The eliminator match will be played between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings at the National Stadium Karachi, crowds would be pouring in huge numbers to support their home team. The pressure on the Kings would be double as everyone is expecting them to win this quintessential match but it won’t be easy because Islamabad United is a highly experienced side and they have a record of winning such crucial games.
Islamabad United have got a very strong opening stand in the form of Luke Ronchi and Cameron Delport, both the batsmen are T20 specialists and have the capacity to hit some hard shots. The bowling department led by skipper Mohammad Sami is one of the strongest of the league. The presence of Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf add to the strength of the bowling department. A stellar performance by Shadab is already due and could change the game all at once.
Karachi Kings, on the other hand, is rather inexperienced. They have had their fair share of victories and defeats. Although they have some great batsmen in the form of Liam Livingstone, Babar Azam, and Colin Munro, they have still not shown consistency. Umer Khan is one player who has purely shined through the tournament by bowling some brilliant spells, Usman Shinwari has shown his mettle too in the match against Quetta by single-handedly taking the match out of Quetta’s grasp. The clash between both the teams would be an exciting one.
Let’s have a look at the playing XI of both the teams for Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings clash:
- Imad Wasim (c)
- Babar Azam
- Liam Livingstone
- Colin Ingram
- Colin Munro
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Ben Dunk (wk)
- Amir Yamin
- Mohammad Amir
- Umer Khan
- Usman Shinwari
- Luke Ronchi (wk)
- Alex Hales
- Cameron Delport
- Chadwick Walton
- Asif Ali
- Hussain Talat
- Shadab Khan
- Faheem Ashraf
- Rumman Raees
- Muhammad Sami (c)
- Muhammad Musa
Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss
Match Time: The match will be started at 7:00 PM (Pakistan), 6:30 PM (Dubai) and 8:00 PM (India).
Venue: National Stadium Karachi
Weather Conditions: The weather is expected to be clear.
Toss: Karachi opted to bat first.
What’s on Twitter
Islamabad United is quite pumped up for the big match.
📣📣 THE BIG DAY!!
— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) March 14, 2019
While Peshawar and Quetta played the qualifier, Islamabad chilled at Kolachi.
🌟🌟 United We Chill 😎#Sherus 🦁 had scrumptious dinner at Kolachi 🍽
— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) March 13, 2019
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