Karachi Kings have lost two back to back matches against Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi respectively after winning their first game of the PSL 4 against Multan Sultans. They will be looking to regain their form in their encounter against Islamabad United on Saturday at Sharjah.
Kings have been facing a problem with their middle-order, who have been unable to fire yet in the tournament. They are a top-heavy side with Babar Azam, Liam Livingstone, Colin Ingram and now Colin Munro, who has recently joined the squad.
The bowling line of Karachi Kings is one of the best in the tournament and has not allowed any batting line up to score freely against them. They have competent pacers, Usman Shinwari, Mohammad Amir and Aamer Yamin, and effective spinners in the line up, Imad Wasim and Umer Khan. All they need to find is the right balance that can click.
On the other hand, Islamabad United is looking impressive with a couple of changes in their line up, adding the young fast bowler, Mohammad Musa in the ranks, while replacing Rizwan Hussain with Sahibzada Farhan in the opening slot.
However, Luke Ronchi still holds the key for the reigning champions, if Karachi Kings manage to remove the destructive Kiwi batsman early in the inning, they have bright chances of restricting the whole team under a moderate total.
Karachi Kings will heavily depend on Babar Azam, Colin Ingram and on Colin Munro, if he plays, to win the match for them. Ideally, Kings will be looking to restrict United anywhere under 150. On the other hand, Islamabad United will also be wary of Karachi Kings’ bowling strength.