Peshawar Zalmi have been one of the best teams in the competition so far, with two wins from three matches in the Pakistan Super League. They are now set to take on the Karachi Kings, who lie fourth among the five teams in the PSL, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE on Thursday.
With captain Shahid Afridi being one of the most popular players, Peshawar Zalmi are one of the best supported teams in the PSL. Peshawar have played some good cricket in the competition, barring their last match against the Quetta Gladiators, which ended up being their first defeat.
The loss against Quetta must have hurt them, and as a result, Peshawar are expected to come out all guns blazing on Thursday against Karachi. To do that, much will depend on Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal, who has been Peshawar Zalmi's best batsman, scoring 120 runs in the PSL so far. The left-hander's importance in the team is obvious, because when he failed at the top against Quetta, the team only managed to score 135 runs. Peshawar won their first two matches with relative ease when Iqbal scored runs for the team.
They may not have a number of world-class batsmen in their lineup, but Peshawar do possess the much-needed experience in the T20 format, with Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez in their team.
However, Peshawar have the best bowling lineup in the competition. With bowlers such as Shaun Tait, Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz, Darren Sammy and Afridi, they are a huge threat to any batting lineup in the PSL.
If these bowlers get their line and length right in the PSL, viewers around the world are in for a humdinger of a contest, with Karachi possessing quality batsmen like Lendl Simmons, Shoaib Malik, Shakib-Al-Hasan and James Vince.
So, the match could primarily be decided by the performance of Peshawar bowlers and the Karachi batsmen, who were dismal in their last game against Islamabad United, which led to their second loss in the PSL.
The Karachi batsmen will be determined for a better outing and with it show other teams that they are capable of handling some world-class bowling. With players like Vince and Malik having failed to score runs for Karachi in the PSL so far, they will be eager to play an important role with the bat on Thursday.
Teams: Peshawar Zalmi:Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan, Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Khan, James Allenby, Shaun Tait, Aamer Yamin, Dawid Malan, Imran Khan (jnr), Shahid Yousuf, Abdur Rehman, Musadiq Ahmed Ali, HasanAli, Mohammad Asghar, Brad Hodge, Israrullah, Taj Wali.
Karachi Kings:Shoaib Malik, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohail Tanvir, Imad Wasim, Ravi Bopara, Lendl Simmons, , Nauman Anwar, Sohail Khan, Mir Hamza, Saifullah Bangash Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Amir, Bilawal Bhatti, James Vince, Iftikhar Ahmed Usama Mir, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shahzaib Hasan, Fawad Alam.
Where to watch live
Game 10 of thePakistan Super League -- Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings -- is scheduled for 3pm local time (5pm IST, 4:30 pm PKT, 11:30am GMT) start. Unfortunately there is no live TV coverage in India.
Viewers in Pakistan can watch the -- Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings live on PTV Sports, Ten Sports and Geo Super with the live streaming online option on PTV Sports Live.
OSN will broadcast the Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings live in UAE,with the match can be live streamed on OSN Play.
UK viewers can watch the Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings on Prime TV with live streaming on Prime TV Online.
Viewers from around the world can also live stream the match on Cricketgateway.