Karachi Kings know they have to be at their best to beat defending champions Islamabad United in their match on Wednesday in order to get out of the relegation zone of the HBL PSL in Dubai.
They also know that ‘one swallow does not make a summer’ after their much-needed win against table-toppers Quetta Gladiators in Sharjah on Sunday when former South African batsman Colin Ingram batted amazingly to lift them to a six-wicket win.
Ingram smashed eight sixes and 12 boundaries in the highest individual score in all PSL, scoring a 59-ball 127 not out to help Karachi chased down a target of 187 after being precariously placed at 4-2.
Islamabad United will also seek to return to winning ways after going down to Multan Sultans by six wickets in Dubai on Tuesday.
Islamabad’s batting came to a cropper as only Luke Ronchi fired with 32 while Asif Ali (22) and Samit Patel (20) also got good starts but failed to go further.
Karachi Kings will be tempted to use Australian Aaron Summers in place of a wayward Sohail Khan who has conceded over ten runs an over and was smashed for 32 runs in his two overs.
Karachi Kings batsman Babar Azam hopes he can return to better form and do not repeat mistakes.
“It was a fantastic win the other day,” said Babar. “We know that we have to play consistently well. As for my performance, I am committing some mistakes but I am determined not to repeat them as the crucial phase of the league has begun.”