The host Karachi Kings will be desperate to reverse their fortunes when they face Multan Sultans in the 14th match of the 2023 Pakistan Super League on Sunday at the National Cricket Stadium in Karachi.
Karachi Kings are fifth in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 points table, having won one and lost four of their five matches this season. The team currently has two points. Captain Imad Wasim will be hoping that his team can maintain discipline with bat and ball in this match.
Multan Sultans, on the other hand, are the top team in the 2023 Pakistan Super League, having won four of their five matches this season. The 2021 PSL Champions will look to extend their lead atop the table.
The 14th Match between Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans will take place on February 26th, 2023 at National Stadium, Karachi.
Match Details to Note
Match: Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans, 14th Match, Pakistan Super League, 2023
Date: February 26, 2023 (Sunday)
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Imad Wasim, an all-rounder, leads the Karachi Kings in run-scoring with 166 runs at a strike rate of 172.91. The left-hander has been in excellent form for Kings and will be eager to deliver another notable score.
Batting, the side will rely on captain Imad Wasim, openers Matthew Wade, James Vince, Haider Ali, and veteran Shoaib Malik to deliver the majority of the runs.
Aamer Yamin, Imad Wasim, Imran Tahir, Akif Javed, and Mohammad Umar will be relied on to deliver timely breakthroughs in the bowling department.
Aamer Yamin, a medium-pacer, has been the best bowler for Kings, taking 5 wickets at an economy rate of 7.85.
Imad Wasim, Aamer Yamin, Akif Javed, JK Fuller, Haider Ali, Imran Tahir, Irfan Khan, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Umar, Muhammad Akhlaq, Qasim Akram, T Shamsi, Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Tayyab Tahir, AJ Tye, JM Vince, MS Wade
Possible Playing XI:
Matthew Wade (wk), James Vince, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim (c), Ben Cutting, Irfan Khan, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Umar, Imran Tahir, Akif Javed
Batting captain Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Khushdil Shah, and Kieron Pollard will be expected to deliver the majority of the runs.
Mohammad Rizwan, Islamabad United’s captain, leads the team with 329 runs at a strike rate of 144.29. Mohammad Rizwan scored his first PSL century in the previous game. He set ten records and four sixes. Shan Masood, in addition to Rizwan, scored 51 runs off 33 balls, with six fours and one six.
Ihsanullah, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Ilyas, Khushdil Shah, and Carlos Brathwaite will be relied on to deliver crucial breakthroughs in the bowling department.
Multan Sultans’ best bowler has been rookie pacer Ihsanullah, who has 12 wickets at an excellent economy rate of 5.53. Aside from Ihsanullah, Abbas Afridi has been in excellent form this season, taking 10 wickets for the Sultans.
Abbas Afridi, Anwar Ali, Arafat Minhas, TH David, AJ Hosein, Ihsanullah, Khushdil Shah, JB Little, DA Miller, Mohammad Ilyas, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Sarwar, AU Rashid, RR Rossouw, Sameen Gul, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood, Usama Mir, Usman Khan
Possible Playing XI:
Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Kieron Pollard, Khushdil Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Ilyas, Ihsanullah
Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans Head to Head
Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings Head to Head Stats in T20s
Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans Toss Prediction
Both teams will be eager to win the toss, bat first, and score more than 185 runs. So far this season, the Karachi matches have been won by the team that bats first.
Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans Pitch Report
The 14th match of the 2023 PSL will be played at the National Cricket Stadium between the Karachi Kings and the Multan Sultans.
The National Stadium wicket will be loaded with runs for the batting units. Bowlers will need to be disciplined in their line and lengths in order to be rewarded on such a calm surface. The weather forecast for the game is sunny with a light breeze.
Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans Prediction
Multan Sultans will be overwhelming favourites to defeat Karachi Kings based on their current form. Sultans will be determined to extend their winning streak on Sunday, thanks to the top-order consistently producing runs and Ihsanullah’s excellent bowling performances. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Multan Sultans is the favourite to beat Karachi Kings at the odds of 1.65.
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Multan Sultans must give Rilee Rossouw credit for complimenting Mohammed Rizwan in such a coveted way. Rossouw, a late bloomer on the T20 circuit, has 7421 T20 runs at an average of 30.8, but his strike rate of 143.6 is unrivalled.