Pakistan T20 League 2023, Match 2: KAR vs PES Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Pakistan T20 League 2023

Match 2: KAR vs PES


The eighth edition of the Pakistan T20 League is ready to begin, with two big franchises, Karachi and Peshawar, set to face off in the second game of the competition. Imad Wasim, who is the skipper of Karachi will look to dismantle Babar Azam’s Peshawar  

Karachi performed poorly in the previous season, winning only one of ten matches. Last year, Karachi's skipper, Babar Azam, couldn't keep his team from losing consecutively. This time, he is in charge of Peshawar and is hoping to change his fortunes with the new team.

Peshawar, on the other hand, had a successful campaign last year, winning six of their ten games. Islamabad knocked them out in the first round. Wahab Riaz led the team in the 2022 edition, but he will be replaced by Babar Azam this time.

This will be both teams' first game in this iteration. In their previous confrontations in the 2022 edition, Peshawar came out on top both times. It was undoubtedly a stronger team the last time, but Karachi has some major names in the lineup this time.

The bowling department of the squad appears to be well-settled, with players such as Shoaib Malik, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Mohammad Amir. Peshawar, on the other hand, has the likes of Babar Azam, Wahab Riaz, Rovman Powell and Mujeeb Ur Rahman in their lineup. 

Match Details

Match: KAR vs PES, 2nd Match, Pakistan T20 League, 2023

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: National Stadium, Karachi


Pitch and Weather Report

The National Stadium in Karachi is one of the greatest batting venues, with little to no assistance for pacers. Although the spinners may get an unexpected turn, everyone of the top-order batsmen would be salivating at the prospect of a massive score.

Dry and warm, with temperatures of around 24 degrees Celsius is forecasted on matchday. 


KAR vs PES Squads

KAR: Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shoaib Malik, Aamir Yamin, Mir Hamza, Sharjeel Khan, Qasim Akram, Matthew Wade, Imran Tahir, James Vince, James Fuller, Andrew Tye, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Akhlaq, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Mohammad Umar, Ben Cutting, Musa Khan, Faisal Akram (partial replacement for Tabraiz Shamsi), Adam Rossington (partial replacement for James Vince)

PES: Babar Azam, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Haris, Aamir Jamal, Salman Irshad, Tom-Kohler Cadmore, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rovman Powell, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Danish Aziz, Arshad Iqbal, Saim Ayub, Usman Qadir, Suifyan Muqeem, Haseeb Ullah, Jimmy Neesham, Khurram Shahzad, Haris Sohail, Richard Gleeson (partial replacement for Rovman Powell), Peter Hatzoglou (partial replacement for Mujeeb ur Rahman)


KAR vs PES Probable Playing XIs

KAR: Sharjeel Khan, James Vince, Haider Ali, Irfan Khan, Matthew Wade, Imad Wasim, Qasim Akram, Shoaib Malik, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Umar

PES: Babar Azam, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Mohammad Haris, Aamer Jamal, Haris Sohail, Rovman Powell, Jimmy Neesham, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Wahab Riaz, Salman Irshad, Arshad Iqbal 


Match Prediction

With both sides striving for a solid start to the season, this game is close to being called. However, with Babar at the top of the Peshawar order, they may just push ahead as the favourites.

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