DUBAI (Staff Report) – Islamabad United defeated Karachi Kings by 2-run in the sixth match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20.
Karachi Kings won the toss and chose to field first in the key match played at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday (today).
Kings lost their match against Quetta Gladiators on Saturday. However, Islamabad United lost both of their matches.
Tennis star Sania Mirza was also present in the stadium to support her husband Shoaib Malik’s team, Karachi Kings.
Peshawar Zalmi will face off Quetta Gladiators in the second game to be played at Dubai cricket stadium.
As many as two matches will be played on Sunday in Pakistan Super League (PSL), after Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi further strengthened their positions remaining undefeated so far.
Kings have included Usama Mir in place of out-of-form Nauman Anwar.
Islamabad team has made two changes to the side, bringing Khalid Latif and Muhammad Sami.
The first match started at 4:00pm while second game will begin at 9:00pm, according to Pakistan Standard Time (PST).
The four teams are led by Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi and Sarfraz Ahmad respectively.
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
The first round will be followed by three quarter finals which will decide the top two teams that will fight in the final T20 game on February 23 at Dubai cricket stadium to win the event.