Islamabad United will take on Karachi Kings in the 30th and final league-stage fixture of the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2018.
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings match is scheduled to be played on March 16 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Live telecast will commence at 8 PM local time.
ISU vs KRK: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Ten Sports, DSport, PTV Sports
Live Streaming: Bet365, CricketGateWay
The top three in Luke Ronchi, JP Duminy and Alex Hales are the pillars of the team’s batting. Ronchi is leading the runs charts for Islamabad United and he will be expected to make a sizeable contribution in this match. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq continues to be their key man in the middle order. While Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Sami are Islamabad’s best bets in the pace department, Shadab Khan and Samit Patel are their main weapons when it comes to spin. Ashraf is having a successful PSL season and he will look to rattle Karachi early on in their innings.
Islamabad United Predicted Playing 11
- Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Mohammad Sami, Jean-Paul Duminy, Luke Ronchi (wk), Samit Patel, Alex Hales, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Amad Butt, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf
Lendl Simmons, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram and Ravi Bopara are the key figures in the team’s batting line-up. Babar Azam has been their most consistent performer with the bat this PSL and it will be crucial that he fires for his side against Islamabad United. Karachi’s bowling attack has been pretty sharp with the likes of Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Irfan, Usman Khan and Mohammad Amir all among the wickets. The biggest threat however will be Afridi and Islamabad may not find it easy to score runs off him.
Karachi Kings Predicted Playing 11
- Eoin Morgan (c), Shahid Afridi, Ravi Bopara, Lendl Simmons, Mohammad Amir, Joe Denly, Colin Ingram, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Usman Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jnr
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings Prediction
Islamabad United and Karachi Kings have played seven matches against each other in the history of the Pakistan Super League with the former leading the scoreline 4-3. Islamabad cantered to an easy eight-wicket victory when these two sides faced-off for the first time this season and this will surely boost their morale heading into this game. With that said, Karachi with plenty of firepower in both batting and bowling departments are by no means a weaker team and can be very difficult to beat if they play to their potential. So while it is hard to write them off completely, we feel that Islamabad due to their current form are slightly better placed to win here.
Final Verdict: Back Islamabad United to beat Karachi Kings..