Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United, PSL 2021: Match 6 Prediction – Who will win today’s match?
Both teams would be looking to post their second consecutive win in the league.
Updated - Feb 23, 2021 6:30 pm
After making winning starts in their respective opening fixtures, the Karachi Kings and Islamabad United will clash in the 6th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on 24th February 2021. In their previous encounter against Multan Sultans, the Islamabad United side romped home by 3 wickets, courtesy of a blistering 31-ball unbeaten 49 by Lewis Gregory.
On the bowling front, it was Mohammad Wasim who played a critical role for Islamabad in restricting the Multan Sultans side to a total of 150. The right-arm pacer scalped 3 wickets in his 4 overs and gave away 29 runs. And, he also took the crucial wicket of the Multan skipper, Mohammad Rizwan.
On the other hand, the Karachi Kings made a rollicking start to their 2021 PSL campaign as well and thrashed the Quetta Gladiators by 7 wickets and 37 balls to spare. Arshad Iqbal was the star with the ball for the Karachi side. The right-arm medium pacer conceded just 16 runs from his 4 overs. But most importantly, he also scalped 3 wickets as well. Joe Clarke then stepped up with the willow for the Karachi side, and plundered a rampaging 23 ball 46 to help his side to cross the line with ease. Both sides will be looking to post their second win on the trot.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch at Karachi is one that is definitely tilted towards the batsman. Once the willow wielders get through the initial uncertain period, they can make hay on this surface. Expect the batsmen to come out all guns blazing tomorrow.
Playing Combinations for Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United
Karachi Kings: Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Joe Clarke, Colin Ingram, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Imad Wasim(c), Aamer Yamin, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal
Bench: Abbas Afridi, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas
Islamabad United: Phil Salt, Alex Hales, Shadab Khan(c), Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Lewis Gregory, Faheem Ashraf, Zafar Gohar, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim
Bench: Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Muhammad Musa
Probable Top Performers
Mohammad Nabi was at his murderous best in Karachi’s previous match against the Quetta Gladiators. The Afghanistan cricketer scored an unbeaten 30 off just 14 balls to ensure that his side did not suffer any last-minute hurdles. Expect Nabi to produce yet another riveting performance in tomorrow’s encounter as well.
At the end of the 16th over, the Islamabad side was struggling, with their scorecard reading 117/7. They were still 34 runs away from victory with 4 overs to go. But then, Lewis Gregory came to the fore and steered his side home. In a knock consisting of 6 fours and a six, Gregory scored an undefeated 49 to help his side to reach the target of 151 with an over to spare. If Gregory can repeat his heroics in the match against Karachi as well, then the bowlers will surely have some headaches to deal with.
Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United Broadcast Details
Match Timings: 7:30 PM IST
TV: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: SonyLiv
The prediction is for Karachi Kings to win the match