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

Samit Patel has been in good form for Islamabad United

When both teams met the last time, Islamabad United were successful in beating Karachi Kings by seven wickets.

Babar Azam, Liam Livingstone, Ben Dunk and Aamer Yamin were the top scorers for Karachi Kings in the previous game against Islamabad United. However, the team could only manage just over 140 runs which would always prove to be less than desired.

Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan were the pick of the bowlers for Islamabad United. While Faheem Ashraf picked up three wickets and bowled at an economy of just over six, Shadab Khan went wicketless but conceded just 18 runs from his four overs.

In reply, Islamabad United chased the target in a canter with almost four overs remaining. Opener Luke Ronchi killed the chase in the beginning with an explosive 35-ball 67. Sahibzada Farhan played a good hand of 30 while all-rounder Samit Patel closed the game along with the Ronchi with a 45-run knock. Imad Wasim was the only bowler from Karachi Kings who was able to make an impact and picked up two wickets.

Apart from the aforementioned, the likes of Asif Ali and Hussain Talat will be key for Islamabad United who score at a rapid pace and can take the game away from the opposition very quickly.

Similarly for Karachi Kings, Ben Dunk is that player. However, the Kings are playing him in the middle order which is unusual as Dunk generally opens the batting across T20 leagues.

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

Islamabad United- Luke Ronchi (wk), Cameron Delport, Sahibzada Farhan, Hussain Talat, Samit Patel, Shadab Khan (c), Faheem Ashraf, Wayne Parnell, Asif Ali, Rumman Raees, Muhammad Musa

Karachi Kings- Babar Azam, Colin Munro, Awais Zia, Colin Ingram, Liam Livingstone, Ben Dunk (wk), Imad Wasim (c), Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Umer Khan, Sohail Khan


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 150+

*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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