The superstar of the Pakistan cricket team Babar Azam, as we know he is playing in the Karachi Kings team in the 2021 season of PSL. He is the leading runs scorer of the season with 501 runs in ten innings with an average of 71.57. Sharjeel Khan scored 312 runs and Mohammad Nabi 174. The Karachi Kings team’s bowling is not strong enough, their most wicket-taker of the season is Arshad Iqbal, who took eight wickets in eight matches. Mohammad Ilyas took seven as same as Waqas Maqsood and Imad Wasim.
From the Peshawar Zalmi team, the old gun Shoaib Malik is performing best from their team. He scored 244 runs, SE Rutherford 241, and Kamran Akmal 226. Wahab Riaz is the third most wicket-taker of the season with 14 wickets, S Mahmood 12 and Mohammad Irfan 7.
KK vs PZ Highlights today Monday, 6-21-2021 – Eliminator 1 (N), Pakistan Super League from Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Toss: Peshawar Zalmi, elected to field first.
Karachi Kings team: Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Martin Guptill, Chadwick Walton (wk), Thisara Perera, Imad Wasim (capt), Danish Aziz, Noor Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Ilyas, Arshad Iqbal.
Peshawar Zalmi team: Kamran Akmal (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Imam-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Khalid Usman, Wahab Riaz (capt), Umaid Asif, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Imran.
Match Timings: 18:00 GMT | 22:00 Local | 23:00 PKT
Umpires – Aleem Dar, Shozab Raza
TV Umpires – Asif Yaqoob
Match Referee – Muhammad Javed
Reserve Umpire – Ahsan Raza
Match number – Pakistan Super League 2021 Eliminator 1
Post Match Presentation.
Right, what a cracker of a contest that was. As you might expect, Hazratullah Zazai is the Player of the Match
“I performed like this on my PSL debut last week, and I just got confidence from that. When you have confidence, and when I struck that first six off Amir, I felt it was my day. I was pacing myself to stay ahead of the rate because I was in the zone. I was looking to make things easy for the batsmen that followed, and thankfully we did that.”
Wahab Riaz says there’s lots of pressure on him as the captain but praises the team. “I was just praying our batting gets us over the line. As a captain, losing the playoff game against Lahore hurt us a lot because I felt we would have won that if I bowled a good over. Karachi is a big team but we showed character. We gave our all in the field and it was very satisfying to see.”
He’s confident there won’t be a drop-off against Islamabad United. “The pressure will be on Islamabad because of how ell they’ve played now that they are one game away from elimination. I’m just happy we get another chance against them.”
Imad Wasim, losing captain: “We played very good cricket. We were 10-20 short. Bowlers bowled well. Can’t ask for more…those catches. They bowled really well but we were short, we should’ve got 190. Zazai was great, we tried different things but wasn’t enough. To fans, keep supporting us. Next season we’ll come back hard. Couple of guys played well this season. We’ll come back…”