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After losing to Peshawar Zalmi in a closely contested game in their campaign opener, Karachi Kings (KAR) will look to turn the tables in their next game of the PSL 2023. Imad Wasim-led Karachi host two-time PSL winners Islamabad United (ISL) at the National Stadium on Thursday, February 16.
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Veteran star batter Shoaib Malik and skipper Imad Wasim carved out a scintillating knock of 52 and an unbeaten 80 runs respectively, though in a losing cause. While the bowling will need to improve going forward in the competition, a real test awaits when they clash with Islamabad.
Meanwhile, Shadab Khan and Co. play their very first game in the league and will hope to start off their season on a high note. It remains to be seen if the side is able to obtain a result on their favour on Thursday.
KAR vs ISL Match Details:
Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United, Match 4, PSL 2023
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Date & Time: February 16, 07:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLIV app.
KAR vs ISL Pitch Report:
The average first innings in the last five T20 matches at the National Stadium in Karachi has been close to 190 runs. The clash could prove to be a very competitive match as it has been seen in the first two games in the league. The pacers might get a little help from the pitch during the first phase of the game. Either skipper winning the toss may elect to bat first.
KAR vs ISL Probable Playing XIs
Karachi Kings (KAR):
Sharjeel Khan, Matthew Wade (wk), Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Qasim Akram, Ben Cutting, Imad Wasim (c), Andrew Tye, Imran Tahir, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Amir
Islamabad United (ISL):
Alex Hales, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Moeen Ali, Shadab Khan (c), Sohaib Maqsood, Asif Ali, Azam Khan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali, Abrar Ahmed, Fazalhaq Farooqi
KAR vs ISL Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
In the recently concluded ILT20, Hales kickstarted the campaign off to a flying start as he got a century (110 runs) in the opening game followed by scores of 99 and an unbeaten 62. However, towards the second half of the league, the batter failed to score consistency and concluded the season rather poorly. He will be on the lookout to turn the tables and get a good start for Islamabad in their campaign opener.
Probable best bowler
The veteran speedster has the required experience to not only get the vital wickets but also the restrict the rival batters from scoring big. Though he had a rather forgettable outing in the first match against Peshawar, he will look to bounce back and help his side get ahead in the forthcoming match.
Today’s Match Prediction: Karachi Kings to win the match
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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