LQ vs KK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 12, 2023

LQ vs KK Match Prediction - Mar 12, 2023

The Lahore Qalandars will be looking to extend their lead at the number 1 spot on the points table as they take on a battered Karachi Kings team for their last match before the qualifiers begin.

The Qalandars are the favored to win here according to most betting sites. However, the odds being offered are a bit short than what we would have liked. The punters can still look to place some side bets during the match to maximize their winnings. 



LQ vs KK Team Previews

Lahore Qalandars

The Lahore Qalandars are the defending champions for this season and going by their current form, they are well on track to win it for the second consecutive time. The team has put up a brilliant all-round performance to win 7 of their 9 matches so far and are at the top of the table. No matter what the outcome of this match will be, the Qalandars will finish in the top-2 teams on the points table and get two shots at making it to the finals.

Fakhar Zaman seems to be peaking in form just at the right time for the Lahore Qalandars as he scored a brilliant century in their last fixture. With the presence of power hitters like Sam Billings, Sikandar Raza, and Abdullah Shafique, the Qalandars have a strong batting line-up that is capable of producing big scores at will.

The team also has some quality all-rounders in the form of Rashid Khan, Hussain Talat, and David Weise, who add a lot of depth to the batting. The bowling has been equally good for the Qalandars this season. Led by speedster Shaheen Afridi, the team has a strong pace attack consisting of full-time seamers Haris Rauf and Zaman Khan.

Rashid Khan has been indomitable during the middle overs, building pressure on the opposition by drying their runs. Overall, the Qalandars have a well-balanced squad and most of their players are in good form.


Lahore Qalandars Playing 11

Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafiq, Sam Billings, Kamran Ghulam, Hussain Talat, Shane Dadswell, Rashid Khan, David Wiese, Dilbar Hussain, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan.

Karachi Kings

The Karachi Kings finished the previous season at the bottom of the points table and will do so again if they fail to win this match. The Kings have managed to win just 2 of the 9 matches that they have played so far and are last on the table, trailing the Quetta Gladiators by 2 points.

Captain Imad Wasim has been the standout player for the Karachi Kings this season as he has brilliantly showcased his all-round abilities. Wasim has scored 3 half-centuries in his 9 innings so far and is the leading run-getter for his team with 359 runs. He has also bowled well to pick up 7 wickets so far.

Shoaib Malik played well at the start of the season but hasn’t been able to carry on with his form, while the likes of Tahir Tayyab, Qasim Amir, and James Fuller have failed to get going. The Karachi Kings will be hoping that Matthew Wade and Adam Rossington give them a good start here.

Tabraiz Shamsi made a late entry into the squad but has bowled well to pick up 7 wickets in 4 matches. However, he is the only full-time spinner in the team and the Karachi Kings will be dependent on their seamers, Mohammad Amir, Aamer Yamin, and Mohammad Musa to pick up early wickets for them.

However, the quicker bowlers have lacked discipline and have been taken for a lot of runs this season and they are likely to struggle against the quality batting of the Qalandars. 


Karachi Kings Playing 11

Haider Ali, Muhammad Akhlaq, Tayyab Tahir, Qasim Akram, Imad Wasim, Ben Cutting, Irfan Khan, James Fuller, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Umar, Akif Javed.

LQ vs KK Toss Prediction

The last 4 matches played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore have been won by teams batting first. We, therefore, think that the winner of the toss is likely to opt to bat first here.


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The surface at the Gaddafi Stadium is excellent to bat on thanks to the consistent bounce that the pitch offers. The average first-inning score here is around 180 which can be considered to be a par score. However, the teams batting first will be hoping to score over 200 here. There is little help for the bowlers here and there is no room for error in terms of line and length. The weather is expected to remain overcast with temperatures remaining in the mid-20s. 


LQ vs KK Betting Tips

A look at the form of both teams makes it clear that there is only one team to back here and that is the Lahore Qalandars. They have been clinical in their performance this season and have dominated the opposition on most occasions. On the other hand, the Karachi Kings have failed to perform as a unit.

Bet on the Lahore Qalandars to win.


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Top Batter for Karachi Kings

    Imad Wasim (8.00)


Imad Wasim has been in excellent form this season and is the top run-getter for his team. He has scored 3 half-centuries this season and has an incredible batting average of 179.50. Imad Wasim was the player of the match in the Karachi Kings’ last encounter against the Qalandars earlier this season where he scored 35 runs. Seeing his current form, we are backing him to be the top batsman for the Kings.

Today Match Prediction

Lahore Qalandars To Win the Match, 1.73

Bet Tip Here

Who will win LQ vs KK

Lahore Qalandars 74.5% (213)
Karachi Kings 25.5% (73)
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