Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings Match Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News and Predictions – 1/3/2020
Islamabad United have won the PSL twice and are currently third on the log. The Karachi Kings have never secured a title, but are among the tournament favourites in the latest PSL odds this time. Cricket predictions will be influenced by their head-to-head record from their last five matches.
Islamabad were robbed of adequate preparation when their fixture with Peshawar Zalmi was washed out on Saturday. They will be at the same venue on Sunday, with drier conditions expected for this intriguing fixture. We have the team news and more ahead of it.
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings – Match Preview
Where: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
When: Sunday, 1 March 2020
Pitch conditions: This will be just the third time this ground has been used in the 2020 PSL. The first match was a high-scoring affair and the second substantially lower. The pitch would have spent several hours sweating under covers on Saturday, making for conditions less dry than usual.
Weather conditions: The rain that prevented any play between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi on Saturday will likely clear 24 hours later, allowing for a full fixture. A comfortable high of 23 degrees Celsisu is predicted for Rawalpindi on Sunday.
Start Time: 19:30 (IST), 14:30 (GMT)
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings – Latest Odds
Betway have Islamabad United and the Karachi Kings priced at 1.80 and 1.95, respectively, to win this match. The latest PSL odds favour an Islamabad team that have beaten the Karachi franchise in their last four attempts. The online cricket predictions have some attractive top batsman and top bowler markets for this fixture, too.
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings – Team News
Islamabad United’s quota of four overseas players per XI will probably be given to the batting ranks again, with Colin Munro, Colin Ingram, Luke Ronchi and Dawid Malan batting in the top five. Dale Steyn was not picked for South Africa’s ODI squad to play Australia, so this might be his cue for an Islamabad United debut. If this happens, United will need to select a Pakistan batsman and omit one of Munro, Ingram, Ronchi or Malan.
Whether the Karachi Kings will make changes to the XI that lost the Multan Sultans remains in the balance. Cameron Delport and Chadwick Walton will be vital to the middle order, while Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam will be tasked with opening the innings. Delport will probably have a role to play with the ball, with his cutters and other slower variations important in these conditions. It’s improbable a spinner will take the new ball, with two seamers instead given the new ball to capitalise on sweaty conditions, especially if the Kings bowl first.
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings – Squads
|Shadab Khan (captain)
||Imad Wasim (captain)
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings – Betting Tips and Prediction
A match between the two-time champions and one of the tournament 2020 favourites will be tough to call among free cricket betting tips, but there are a few key battles that will be decided in Rawalpindi on Sunday. Our experts have some cricket analysis for you, which could help you with the right pick in the Pakistan Super League betting.
Faheem Ashraf to be top bowler for Islamabad United
Seamer Ashraf has the most wickets for Islamabad in the 2020 PSL so far. He has averaged two wickets per innings for the last three matches and is in good enough form to continue this momentum. Betway have offered Ashraf at 4.33 to be the top bowler for Islamabad. Alternatively, seamer Muhammad Musa – with his short stature and skiddy action – is a top tip at 4.50 in the same market.
Alex Hales to be top batsman for Karachi Kings
Hales continues to push for a recall to the England limited-overs XI via performances on the domestic T20 circuit. He starred for the title-winning Sydney Thunder in Australia’s Big Bash League recently and has joined the Kings with a couple of promising 20s. He is primed to convert into a bigger knock against United and is priced at 4.00 by Betway to be the Kings’ top batsman.
Best Bet: Faheem Ashraf to be top bowler for Islambad United at 4.33 with Betway