KAR vs ISL Fantasy Prediction: Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United – 24 February 2021 (Karachi). Big players like Babar Azam, Alex Hales, and Shadab Khan are on the display.
Karachi Kings will take on Islamabad United in the League Match of PSL 2021, aka Pakistan Super League which, will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi. The premier T20 competition of Pakistan is finally here.
The Kings are the defending champions, and they started the tournament with a win. Babar Azam is their lead batsman, whereas Ingram and Clarke are capable enough to support him. Mohammad Nabi & Daniel Christian are their ace all-rounders, whereas Amir is their lead bowler. Karachi Kings have a fairly decent squad in their ranks.
Islamabad United couldn’t perform last season, and they started this season with a win. Alex Hales is their lead batsman, whereas Shadab Khan and Lewis Gregory are their main all-rounders. Hasan Ali will lead the pace bowling attack, whereas Ashraf also supports him. They would want to win their second consecutive game.
Pitch Report – The average 1st inning score at this ground in this PSL season is 147 runs.
Total Games: 4; Bat 1st Won: 0; Bat 2nd Won: 4.
Match Details :
Time:- 7.30 PM, Live on Sony Six/HD
Probable XI for both sides:-
Karachi Kings – Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Colin Ingram, Joe Clarke, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Aamer Yamin, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal.
Islamabad United – Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Lewis Gregory, Faheem Ashraf, Zafar Gohar, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Babar Azam, Daniel Christian, Alex Hales, Shadab Khan, and Joe Clarke.
KAR vs ISL Team Wicket-Keeper
Joe Clarke (Price 8.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Clarke has scored over 1700 T20 runs at a strike-rate of over 150, whereas he played a destructive knock of 46 runs in the last game.
KAR vs ISL Team Batsmen
Babar Azam (Price 10.5) and Colin Ingram (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Karachi Kings. Azam is a world-class player, and he scored 473 runs at an average of 59.12 last season. Ingram scored 258 runs in the recent BBL season at a strike-rate of 127.09, whereas he has also been playing PSL regularly. Both of them are technically solid players.
Alex Hales (Price 10.5) will be our batsman from Islamabad United. Hales scored 543 runs in the recent BBL at an average of 38.79, whereas he was also the highest run-scorer of the tournament. He started the PSL 2021 on a fine note.
KAR vs ISL Team All-Rounders
Daniel Christian (Price 9) will be our all-rounder from the Karachi Kings. Christian scored 272 runs at a strike-rate of 182.55 in the recent BBL season, whereas he also scalped 15 wickets in bowling. Dan scalped the precious wicket of Gayle in the last game.
[Nabi didn’t bowl in the last game, and that’s why he is being ignored]
Shadab Khan (Price 9.5), Lewis Gregory (Price 9), and Muhammad Wasim Jr (Price 8) will be our all-rounders from Islamabad United. Khan scored 263 runs at an average of 37.57 last season, whereas he also scalped eight wickets in bowling. Wasim scalped three wickets on his PSL debut, whereas Gregory is a brilliant player and he scored 49 runs in the last game with a couple of wickets in bowling.
KAR vs ISL Team Bowlers
Mohammad Amir (Price 9) and Arshad Iqbal (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Karachi Kings. Amir scalped ten wickets last season, whereas Iqbal scalped nine. Both of them combined for four wickets in the last game.
Hasan Ali (Price 9) will be our bowler from Islamabad United. Ali scalped eight wickets last season, and he bowled well in the last game too.
Match Prediction: Karachi Kings will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Babar Azam and Shadab Khan
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Alex Hales and Lewis Gregory
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