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Karachi Kings opt to bowl against Islamabad United

Islamabad United and Karachi Kings clash tonight in the last group match of the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Sharjah.
United made three changes for the game tonight with Luke Ronchi out, Chadwick Walton in, Zafar Gohar to play in place of Samit Patel and Steven Finn to play while Muhammad Sami is rested.
With Peshawar Zalmi’s win over Lahore Qalandars today, the Yellows are now through to the playoffs, leaving the fate of Karachi and Multan on the line.
If Karachi win tonight, they’ll reach the playoffs. Even if they don’t win, they must not lose by more than 16 runs. If Karachi lose to Islamabad by more than 16 runs, then Multan Sultans will qualify for playoffs and Karachi will be out.
Lahore Qalandars have already been eliminated from the later stages of the tournament.
Islamabad United have already confirmed their place as the top team on the points table, and will be playing the qualifier in Dubai on March 18. A victory in the qualifier would mean a direct flight to Karachi for the PSL 2018 final.