Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings Betting Tips 14/02/2022

February 10, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed
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Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings Betting Tips 14/02/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The 21st fixture of the Pakistan Super League 2022 sees Islamabad United take on Karachi Kings at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on Feb 14 (Monday). The match is to begin at 8 pm IST.

Teams Status

Islamabad United

There must be a bit of a concern in Islamabad United camp now as they have lost two of their last three matches.

Their recent defeat came against Quetta Gladiators in a high-scoring encounter that saw more than 400 runs scored.

The capital city side posted 199 for 8, which makes it seem like it was a brilliant batting effort but it really wasn’t. They owed a bulk of that total to just two men: Alex Hales (62 off 38) at the top and Faheem Ashraf (55 off 28) towards the bottom.

The rest of the Islamabad batting unit had a match to forget. In fact, Islamabad were 109 for 6 at one point and if it wasn’t for Ashraf’s late heroics, they’d have managed a much smaller total.

Also having an off night were their bowlers, who could not defend even 199. Except for Shadab Khan (3 for 25) once again, no one else did much of note. The biggest culprit was Mohammad Wasim Jr, who was bled for 61 runs in his four overs. The 20-year-old has conceded big runs all through the tournament and his form and place in the side must now deserve a review.

Karachi Kings

The slim hopes of a miraculous revival for Karachi Kings died on Sunday with the defeat to Peshawar Zalmi – their sixth straight loss.

The pointless Kings are now officially out of the playoff hunt and must go back to the drawing board during offseason. This wasn’t the kind of start Kings would have wanted under new captain Babar Azam.

Against Zalmi on Sunday, they were again a paragon of mediocrity. The game was pretty much lost inside the first 10 overs when Hazratallah Zazai (52) and Mohammad Haris (49) put Karachi bowlers to sword.

The chase of 194 was never on, especially as Karachi top order once again found runs difficult to come by. Sharjeel Khan failed again whereas Babar Azam’s 46-ball 59 served no purpose. The rest of the batters do not even deserve a mention they were so poor.

File this season under years of shame.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Islamabad United Karachi Kings
PariMatch 1.52 2.48
PariPesa 1.50 2.665 1.54 2.50
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Islamabad are big favourites for this fixture. Parimatch has Islamabad priced at 1.52 and Karachi at 2.48. Paripesa has Islamabad available for 1.50 and Karachi for 2.665. Lastly, Sportsbet has Islamabad priced at 1.54 and Karachi for 2.50.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Babar Azam total runs over 31.5 @ 1.85

Defeats have been constant for Karachi all through this tournament but another constant has been Babar Azam scoring runs – even if they are at times scored at snail’s pace and prove counterproductive. Even in a supreme failure of a campaign, the Karachi skipper has scored 253 runs in six matches at an average of 50.60. The man is just a run machine. With the pressure of qualification gone, he and his teammates would be freer than ever so his natural game might just reappear for the first time this PSL. The odds have been sourced from Sportsbet.

Tip: Team with top bowler – Islamabad United @ 1.67

Apart from perhaps Chris Jordan, Karachi Kings do now have one bowler who can win them a game on their own. Islamabad, on the other hand, do have several such names, chiefly among whom are Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali. Therefore, we like our chances with this bet. The odds have been sourced from Sportsbet.


The only real hope Karachi have of winning this won is through their openers Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam – more former than latter as the Kings captain appears to be forgotten his top gear. Sharjeel, too, is struggling for runs so we do not see Karachi managing to avoid a seventh straight defeat.

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