Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars had contrasting fortunes in the opening match of their tournament. While Lahore lost to Islamabad on the opener, Karachi edged out Multan Sultans courtesy a fiery opening stand. The strength of both teams is their impeccable batting line-up. If Lahore have AB de Villiers, Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez in their ranks, Karachi have Babar Azam, Liam Livingstone, Colin Ingram and Sikander Raza. The bowlers will have a hard time on Saturday but expect a very even contest on a batting strip.
Wicket-keeper: Brendan Taylor (8.5 credits)
The Zimbabwean is a key figure in the Lahore Qalandars outfit and is a likely batsman in the top four of the batting line-up unlike his opposite number, Mohammad Rizwan. An accumulator and a terrific striker of the ball, Taylor can change the course of the game once he hits his purple patch which is almost always around the corner.
Batsman: AB de Villiers (10.5 credits)
The South African started off with a bang in the first match of the tournament but fell before he could convert it into something more substantial. Expect him to go hammer and tongs on a good batting surface against a very ordinary bowling attack. Imad Wasim would be his biggest threat but given the form AB is in, expect him to make it big.
All-rounder: Liam Livingstone (8.5 credits)
Livingstone kick-started his tournament in style with a 43-ball 82, lambasting some quality bowlers around with utter disdain. A fabulous striker