Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings PSL Highlights Today 26 Feb 2017
Watch Karachi vs Islamabad highlights of the 20th match of Pakistan Super League 2017. Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United highlights on 26-2-2017. KK vs IU PSL highlights. This is the last match of PSL group stage and a do or die game for Karachi Kings who face danger of elimination. Their previous game against Lahore earned them a miraculous win when Pollard hit two consecutive sixes on the last two balls of their innings. This thrilling victory kept them alive in the tournament. Now only Lahore Qalandars or Karachi Kings will be eligible to move to the next stage. This is what makes today’s victory a must for Karachi team. If they loose with some margin, Lahore will surpass them on the basis of better run-rate.
Toss: Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.
Both Karachi and Lahore are tied at six points and what Karachi needs is not to loose with a big margin, to qualify for the knockout stages. In previous match, Chris Gayle was dropped from the team after a constant show of poor performance. Mahela Jayawardene was given opportunity but he also scored only 10 runs. Today the choice of opening pair will be crucial for them. Babar Azam has already earned his place by scoring a 42-ball 49 against Lahore.
Among many woes for Karachi, one is their inconsistent middle order where Ravi Bopara and Shoaib Malik failed to give substantial support. Today the role of middle order will play basic role in deciding their fate.
Islamabad United, on the other hand, have already qualified for the next round. They will be free from any pressure, a scenario that may work in both ways. If they take this game lightly, they will loose. However they don’t have any pressure like that of Karachi Kings, so most probably they will play a better game.