KK vs IU: Unfortunate Kings eye maiden win after four consecutive losses



2022-02-06 09:57:00

Karachi Kings will lock horns with Islamabad United on the Nationwide Stadium Karachi at present at 7:30pm. — Geo.television

KARACHI: Karachi Kings, weary of four consecutive losses within the ongoing season of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL), shall be desperately trying to declare their maiden victory on this version of the match in at present’s (Sunday) match at Nationwide Stadium, Karachi.

The Kings, who’re in dire straits, will tackle Islamabad United of their fifth-round fixture of the PSL 2022 when the match begins at 7:30pm.

After being trounced thrice for the reason that begin of the match, the workforce misplaced their fourth match as properly, which was an in depth recreation in opposition to Peshawar Zalmi who beat Kings by simply 9 runs on Friday.

Kings’ skipper Babar Azam scored an unbeaten 90 in a sensational inning but it surely went in useless as younger pacer Salman Irshad conceded two runs within the fifteenth and 6 within the seventeenth over which weighed down the Kings.

Off the ultimate over, Kings required 29 to win however they scored 19 and thus failed to interrupt the winless run.

The Kings might want to increase their recreation. Babar and Sharjeel Khan might want to give a robust opening stand with a good strike charge. Their wicket-keeper batsman Joe Clarke is injured. Ian Cockbain, who changed Clarke within the earlier recreation, batted rather well. Mohammad Nabi has been unable to play any first rate innings for Kings on this match to this point. The Afghanistan all-rounder should play his position with the blade if Kings are to open their account.

The Kings additionally lack depth in bowling. They’ve Umaid Asif, Lewis Gregory, Imad Wasim, Aamer Yamin, Nabi and Mohammad Imran Junior. They will embody Usman Shinwari who has been included instead of injured Mohammad Ilyas who has been dominated out of the occasion together with seasoned left-armer Mohammad Amir.

The Kings have been overwhelmed by Multan Sultans of their first recreation by seven wickets. They then have been downed by Quetta Gladiators by eight wickets earlier than they misplaced to Lahore Qalandars by six wickets.

United misplaced an in depth recreation in opposition to Lahore Qalandars on Saturday and so they additionally shall be a bit below stress.

United defeated Zalmi by 9 wickets of their first recreation earlier than shedding to Multan by 20 runs. Of their third recreation, United defeated Quetta Gladiators by 43 runs.

They’ve received two video games from four. United are stronger each in batting and bowling. Eire’s Paul Stirling, England’s Alex Hales, New Zealand’s Colin Munro and Shadab Khan are in prime kind. Azam Khan has additionally scored runs.

Asif Ali, who didn’t get ample possibilities, on Saturday failed to complete the sport in opposition to Lahore. Asif must reside as much as the billing. They’ve depth in bowling carrying Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim, Waqas Maqsood and spinners Shadab and Mubasir Khan.

Shadab is in prime kind each with the bat and ball. He has not solely scored two useful fifties however has additionally bought ten wickets and leads the bowling leader-board.

Up to now 16 matches have been performed between the 2 groups within the PSL with Islamabad United pocketing victories in ten matches and Kings profitable six.

Right here on the Nationwide Stadium, three matches have been held with United profitable two and Kings profitable one.

Ahsan Raza and Richard Illingworth will supervise the match whereas Ranjan Madugalle would be the match referee.

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