PSL 2019: Karachi Kings need batsmen to step up against Quetta Gladiators

Two teams at the opposite ends of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) table will clash on Sunday when Quetta Gladiators takes on Karachi Kings at Sharjah.

PSL Standings after Match 13
PSL Standings after Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings – Match 13

Quetta Gladiators have maintained a perfect start to their campaign by winning a thrilling last-ball win over Lahore Qalandars on Sunday, when skipper Sarfraz Ahmed hit a six on last ball of the match to secure the fourth consecutive win.

Quetta’s bowling unit performance has played a very large role in Quetta’s sensational wins in the tournament with the likes of Sohail Tanvir, Fawad Ahmed & Muhammad Nawaz.

With he bowling, Quetta’s batting has also been on song with the likes of Shane Watson, Rilee Rossouw and Umar Akmal while Sarafraz chipping his fair share quite intelligently.

While Quetta performing remarkably well, Karachi Kings have failed since the second competition. After registering a narrow win over Multan Sultans in their opening match, the Kings have tasted three consecutive defeats, with the latest of them coming in a comprehensive defeat against Islamabad United on Saturday.

Babar Azam – Karachi Kings

Imad Wasim and his men have failed to perform, especially in the batting department. Star batsman Babar Azam has not been able to find his batting rhythm after starting the tournament with a fine knock of 77. The Pakistani staunch was run out on 27 against Islamabad United on Saturday.

Other than Azam, Kiwi’s batsmen Colin Munro ended on a golden duck on debut against Islamabad. Liam livingstone is unable to smash a blistering knock after the savings he offered against Multan.

The Kings have a decent bowling unit with the likes of Mohammad Amir, Imad, Usman Shinwari and Umer Khan in tow but it is with the bat that they will need to fire if they are to stop Quetta’s extraordinary performances.

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