Karachi Kings will lock horns with Islamabad United at the National Stadium in Karachi on 24th February.

The match between the two is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST. It will be aired live on Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD.

Preview: Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United, 5th Match, PSL

This will be the first instance when Karachi Kings will take on Islamabad United in PSL 2021. The Kings come into the game on the back of a seven-wicket win against Quetta Gladiators at the National Stadium. In their match against Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to bowl first. Batting first, the Gladiators went on to post a total of 121 on the board. In the second half, Imad Wasim and Co chased the target in just 13.5 overs. The Kings will be keen to continue their winning streak by registering a win in the upcoming game.

Speaking of Islamabad United, they seem to make up for their poor PSL 2020 campaign by giving stellar performances in the sixth edition of the league. For that, they’ve recruited the likes Alex Hales and Hussain Talat in their squad. Also, Islamabad United have a decent bowling lineup in the form of Hasan Ali and Musa Khan. With a good batting and bowling lineup, it will be interesting to see whether Shadab Khan and Co are able to beat the Kings and register a victory in their next clash.

Pitch report

Considering the recent stats, the pitch at the National Stadium seems to favor both the batsmen and bowlers. They will just need to stick to their gameplan to find success at this venue.

Weather report

The skies will be clear on Wednesday at the National Stadium. An average temperature of 23 degrees Celsius and humidity of around 78% is expected during the game.

Average first innings score

The average first innings score for the last five matches at this venue is 156.

Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United Probable XI

Karachi Kings Probable XI

Chadwick Walton, Sharjeel Khan, Colin Ingram, Babar Azam, Zeeshan Malik, Mohammad Nabi, Imad Wasim, Daniel Christian, Mohammad Amir, Waqas Maqsood, Aamer Yamin

Karachi Kings complete squad

Amir Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Chadwick Walton, Dan Christian, Danish Aziz, Imad Wasim, Joe Clarke, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Ilyas, Noor Ahmed, Sharjeel Khan, Qasim Akram, Waqas Maqsood, Zeeshan Malik

Islamabad United Probable XI

Alex Hales, Phil Salt, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Rohail Nazir, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Musa Khan, Ali Khan

Islamabad United complete squad

Alex Hales, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Asif Ali, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Phil Salt, Zafar Gohar, Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Akif Javed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Rohail Nazir, Reece Topley, Musa Khan

Wicketkeeper: Chadwick Walton, Rohail Nazir

Batsmen: Colin Ingram, Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Asif Ali

All-rounders: Dan Christian, Hussain Talat

Bowlers: Mohammad Amir, Waqas Maqsood, Musa Khan

Winner prediction

Karachi Kings and Islamabad United have met on two occasions in PSL 2020, and the Kings have been dominant over Islamabad United in both of them. With a well-balanced batting and bowling lineup, both Karachi Kings and Islamabad United will leave no stones unturned in registering a victory in the next game. But one would back Karachi Kings to win the match at the National Stadium. Check our recommended PSL Betting Sites below. 

Last Updated on February 25, 2021