The match twenty-two of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 6) is to be played between the Karachi Kings and Islamabad United in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on 14th June.
Match 22nd, Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United, KK vs IU
Date: 14th June 2021
Time: 9:00 PM PST
Pitch & Weather report:
In Abu Dhabi’s pitch, there are equal delights for the batsmen and the bowlers. We have seen the batting first and chasing teams triumphing but the case differs. If the team batting first crosses a margin of 160, they can easily have an edge over the chasing teams. Whereas, if the chasing teams restrict the teams batting first below 150, it will be easy to chase in the second inning.
Despite the KK vs IU encounter to begin at 8:00 PM local, the weather is expected to be extremely hot as the temperature will be around 34 degrees celsius. The humidity will be across 62-67% and the wind speed will be in the range of 12-16 km/h.
Predicted playing XI:
KK: Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Martin Guptill, Chadwick Walton, Najibullah Zardan, Imad Wasim, Thisara Parera, Qasim Akram, Arshad Iqbal, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir
IU: Colin Munro, Usman Khawaja, Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Rohail Nazir, Iftikhar Ahmed, Fawad Ahmed, Musa Khan, Ali Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr
Karachi Kings: Babar Azam, Martin Guptill, Najibullah Zardan, Mohammad Haris, Imad Wasim, Aamer Yamin, Sharjeel Khan, Zeeshan Malik, Danish Aziz, Qasim Akram, Thisara Parera, Chadwick Walton, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Ilyas, Noor Ahmed, Waqas Maqsood
Islamabad United: Asif Ali, Colin Munro, Brandon King, Umar Amin, Usman Khawaja, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Akhlaq, Rohail Nazir, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Akif Javed, Ali Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Zeeshan Zameer, Musa Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Zafar Gohar
PSL 6: KK vs IU Match Preview, Match Prediction, Predicted playing XI
United, undoubtedly, have been stealing the show with their rocking performances despite missing on their proactive players such as Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali. LQ vs IU got limelight yesterday when Qalandars were restricted to their old form with the red hot squad taking an upper hand. Under Shadab’s leadership that seems to be improving with the teamwork exerted, United have won five out of seven games played. Qalandars are nevertheless as they also have lost only two out of five encounters yet.
Before the Abu Dhabi leg resumed, Karachi Kings were the table toppers and have been exceptional last season clinching the maiden trophy. In the last KK vs IU match, the Kings lost the game hence, will be looking to compensate for that defeat tonight. Notably, the Imad Wasim-led men have won three out of six games played which places them fourth on the table. The victory might bring delights to them with less uncertainty towards the qualification for the playoffs.