Toss Karachi chose to bowl v Islamabad
Karachi Kings have won the toss and will bowl. This is a game that has severe ramifications for both sides, with Islamabad United guaranteed elimination if they fail to win today. On the other hand, victory for Islamabad will virtually ensure they reach the semi-finals, thanks to their superior run rate to rivals such as Quetta Gladiators. With the bulk of the overseas contingent having already departed, Phil Salt and Colin Ingram are the only overseas players who line up for Shadab Khan’s team.
Karachi Kings will guarantee qualification if they win today, too. They have been slightly less severely hit by overseas departures, with only Alex Hales having left. He is replaced in the side by Cameron Delport.
Islamabad United: Colin Ingram, Rizwan Hussain, Phil Salt, Shadab Khan (capt), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Zafar Gohar, Akif Javed, Rumman Raees, Musa Khan
Karachi Kings: Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport, Imad Wasim (capt), Chadwick Walton (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Amir, Usama Mir, Arshad Iqbal, Umaid Asif