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Last Chance for Karachi & Peshawar as They Lock Horns in Eliminator

Former winners, Peshawar Zalmi will face defending champions, Karachi Kings in the first eliminator of PSL 6. Both the teams were inconsistent throughout the tournament but ultimately finished in the top four of the PSL points table, after registering 10 points each.

Peshawar will be looking to get their act together after they lost their final group match against Islamabad United, conceding the highest score in PSL history. Despite a poor bowling performance, they will be encouraged by the way their batting unit clicked and got close to a daunting target. They are expected to make a few changes to their starting eleven and will enter the field with their strongest line-up.

Karachi, on the other hand, will look to continue their momentum after winning their previous two matches. Karachi managed to make it to the playoffs despite a poor run which saw them lose three successive matches at the start of the Abu Dhabi leg. Kings are expected to name an unchanged starting line-up and trust the team combination that has brought them the previous two victories.

The match will begin at 11 pm Pakistan Standard Time as both the teams take on each other. The match will be live-streamed here.

Match Details

Date Monday, 21 June 2021
Time 11:00 pm PST
Venue Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Live Stream LINK 1, LINK 2

Head-to-Head

Zalmi and Kings have encountered each other 14 times in PSL history. Peshawar have won 9 and lost 5. Karachi will be looking to narrow the head-to-head record in tonight’s encounter.

Peshawar Zalmi:

Wahab Riaz (c), Kamran Akmal (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Umaid Asif, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Irfan Snr., Sameen Gul

Karachi Kings:

Imad Wasim (c), Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Martin Guptill, Chadwick Walton (wk), Najeebullah Zadran, Danish Aziz, Noor Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Ilyas, Arshad Iqbal

Star Players

Peshawar Zalmi:

Shoaib Malik’s good form has been one of the main reasons for Peshawar’s PSL 6 journey so far. Zalmi will be hoping that their veteran all-rounder can continue his fine form and take them over the line against his former side.

Karachi Kings:

Sharjeel Khan’s form has been disappointing of late and Karachi will be hoping that he enters the field with a bit more composure. Karachi will need Sharjeel to play a blistering innings at the top of the order and tackle a potent Peshawar bowling attack.


Check out the updated PSL points table here.

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