Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings
Pakistan Super League
As the PSL moves towards the halfway mark in the 2018 edition, Karachi Kings, who have been unbeaten in the tournament thus far would be aiming for their fourth successive win when they take on Multan Sultans on Saturday, March 2. The match will be played at the picturesque Sharjah Cricket stadium.
Here's a complete analysis of both the teams and the marquee players who'll have a lasting effect on the match:
Captain: Shoaib Malik
After a humiliating defeat at the hands of Islamabad United, Multan Sultans would be hoping to return to winning ways against Karachi Kings.
Players to watch out for:
Kumar Sangakkara, after two fifties in three encounters, holds the key for the Sultans as he can play an anchor's role while paving way for the shenanigans of the power-packed middle order to take over in Shoaib Malik and Kieron Pollard. Imran Tahir remains the most potent weapon for the Multan Sultans. The leading wicket-taker in PSL 2018, the leg-spinner Tahir (7 wickets in 3 games) with his guile and a plethora of tricks could cause a few problems for the Karachi kings.
Predicted XI: Shoaib Malik (C), Kumar Sangakkara (WK), Kieron Pollard, Sohail Tanvir, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Saif Badar
Captain: Imad Wasim
The unbeaten team in the tournament, Karachi kings would be looking to maintain their winning streak and win four on the bounce in the 2018 edition.
Players to watch out for:
While Ravi Bopara's unbeaten 34-ball 50 in Karachi Kings previous game, the think tank would be hoping for similar returns from the Englishman. Besides Bopara, Babar Azam and Colin Ingram form a potent top order for the Karachi Kings.
In the bowling department, Usman Khan and Shahid Afridi with six-wickets between them would be at the heart of Karachi Kings hopes, to steer them to fourth successive win in the PSL 2018.
Predicted XI: Imad Wasim (C), Shahid Afridi, Ravi Bopara, Khurram Manzoor, Joe Denly, Colin Ingram, Tymal Mills, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Usman Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jnr
The encounter between Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday, 2nd March 2018.
The live telecast of the match can be streamed at Dsport, the official broadcaster for PSL 2018 in India.
The viewers can catch the coverage of the mouth-watering clash at 9:30 PM IST.
Pakistan viewers can watch PSL online on the official Pakistan Super League website. Live Stream viewers from outside Pakistan can stream PSL online at Cricketgateway, a website of the Global Sports Commerce and affiliate Technology Frontier Group, who have been awarded the sole licensing deal for showing it live.