Misbah-ul-Haq is the captain of Islamabad United © Getty Images
Misbah-ul-Haq is the captain of Islamabad United © Getty Images

This is match No. 10 of Pakistan Super League (PSL) and Misbah-ul Haq’s Islamabad United are ready to take on Kumar Sangakkara’s Karachi Kings at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. In Pakistan, the live cricket streaming will be available on PTV Sports Live, along with the live cricket telecast on Ten Sports, PTV, and Geo Super TV. In UAE, the live cricket streaming will be available on OSN Play, along with the live telecast on OSN Sports. In UK, the live cricket streaming is available on Prime TV Online, along with the live cricket telecast on Prime TV. Also, in Bangladesh, and West Indies, the live cricket telecast will be available on Gazi TV, and Flow TV, respectively.

Islamabad United are the favourites for the match, having won two of their three fixtures and gathering 4 points from them. Karachi Kings, on the other hand, are yet to bag their first victory as they have lost all three of the matches they have played so far. In their last match, Islamabad United restricted opponents Quetta Gladiators at 148 for 6 and then chased down the total with ease. Among the bowlers, Mohammad Sami and Shane Watson were the most successful with a couple of wickets each while Sam Billings impressed one and all with his batting, as he remained unbeaten  on 78 to take his side to victory. He hit 8 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. Watson’s cameo with the bat (36 off 27) was also crucial.

Kings’ last match was with the Lahore Qalandars who put up a challenging 180-run target in front of them. Mohammad Aamer, Sohail Khan and Usama Mir were highest wicket-takers for the side but they gave away too many runs. Batsmen failed to take up the responsibility and their innings came to an end with 172 for 8 on the board after 20 overs. Skipper Kumar Sangakkara’s 65 off 45 and Shoaib Malik’s 39 off 30 were the only highlights of the batting.