Quetta Gladiators are currently leading the points table with six points in their four games. They have won back to back two games in a row that took them to the prime position. Their players have managed to pull off some amazing performances due to which due which they have managed to reap such good results in the tournament. Players like Jason Roy, Azam Khan have given some amazing individual performances until now. And, it will be interesting to watch if Gladiators can continue with the same or not.
Multan Sultans have some amazing players in their ranks like Moeen Ali, Shan Masood, Rilee Rossouw, who holds the ability to bring the winning momentum of Gladiators to a halt. They are standing just behind Sarfaraz Ahmed and Co. in the points table with four points in three games.
Sultans is a balanced side that has a proper blend of experienced and young players in their side. However, it will take something special for them on Saturday to outclass defending Champions at Multan Sultan stadium
The defending champions have all their bases covered with Jason Roy moving in red-hot form with the bat. The England international has scored 140 runs in four games with the help of two half-centuries. He will open the innings alongside Shane Watson, who is yet to click a good knock with the bat in PSL 2020. Gladiators have shown faith in the abilities of Ahmed Shehzad but he has failed on all the occasions and hence, they might pick Ahasn Ali as his replacement in the upcoming game.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Azam Khan and Mohammad Nawaz have given a much-needed strength to the middle order of the team as they have not failed in scoring runs on any occasion in the tournament. Even, they can test Azam Khan on number three position, who has scored two half-centuries until now.
Mohammad Hasnain will lead the bowling attack, who is in scintillating form with the ball. He is currently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament. He has so far grabbed eight-wicket in the fifth edition of the tournament. Ben Cutting, the hero of the previous game will look to pull off another amazing performance for his team.
Playing XI: Shane Watson, Jason Roy, Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Azam Khan, Ben Cutting, Tymal Mills, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Sohail Khan, Naseem Shah.
Multan Sultans looks short of some big names in their side but they are no less than any big team in the tournament. Moreover, they have proved it in this season of the tournament. In top order, Moeen Ali, Shan Masood and Rilee Rossouw have played the role of pillars of the team.
Cameron Delport is an exciting all-rounder, who has not played as per his worth and calibre. However, he has shown some glimpses of his good form with the bat and ball. And, what if he clicks out a match-winning performance in the next game.
Their bowling line-up looks quite experienced with the likes of Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Ilyas and Imran Tahir, who will look to take some important wickets in the game against defending champions. The left-arm pacer has already taken a four-wicket haul in the tournament for his side.
And, he would be expected to repeat the same performance with the ball. In the lower order, he also holds the calibre to smack sixes and boundaries for his side which is an added advantage to the team.
Playing 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
The focus will be on
Jason Roy (Quetta Gladiators)
Jason Roy is in amazing form for Quetta Gladiators. He has scored two half-centuries in his four outings. The right-hander is currently the second leading run-scorer in PSL 2020. His performance will play a major role if Gladiators wants to outclass strong and in-form side of Multan Sultans. He can single-handedly win the games for his team on his good days.
Moeen Ali (Multan Sultans)
Moeen Ali has scored 88 runs in his three games with one half-century for Multan Sultans. He can well contribute with the ball, who has already scalped two wickets in the tournament. If he managed to pull off performances as per his calibre then their chances of winning the game for his side will be quite high.
Head to Head
Matches played – 5 | Lahore Qalandars won– 2 | Multan Sultans won – 3 | Draw – 0
140 runs – Jason Roy is the leading run-scorer for Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2020.
8 wickets – Mohammad Hasnain is the leading wicket-taker in PSL 2020.
TV – DSport
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Match Timings – 2:30 pm IST and 9:00 am GMT