UPDATE: Islamabad United beat Karachi Kings by five wickets in a low scoring game despite some difficulties early on. Karachi Kings was put into bat and restricted to just 129 runs and in reply Islamabad United were 19-3 at a moment, but then saved by Misbah ul Haq and Khalid Latif from complete damage.
The 16th match of the PSL T20 2016 will be a tough battle between Karachi Kings and Islamabad United today in Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The winning side will pave its way to qualify for the playoffs.
Kings and United are having equal points on the table and stand on the 3rd and 4th position respectively. Both these sides are struggling with lack of consistency in performance that has cost them defeats in the previous matches.
— Karachi Kings (@KarachiKingsARY) February 14, 2016
Shoaib Malik of Karachi Kings has been impressive and has made his team fight for victory but the results are not that satisfactory so far. A few changes have been experimented in the last two three games but they have not clicked.
On the other side, Captain Misbah is back in the United team but the all rounder Andre Russel is a big blow for the team Islamabad United who was already suffering from injuries. Secondly, their batsmen must keep the run rate up in middle and final overs; they get a good start often from their openers but they fail to convert it into a big score.
As it’s a day match (first one), toss will not be that crucial as it is in the evening matches because of the dew.
Players to Watch: Ravi Bopara, Shane Watson, Sharjeel Khan
Live Broadcast: PTV Sports, Ten Sports, Geo Super, OSN (UAE), CSN (Sri Lanka), Prime TV (UK)
Live Streaming: Geo Super, PSL-t20.com, pcb.com.pk, YouTube.com and PTV Sports, For international viewers can watch it on www.cricketgateway.com
Karachi Kings Squad:
Shoaib Malik (c), Nauman Anwar, Lendl Simmons, Shahzaib Hasan, Fawad Alam, James Vince, Imad Wasim, Ravi Bopara, TM Dilshan, Shakib Al Hasan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Tanvir, Mushfiqur Rahim, Saifullah Bangash, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Amir, Usama Mir, Mir Hamza
Islamabad United Squad:
Shane Watson, Andre Russell, Misbah ul Haq (c), Samuel Badree, Mohammad Irfan, Brad Haddin, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Babar Azam, Imran Khalid, Kamran Ghulam, Umar Amin, Sam Billings, Rumman Raees, Amad Butt, Ashar Zaidi, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Siddiq
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