Last night, PSL 2023 saw its first major batting collapse from Quetta Gladiators in a match between MS vs QG where Ihsanullah took the fifer for less than 15 runs in his four allotted overs. Today, PSL 2023 is back again at Karachi in National Stadium where Islamabad United is all set to play their 1st game in this year’s PSL. KK has already lost their 1st game against Peshawar Zalmi in a close encounter in which Imad fought till the end but couldn’t finish the chase. Below you can find KK vs IU probable team XIs and the best fantasy XI team for MyStars11 & Dream11 with other key details like weather and pitch conditions.
KK vs IU Match Details
Kings will be eager to win this game and open their account in PSL 2023 with winning points as losing two games consistently can cause serious issues later on. It is the 4th day of PSL 2023 where 4th game is all set to stage.
Match: Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United, Match 4
Competition: Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023
Date: 16th February 2023
Time: 07:00 PST or 7:30 PM IST
Ground: Multan International Cricket Stadium
The forecast is again pretty good during the game with no real chances of rain interruptions. Temperatures are expected to be around 18 to 30 degrees with weather cooking down as the match progresses due to the sea breeze. Humidity is expected to be around 37 percent during game hours.
The conditions at National Stadium, Karachi is very suitable for batters and we have always seen 190-plus scores on this venue at ease. Pacers often go for runs on this venue while spinners if they are smart enough can utilize a bit of spin on offer at this venue. We expect the toss-winning captain to bowl 1st as it is a great venue to chase down scores.
KK vs IU Probable Playing XIs
Karachi Kings won’t be doing any major changes from the last match as they went very close to chasing the target but will definitely look to improve poor batting from the top order in the last game. Islamabad United doesn’t have all overseas players available due to International commitments but their squad depth is excellent which provides them plenty of options to choose the best playing XI for this game.
Below are the probable team XIs for KK vs IU match 4 of PSL 2023.
Karachi Kings: S Malik, Sharjeel Khan, Haider Ali, IM Wasim(C), Qasim Akram, Ben Cutting, MS Wade, Mohammad Amir, AJ Tye, Imran Tahir, Mir Hamza
Islamabad United: Asif Ali, Hassan Nawaz, C Munro, Sohaib Maqsood, PR Stirling, HE van der Dussen, SH Khan(C), Azam Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim, TK Curran
KK vs IU Fantasy Team
On paper, Islamabad United has more utility players than Karachi Kings and in T20s all-around players can often become a major difference between the sides. We have below compiled the best possible KK vs IU fantasy XI which you can select on MyStars11 or on Dream11 to win great cash rewards. We have tried to cover all angles which include quality pacers, spinners, all-rounders & explosive batters in our fantasy XI team.
Fantasy XI: Azam Khan (wk), Shoaib Malik (vc), Sharjeel Khan, C Munro, Sohaib Maqsood, PR Skirling, HE van der Dussen, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan (C), AJ Tye, Hassan Ali
Shadab Khan is our captain for the fantasy team because he is a great spinner, and a brilliant fielder and he often bats high up the order in PSL so he gives you more options to win maximum points while Shoaib Malik is a great candidate for vice-captain mainly because his current batting form is excellent and he is another brilliant out-fielder.
KK vs IU Head-to-Head PSL Record
Historically as well as on present form, Islamabad has had the upper hand against Karachi and they won quite comprehensively whenever they play against KK. Bowling has been a major letdown whenever KK plays against IU which they need to resolve to change the losing streak.
In the last four matches between these franchises, IU won all four of them.
|Matches Played||KK Won||IU Won||Tie||NR|
KK vs IU Match Live Streaming
To watch PSL 2023 ad-free streaming I recommend watching it live on Tapmad TV which provides HD quality PSL streaming at a very affordable price point. To watch for free I recommend watching it live on the Daraz application which is the official free PSL 2023 streaming partner. KK vs IU live streaming will also be available on websites like WebCric, TouchCric & CricHD which covers International media channels like WillowTV and Star Sports.
KK vs IU Match Prediction
Cricket experts and many professional bookmakers predict Islamabad United to continue their sheer dominance against Karachi Kings as IU got a winning probability of over 60% while KK has only 40%. For KK to win, they would desperately want Mohammad Amir to bring them 2 wickets at least in the powerplay otherwise with the batting depth IU got they will certainly go for a target of above 200 runs in case they are batting 1st.
Players to watch out for or to bet on are PR Skirling, HE van der Dussen, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik & Azam Khan who are not only in great batting form but also have the capability to win a game on their own. KK will definitely miss Mir Hamza in PSL 2023 as he suffered a finger injury in the opening game and now Akif Javed has been named as his replacement.