Kings.
Karachi Kings squad
Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Aamir Yamin,, Mohammad Akhlaq, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Mir Hamza, Sharjeel Khan, Qasim Akram, Matthew Wade, Imran Tahir, James Vince, James Fuller, Andrew Tye, Tayyab Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Mohammad Umar, Ben Cutting, Musa Khan, Faisal Akram (partial replacement for Tabraiz Shamsi), Adam Rossington (partial replacement for James Vince).
Peshawar Zalmi squad
Sherfane Rutherford, Babar Azam, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Haris, Arshad Iqbal, Saim Ayub, Aamir Jamal, Salman Irshad, Tom-Kohler Cadmore, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rovman Powell, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Danish Aziz, Usman Qadir, Sufyan Muqeem, Haseeb Ullah, Jimmy Neesham, Khurram Shahzad, Haris Sohail, Richard Gleeson (partial replacement for Rovman Powell), Peter Hatzoglou (partial replacement for Mujeeb ur Rahman).