Islamabad United. (Photo by ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 14th match of the Pakistan Super League 2020 will be played between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.

The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (2:00 PM GMT) (7:30 PM IST). This match will be live on DSport in India.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

It’s been a pretty close start to this 2020 edition of the PSL. All teams have lost at least one game each and there is a little bit of crowding up early in the points table. Both Islamabad United and Karachi Kings have blown hot and cold.

Islamabad United have played five games and have been pretty inconsistent. Their batting has been very good and have delivered in every game. They’ve got 160+ every time they’ve batted be it batting first or chasing. The bowling has been slightly expensive and inconsistent.

On the other hand, Karachi Kings started the tournament really well. They handed Peshawar Zalmi a 10-run loss as they made 201 batting first. The batting has been disappointing since then. Babar Azam is the only one who has got big runs but the team can’t depend on him to do all the scoring. The others will have to step up.

Weather Condition/Report

After a couple of rainy days, the weather in Rawalpindi is expected to clear up for this game. The temperatures will range between 15 and 17 degrees with humidity being over 70%. There are no chances of rain as well.

Pitch Condition/Report

The Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium has seen a couple of high-scoring games already. The batsmen have enjoyed the conditions and have got tall scores. We could be in for another good batting surface and another high-scoring game could be in store.

Injury and Availability News

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs

Islamabad United:

Luke Ronchi (WK), Colin Munro, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan (C), Rumman Raees, Faheem Ashraf, Amad Butt, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Muhammad Musa

Bench – Zafar Gohar, Hussain Talat, Philip Salt, Saif Badar, Rizwan Hussain, Akif Javed

Karachi Kings:

Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Alex Hales, Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton (WK), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim (C), Chris Jordan, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Amir, Umer Khan

Bench – Ali Khan, Usama Mir, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Rizwan, Awais Zia, Mitchell McClenaghan, Arshad Iqbal

Top Picks

There’s little doubt that Babar Azam will be among the top picks. He is one of the top T20 batsmen in world cricket and has the ability to get the big scores. He’s been in good form as well. Imad Wasim has shown great control with the ball and is the only other Karachi Kings batsman who has scored a half-century in this PSL. Luke Ronchi is someone who can take the game away from the opposition in no time. He can blast away at the top of the order and give Islamabad United a good start.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Colin Munro

Vice-captain Options – Imad Wasim, Luke Ronchi, Shadab Khan

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Luke Ronchi

Batsmen – Dawid Malan, Babar Azam (C), Iftikhar Ahmed, Alex Hales

All-Rounders – Shadab Khan (VC), Imad Wasim

Bowlers – Amad Butt, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Mohammad Amir, Chris Jordan

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Chadwick Walton

Batsmen – Asif Ali, Colin Munro (VC), Babar Azam (C), Alex Hales

All-Rounders – Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Cameron Delport

Bowlers – Amad Butt, Muhammad Musa, Umaid Asif

Expert Advice

With the surface expected to be good for batting, it’s important to pack your side with batsmen. Ideally, the users can go in with four batsmen and at least a couple of all-rounders who can make an impact with both bat and ball.

Probable Winners:

Karachi Kings might just win this game and get back to winning ways.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.