Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings are slated to lock horns in Match 10 of the Pakistan Super League 2020 at the Multan Cricket Stadium. Sultans, who clinched a six-wicket victory against Peshawar Zalmi, are poised at the top of the points table by gathering four points in three matches. After restricting Peshawar Zalmi at a total of 123 runs, Sutalns cruised to the target in the 15th over on the back of impressive batting display by Rilee Rossouw (49) and Khushdil Shah (43).
Karachi Kings, on the other hand, failed to dazzle against Quetta Gladiators in their previous match. After gathering a total of 156 runs on the board, Karachi Kings’ bowling attack failed to defend the total against a strong Gladiators’ batting attack.
Gladiators’ skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed (37) and Azam Khan (46) took the match away from Kings as they hunted down the target with six deliveries to spare. Kings, who are currently sitting on fourth place by gathering two points from two games, will be aiming to register a win and climb up the points table.
Pitch and Conditions
The track at Multan Cricket Stadium is expected to go in favour of bowlers due to the overcast conditions. There are slim chances of rain to intervene in the match but it won’t affect the length of the match. The temperature is expected to hover between 15 and 28 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
Khushdil Shah and Zeeshan Ashraf, who have done well for Multan Sultans in their recent games, will bolster their batting force along with the likes of Rossouw and James Vince. Moeen Ali, who failed to leave his mark in the previous match, will also be hoping to prove his mettle. Ali was given the responsibility to open the innings in the previous match but he failed to dazzle at the top. Sultans are also equipped with a strong bowling force that consists of Shahid Afridi, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan and Sohail Tanvir.
Probable XI: Shan Masood (C), James Vince, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, Moeen Ali, Shahid Afridi, Zeeshan Ashraf (WK), Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Ilyas
Babar Azam, Alex Hales and Sharejeel Khan will be at the helm of Karachi Kings’ batting force. They also have Cameron Delport and Iftikhar Ahmed in their batting arsenal. Skipper Imad Wasim will be aiming to lead his side from the front by delivering in both the departments. Mohammad Amir and Chris Jordan, who failed to outclass Quetta Gladiators in their previous match, will be aiming to deliver in this match.
Probable XI: Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Alex Hales, Cameron Delport/Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Imad Wasim (C), Chadwick Walton(wk)/Awais Zia, Iftikhar Ahmed, Umaid Asif, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal.
Probable Top Performers
Rilee Rossouw – Multan Sultans | Babar Azam – Karachi Kings
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Match Timings – 3:30 pm IST and 10:00 am GMT