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Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings, PSL T20 2021, Today Match Prediction

14 June 2021 | 21:30 | Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
191/2 in 18.4 10.23
190/4 in 20.0 9.50

Toss Winner - Islamabad United won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Islamabad United beat Karachi Kings by 8 wickets

Islamabad United eye playoff berth against Karachi Kings

  • Islamabad United produced a impressive win over Lahore Qalandars.
  • Muhammad Musa and Asif Ali were standout performers for Islamabad United in the previous game.
  • Karachi Kings were comfortably brushed aside by Multan Sultans

Expect Islamabad United to seal their place in the playoff berth.

  • Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Toss: To Bat

Pakistan Super League 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Islamabad United 7 5 2 0 0 10 0.956
Lahore Qalandars 7 5 2 0 0 10 -0.078
Peshawar Zalmi 8 4 4 0 0 8 0.296
Karachi Kings 6 3 3 0 0 6 0.463
Multan Sultans 7 3 4 0 0 6 0.153
Quetta Gladiators 7 1 6 0 0 2 -1.865
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
10 0.956 7 5 2 0 0
10 -0.078 7 5 2 0 0
8 0.296 8 4 4 0 0
6 0.463 6 3 3 0 0
6 0.153 7 3 4 0 0
2 -1.865 7 1 6 0 0

isu vs krk Match Prediction & Analysis

League Leaders Islamabad United will be keen to continue their decent form when they take on KarachI Kings at Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Captain Shadab Khan will be pleased with his side’s fantastic comeback against Lahore Qalandars. Despite pulling off a surprise win over Qalandars, the top-order has been the side’s weakness so far this season.

On the other hand, Defending Champions Karachi Kings will be look for redemption in this fixture. Led by Imad Wasim, Kings will be keen to bring their best cricket to the fore. The team management might stick with the same XI that featured in the game against Multan Sultans

Teams Preview

Islamabad United Preview

The franchise has suffered a minor setback as pacer Hasan Ali will not be available for remainder of the Pakistan Super League. The pacer withdrawal will mean that fringe bowlers will have an opportunity to showcase their skills with the ball.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the opener Colin Munro, middle-duo order of Iftikhar Ahmed and Asif Ali to make notable contributions with the bat.

Facing a lot of flak from cricket pundits for his repeated failures, Asif Ali delivered a spectacular innings for Islamabad United in a tough situation. With the half the side back in the dressing room, Asif joined hands with Iftikhar Ahmed to lead the fightback for United.

For United, experienced middle-order Asif Ali was star of the show with the bat. He produced one of his finest performances in PSL and scored 75 runs with the help of six fours and five sixes. He was well supported by Iftikhar Ahmed, who fell one run short of a richly deserved half-century.

In the bowling department, pacer Muhammad Musa continued to impress with the ball in hand. He picked big wickets of Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez and Ben Dunk to turn the game in favor of Lahore Qalandars.

Leg spin duo of Fawad Ahmed and Shadab Khan bowled well in the middle-overs of the innings and claimed two wickets apiece.

Islamabad United Predicted Playing XI:

Usman Khuwaja, Colin Munro, Hussain Talat, Rohail Nazir (wk), Shadab Khan (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Muhammad Musa, Ali Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr

Islamabad United Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A Ali 75 43 6 5 174.42
I Ahmed 49 37 6 0 132.43
H Talat 8 13 1 0 61.54
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Musa 4.0 0 31 3 7.75
F Ahmed 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
S Khan 4.0 0 14 2 3.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Musa 4.0 0 31 3 7.75
F Ahmed 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
S Khan 4.0 0 14 2 3.5

Islamabad United Actual Playing XI:

Iftikhar Ahmed, Colin Munro, Usman Khawaja, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Akhlaq, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Akif Javed, Hasan Ali, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Ali Khan

Karachi Kings Preview

The experienced players will have to come to the party for Kings to overcome Islamabad in this clash.

In the batting department, the onus will be opening pair of Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam to get the side off to a brisk start.

Sharjeel has struggled to make an impact with the bat so far in this second phase of PSL. Left-hander will need to spend time at the crease to find form with the bat.

His opening partner, Babar Azam, has been leading run-scorer in the tournament. In the previous match, Babar Azam nearly got the side over the line with his brilliant 85 not out.

Besides Babar, wicket-keeper Chadwick Walton looked good touch with the bat and smashed 35 runs off 23 balls.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on likes of Imad Wasim, Waqas Maqsood and Mohammad Amir to make crucial breakthroughs with the new-ball.

Karachi Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Thisara Perera, Martin Guptill, Chadwick Walton (wk), Imad Wasim (c), Qasim Akram, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal

Karachi Kings Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan Super League 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
B Azam 85 63 5 4 134.92
C Walton 35 23 4 1 152.17
M Guptill 11 16 1 0 68.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Perera 3.0 0 12 2 4
S Wasim 3.0 0 34 1 11.33
W Maqsood 4.0 0 33 1 8.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Perera 3.0 0 12 2 4
S Wasim 3.0 0 34 1 11.33
W Maqsood 4.0 0 33 1 8.25

Karachi Kings Actual Playing XI:

Chadwick Walton, Sharjeel Khan, Thisara Perera, Arshad Iqbal, Abbas Afridi, SI Wasim, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Waqas Maqsood, Martin Guptill, Najibullah Zadran

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 32 0 mm. 4.96 k/h From: W 0%
03h 32 0 mm. 4 k/h From: NW 0%
06h 32 0 mm. 3.37 k/h From: WNW 0%
09h 32 0 mm. 5.9 k/h From: WNW 0%
12h 32 0 mm. 6.19 k/h From: WNW 0%
15h 31 0 mm. 6.45 k/h From: WNW 1%
18h 31 0 mm. 6.91 k/h From: WNW 0%
21h 31 0 mm. 5.4 k/h From: WNW 0%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for Monday game is going to assist the bowlers with the new-ball. The batting units will have to see off the new-ball to pile on the runs in the latter stages of the innings. The weather for the game will be fair with no sign of dew.

Venue Details

In the previous three meeting between the two teams, Multan Sultans registered two wins out of three played in the competition.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss, bat first and post a competitive score in excess of 150 runs. The last two matches played at the venue were won by batting first.

ISU vs KRK Winning Prediction

Based on recent performances, Islamabad United will be clear favorites to win this fixture. With likes of Asif Ali and Iftikhar Ahmed finding form with the bat and Muhammad Musa delivering another sublime bowling performance, Islamabad United will be looking to maintain their proud record in this contest.

Expect Islamabad United to seal their place in the playoff berth.

Author: Shoaib Z.