Cricket match date: 27th February 2019
Cricket match time: 09:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Pakistan Super League
Team A: Islamabad United
Team B: Karachi Kings
Team A Captain: Mohammad Sami
Team B Captain: Imad Wasim
Cricket Match Preview:
There seems to be no end to Karachi Kings’ misery in this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL). After winning the first cricket game against Multan Sultans, they have lost three consecutive cricket games. They have already lost a cricket game against Islamabad United earlier this week. Islamabad United have resurrected their campaign by winning the last two cricket games against Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings.
After winning the first game of cricket handsomely against Lahore Qalandars, Islamabad United had lost their last two cricket games against Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators. It was important for them to break the losing streak. Karachi Kings will be looking to learn from their opposition to break this rut.
Karachi Kings got off to a great start in this year’s PSL. Their young superstar Babar Azam and opener LS Livingstone put on a mammoth partnership of 157 runs in 15 overs. That helped them put 183 runs on the board. They defended the total by 7 runs courtesy of a 4-wicket haul from Mohammad Aamir.
Since then, it has all gone downhill for them. They would be looking to eliminate the mistakes of their second cricket game against Lahore Qalandars. Despite restricting Lahore to 138 runs, they failed to chase down the total as they got bowled out for 116 runs. They also came up short against Islamabad United as they could not defend the total of 143 against them.
Luke Ronchi has once again begun doing the job for Islamabad United at the top of the order. He has been the prime reason for their success in the past few seasons. Apart from him, Mohammad Sami has been very good at leading the side for Islamabad as well. They will now be looking to continue this momentum forward in the tournament.
Cricket Match Information:
Islamabad United and Karachi Kings will take on each other for the second time in this year’s PSL. So far, while Islamabad have played five cricket games and won three cricket games, Karachi Kings, by the time this piece is being written, have played four cricket games and won only one. As of now, Islamabad are at number 3 spot on the points table while Karachi Kings are at the last spot.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Islamabad United are being led by fast bowler Mohammad Sami this year. After two consecutive losses, they have come back strongly to win their last two cricket games. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Islamabad United’s playing XI:
- Luke Ronchi
- Mohammad Sami
- Shahdab Khan
- Shahibzada Farhan
- CS Delport
- Hussain Talat
- Wayne Parnell
- Faheem Ashraf
- Samit Patel
- Rumman Raees
- Asif Ali
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Karachi Kings are being led by Imad Wasim in this cricket tournament. Karachi Kings had a fantastic win in their first cricket game, however, since then, they have lost all of their cricket games. Our prediction is of the changes to their playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of Karachi Kings’ playing XI:
- LS Livingstone
- Babar Azam
- Awais Zia
- CA Ingram
- Colin Munro
- Imad Wasim
- Ben Dunk
- Sohail Khan
- Mohammad Aamir
- Umer Khan
- Aamir Yamin
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Luke Ronchi was brilliant for Islamabad United in their last cricket game. He is a hard-hitting opening batsman for Islamabad and one of the reasons for their success. Our prediction is of another good performance from him in the next cricket game.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international cricket match played here was between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. That cricket game produced the scores of 158 and 141 runs by both sides. Afghanistan won the game of cricket by 17 runs by defending the score. Our prediction is of high first innings score of 160 runs. The team defending the total are expected to be the winning side. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Islamabad United will begin this game of cricket as favorites. They have got back the momentum by winning their last two cricket games while Karachi Kings have slipped further. Hence, our prediction is of Islamabad United victory in this cricket game.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Luke Ronchi (IU) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Faheem Ashraf (IU) – 3 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Luke Ronchi (IU)
Islamabad United – 2.10
Karachi Kings – 1.64
*odds may change anytime