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PSL 2019, Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans: Preview, Team News, Key Players & Predicted Playing XI

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14 Feb 2019, 20:52 IST

Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik

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.

Game details

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

Time: 5 PM IST

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

League: Pakistan Super League

Live Telecast: D Sport

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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

Team News

Karachi Kings:

Colin Ingram is set to feature in the upcoming match.

Multan Sultans:

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.

Squads

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.

Key Players

Karachi Kings

Babar Azam

Colin Ingram

Imad Wasim (c)

Multan Sultans

Johnson Charles

Shoaib Malik (c)

Andre Russell

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 Irfan

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