Gladiators and Kings Look to Bounce Back After Disappointing Losses

Gladiators and Kings Look to Bounce Back After Disappointing Losses

On Saturday, January 29, former champions Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators will face off in the fourth match of the PSL 2022. The match will begin at 7:30 p.m. PST at Karachi’s National Stadium.

Match Preview

Both Karachi and Quetta will be aiming to rebound from disappointing losses in their first matches and put in a much-improved performance when they meet in their second match of the season. In PSL 2022, Karachi got off to a poor start, losing handily against Multan Sultans.

Babar’s troops will be hoping to turn their fortunes around and provide something to cheer about for the home crowd. Former captain Imad Wasim has totally recovered from COVID-19 and is anticipated to start the match, while seasoned pacer Mohammad Amir is also in the last stages of his recovery and may be given the go-ahead by the doctors to play in the match.

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Gladiators, on the other side, were impressive in their first game, but they were unable to defend a high score, and they were defeated by Peshawar Zalmi in a heartbreaking loss on Friday night. Young players Will Smeed, Ahsan Ali, and Naseem Shah have all put in outstanding performances, which will boost their confidence ahead of the key match against the Kings. Iftikhar Ahmed, Sohail Tanvir, and James Faulkner, Quetta’s seasoned players, will be aiming for a far better performance than their previous performance.

Match Details

  • Date Saturday, 29 January 2022
  • Time 07:30 pm PKT
  • Venue National Stadium Karachi
  • Live Stream LINK

Possible Playing XIs:

Karachi Possible XI –Babar Azam (c), Sharjeel Khan, Joe Clarke (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Tom Lammonby, Lewis Gregory, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Imran Jr., Talha Ahsan, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Ilyas

Quetta Possible XI –Sarfaraz Ahmed (c)(wk), Will Smeed, Ahsan Ali, Ben Duckett, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Luke Wood, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Ashir Qureshi

Head to Head

In total, the two teams have met 12 times during the tournament. Gladiators have an advantage because they have won seven games compared to Kings’ five. They last met at Abu Dhabi on June 19, 2021, with Karachi winning by 14 runs.

X-Factor

After a dismal effort in his previous appearance, Karachi captain Babar Azam will be desperate to pile on the runs. Count Babar out at your risk, since he has often demonstrated that when his back is against the wall, he bounces back. Babar will be critical for Karachi because he maintains order at the top of the order.

Naseem Shah, the teenage pace prodigy from Quetta, was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise disappointing bowling performance. Naseem’s speed will be crucial for Gladiators as they try to keep their opponents to a low total.

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