Karachi Kings vs. Lahore Qalandars : Who is better is PSL 2017
As PSL 2 has started, excitement level of the whole Cricket nation has reached to its peak. Besides getting excited and entertained, predictions are also being made by everyone about the winner team of PSL 2 tournament. Everywhere there is a discussion about PSL all franchises’ strengths and weaknesses. So here, we will evaluate PSL two franchises Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars.
Let’s start with the teams’ leaders that are the most prominent factor in leading their team towards success. Last year the major cause of Lahore Qalandars defeat was poor selection of their team captain Azhar Ali. He was unexperienced and was also not even a part of T20 national team, therefore, could not handle the post of captaincy adequately. That’s why the most prominent change that Lahore Qalandars has made this year is assigning Brendon McCullum as their team captain. This is the major step because of which everyone is expecting Lahore Qalandars to reach at top rankings in PSL. On the other hand, Karachi Kings has selected Kumar Singakkara as their captain. Singakkara is very famous for his calm nature and incredible team management and leading qualities. He is the strong pillar for Karachi Kings. After making few changes in their teams, both teams seem stronger than PSL debut edition.
For batting category, Lahore will rely mostly on Umar Akmal, who performed wonderfully by scoring highest runs in the tournament last year. After Umar Akmal, Lahore Qalandars will rely on the strength of Fakhar Zaman-a top class batsman, and Azhar Ali. On the other side for batting category, Karachi Kings mainly depends on Chris Gayle who is top-notch player famous across the world. After Gayle, other commendable batsmen of Kings are Singakkara and Jayawerdene. Shoiab Malik is also an experienced T20 cricketer and team’s success depends on his performance as well. So far Lahore Qalandar’s performance have seen many ups and down and at present they are at Number 2 on PSL points Table
For bowling category, Sunil Narine, Yasir Shah and Mohammad irfan are some good spinners that came in the fate of Lahore Qalandars. The only category where Lahore Qalandars seems weak uptill now is the fast bowling category. They don’t have any fast bowling specialist in their team. Grant Elliot is however a player that can change the game in the favor of Lahore Qalandars with his incredible skills. In bowling category, Karachi Kings has Muhammad Amir, Sohail Khan and Rahat Ali as their top class bowlers. They have gotten some extremely good attacking powers. They can make it hard for any batsman to survive their bowling attacks. Furthermore, Kings All-rounders like Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim, and Ryan McLaren are also expected to play a central role in bowling category for their team.