Islamabad United start as favourites against Karachi Kings - get fantasy tips and predictions
Islamabad United (ISL) will lock horns with Karachi Kings (KAR) in match 22 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Monday, June 14.
ISL have won four of their six matches this season and are currently placed second in the PSL 2021 points table. However, the Shadab Khan-led side has suffered a massive blow as their star bowler Hasan Ali will miss the remainder of the ongoing PSL campaign due to personal reasons.
KAR, on the other hand, have had an inconsistent season, winning three and losing their other three matches so far.
ISL vs KAR Dream11 prediction
In the Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings head-to-head record in the last five matches of PSL, Islamabad have won three of the five encounters played between the two teams. Furthermore, United defeated the Kings by five wickets in their recent meeting held in February this year. Going by current form and past results, ISL are likely to add two points to their tally against KAR on Monday.
ISL vs KAR Dream11 team tips
Top Tip: Best batsmen
Islamabad United will bank on their swashbuckling opening batman Colin Munro to play another match-winning innings against the Kings. The 34-year-old Kiwi scored a blitzkrieg 36-ball 90 to help his side return to winning ways with a convincing win over Quetta Gladiators.
For the Karachi Kings, Babar Azam will undoubtedly be the batsman to watch out for. The Pakistan batting talisman scored 85 runs off 63 balls against Multan Sultans in their last encounter. Azam will look to continue his good form on Monday and help his team secure a crucial win.
Top Tip: Best bowlers
In the bowling department, Islamabad will hope Mohammed Wasim can take the responsibility in the absence of Hasan Ali. The youngster took two crucial wickets against Quetta Gladiators and gave away just 12 runs.
Meanwhile, Waqas Maqsood has been the prime wicket-taker for Karachi Kings, picking 14 wickets in 10 PSL matches at an economy of 8.18.
Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
One must pick Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan as their star all-rounder in their fantasy cricket team. The 22-year-old has scored 477 runs and claimed 41 wickets in 48 PSL matches so far.
For the wicket-keeper spot, Karachi Kings keeper Chadwick Walton will be the preferred choice over inexperienced Rohail Nazir.
ISL vs KAR probable playing XI
ISL playing XI (probable): Usman Khawaja, Colin Munro, Rohail Nazir (wicket-keeper), Shadab Khan (captain), Iftikhar Ahmed, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Muhammad Musa, Ali Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Akif Javed
KAR playing XI (probable): Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Martin Guptill, Najeebullah Zadran, Chadwick Walton (wicket-keeper), Thisara Perera, Imad Wasim (captain), Qasim Akram, Waqar Maqsood, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal
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