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PSL3: Kings Opt To Bat Against United

Dubai (March 18, 2018): Karachi Kings won the toss and opted to bat in the qualifier against Islamabad United in the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium tonight.

The winner of tonight’s match will secure a place in the final of the tournament, to be held in Karachi on March 25.Shahid Afridi is close behind Usman Shinwari with 13 wickets from 8 matches, at an economy of 5.93The losing team will play the winner of Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators eliminator game in Lahore, in one more shot at a berth in the final.South Africa's JP Duminy is the second-highest scorer for Islamabad United, with 249 runs from 8 matches at an average of 41.50 and strike rate of 101.63, and 2 50s so far Islamabad United are without captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who is out of cricket action due to a hairline fracture in his wrist. South Africa’s JP Duminy is leading the side in Misbah’s absence.Babar Azam is the top scorer for Karachi Kings this season. He has scored 339 runs in 10 matches at an average of 42.37 and strike rate of 120.21, with 4 fiftiesAfridi is playing today, despite an injury scare earlier when he was reported to be suffering from knee pain and swelling.

Islamabad United

Squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Alex Hales, Sam Billings, Chadwick Walton, Luke Ronchi, Amad Butt, JP Duminy, Hussain Talat, Samit Patel, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Samuel Badree, Steven Finn, Mohammad Sami, Zafar Gohar, Mohammad Hasan, Rohail Nazir

Karachi Kings

Squad: Imad Wasim (c), Babar Azam, Joe Denly, Colin Ingram, Khurram Manzoor, Lendl Simmons, Saifullah Bangash, Eoin Morgan, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammed Taha, Tabish Khan, Ravi Bopara, Hasan Mohsin, Shahid Afridi, David Wiese, Usama Mir, Tymal Mills, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan Shinwari

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