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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction PSL- Islamabad United v Karachi Kings

Luke Ronchi
Luke Ronchi
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Islamabad United have not got off to an ideal start this season. After winning their first match, they have lost back to back matches and would like to turn things around.

Similarly, Karachi Kings also won their first match but have had batting collapses in the next two matches.

Islamabad United are trying to find their ideal playing XI as they have made repeated changes in their starting matches. Phil Salt and Waqas Maqsood were initially dropped for Wayne Parnell and Rumman Raees. Subsequently, Muhammad Musa and Ian Bell have been given a nod while Sahibzada Farhan replaced Rizwan Hussain.

However, they are expected to settle down with this combination now especially after Ian Bell slammed a half-century in the first match that he got to play. Skipper Luke Ronchi is expected to have a big impact on the team as the tournament moves on. Apart from him, Asif Ali and Hussain Talat have also shown sparks of brilliance.

Other than Faheem Ashraf, who is a proven all-rounder, Wayne Parnell also showed that he can play the role of a bowling all-rounder.

Karachi Kings would expect Ben Dunk to be back after he was part Melbourne Stars who won the Big Bash League title. Colin Munro is along with the New Zealand ODI squad and is unavailable.

Babar Azam is expected to open the batting along with Liam livingstone. The team would expect a repeat of the first match where the two joined hands for a formidable partnership. Mohammad Rizwan is one of the key players for the team in the middle order.

Among the bowlers, Mohammad Amir started off his campaign with a four-wicket haul and has looked good. Usman Shinwari has also been economical.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.


Islamabad United- Luke Ronchi, Rizwan Hussain, Cameron Delport, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Wayne Parnell, Faheem Ashraf, Samit Patel, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees

Karachi Kings- Babar Azam, Liam Livingstone, Ben Dunk, Colin Ingram, Awais Zia, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari, Sohail Khan, Umer Khan, Aaron Summers


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Islamabad United

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United), Babar Azam (Karachi Kings)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shadab Khan (Islamabad United), Usman Shinwari (Karachi Kings)

Most Sixes – Asif Ali (Islamabad United), Babar Azam (Karachi Kings)

Team Scores Batting First – Islamabad United 160+, Karachi Kings 145+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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