Get Islamabad United VS Karachi Kings Dream 11 Team Match Predictions 23rd February 2019. Check today match prediction, 100% Sure prediction for Pakistan Super League Match.
- Karachi Kings have a strong batting lineup led by the best T20 batsman in the world
- Islamabad United has a very well-balanced side with all bases well-covered
- The bowling attack of Karachi Kings comprising Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim is very potent as well and should give them the edge
- Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2019
- Date: Feb 23, 2019
- Format: T20
- Venue: Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
- Time: 16:00
- Weather: Moderate rain at times, 61% Humidity, 22.1℃
About the Match
Islamabad United won an important game against Peshawar Zalmi and will now be taking on the Karachi Kings just a few hours afterward as the PSL 2019 matches come thick and fast. This was the second win for Islamabad United in just four matches as the side continued to stay in the qualification zone.
The Karachi Kings have won just one match in PSL 2019 right now but they have also played one game lesser than all the other teams. Their previous match ended with a heavy defeat against Peshawar Zalmi and their confidence would be a bit muted coming into this match.
The beauty of the PSL lies in the fact that all the teams are pretty evenly matched. An even sprinkling of match winners, both international and domestic, ensures that matches are always going to be hard fought. Since four out of the 6 teams qualify for the PSL knockouts, it is also more difficult not to qualify than it is to qualify!
A good batting performance was the backbone of the win against Peshawar Zalmi in the last match for Islamabad United. Most of the top-batsmen got off to starts and seemed in good touch even though it was only Ian Bell that passed the fifty mark. Luke Ronchi was aggressive from the start and that is how he is going to play. We think he could be a factor on the better batting pitches in Sharjah and so look out for a big inning from him.
Sahibzada Farhan looks a bit overrated to us and his place at the top of the order seems to be because of his reputation rather than anything he has actually done.
Ian Bell, Hussain Talat, Cameron Delport, Asif Ali, and Faheem Ashraf are a very useful batting order to have in your side. Asif Ali also struck two sixes in his brief stay and showed how dangerous he can be. It was the PSL that provided the initial launch pad for Asif Ali’s career and it could be where he cements his place in the Pakistan ICC World Cup 2019 squad.
Islamabad United followed up their batting with a better bowling performance. They reduced Peshawar Zalmi to 65 for 5 before Kieron Pollard threatened to take the game away from them. Some late strikes including a hat-trick for Mohammad Sami ensured that Islamabad United came out on top.
The most impressive bowler of the night was Mohammad Musa. Another fast bowling youngster, Musa cranked up the pace and was difficult to hit. He picked up three wickets and add more depth to an already stocked bowling attack.
The Karachi Kings slumped to a heavy defeat against Peshawar Zalmi in their last match and their reliance on the openers is starting to become a crutch now. If Liam Livingstone and Babar Azam do not get runs for the Karachi Kings, their batting seems to crumble.
On paper, the likes of Colin Ingram, Ben Dunk, Sikandar Raza, and Imad Wasim give a lot of depth to the batting. This potential to score runs has not translated to performances on the park, though.
The Karachi Kings could consider sending Ben Dunk to open the batting and then dropping Livingstone to three but that would break up a successful opening partnership and maybe create more problems. The big issue does not seem to be in the players that have been picked or the positions they are batting in but rather the execution of cricket being played.
Ben Dunk has never been the best player of spin and could be found out pretty quickly. If a player were to be replaced from this batting lineup then it would have to him.
The Karachi Kings also have an excellent bowling lineup to call upon. Mohammad Amir has been in fine form and there is no doubt about the usefulness of Imad Wasim in T20 cricket. With Usman Shinwari and Sikandar Raza also in the side, the Karachi Kings can defend a decent total with ease.
The onus must be on the batting to now stand up and deliver. Facing Islamabad United is going to be tough but there are no easy matches in PSL 2019.
Full Details of Today Match Prediction
The cricket fans are ready to witness yet another big battle of PSL T20. The thirteenth match of Pakistan Super League 2019 is scheduled to play between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings on Saturday, 23rd February 2019 at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah. We are posting safe, accurate, and secure today match prediction for all matches of PSL free.
Islamabad United won their last match against Peshawar Zalmi. After losing the toss, they were asked to bat first. They failed to score a big total on the board. IR Bell was outstanding with the bat who scored fifty-four runs. They scored one hundred and fifty-eight runs. The bowlers of Islamabad done a great job and defended that total. The skipper, Muhammad Sami got his first hattrick in T20s. SR Patel also got three wickets. Islamabad United had played four matches so far with two wins and same losses. At the current stage, they are holding the third position on the table.
Karachi Kings also played their previous match against Peshawar Zalmi and they lost that match with a big margin of forty-four runs. They failed to chase the average target of one hundred and fifty-three runs. They could manage to score just one hundred and nine runs in twenty overs. Four batsmen of Karachi Kings were out without scoring any runs. They had played three matches right now with just single win and two losses. At the moment, they are laying at the bottom of the points table of Pakistan Super League.
Favorite Team in Today Match Prediction
According to our match prediction, Karachi Kings is the favorite team to win this match. There are many factors that make Karachi Kings a favorite team to win this match.
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Teams
Islamabad United was outstanding in the previous game and they defend the low total, so the winning chances of today match for Islamabad United have been increased. The equation of winning chances of both teams for today match is mentioned as under.
Islamabad United have 54% chances to win this match
Karachi Kings has 46% chances to win this match
Toss Prediction in Today Match Prediction
The toss can play an important role in the decision of all matches of PSL. The team who will win the toss may choose to field first.
Pitch Report and Conditions
This match will be played at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah. The pitch here in this stadium is also flat and excellent for batting. We are hoping that the pitch starts to become a bit slow as the PSL 2019 progresses, however, that has not happened up until now. As we have another good batting wicket, so plenty of runs should score here by both sides.
Weather Report for Today Match
The weather forecast in Sharjah shows some chances of rain for this match day. We are hoping that the weather will be clear at the match time.
- 1 Our Prediction
- 2 Match Detail
- 3 About the Match
- 4 Match Preview
- 5 Islamabad United
- 6 Karachi Kings
- 7 Full Details of Today Match Prediction
- 8 Favorite Team in Today Match Prediction
- 9 Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Teams
- 10 Toss Prediction in Today Match Prediction
- 11 Pitch Report and Conditions
- 12 Weather Report for Today Match