PSL 2021 kicks off today when defending champions Karachi Kings take on Gladiator Quetta at the National Stadium in Karachi. The match is scheduled for 7 pm. This is the first of 34 matches in Karachi and Lahore.
However, Half of Quetta’s gladiator batsman were returned to the pavilion by the end of the 11th, and only four hit double digits while Karachi bowling seemed to surprise them.
As, Newcomer Arshad Iqbal has proved fruitful for the Kings, scoring 3 to 16, while Peter Mohammad Amir has conceded just 14 of the front four goals.
The country led by Sarfraz Ahmad with Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Cameron Delport and Azam Khan appears to be in balance.
Moverover, With Dale Steyn unavailable for the first two games due to his commitment.
The gladiators had to rely on their youthful battery with the participation of the last season which greatly impressed Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Shinwari and Nasim Shah.
Therefore, two long-legged in the department, Afghanistan’s Qais Ahmad and Zahid Mahmood.
The gladiators not only won the event once, but also finished second twice.
Therefore in the PSL, the gladiators have played ten matches against King Karachi, winning seven and losing only three. This gave them a mental advantage over the king.
However, the left-handed Mohammad Amir will do bowling, which will also be shuffle by Arshad Iqbal, Waqas Maqsood and Aamir Yamin.
However, The host of the event will work on the security. Only 7,500 fans can watch the NSK game.
Squad of Karachi kings
Amir Yamin , Arshad Iqbal , Babar Azam , Colin Ingram , Chadwick Walton , Dan Christian , Danish Aziz , Imad Wasim , Joe Clarke , Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Nabi , Mohammad Ilyas , Noor Ahmed , Sharjeel Khan , Qasim Akram , Waqas Maqsood , Zeeshan Malik
Squad of Quetta Gladiators
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Qais Ahmad, Anwar Ali, Saim Ayub, Tom Banton, Ben Cutting, Cameron Delport, Chris Gayle, Mohammad Hasnain, Arish Ali Khan, Azam Khan
Hassan Khan, Usman Khan, Zahid Mahmood, Abdul Nasir, Mohammad Nawaz, Faf du Plessis, Naseem Shah, Usman Khan Shinwari, Dale Steyn.
Referees squad of saturday’s match
Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza will be the referees for Saturday’s opening.
Also Rashid Riaz will be the third, Asif Yaqoob as the fourth, and former Sri Lankan explorer Roshan Mahanama will be the referee for the match.