Pakistan Super League 2021 Match 6
Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United Match Prediction – Wed, 24th February
Kings to Defend Title?
Defending champions Karachi Kings began PSL 2021 as the preferences and threw down the gantlet to other contenders in the first game itself. They dismissed the Quetta Gladiators for a mere 121 and chased down the mark with seven wickets left behind.
Imad Wasim’s side is one of the best stable teams this season and shot on all cylinders on an inaugural day. All the six bowlers utilized by Karachi Kings chipped in wickets, and all batters provided to the chase, barring opening batsman Sharjeel Khan. Joe Clarke’s blitz, where the youngster notched a 23-ball 46, worked them well too.
With the ball, look out for novice pacer Waqas Mahmood. He’s an added rapid off the Pakistan manufacture line, and we believe him to have an advanced season.
Possible playing XI: Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Imad Wasim(c), Daniel Christian, Mohammad Amir, Aamer Yamin, Waqas Maqsood, Colin Ingram, Joe Clarke(w), Mohammad Nabi, Arshad Iqbal.
Thrashing Islamabad United is simpler said than done. The franchise began PSL 2021 with a victory as well. Islamabad closely beat Multan Sultans by 3 wickets. Tracking 151, Shadab Khan’s team held their spirit and covered up the chase with one over left.
The home-grown bowling line-up is good. Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf are two of the finest in this competition in the last two years. Faheem has also existed in superb form as an all-rounder across setups.
With players like Lewis Gregory and Alex Hales in their team, Islamabad United will be optimistic about their odds against Karachi Kings.
Possible playing XI: Alex Hales, Philip Salt(w), Shadab Khan(c), Lewis Gregory, Iftikhar Ahmed, Zafar Gohar, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The standard score here is 150 runs, with the wicket being a stable surface. Batting second is presently a sure shot way to win the match, with the first four games of PSL 2021 being won by sides batting second. This will be the 6th game at this venue, and we reckon toss is going to play a vital role in the campaign’s proceeding.
Karachi Kings is the PSL 2021 favourites for a cause. Their all-round force goes into the match high on belief. The Kings should be likely to beat Islamabad United. So do the sportsbook rate them. Karachi Kings enter this game at the odds of 1.58, whereas the United enter at the odds of 2.25.
We want to hold the toss on our flank and if United can maintain negligible favourite status with Kings pushed out after being put in, we’ll bet on them. Thus, toss is the kye as we reckon, United could sizzle. Man for man, the Kings are far more impressive, they don’t have any holes to be manipulated, but Alex Hales and Hasan Ali can be the men to watch out for the United’s roster.