Will the Kings be untouchables tonight or the Qalandars will breathe for the first time?
The great rivals, Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars will gather forces and strike hard against each other in Dubai tonight.
The Kings right now are ruling the PSL as they top the points table from last night’s winner against Peshawar Zalmi. On the other hand, Qalandars are desperate to make their way into the news as a winning team. Currently both teams are on extreme ends as compared to performances.
Qalandars definitely need to break the shackles and come out with a fighting spirit to beat an inform team like Karachi. They have been underdogs since the tournament began. There seems lack of planning and low morale and another defeat in this crucial match will sink their self-esteem once and for all. The King’s side has gained weight with the arrival of Shahid Afridi who casts remarkable influence over the opponent with his experience, charisma and fan club. Karachi stays on high ground to crush Lahore again and limit their chances to rejuvenate in the tournament.
In a must-win match situation, Qalandars are in unpredictable state. They know if they lose tonight, they’ll be finishing yet again to the bottom of table for the third consecutive year. Brendon McCullum looks perplexed. His personal form is a big question mark. Umar Akmal is a fading star. They haven’t discovered one good match winner in the team yet. Qalandar’s owner, Rana Fawad has been the most optimistic man on earth when he comes to watch the match and expects a win after every new defeat.
In Contrast, Karachi Kings did the repair work in the off-season and remained active in preparations to fight this time like a genuine contenders for the trophy and their efforts have paid off handsomely so far.