Islamabad United currently sits comfortably third in the points table. However, a crushing defeat in their previous match will serve as a much-needed wake-up call. Islamabad can move into the top two if they defeat Karachi Kings in their next match. They will try to forget about the previous match and return to their winning ways.
Karachi Kings’ dreadful PSL 2023 season continued after they lost their fifth match of the season by 24 runs. They’ll have to pull up their socks and try to win as soon as possible before the tournament is out of reach. They have only won two of their seven matches so far and will look to change that against Islamabad United.
The 19th Match between Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings will take place on March 3rd, 2023 at Pindi Club Ground, Rawalpindi.
Match Details to Note
Match: Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings, 19th Match, Pakistan Super League, 2023
Date: March 03, 2023 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Pindi Club Ground, Rawalpindi
Islamabad United’s journey was hampered by a humiliating defeat in their previous match. A 114-run defeat will be difficult to swallow. Tom Curran was the most successful bowler, picking up three wickets while everyone else went for runs, including him. They gave up 200 runs in 20 overs, which proved too much for the team to chase down in the end.
The batsmen failed miserably to save the game, being bowled out for 90 runs. As wickets fell at regular intervals, not a single batsman stepped up. Rahmanullah Gurbaz led the team in scoring with 24 runs off 17 balls. Islamabad United took no positives from this game and will look to rebound in their next match against Karachi Kings.
Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Colin Munro, Paul Stirling, Alex Hales, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abrar Ahmed, Sohaib Maqsood, Rumman Raees, Zeeshan Zamir, Hassan Nawaz, Moeen Ali, Mubasir Khan, Tom Curran, Zafar Gohar, Gus Atkinson, Tymal Mills, Rassie van der Dussen
Players to watch out for:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Tom Curran, Shadab Khan
Possible Playing XI:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Tom Curran, Shadab Khan, Colin Munro, Rassie van der Dussen, Azam Khan, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Abrar Ahmed, Zeeshan Zameer
Karachi Kings have had a forgettable season thus far, having lost 5 of their 7 matches. Their most recent defeat was by 24 runs to Peshawar Zalmi. Mohammad Amir, bowling first, gave them a rousing start, demolish the top order and pick up three wickets for one run. He was the Kings’ best bowler, taking four wickets and conceding 26 runs in four overs.
Karachi Kings failed to chase down the 198-run target, falling short by 24 runs. Matthew Wade batted first and scored 53 runs in 41 balls, while Imad Wasim batted second and scored 57 runs off 30 balls. Apart from these two batsmen, no one else contributed significantly to the match’s outcome.
Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shoaib Malik, Aamir Yamin, Mir Hamza, Sharjeel Khan, Qasim Akram, Matthew Wade, Imran Tahir, James Vince, James Fuller, Andrew Tye, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Akhlaq, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Mohammad Umar, Ben Cutting, Musa Khan, Faisal Akram, Adam Rossington
Players to watch out for:
Mohammad Amir, Matthew Wade, Imad Wasim
Possible Playing XI:
Mohammad Amir, Matthew Wade, Imad Wasim, Ben Cutting, Adam Rossington, Tayyab Tahir, Shoaib Malik, Irfan Khan, Aamer Yamin, Tabraiz Shamsi, Akif Javed
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings Head to Head
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings Head to Head Stats in T20s
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will almost certainly choose to bowl first and take advantage of the green surface right away. The dew factor will come into play later in the match, so the team that wins the toss will choose to chase any target here.
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings Pitch Report
The match between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings will be held at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
The pitch in Rawalpindi will have good bounce and carry, which will help the fast bowlers with the new ball. However, the ball will come onto the bat nicely here, which will give the batsmen a big boost as they look to make full use of it.
There is very little chance of rain during the match, according to the weather forecast. During the match, the temperature will be around 24 degrees Celsius. There will be light winds and a humidity of 53%.
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings Prediction
This will be a crucial battle because crucial points are at stake. Islamabad has only lost two matches so far and will look to continue their winning streak and good form. In this match, we believe Islamabad United will defeat Karachi Kings. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Islamabad United is the favourite to beat Karachi Kings at the odds of 1.62.
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Shadab Khan, one of the best all-rounders in limited overs cricket, bears the majority of the responsibility for Islamabad United winning the PSL this season. Shadab has only taken six wickets in the tournament so far, but the leggie has always been crucial for his team in difficult situations.