As the second phase of the HBL PSL 2021 has recommenced in the Abu Dhabi leg, the Karachi Kings and Islamabad United will see each other as the rivals tonight in the twenty-second match of the sixth edition of the league.
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings Match details, Preview, prediction
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings, match 22
Match day: Monday
Match Time: 9:00 PM PST, 8:00 PM GMT
Venue: Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium
Pitch and weather report:
- So far, the teams scoring 170+ have defeated the chasing teams successfully
- The score of below 150 has troubled the teams batting first as low scores have successfully been chased in the Abu Dhabi leg
- The team winning the toss, if choosing to bat first, should surpass 160 to tease the chasing team
- If a team bowls first, it should restrict the batting first team beneath 150 to chase steadily
- The bowlers; pacers and spinners are usually known to equally get favored here
Despite the game being started at 8:00 PM local, the temperature is expected to be extremely hot crossing around 34 degrees celsius. The wind speed will be approx 12-16 km/h whereas, the humidity is speculated to be somewhere around 65% in Abu Dhabi.
Undoubtedly, Karachi Kings are one of the top-notched sides of the PSL 6. The Champions of the PSL 5 are keen to follow up their last season’s performances but they currently rank fourth on the points table. Tonight’s encounter is much-needed for the Kings to trigger certainties towards their qualification for the playoffs. Till yet, they have won three out of six games and will be looking to win more of the remaining.
United, on the other hand, have gotten an edge over the sides as they are placed on the top of the HBL PSL 6 points table. So far, Shadab led men have been defeated in two out of seven matches which makes them unquestionably excellent. Even abstaining on their key players naming Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf, they resemble to have little or no estrangement amidst the vacancy as they gave tough challenges to Qalandars last day.
Predicted playing XI:
KK: Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Martin Guptill, Najibullah Zardan, Chadwick Walton, Imad Wasim, Thisara Parera, Arshad Iqbal, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir Qasim Akram
IU: Colin Munro, Usman Khawaja, Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Rohail Nazir, Iftikhar Ahmed, Fawad Ahmed, Ali Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Musa Khan
Karachi Kings: Babar Azam, Martin Guptill, Najibullah Zardan, Mohammad Haris, Imad Wasim, Aamer Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Zeeshan Malik, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Ilyas, Noor Ahmed, Waqas Maqsood, Danish Aziz, Qasim Akram, Thisara Parera, Chadwick Walton
Islamabad United: Asif Ali, Colin Munro, Brandon King, Umar Amin, Usman Khawaja, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Zeeshan Zameer, Musa Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Zafar Gohar, Mohammad Akhlaq, Rohail Nazir, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Akif Javed