Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United Match Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News and Predictions – 14/3/2020
The Pakistan Super League is into its business end as the race for berths in the play-offs heats up. The Karachi Kings are very much among the favourites in the PSL betting tips for the title, especially after a booming 10-wicket win over the Lahore Qalandars recently.
Islamabad United have won the tournament twice, but are struggling to avoid finishing at the bottom of the log this time. This is their last match of the round-robin stage – and it’s a must-win if they want to remain among the best cricket predictions for the next stage of the competition.
Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United – Match Preview
Where: National Stadium, Karachi
When: Saturday, 14 March 2020
Pitch conditions: This ground was used a couple of days ago, when Lahore only reached 150 despite the loss of just five wickets. The Kings’ decision to bowl first then will probably be the same on again, if they win the toss. There are plenty of runs to be had in this wicket if the batsmen can ride initial struggles.
Weather conditions: A few matches this PSL season have been hampered by wet weather, but this one shouldn’t be. No rain is forecast in Karachi on Saturday, with a high of 29 degrees Celsisus and humidity levels to match predicted.
Start Time: 19:30 (IST), 14:00 (GMT)
Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United – Latest Odds
Betway have priced the Karachi Kings and Islamabad United at 1.75 and 2.00, respectively, in the latest PSL odds to win this match. The Kings hadn’t beaten United in the last four attempts prior to their meeting earlier in this PSL, before influencing the cricket odds with a big win over the two-time champions at the start of this month.
Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United – Team News
The Kings will be without Aamer Yamin for the rest of the tournament due to injury. Their batsmen dominated again Lahore recently, leaving the middle order rather untested ahead of this fixture. Cameron Delport will probably return to the XI, now that Alex Hales has opted out of the tournament due to the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Hussain Talat didn’t put in enough good performances early in the tournament, but could return to the XI for this match. Phil Salt is still waiting for a game, but will be hard pressed to get into a United batting order packed with international stars. Rumman Raees will have a big role to play with the ball again.
Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United – Squads
|Imad Wasim (captain)
||Shadab Khan (captain)
Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United – Betting Tips and Prediction
This is a big match for both teams. Win and the Kings will effectively consolidate their status as one of the favourites in the PSL betting tips. For United, they have to win to stay in contention. Free cricket predictions are primed for a great game.
Cameron Delport to be top batsman for Karachi
England star Alex Hales’ decision to leave the tournament has left opportunity knocking for Delport, who is priced at 5.50 to be the top batsman for Karachi in this match. He can set himself apart as the lead overseas star now, after being dropped from the XI recently. Delport is a big-hitter with plenty of T20 franchise experience around the world.
Faheem Ashraf to be top bowler for Islamabad
United have lacked a standout performer with the ball this season. Three or four seamers have contributed in part, but they’ve lacked a genuine spearhead despite the presence of Dale Steyn. Ashraf has been their best, if not spectacular, and is offered at 3.75 to be the top bowler for ISLU in this match. For longer odds, there’s Akif Javed at 6.00 in the same bowling category.
Best Bet: Cameron Delport to be top batsman for Karachi Kings at 5.50