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The Karachi Kings got off to a confident start in PSL 2021 as they look to defend their title. They won their first game with ease and will now be taking on Islamabad United. The first match that Islamabad United played was a close one. It took some brave hitting from Lewis Gregory to get them over the line but that that should not matter. A win is a win and how it comes does not make a difference.
Can Islamabad United build on their win to pull off an upset against the Karachi Kings?
Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United is going to be played at the National Stadium, Karachi on the 24th of February 2021.
An extremely professional victory to start the Pakistan Super League would have settled any nerves that may have been there. The Karachi Kings are playing at home and have looked the best of all the other teams so far.
Their bowling performed admirably in the previous match led by Mohammad Amir who may not have got too many wickets but never gave a single loose delivery to the batsmen. Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal, and Dan Christian bowled pretty well also.
The bowling attack is very well-rounded and there does not seem to be any glaring weakness in it at the moment.
The batting is led by Babar Azam, who did not score too many runs, but a big-inning is never too far away with him. Joe Clarke, Mohammad Nabi, and Colin Ingram all played pretty well without really coming under any pressure.
Hopefully, Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan will also join the party soon.
With Imad Wasim and Dan Christian in the lineup, the Karachi Kings have a decent amount of batting depth to count upon.
Joe Clarke, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Sharjeel Khan, DT Christian, Mohammad Nabi, SI Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Aamer Yamin, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal.
Islamabad United got over the line by the skin of their teeth after a spectacular inning by Lewis Gregory. His win is going to mask some of the weaknesses that are clear in the lineup and that is a dangerous thing.
The batting is pretty weak and even the dangerous pair of English openers could struggle in Pakistani conditions. Phil Salt, Alex Hales, and then there is a huge drop in batting talent. The likes of Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat, or Asif Ali could find it difficult to score consistently.
Lewis Gregory is a good batsman and managed to get some big hits in the previous match. Maybe he is given a promotion up the order this time around to make more of an impact but that remains to be seen.
Hasan Ali leads the bowling attack that also seems a bit weak. Shadab Khan is returning from injury and seemed a bit rusty while Faheem Ashraf is going to struggle to bowl his four overs in every match.
Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Wasim Jr., and Zafar Gohar completed the bowling lineup in the previous match.
Philip Salt, AD Hales, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Lewis Gregory, Zafar Gohar, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali.
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first. So far all the matches have been won by the team that has chased and so make sure you take that into consideration while placing your bet.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
The conditions in Karachi have been quite good for cricket, weather-wise, but the pitch has not been that great. It has been a bit slow and sluggish that has not made for very exciting cricket. It appears as if the same is going to be the case in the upcoming matches also. The batsmen will struggle to get the big-hits and accurate bowlers are going to be hard to score off.
A total of around 160 is going to be quite competitive batting first.
We are backing the defending champions in this match as well. The Karachi Kings have an excellent team that is well-balanced and has depth in every aspect of the game. Islamabad United got out of jail thanks to some individual brilliance in the previous match and will ahve to hope for something similar once more.
Bet on the Karachi Kings to win.
Our Favorite Bets
A Fifty In The Match - Yes($1.20) (Betway)
We have seen that the pitch is a bit slow but it is still quite flat. We think at least one of the batsmen on either side should be able to get past this score and get you paid. There are just too many class batsmen on either side to go under on this bet.
Total Match Wides - Over 8.5 ($1.95) (Betway)
Once again, the kind of indiscipline that we have seen from some of the bowlers in PSL 2021 so far has been amazing. An attempt to get early movement, wides being given for height, and missing the wide yorkers during the death all contribute to a large number of wides being bowled. Hope this continues and you get to double your money!!
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