April 13, 2024

ISLAMABAD: After struggling two back-to-back defeats by the hands of Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United, Karachi Kings shall be eyeing redemption by beating table-toppers Multan Sultans on their house turf at present, Sunday. 

Skipper Shan Masood’s aspect have slipped to the fifth spot within the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) factors desk after struggling three losses and solely grabbing two wins from their 5 matches. 

The Sultans, alternatively, have been spectacular this PSL. Rizwan’s aspect has fumbled solely as soon as, shedding one match whereas profitable 5 others, and look poised to qualify for the playoffs of this yr’s PSL. 

“Bowling underneath the Karachi solar,” the Sultans wrote on social media platform X, importing footage of their gamers training on the Nationwide Financial institution Enviornment stadium on Saturday. 

The Kings will hope James Vince, Tim Seifert and skipper Masood lastly step up whereas former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik additionally hits his type to information them to a win. The Kings’ spin trio of Tabraiz Shamsi, Mohammad Nawaz and Malik want to offer extra help to the bowling line-up. 

In the meantime, the Sultans are a formidable aspect altogether. Spinner Usama Mir and bowler Mohammad Ali have fared impressively all through the match. Skipper Rizwan has pitched in and so have Usman Khan, Tayyab Tahir and David Willey. 

The final time the 2 sides locked horns on Feb. 18, the Sultans cruised to a 55-run win over the Kings. Will historical past repeat itself or will the Kings pull off an upset to make the match extra aggressive?

The match begins at 7:00 p.m. native time. 

Squads (most likely taking part in XIs)

Multan Sultans: Reeza Hendricks, Mohammad Rizwan (c/wk), Dawid Malan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Tayyab Tahir, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani

Karachi Kings: Shan Masood (c), James Vince, Mohammad Akhlaq, Shoaib Malik, Irfan Niazi, Mohammad Nawaz, Daniel Sams, Hasan Ali, Blessing Muzarabani, Mir Hamza, Tabraiz Shamsi