The 20th and the last match of HBL PSL 2 of group stages will take place today between Karachi kings and Islamabad United at 20:00(21:00 PKT).
The match is on stake, not for the two teams its for three teams: Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Karachi is on the way to qualify for the play-offs but there are some negotiations which need to be fulfilled if they lose. Even if they lose they need to lose by margin less than 15 and if they are defending they need to take the match till 18.3 overs to qualify. Lahore needs to pray that this might not happen. Islamabad have qualified and they are waiting for the win to secure the first place.
Coming to the head to head equations, Islamabad have dominated Karachi badly winning 3 out of four and having 75% of win against Karachi. Although in this season, Karachi won against Islamabad where the match was effected by rain and Babar Azam played some tremendous and decent cricket.
Babar Azam and Sangakkara are consistently performing, with Mahela in the squad last evening, they now have experience and with Pollard Smashing that two sixes and coming in form they are looking strong. While Islamabad must be very confident after defending 5 of the very last over. They just needs to score big and they have recently add an emerging beauty in the shape of Hussain Talat.
However, today’s match can change the equations for three teams, Who do you think will face defeat and who’s hope will get vanished?