Our Prediction is Karachi Kings to win!
Karachi Kings will be looking to continue their good form when they face beleaguered Multan Sultans in the 24th game of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Kings are currently lying in the bottom half of the table with six points to their name. The franchise will need to win their remaining three games in order to secure their place in the playoffs of the competition. In their previous game, Kings notched up a comfortable win over Lahore courtesy of Iftikhar Ahmed’s all-round heroics with bat and ball.
On the other hand, Multan Sultans will need to win this game at all costs in order to stay afloat in this year’s competition. Skipper Shoaib Malik will be determined to make sure that the side can win their last two games and end the season on a decent note. In their previous game, Multan Sultans suffered defeat at the hands of Quetta Gladiators.
The franchise will looking to raise their bat and ball in order to secure their place in the playoffs of the competition. Captain Imad Wasim will be hoping that side can continue their good form in this game.
Babar Azam and Colin Munro have formed a decent combination at the top of the innings. Azam has so far scored 212 runs in 7 matches with two half-centuries to his name. He will be keen to do well in this game and make a strong comeback with the bat against Multan Sultans.
England’s Liam Livingstone has certainly surprised with his breathtaking performances with the bat so far this season. He is leading run-scorer for the franchise with 227 runs in 7 matches with a strike rate of 136.74.
Ifthikhar Ahmed certainly made full use of opportunity given to him by team management. He picked two wickets with the ball and then followed it up with unbeaten 33 runs off 25 balls. Ahmed will be keen to continue his good form with the bat in this game.
Colin Ingram has also chipped in with match-winning performances for the side this season. In the bowling department, the likes of Umer Khan, Imad Wasim and Mohammad Amir will need to deliver crucial breakthroughs for the side in this game.
Imad Wasim (c), Ifthikhar Ahmed, Liam Livingstone, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Aamir Yamin, Aaron Summers, Mohammad Amir, Umer Khan
Usman Khan, Colin Munro, SI Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Liam Livingstone, Aaron Summers, Aamer Yamin, Iftikhar Ahmed, Umer Khan
The franchise struggled as a unit to produce the right results so far this season. Multan Sultans will need to their remaining games in order to stay in the hunt for a place in the playoffs of the competition. Skipper Shoaib Malik will be hoping that side can put everything behind them and play to the best of their abilities.
Opener James Vince will need to deliver something special with the bat to help Multan turn things around in this game. Umar Siddiq has a done a decent job for the side in the opening slot. Multan Sultans will be hoping that Vince and Siddiq can produce big runs for the side in this must-win encounter.
Skipper Shoaib Malik has been a consistent for the franchise in this year’s competition. He is the leading-run-scorer in the competition at the moment with 240 runs in 8 matches at an average of 48.00. Malik needs to bat little higher for Multan to post a competitive score on the board.
Johnson Charles was the only batsman who stood tall in the previous game. He scored 46 off 36 balls with the help of five fours and a six. The rest of the batting lineup crumbled under pressure against Quetta Gladiators.
The likes of Dan Christian, Shahid Afridi and Nauman Ali will need to contribute with the bat to make sure Multan can post a competitive score on the board.
For Multan Sultans, the bowling has been their weakness so far in this year’s competition. They haven’t been able to make early inroads with the new-ball and maintain consistent pressure on the opposition. Mohammad Irfan and Shahid Afridi are the only ones that have done consistently well for the side in this year’s competition.
Shoaib Malik (c), Shahid Afridi, James Vince, Umar Siddiq (wk), Johnson Charles, Dan Christian, Nauman Ali, Laurie Evans/TJ Moores, Junaid Khan/Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Illyas
Christopher Green, James Vince, Mohammad Ilyas, Hammad Azam, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Irfan Khan, J Charles, Shoaib Malik, DT Christian, U Siddiq Khan
The surface will be decent one for batting. The spinners might play a big role in this game. The weather conditions for the game on Monday will be clear skies.
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi will host four games in this year’s competition. The venue will make its debut in the fourth edition of PSL. The average score at the ground is 140 runs.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and put runs on the board. The spinners will play a key role in this game.
Karachi Kings will be favorites to win this game against Multan Sultans. Kings are better placed at the moment and will be keen to their produce best game with bat and ball. For Multan Sultans, they will need to deliver or else they will eliminated from this year’s competition.
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