Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United PSL T20 Match Prediction

2021-02-24 19:30:00
Karachi Kings KRK Karachi Kings
Islamabad United ISU Islamabad United
196/3 in 20.0
197/5 in 19.1
Islamabad United beat Karachi Kings by 5 wickets

Betting Tips

  • Islamabad United and Karachi Kings look to build on winning starts in the 2021 Pakistan Super League when they face each other at the National Stadium.
  • Arshad Iqbal took 3-16 as Karachi bowled Quetta out for 121 on their way to a dominant seven-wicket win in their first game.
  • Islamabad, meanwhile, had Lewis Gregory‚Äôs 49* to thank for a successful chase of 151 in a three-wicket defeat of Multan Sultans.
Karachi Kings

Our Pick Karachi Kings are favorites to win

Posted On 23rd February 2021 05:02:31
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1st Wicket Method - Caught


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Highest 1st 6 overs score - Karachi Kings


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Total Stumpings - Over 0.5


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Most Run Outs Conceded - Islamabad United


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Highest Opening Partnership - Karachi Kings


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Alex Hales Total Sixes - Over 0.5



Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United, PSL 2021

Islamabad United and Karachi Kings will both be bidding to back up their opening wins when they face each other in the Pakistan Super League. United take on the defending champions at the National Stadium, Karachi, on February 24 and the live action starts at 19:00 local time.

Islamabad United finished bottom of the pile last season but they started this season by chasing 151 to beat Multan Sultans. Lewis Gregory hit 49* from 31 balls, after Mohammad Wasim had earlier taken 3-29, in a three-wicket victory.

Karachi Kings started their title defence with a dominant display, meanwhile. Arshad Iqbal’s 3-16 set the tone against Quetta Gladiators as they bowled them out for just 121. In reply, Joe Clarke’s 23-ball 46 set the tone and the Kings claimed a seven-wicket win with 6.1 overs still to bowl.

KRK vs ISU Live streaming

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KRK vs ISU Toss Prediction

Both teams won the toss and elected to field first and it is highly likely both will be keen to do so again.

Weather Report

More hot, dry and sunny Karachi weather is in store.

Pitch Condition

A pacey wicket, favouring quick bowling and quick scoring, is the usual order of the day in Karachi.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United, Pakistan Super League 2021

Karachi Kings Team News & Playing 11

KRK Team News

Like Islamabad, Karachi Kings could stick with an unchanged team. They have a strong all-round contingent of Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian and captain Imad Wasim, all of whom made an impact last time out and ensure a good balance to this line-up.

KRK Key Players

  • Babar Azam: A patient 24 last time out does not mask the fact he is the key batsman in this tournament – as his tournament-winning performances proved last season.
  • Imad Wasim: Ended the Big Bash League in wicket-taking form and started this tournament with a wicket in the first over last time out.
  • Dan Christian: A serial winner when it comes to franchise T20 cricket, and he took a tidy 1-12 from his two overs last time out.

KRK Team Form

Karachi Kings beat Lahore Qalandars to claim last season’s Pakistan Super League title and started this year’s tournament in dominant form too. There were several good bowling performances as they carted Quetta Gladiators for 121 – Arshad Iqbal’s 3-16 the pick of the figures – before Joe Clarke smashed 46 from 23 balls to make light work of the chase. Karachi needed just 13.5 overs to seal a seven-wicket win.

Karachi Kings Predicted Playing 11

Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Joe Clarke (wk), Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim (c), Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal

Islamabad United Team News & Playing 11

ISU Team News

Islamabad opted to open with Phil Salt and Alex Hales last time out in PSL 2021. Late replacement Paul Stirling may have to be patient as he waits for his opportunity, as United could stick with an unchanged team. Mohammad Wasim took three wickets on his T20 debut.

ISU Key Players

  • Alex Hales: Hit 29 from 20 balls last time out but it will not be long before he is making a huge impact at the top of the order if he retains his recent BBL form.
  • Lewis Gregory: Two wickets and a vital unbeaten 49 from 31 balls meant the English all-rounder was an easy choice for man of the match.
  • Hasan Ali: Opened the bowling and finished with figures of 1-16 as he kept the pressure on with the ball throughout.

ISU Team Form

Islamabad United won just three times last season but have already made a winning start to this year’s tournament. Mohammad Wasim took 3-29 and Lewis Gregory 2-31 as they limited Multan Sultans to 150/8, before Gregory’s 49* got them home for a three-wicket win with an over to spare.

