Arnav Chopra ∙ Feb 28 2023, 4:45 PM

PSL 2023, PZ vs KK: Preview, Prediction and Fantasy Tips

image-leod0kryKarachi Kings (Source: Twitter)

The matches are getting tough in the Pakistan Super League as we head to match number 17 with Peshawar Zalmi taking on Karachi Kings at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.

Karachi are positioned fourth on the table with two wins from six games as they carry a positive Net Run Rate. They had a poor start to the campaign where they lost their first three matches after that won alternative encounters.

On the other hand, Peshawar have triumphed in the same number of matches after featuring in one game less but the problem is their NRR which is well below -1.3 keeping them a place lower than their counterparts. They are coming off two consecutive losses and would want to return to winning ways.

Zalmi fell short by 40 runs in the last game against Lahore where they were chasing a mammoth target of 242. Whereas Kings bowled out Multan for 101 after posting 167 on the board.

Match Details

Date & Time: March 1, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Live Telecast & Streaming: Sony Sports Network & Sony Liv App

Pitch Report: Being one of the flattest wickets means it is going to be relatively easy to score runs on this wicket and as the previous scores suggest 190 could be on the cards. Team winning the toss would like to bowl first as chasing gets relatively easier.

Predicted Playing XI

Peshawar Zalmi: Mohammad Haris (wk), Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rovman Powell, James Neesham, Wahab Riaz, Saad Masood, Salman Irshad, Arshad Iqbal

Karachi Kings: Matthew Wade (wk), Adam Rossington, Tayyab Tahir, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim (c), Ben Cutting, Irfan Khan, Aamer Yamin, Muhammad Musa, Tabraiz Shamsi, Akif Javed

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket Keeper: Mohammad Haris, Adam Rossington, Matthew Wade
Batters: Babar Azam, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik
All-Rounders: James Neesham, Imad Wasim
Bowlers: Wahab Riaz, Aamer Yamin, Tabraiz Shamsi

Captain: Babar Azam
Vice-Captain: Imad Wasim


With both these sides desperate for victory, the match is expected to go down the wire. The Karachi-based side looks more confident as of now and with the addition of Adam Rossington in their setup, they might just get better off Peshawar.