PSL 2022: Troubled Kings to take on Islamabad United in do-or-die battle today



2022-02-14 06:06:00

Karachi Kings skipper Babar Azam (L) and Islambad United captain Shadab Khan (R) earlier than the toss of Match 14. -Courtesy IU

LAHORE: With six consecutive defeats in the continuing seventh version of the Pakistan Tremendous League, Babar Azam-led Karachi Kings will take on two-time champions Islamabad United at Lahore’s Ghaddafi Stadium today night.

It’s pertinent to point out right here that Karachi had been crushed in all six matches it performed in the PSL 7 to date and one other defeat will remove them from the race to play-offs of the match.

A win will maintain Karachi Kings’ hopes alive, with so many if and buts in the account.

Islamabad, on the opposite hand, has 6 factors in 6 matches and a win will put them in a snug place on the factors desk.

Each the edges will enter this match after being crushed in their final video games. Islamabad United was outclassed by Quetta Gladiators whereas Karachi Kings had been crushed by Peshawar Zalmi.

Islamabad will enter the match as favorites as each present kinds and statistical historical past favors them over Kings.

Each the edges have confronted one another 17 instances with United main 11-6. Islamabad was the winner when the 2 met in the primary leg of the match in Karachi’s Nationwide Stadium.

Whereas Islamabad has not an excessive amount of to fear about than demise overs bowling in Lahore, Kings can be underneath excessive strain for this match with all eyes on its captain Babar Azam.

Babar has scored 253 runs at a median of fifty.60 in 6 innings together with two fifties however none of his scores might save his facet from defeat.

The administration of Kings can be hoping for Babar to lead from the entrance and take the cost of accelerating the scoreboard as an alternative of relying on batters round him as they proceed to battle.

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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