*DUBAI: Karachi Kings takes on Islamabad United in the first playoff of the PSL 3. *
*Kings won the toss and elected to bowl first against Islamabad United in first playoff of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season three in Dubai on Sunday.*
Former champions Islamabad and title aspirants Karachi Kings face off in the first qualifiers, with both teams understanding the benefits of a victory as it will land them directly in the final of the PSL to be played next week in Karachi.
Karachi Kings had the upper hand in the last league game by six wickets but they realize the playoff will be totally different as Islamabad will be at their full strength after resting three of their key players — opener Luke Ronchi, spinning all-rounder Samit Patel and spearhead Mohammad Sami — on Friday.