Here is a quick analysis of the #MSvPZ contest yesterday as well as a look at why Karachi Kings are the favorites for the #KKvIU game tonight.
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Why Sultans Lost The #MSvPZ Contest And Why Kings Should Win The #KKvIU Game Tonight
Sultans couldn’t defend a target of 193 runs in a tournament that for most part has produced low scoring encounters. The South Punjab franchise has now lost both the matches that they have played so far in similar fashion i.e. by losing grip of things during the death overs.
The eventual result quite clearly highlights the fact that the Andy Flower (head coach) and company missed a trick by not selecting world-class fast bowlers during the PSL player draft. Skipper, Mohd. Rizwan then has looked completely helpless during the last five overs of an innings in the tournament so far as his fast bowlers (Sohail Tanvir in particular) have completely failed to put the ball in the right areas.
Going forward, Sultans then need to win the toss somehow and bat second in as many games as possible as chasing a total seems to be a better option for the Rizwan led side. Also, they need to replace out-of-form Tanvir with the best option i.e. available.
Now talking about today’s game between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings, it is obvious that Kings begin the contest with the momentum in their favor. Also, the defending champions without a shadow of doubt are better settled as a unit.
An upset victory for Islamabad United nevertheless will not only help the former title champions regain confidence but will also go a long way in making this year’s event a little less predictable and hence, more exciting!