Karachi Kings will host Islamabad United in quest of their maiden Pakistan Super League title will host lowly Islamabad United at the National Stadium today (Saturday). Islamabad United will be gunning for a win that will guarantee the second position on the points table ahead of Karachi Kings.
Islamabad United from their eight outings have accumulated seven points with three wins and no result in one game. They have lost four, to languish in the fifth position on the six-team points table. However, they enjoy a net run rate of .259, that offers a strong cushion to catapult the team to the second position, relegating the Kings to the third rung.
Karachi Kings placed second with nine points from four wins and split points from a game that had no result will be battling to save their second positon. A win will only consolidate their hold as one of the top two teams.
Multan Sultans atop the table enjoy a comfortable five point lead over and the best net run rate for the season.
In the last match between the two teams, Karachi Kings have prevailed over Islamabad United in a high scoring duel. Chasing, Islamabad United’s 183 for three, Karachi Kings had romped home in 187 for five in 18 overs and four deliveries, courtesy an overall team effort. Islamabad’s Luke Ronchi had failed to get the desired support from the team in spite of a 58-ball, 85 as the opener.
Karachi Kings: Imad Wasim (captain), Babar Azam, Alex Hales (England), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Umaid Asif, Cameron Delport (South Africa), Sharjeel Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Chris Jordan (England), Ali Khan, Umar Khan, Usama Mir, Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand), Chadwick Walton (West Indies), Aamir Yamin, Awais Zia
Islamabad United: Shadab Khan, Luke Ronchi (wk, New Zealand), Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Dale Steyn (South Africa), Amad Butt, Musa Khan, Colin Ingram (South Africa), Colin Munro (New Zealand), David Malan (England), Rumman Raees, Rizwan Hussain, Phil Salt (England), Zafar Gohar, Saif Badar, Akif Javed, Ahmed Safi Abdullah
The match scheduled to start at 7:30 pm will be broadcast LIVE on DSport. Fans can also catch the LIVE action on FanCode’s SportsTiger app.