Karachi Kings will take on Islamabad United in the eliminator match of the Pakistan Super League at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on February 20th. Here’re the latest Islamabad United v Karachi Kings betting tips in this PSL encounter.
Considering the form of Islamabad United in the tournament, it has been an average one. With four wins and four losses, they ended their campaign of the group stage at the third place.
Their most recent fixture was against Lahore Qalandars, where they won by five wickets. Having won the toss, they chose to bowl first and got themselves a target of 151 runs to win. Islamabad United got this in 19 overs.
However, their woes are now going to increase, considering that their key overseas players – Shane Watson and Sam Billings, won’t be available for the tournament anymore. In this case, it is upto Andre Russell and Dwayne Smith to give the team much needed boost. To make things easier for them, they will be accompanied by the Australian Brad Haddin as well, who scored a half century against Qalandars.
As for Karachi Kings, they have had a highly disastrous season. They have won just two matches and lost the remaining six. They managed to qualify for the final four by the skin of their teeth, owing to a slightly better net run rate than that of Lahore Qalandars.
Kings have lost their previous three fixtures in a row, owing to which they definitely lack the momentum. And to make things worse for them, their most in-form player Shakib Al Hasan will not be available for this crucial fixture. In this case, it will be upto Ravi Bopara and Lendl Simmons to handle the batting and give the team a fighting chance.
In the group stage, the two teams have met twice. In both the cases, it was Islamabad United who emerged victorious. The first match was an incredibly close one, where United won by two runs, while in their last one, they won by five wickets.
For this game, the odds are definitely in the favor of Islamabad United.
Islamabad United v Karachi Kings betting tips:
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The Islamabad United v Karachi Kings PSL match will be played at 21:00 hrs local time on February 20th.