Resurgent Lahore Qalandars could climb to second if they maintain their winning streak when they take on Karachi Kings.
Ben Dunk's brilliant 99* from 40 balls when these teams last met, last week, earned the Qalandars an eight-wicket win chasing 188.
In-form Alex Hales had previously continued his own good batting with 80* from 48 balls in the Kings' 187/5 but he could not prevent a third defeat of the season.
Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars Match Prediction, PSL 2020
Lahore Qalandars are targeting a fourth consecutive win in the 2020 Pakistan Super League, which would lift them to second place in the table. They take on Karachi Kings, who they beat last week, at the National Stadium, Karachi, on March 12 and the live action starts at 19:00 local time.
Lahore chased 188 thanks to Ben Dunk’s 99* from 40 balls when these teams last met, while Fakhar Zaman (63) and Chris Lynn (59) starred last time out as they again chased 188 – this time to beat Peshawar Zalmi by five wickets.
Karachi Kings, meanwhile, have Alex Hales in good batting form – and he scored 80* from 48 balls when these teams last met – but the Kings have now won three and lost three this season and sit one place below the Qalandars.
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Lahore won the toss and elected to field first in each of their last three matches, so it may be in the Kings’ interest to put them into bat first this time.
Karachi will be warm, clear and sunny on Thursday.
The National Stadium is generally well balanced, offering a good blend between bat and ball.
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