KK vs IU: Out-of-form Kings to lock horns with red hot United in PSL clash today



2022-02-14 13:08:00

— Geo.television

LAHORE: Babar Azam-led Karachi Kings shall be aiming to go all-in tonight in their do-or-die Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) match towards Islamabad United at Gaddafi Stadium.

Kings have been overwhelmed in all six matches they performed through the ongoing seventh version of PSL, and one other defeat will eradicate them from the race to play-offs. Nonetheless, a win will preserve their hopes alive, with so many if and buts.

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Islamabad, then again, have gained six factors in six matches and a win will put them in a cushty place on the factors desk.

Each the perimeters will enter this match after being defeated in their final video games. Islamabad United have been outclassed by Quetta Gladiators whereas Karachi Kings have been overwhelmed by Peshawar Zalmi.

Islamabad will enter the match as favourites as each present varieties and statistical historical past favour them over Kings.

Each the perimeters have confronted one another 17 occasions with United main pocketing victories in 11 matches whereas Kings profitable six matches. United have been the winner when the 2 met in the primary leg of the event at Nationwide Stadium Karachi.

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Whereas Islamabad haven’t an excessive amount of to fear about apart from the dying overs bowling in Lahore, Kings shall be underneath excessive strain for this match with all eyes on their captain Babar Azam.

Babar has scored 253 runs at a mean of fifty.60 in six innings together with two fifties however none of his scores might save his facet from defeat.

The administration of Kings are hoping Babar to lead from the entrance and take the cost of accelerating the scoreboard as a substitute of counting on batters round him as they proceed to battle.

Two-time PSL champions Islamabad United will tackle Karachi Kings today on the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore at 7:30pm in the twenty first match of the continued version of PSL.

Gamers to watch: Babar Azam, Shadab Khan

Squads:

Karachi Kings: Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nabi, Joe Clarke, Sharjeel Khan, Aamer Yamin, Chris Jordan, Lewis Gregory, Umaid Asif, Ian Cockbain, Rohail Nazir, Muhammad Imran, Faisal Akram, Qasim Akram, Talha Ahsan, Tom Lammonby, Usman Shinwari, Sahibzada Farhan, Jordan Thompson and Mohammad Taha Khan.

Islamabad United: Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Alex Hales, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Azam Khan, Colin Munro, Marchant de Lange, Muhammad Akhlaq, Danish Aziz, Zafar Gohar, Mubasir Khan, M. Zeeshan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ather Mehmood, Musa Khan, Zahir Khan, Mohammad Huraira and Liam Dawson.

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