PSL 2019, Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans: Preview, Team News, Key Players & Predicted Playing XI
- Can the Karachi Kings pull off an upset win over the formidable Multan Sultans?
Karachi Kings will take on the Multan Sultans in the second fixture of PSL 2019 in another intriguing contest. Karachi Kings have a lot of voids to fill this season as they have quite an unbalanced side.
Their batting lineup is top heavy while the middle order appears to be a bit shallow. Babar Azam and Colin Ingram have too much responsibility on their shoulders to provide their side with explosive starts. Karachi’s bowling attack also seems to be quite fragile, with the absence of any real wicket-taking option.
On the contrary, Multan Sultans have a balanced squad in this edition of the Pakistan Super League. Having finished second in the league table last year, they would be looking to lift the trophy this time around.
They also managed to grab some excellent players before the season began to boost their squad for the upcoming campaign. Both the teams would be hoping to start their respective campaigns on a winning note and we are in for a truly mouthwatering contest.
Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 5 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
League: Pakistan Super League
Live Telecast: D Sport
Online Streaming: Cricketgateway (Website, App)
Ground Stats T20
Total Matches - 47
Matches won batting first - 23
Matches won bowling first - 23
Average 1st Inns score - 142
Average 2nd Inns score - 126
Highest total recorded - 211/3 (20 Ov) by SL vs PAK
Lowest total recorded - 71/10 (19 Ov) by KEN vs IRE
Highest score chased - 183/5 (19.4 Ov) by AFG vs UAE
Lowest score defended - 144/6 (20 Ov) by PAK vs ENG
Colin Ingram is set to feature in the upcoming match.
Chris Green will replace Qais Ahmad in the squad.
Johnson Charles will replace Nicholas Pooran who is away on national duty.
Andre Russell and Shahid Afridi are both available to play in this fixture.
Karachi Kings: Imad Wasim (c), Usama Mir, Aaron Summers, Mohammad Rizwan, Aamir Yamin, Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara, Usman Khan, Mohammad Amir, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Sikandar Raza, Awais Zia, Sohail Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Jaahid Ali, Ben Dunk, Liam Livingstone
Multan Sultans: Shoaib Malik (C), Shahid Afridi, Ali Shafiq, Mohammad Irfan, Shan Masood, Umar Siddiq, Mohammad Junaid, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Irfan Khan, Joe Denly, Nicholas Pooran, Laurie Evans, Numan Ali, Dan Christian, Tome Moores, Muhammad Ilyas, Shakeel Ansar, Chris Green, Andre Russell.
Imad Wasim (c)
Shoaib Malik (c)
Probable Playing XI
Karachi Kings: M Rizwan, Babar Azam, C Ingram, L Livingstone, Ravi Bopara, S Raza, I Wasim (C), S Khan, U Mir, M Amir, U Khan
Multan Sultan: J Charles, S Masood, L Evans, S Malik (c), A Russell, S Afridi, C Green, M Abbas, M Ilyas, Junaid Khan, M IrfanPublished 14 Feb 2019, 20:52 IST