Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars – currently exiting at two completely different corners of the HBL PSL 2018 Points Table – will meet on Monday for 8th Match of Pakistan Super League at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Both the Team have so far played 2 T20s each in the tournament but with 4 Points, Karachi Kings are leading the Point Table whereas Lahore Qalandars are yet to taste a victory, resulting their placement right at the bottom without any Points.
Keeping in views their previous performances against each other, Karachi Kings have certainly been dominant over Lahore Qalandars as out of 4 matches between them, Karachi Kings secured triumphs in three T20s whereas one went in favour of Lahore Qalandars.
Though in last two PSL Editions, Karachi Kings as well Lahore Qalandars were not up to the mark but this year, Karachi Kings emerged stronger and beat Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi in both of their T20s.
However in contrast, Lahore Qalandars still seem battling to make an impact. With just 27.77% winning percentage after 18 matches, they are the least successful PSL Franchise. In 2018, Lahore Qalandars have lost to Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators so far.
Earlier last night, Karachi Kings bagged their second consecutive win in PSL 2018 by beating Peshawar Zalmi by 5 wickets.
While batting first, Peshawar Zalmi put a total of 131 runs for 9 in stipulated 20 overs. In reply, Karachi Kings reached the target in 19.4 overs with 5 wickets in hands.
Despite a loss to his side, Peshawar Zalmi’s Dwayne Smith earned the Man of the Match award for his blistering 71 run-innings with five sixes.