Multan Sultans. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 19th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 will be played between Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (2:00 PM GMT) (7:30 PM IST). This match will be live on DSport in India.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Karachi Kings are currently at the 2nd position in the league table. They have won two games in a row and they will look to continue with the same form in the upcoming clash. In batting, they have Babar Azam, Rilee Rossouw and Alex Hales, who will look to play responsible knocks with the bat. Even the focus will be on his performance in the upcoming clash. On the other hand, in bowling Mohammad Amir has regained his brilliant form with the ball. He grabbed four-wicket haul in his last outing against Peshawar Zalmi.

Multan Sultans are also moving on their winning streak as they have marked three consecutive wins. In batting, James Vince, Shan Masood and Rilee Rossouw have formed a formidable trio for their side. Even, Rossouw smacked a 44-ball ton in the previous game for his team against defending champions Quetta Gladiators. Meanwhile, their bowling unit also looks pretty much on the mark with the likes of Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan and Sohail Tanvir.

Weather Condition/Report

The weather forecast says that the chances of rain on the matchday are quite high and it might abandon the game. The wind will be blowing at a rate of 15 to 17 km/hr whereas the temperature will deviate between 12 and 18 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report

The track at Gaddafi Stadium is expected to go in the favour of batsmen with spinners expected to have their say in the latter part of the game. So far this ground has hosted a total of five games in which the side batting first has managed to go past score of 150 runs on four occasions. Meanwhile, the side chasing has ended up winning the match on most of the occasions. So, the team winning the toss will most probably look to field first to be on the safer side.

Average first innings score: 179 (T20 games played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2

Injury and Availability News

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs

Karachi Kings:

Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Alex Hales, Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton (WK), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim (C), Chris Jordan, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Umer Khan

Bench – Ali Khan, Usama Mir, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Rizwan, Awais Zia, Mitchell McClenaghan, Arshad Iqbal

Multan Sultans:

Zeeshan Ashraf (WK), James Vince, Shan Masood (C), Rilee Rossouw, Moeen Ali, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Bilawal Bhatti, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Ilyas

Bench – Shahid Afridi, Ravi Bopara, Wayne Madsen, Junaid Khan, Usman Qadir, Rohail Nazir, Ali Shafiq

Top Picks

Babar Azam is the leading run-scorer for his team in PSL 2020. He has mustered 187 runs in 5 games. He will be an obvious pick for any fantasy team. Rilee Rossouw is in red hot form with the bat as he scored a brilliant swift ton in his previous outing. So, he should be picked in the fantasy team. Imran Tahir and Mohammad Amir will be the important players in the bowlers’ category for any Dream11 Fantasy team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Babar Azam, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood

Vice-captain Options – Alex Hales, Imad Wasim, Cameron Delport

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Zeeshan Ashraf

Batsmen – Babar Azam (C), Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw (VC), Shan Masood

All-Rounders – Imad Wasim, Cameron Delport, Moeen Ali

Bowlers – Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Zeeshan Ashraf, Chadwick Walton

Batsmen – Babar Azam, Alex Hales (C), Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah

All-Rounders – Imad Wasim (VC)

Bowlers – Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir

Expert Advice:

It is going to be a high scoring affair between Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings as far as the batting firepower of both the teams is concerned. So, it will be wise to pick more batsmen in comparison to the bowling options.

Probable Winners:

Karachi Kings is expected to continue their winning streak due to the home advantage.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.