If it is a coincidence or a fortunes, once again same teams, same qualifying round but the only thing different is Season. They are into it again. Karachi and Islamabad coincidentally played their last league stage game against each other, which Islamabad United lost.
Coincidentally last match of the league won by Karachi Kings and that too against Islamabad United. As usual Babar Azam, who is in sublime form showed some class but did not stay too long and made only 27 runs. Gayle, finally his bat started showing its true colors and at the right time when needed. With some fine bowling from Amir, Sohail Khan and Usman Khan stopped Islamabad United to just mere 123 runs.
As usual Dwayne Smith was the highest run getter from I.U. with exceptionally brilliant performance by Shadab Khan who has been performing really well took 3 wickets.
Ben Duckett has already left PSL and West Indies player Nicholas Pooran will be joining the squad. Saeed Ajmal who has been below expectations in this season and he is going expensive as well. Seems Pollard has also found his sweet spot and from last few matches he has started getting runs for the team which is positive for Karachi Kings.
Possible Lineup 1: Sanga(wk), Azam, Smith, Talat, Watson, Malik, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Sami, Sohail Khan, Rumman Raees
Possible Lineup 2: Sanga(wk), Azam, Smith, Talat, Watson, Gayle/Malik, Shadab Khan,M. Amir, Sami, Sohail Khan, Rumman Raees