Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings: Karachi Kings defeated Islamabad United in a must-win game to make it through to the next stage, knocking the Sultans out of the tournament; they will once again take on United in the Qualifier match at Dubai on 18th March.
- Islamabad United have looked the strongest of all the teams competing in the tournament.
- Most of Islamabad’s players seem to be in good form and are clicking together as a unit.
- Islamabad failed to go past the playoffs last year and will give their best to advance this time.
Who Will Win Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings Qualifier, PSL 2018?
Islamabad United and Karachi Kings are set to battle it out in the Qualifier of the Pakistan Super League 2018. This final fixture of the UAE leg of the tournament is scheduled to be played on March 18 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Live action will begin at 8 PM local time.
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Ten Sports, DSport, PTV Sports
Live Streaming: Bet365, CricketGateWay
Islamabad United in Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings
Their batting class resides mainly in their top three in JP Duminy, Luke Ronchi and Alex Hales. Ronchi is leading the runs charts for Islamabad and he will be expected to play a big knock in this match. The team will back Faheem Ashraf and Samit Patel to deliver the goods with the ball. The former is one of the season’s most successful bowlers and he will look to provide the early breakthroughs for his side.
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
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While their top-order batting will rely mainly on Babar Azam, Colin Ingram and Eoin Morgan, the middle-order seems to be dependent on Ravi Bopara. Babar is amongst the leading run-getters of PSL 3 and his innings is going to be critical for the Kings. Shahid Afridi, Usman Khan and Mohammad Amir are the team’s best bets when it comes to bowling. Afridi has been the most impressive of the lot and he will pose the biggest threat to Islamabad.
Karachi Kings Predicted Playing 11
- Eoin Morgan (c), Shahid Afridi, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Amir, Joe Denly, Colin Ingram, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Usman Khan, Usama Mir, Mohammad Irfan Jnr
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings Prediction
Both teams have done well to make it this far in the tournament and neither will want to leave it to the eliminator to decide their fate. Islamabad United are the former champions of the PSL and they played exactly like one during the league stage. They missed out on the chance of making it to the final last season and they will be looking to come out with all their guns blazing this time around. Although Karachi Kings too have been equally competitive, we feel that Islamabad due to their higher consistency rate are better placed to win this qualifier and make a direct entry to the final.