DUBAI: Karachi Kings will take on Islamabad United here at Dubai today in the last match of the 3rd phase of PSL 2017.
However the most important thing is that how this match would decide the fate of the Lahore Qalandars .
The outcome of today’s match between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings will decide as to who would be the fourth team to play in the next leg of the Pakistan Super League 2017.
Although, Islamabad United have qualified for the playoffs but their encounter with Karachi Kings on Sunday is important for Lahore Qalandars too.
The Net Run Rate (NRR) after the match between Karachi Kings and Islamabad United on Sunday will be crucial for both teams as far as their qualification is concerned.
If Islamabad United win by a margin of 15 runs or chase the target in 18.2 overs, then Karachi Kings will be out of the competition and Lahore Qalandars will qualify for the playoffs.
This calculation will be considered if there is a total of 150 in the first innings in the match on Sunday. However, it would be marginally different if the score is180 or 200.
If the match is washed out tonight, Lahore Qalandars 's last hopes of making it to the playoffs will be shattered and Karachi Kings will be through to the playoffs.
Each of the five competing sides have participated in a double-leg round-robin league thereby playing eight games each, the last of which will take place on Sunday.