Islamabad United Predicted Playing 11

Alex Hales, Phil Salt (wk), Shadab Khan (c), Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Lewis Gregory, Faheem Ashraf, Zafar Gohar, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim

Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United Team Form in Last Five Matches



KRK vs ISU Head to Head

Karachi Kings ended a four-game losing streak in this fixture by winning both matches against Islamabad United last season. They chased 184 to win the first by five wickets – Alex Hales hitting a half-century for the Kings against his future side. When they last met in Karachi, meanwhile, the Kings chased 137 to win a lower-scoring game by four wickets.

KRK vs ISU Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played KRK Won ISU Won  Tie No Result
14 6 8 0 0

Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United Betting Odds

Karachi Kings are comfortable favourites to beat Islamabad United and continue their winning start to their Pakistan Super League title defence.

Who will win Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United Match?

Karachi Kings are favourites to win with Betway and Bet365, having already started the tournament in dominant winning form. Islamabad United also won last time out, but they are outsiders.

Karachi Kings have strengthened a winning line-up from last season, with the smart addition of some experienced all-rounders, and their winning start reflects that. They did not just beat Quetta Gladiators last time out, they completely dominated and that is why they are favourites to also see off Islamabad United.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Karachi Kings1.601.611.621.61
Islamabad United2.252.302.302.10

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Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United Top Team Batsmen

Having scored a half-century for Karachi against Islamabad last season, Alex Hales is now favourite to be Islamabad United’s top team batsman in this game against his former team. Both Betway and Bet365 have listed the big-hitting Englishman as favourite, while Pakistan superstar Babar Azam is favourite to be Karachi Kings’ top team batsman.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Babar Azam (KK)3.002.603.003.00
Joe Clarke (KRK)4.504.504.504.50
Colin Ingram (KRK)4.505.004.324.33
Alex Hales (ISU)
Phil Salt (ISU)4.004.504.004.00
Lewis Gregory (ISU)9.0013.009.009.00

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Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United Top Team Bowlers

Islamabad United and Karachi Kings both boast strong bowling line-ups, who found form in the first game. Hasan Ali and Mohammad Amir are the favourites for their respective teams to be top team bowler, but Mohammad Wasim and Arshad Iqbal are good prices with Betway.

Hasan Ali bowled brilliantly last time out, but Mohammad Wasim was the man in the wickets. After his excellent debut he could be worth backing with Betway and Bet365 to be Islamabad United’s top team bowler. Arshad Iqbal was the top man for Karachi Kings and Imad Wasim is in good wicket-taking form. Betway’s price for Iqbal is definitely worth looking at.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Mohammad Amir (KRK)3.504.003.743.75
Arshad Iqbal (KRK)3.754.753.743.75
Imad Wasim (KRK)5.505.505.505.50
Hasan Ali (ISU)3.003.753.243.25
Shadab Khan (ISU)3.503.753.743.75
Mohammad Wasim (ISU)

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Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United Prediction

Karachi Kings started the tournament in winning form and they can make it two from two with another similar performance in this game.

Final Verdict

Multan Sultans are favorites to win against Islamabad United. Back Karachi Kings to beat Islamabad United at 1.61.

KRK vs ISU Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Joe Clarke started the tournament in fine batting form for Karachi Kings and he is likely to be key as wicket-keeper-batsman once again. He looks an excellent pick at 8.5 credits.

  • Batsmen

    Alex Hales and Babar Azam are both 10.5 credits but there is no question that they are their teams’ top batsmen. Colin Ingram did not hit top form last time out for Karachi, but he too can be a key hitter in the upper-middle order.

  • All rounder

    It is a shame you are limited to four all-rounders given the quality on show. Both teams boast some very strong all-round line-ups. Mohammad Wasim is worth picking as a way of saving credits after his three wickets on debut last time out, while Lewis Gregory starred with ball and bat for Islamabad last time out. That leaves space for two of Karachi’s three experienced middle-order all-rounders. Imad Wasim will be more prominent with the ball and Mohammad Nabi was in good batting form last time out, which leaves no room for Dan Christian.

  • Bowlers

    Hasan Ali and Mohammad Amir are both nine credits but both lead their respective bowling attacks and both started in good bowling form – albeit not explosive wicket-taking form. For wickets, Arshad Iqbal was the main man for Karachi and once again he is excellent value at just eight credits. Waqas Maqsood is 8.5 credits and he is worth picking too.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Lewis Gregory started the tournament in good all-round form and if he is needed with the bat again then he could be a top captain pick. The same goes for Mohammad Nabi, though it may be worth taking a punt on one of the top batsmen instead – Karachi are favourites, so Babar Azam may be the best pick.

KRK vs ISU Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Alex Hales, Babar Azam (vc), Colin Ingram

  • All Rounder:Lewis Gregory (c), Mohammad Wasim, Mohammad Nabi, Imad Wasim

  • Wicket Keeper:Joe Clarke

  • Bowler:Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal

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