Lahore: Traditional rivals Lahore and Karachi will clash in HBLPSL today while both the teams are determined to make up for the loss.
Lahore Qalandars, who lost the first match, will face Karachi Kings on Sunday. The batting line of Qalandars, who could not defend a big target in the first campaign, has a long batting line. Gay, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, David Visa and Rashid Khan are also capable of delivering sixes.
The most successful bowler of the national team Shaheen Shah Afridi failed in the first campaign as captain but the bowling was good, he will take charge of the pace battery this time too. In the presence of Gay, Rashid Khan and Samit Patel, the spin department is also strong.
Led by Babar Azam, Karachi Kings have an aggressive opener like Sharjeel Khan, Joe Clarke, Mohammad Nabi, Tom Lyman Bai, Louise Gregory and Amir Yameen are also capable of power hitting. If the senior pacer becomes available, it may be decided to field one of Ameed Asif, Mohammad Imran and Mohammad Ilyas.
Meanwhile, Peshawar Zalmai got off to a confident start by scoring a big goal against Quetta Gladiators. Tom Kohler can test the patience of Cadmore, Yasir Khan, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat and Sharfin Rudder Ford bowlers. With his return, bowling will be stronger, weak link Sohail Khan will be taken out, Samin Gul and Usman Qadir will also be present in the bowling attack.
Islamabad United has to make the right combination for the first campaign. Shadab Khan will be selected by Azam Khan, Asif Ali, Paul Sterling, Merchant D and Mohammad Akhlaq. Hassan Ali, Fahim Ashraf and Wasim Jr. will be in power with Peace Hunting can also be done.