Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators PSL 6 live streaming
karachi kings vs quetta gladiators psl 6 live streaming
What’s the match?
Quetta Gladiators take on champions Karachi Kings in the opening fixture of the 2021 Pakistan Super League.
When is it taking place?
The game is scheduled for 8pm PST (3pm GMT) on Saturday, February 20, 2021.
Where is the match being played?
This game will take place in the national stadium in Karachi, where all PSL 6 matches are being staged until March 7. At that point the tournament moves to Lahore.
This is due to Covid-19 protocols being implemented by tournament organisers.
Who’s got the form?
The first match of the competition is a bit tricky. You might say that Karachi was formally slightly upside down because of his PSLV victory, which concluded after an 8-month delay in November. Meanswhile, Quetta did not make the tournament knockouts and had been killed before the world of crickets took an imposed break with Covid.
But it wouldn't read much in too much.
Who to watch?
Chris Gayle, Tom Banton and Cameron Delport have their T20 ratings of 146.70, 152.40 and 139.72. Quetta has its highest number of international hitters – both in the T20 classification. Some PSL is expected to fail Gayle because of a clash with West Indian international duties. But Gayle is still waiting for Faf du Plessis even when he is out of Gladiators.
Last season Banton had a tough time on Peshawar Zalmi but he had a great selection of hits in his locker - lookout especially for the backwards reverse hockey gun.
Babar Azam may be the marquee act in the Karachi Kings schools. But the worth that is really shaped by the seasoned match-winners in the Pack T20.
The Australian allrounder Dan Christian has won only about every major short-format cricket trophy, and he comes into the game at the IPL mini-auction for 4.8 crores ( £472,000). Mohammad's T20 record is exemplary. Mohammad Nabi is a wily operator capable to match bat and ball.
Any major team news?
Without Dale Steyn, Quetta is without their overseas star. The South African will not arrive in Pakistan until 22 February with a family engagement. He misses the first two matches of the Gladiators.
Before he returns to the Caribbean for a T20 series against Sri Lanka, Gayle should be available for that setting and two more.
Are fans allowed in?
Yes, PSL 6 matches are operating at 20 per cent capacity in 2021, with stringent Covid-19 precautionary measures in place. Fans will have to wear a mask in the stands, and groups may only consist of members of one household, for example.
Who are the umpires?
Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza (on-field umpires)
Rashid Riaz (third umpire)
Asif Yaqoob (fourth umpire)
Roshan Mahanama (match referee)
Quetta Gladiators finished fifth in the 2020 PSL
What’s the prediction?
Quetta’s top three will have a big impact on this game, but Karachi Kings look very strong - and are capable both of setting a sizeable total and chasing a big score. Expect Karachi to get off to a winning start, but only just.
Teams that chase in T20s at Karachi's National Stadium have won nearly 62 per cent of matches over the past 10 years.
What are the odds?
You can get a best price of 9/13 on Karachi Kings for the victory. Quetta Gladiators are the outsiders with the bookmakers, and 6/5 is the best price available at the time of writing.
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Where can I watch the game?
Sky Sports will broadcast the tournament in the UK.
In Pakistan, the competition will be available on PTV Sports.
Sony Pictures Network have the rights in India.
Sony Pictures Network will also provide coverage throughout South Asia, including Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Sky Sport will televise the tournament in New Zealand while SuperSport hold the rights in South Africa and the sub-Saharan region.
Willow TV have all the action for viewers in the United States and Canada. In the Caribbean, PSL 6 will be available on Flow Sports.
Streaming service Tapmad TV have the rights in Australia, MENA (Middle East and North Africa) and the rest of the world with coverage available online and via the app.
What are the squads?
Quetta Gladiators: Anwar Ali, Azam Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Zahid Mahmood, Chris Gayle, Dale Steyn, Tom Banton, Usman Khan Shinwari, Cameron Delport, Qais Ahmad, Abdul Nasir, Saim Ayub, Arish Ali Khan, Usman Khan, Faf du Plessis (partial replacement for Chris Gayle), Hassan Khan (partial replacement for Dale Steyn)
Karachi Kings: Amir Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Chadwick Walton, Joe Clarke, Noor Ahmad, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Qasim Akram
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