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Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United, free match prediction 24 Feb 2021

24 Feb 2021 | 19:30 | National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
196/3 in 20.0 9.80
197/5 in 19.1 10.28

Karachi Kings Vs Islamabad United betting odds

KRK

1.58

ISU

2.25

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

winner Islamabad United beat Karachi Kings by 5 wickets

Islamabad United batting’s challenge against Karachi Kings

  • Islamabad United batsmen looked in poor form and none of their Top 5 batsmen were able to put up a big score
  • Karachi Kings’ batting looks strong with Babar Azam, Joe Clarke and Colin Ingram playing well in the first game
  • Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim and Arshad Iqbal bowled tight spells for Karachi Kings in the last game

Karachi Kings to win

  • Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Toss: To Bowl

Pakistan Super League 2021

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Lahore Qalandars 2 2 0 0 0 4 0.792
Karachi Kings 1 1 0 0 0 2 3.058
Islamabad United 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.447
Peshawar Zalmi 2 1 1 0 0 2 -0.086
Multan Sultans 2 0 2 0 0 0 -0.583
Quetta Gladiators 2 0 2 0 0 0 -2.007
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
4 0.792 2 2 0 0 0
2 3.058 1 1 0 0 0
2 0.447 1 1 0 0 0
2 -0.086 2 1 1 0 0
0 -0.583 2 0 2 0 0
0 -2.007 2 0 2 0 0
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krk vs isu Match Prediction & Analysis

Defending champions Karachi Kings would be taking on Islamabad United in the 6th game of the PSL. Both the sides come here after having won their respective opening games of the season. While the Karachi Kings registered an impressive win against the Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United did manage to win against the Multan Sultans after lots of hiccups with the bat. 

In the last season Karachi Kings had won both the games against Islamabad United and this would give them lot of confidence. Despite their win Islamabad United looked rusty in the last game and will have to overcome this. Karachi Kings are known or playing tough cricket on the ground and it would be interesting to see if Islamabad United is able to put up a good fight in this game.

Teams Preview

Karachi Kings Preview

Imad Wasim would be happy with the performance his side put up in the last game against the Quetta Gladiators. They were good with the ball dismissing their opponents for a small total and with the bat the side managed a great show. Wasim would like his side to carry forward this momentum into the next game.  

Sharjeel Khan missed out in the last game and shall look to put up a good opening stand with Babar Azam who looks in good form. In the middle order Joe Clarke, Colin Ingram and Mohammad Nabi played well in the last game and a similar show would be expected from them in this game. They have good firepower down the order with Daniel Christian and Imad Wasim in the side. 

Mohammad Amir was brilliant with the new ball and so was Imad Wasim. This pair would pose a challenge for Islamabad United in this game. Christian and Arshad Iqbal too bowled tight spells and they would be carrying this confidence into the next game. With Aamer Yamin, Nabi and Waqas Maqsood in the attack they have variety of options with the ball.

Karachi Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Imad Wasim (c), Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Joe Clarke (wk), Colin Ingram, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Clarke 46 23 6 3 200
M Nabi 30 14 2 3 214.29
B Azam 24 20 3 0 120
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Iqbal 4.0 1 16 3 4
W Maqsood 2.2 0 21 2 9
S Wasim 4.0 0 31 1 7.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Iqbal 4.0 1 16 3 4
W Maqsood 2.2 0 21 2 9
S Wasim 4.0 0 31 1 7.75

Karachi Kings Actual Playing XI:

Sharjeel Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Colin Ingram, Joe Clarke, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Waqas Maqsood, Aamer Yamin, DT Christian, SI Wasim, Mohammad Nabi

Islamabad United Preview

Shadab Khan’s side started on the right note in the tournament with a 3-wicket win against the Multan Sultans in the last game. This win would give the side lot of confidence but there are issues that still remain especially with their batting performance. They had lost both their games against the Kings last season and would have to come up with e better show here. 

Philip Salt and Alex Hales did get starts in the last game but the side would look for a big stand from them in this game. In the middle order Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat and Iftikhar Ahmed batted poorly in the last game and a good show would be expected from them here. Lewis Gregory and Faheem Ashraf put up a match winning stand in the last game and this would give the side lot of confidence down the order. 

Their bowlers did a good job in the last game where Hasan Ali and Mohammad Wasim Jr stood up for their good show. The side would be expecting a good show with the new ball from Faheem Ashraf who went for few runs at the start. Gregory and Shadab Khan also impressed in the game and with Zafar Gohar to support them, the side has good strength with the ball.

Islamabad United Predicted Playing XI:

Shadab Khan (c), Alex Hales, Philip Salt (wk), Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Lewis Gregory, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Zafar Gohar, Mohammad Wasim Jr

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
L Gregory 49 31 6 1 158.06
A Hales 29 20 2 2 145
F Ashraf 22 12 2 1 183.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Wasim Jr 4.0 0 29 3 7.25
L Gregory 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
H Ali 4.0 0 16 1 4
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Wasim Jr 4.0 0 29 3 7.25
L Gregory 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
H Ali 4.0 0 16 1 4

Islamabad United Actual Playing XI:

Alex Hales, Iftikhar Ahmed, Zafar Gohar, Lewis Gregory, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Phil Salt

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 22 0 mm. 4.83 k/h From: W 0%
03h 22 0 mm. 4.28 k/h From: W 0%
06h 26 0 mm. 6.11 k/h From: W 0%
09h 28 0 mm. 7.35 k/h From: WSW 0%
12h 26 0 mm. 7.35 k/h From: W 0%
15h 22 0 mm. 4.96 k/h From: WSW 0%
18h 22 0 mm. 4.62 k/h From: W 0%
21h 21 0 mm. 3.76 k/h From: WNW 1%

Weather Conditions

Karachi would see clear skies on February 24 and it would be a warm evening to begin with. The track is slow and hence the batsmen would have to be watchful of the strokes they play in this game. The side batting first in this game would be happy to put up a target of more than 160 runs.

Venue Details

National Stadium Karachi does have a good wicket tough we have seen a slow one in this tournament so far. It is a tough venue for the fast bowlers and they have to mix their length and pace to earn rewards on this surface. Spinners do enjoy bowling here as there is good turn on offer.

Toss: To Bowl

Three games in this tournament so far as seen the side winning the game chasing. We haven’t seen big scores yet in this season and the slow nature of the surface has created problems for the batsmen. The side that wins the toss would have little hesitation in opting to bowl first at this venue.

KRK vs ISU Winning Prediction

Islamabad United has several areas to attend as far as their batting is concerned. They won the last game due to the heroics of their lower middle order and need to come up with a better show at the top. As far as Karachi Kings are concerned they have all the bases covered as of now with their key players doing well. Based on form and skills the Kings would start as favorites in this game.

Karachi Kings to win

Author: S. Bhatarjee