Karachi Kings look to extend unbeaten streak against Islamabad United

SHARJAH: Karachi Kings will look to extend their victorious streak when they take on Islamabad United at the Sharjah Cricket Ground tonight.

High-flying Karachi Kings have won three and lost none of their matches so far in the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), with one game (against Multan Sultans) washed out due to rain.

Karachi, who revamped their squad in the PSL drafts and appointed Imad Wasim as captain, have been rewarded for the overhaul: the younger lineup, starring power hitters as well as more steady players and pacers, has overcome Quetta Gladiators, defending champions Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars.

Islamabad United have had a rollercoaster ride in the tournament, winning two and losing two of their matches thus far. The latest victory came about in a nail-biting Super Over against Lahore Qalandars on Friday, where Andre Russell held his nerve to fire his team to victory.

Karachi Kings top the table whereas Islamabad United sit at fifth position, just above Lahore Qalandars. 

Karachi Kings

Head coach: Mickey Arthur

Captain: Imad Wasim

Squad: Imad Wasim (c), Babar Azam, Joe Denly, Colin Ingram, Khurram Manzoor, Lendl Simmons, Saifullah Bangash, Eoin Morgan, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammed Taha, Tabish Khan, Ravi Bopara, Hasan Mohsin, Shahid Afridi, David Wiese, Usama Mir, Tymal Mills, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan Shinwari

Players to look out for:

Islamabad United

Head coach: Dean Jones

Captain: Misbah-ul-Haq

Squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Alex Hales, Sam Billings, Mohammad Hasan, Chadwick Walton, Rohail Nazir, Luke Ronchi, Amad Butt, JP Duminy, Hussain Talat, Samit Patel, Andre Russell, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Samuel Badree, Steven Finn, Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees, Zafar Gohar

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