Time: 14th February, 8.00PM IST
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
The average first and second innings scores at Lahore for the last five games read 179 and 151 respectively. The team defending a score has won three out of the last five matches.
Probable 11 for Islamabad: Alex Hales, Rahmanullah Gurbaz/Colin Munro, Shadab Khan (c), Asif Ali, Waqas Maqsood, Azam Khan (wk), Liam Dawson, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Zeeshan Zameer
Probable 11 for Karachi: Babar Azam (c), Sharjeel Khan, Joe Clarke (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Ian Cockbain, Mohammad Imran, Chris Jordan, Sahibzada Farhan/Usman Shenwari, Imad Wasim, Qasim Akram, Umaid Asif
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Babar Azam has scored 253 runs in six outings till now, with the highest score of 90*. However, his only single-digit score came against Islamabad last week.
Shadab Khan is not only the highest wicket-taker (17) in the tournament, but he also has accumulated 198 runs with the bat. He’s a genuine captaincy material in fantasy cricket.
After kicking off the tournament with an unbeaten 82, Alex Hales hasn’t quite kept his momentum going. That said, he responded with a 38-ball 62 in the previous game.
Chris Jordan has made an immediate impact in the tournament by bagging five wickets in only two games. He is known for his ability to strike during the death overs.
Mohammad Nabi is yet to deliver a match-winning performance this season. But his 47 off 28 balls was the standout performance by a Karachi player against Islamabad.
Faheem Ashraf has gone wicket-less so far this season. However, his heroics (55 off 28) in the last match is likely to see him get promoted up the order.
After a promising start to the tournament, Sharjeel Khan has been unable to make any impact in the last few outings. However, his aggressive approach in the powerplay often helps generate handy fantasy cricket points.
Asif Ali has not been impressive with the bat till now, scoring only 45 runs in four innings. Nonetheless, Ali is known for his big-hitting at the death, where he can be devastating.
Karachi are yet to register a win this season. In fact, they have lost six games in a row, including a 42-run defeat to Islamabad earlier in the tournament.
Fantasy Tip of the Day
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