Match: Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings, (MS vs KK, Match #23)
Date: February 16, 2022 – 8 PM IST
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Where and what time to watch the match live in India
For those in India, you can watch the Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings match on Sony Six and Six HD at 8 PM IST. The viewers can also catch the contest live on the online streaming platform Sony LIV.
Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings:
The match no. 23 of the Pakistan Super League 2022 will witness Karachi Kings take on the table-toppers Multan Sultans. The two sides will face off in this return fixture at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Wednesday.
Multan Sultans are sitting at the top of the table with 12 points from seven games. They had a six-match winning streak, which came to an end at the hands of Lahore Qalandars in the last game. Bowling first, they conceded 182/4 and were bowled out for 130 in response, losing by 52 runs.
Karachi Kings have had a contrasting season to the Sultans, reeling at the bottom of the table after losing all of their seven matches in the season. Their last game was perhaps the closest they got to a win, but eventually lost by one run against Islamabad United. They conceded 191/7 while bowling first and in response, Qasim Akram and Imad Wasim scored fifties to take them closer. Chris Jordan was run out with two needed off the last ball.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for MS vs KK
Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore has been pretty generous for batters in this season. The average first innings score from six matches in the PSL 7 reads 181. From 33 overall T20 games hosted here, the average score stands at 168. The highest score posted here was 209/5 by Lahore Qalandars while the lowest of 90 goes to Karachi Kings’ name.
The weather at Lahore on Wednesday is expected to be clear with humidity around 58%. while the temperature will hover around 18°C in the evening.
Multan Sultans: Expected XI and Team News
Multan Sultans have the most stable team in the PSL 7 and they’re likely to go in with the same playing XI in this game. Tim David, Rilee Rossouw, Imran Tahir and Blessing Muzarabani have done well as the overseas quartet. Abbas Afridi, as an emerging player, has been good too.
Probable XI – Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c/wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Tim David, Khushdil Shah, Abbas Afridi, Anwar Ali, Blessing Muzarabani, Shahnawaz Dahani, Imran Tahir
Karachi Kings: Expected XI and Team News
Karachi Kings continue to tweak their playing XI as they search for their first win. They brought in Jordan Thompson for Ian Cockbain while Mohammad Nabi continues to get matches. Mir Hamza was given the opportunity in the last game ahead of Aamer Yamin. Qasim Akram was outstanding against Islamabad as the emerging player.
Probable XI – Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam (c), Joe Clarke (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Sahibzada Farhan, Jordan Thompson, Chris Jordan, Qasim Akram, Imad Wasim, Umaid Asif, Mir Hamza
Head to head record of MS vs KK
Karachi Kings have enjoyed some success in this rivalry against Multan Sultans. The two teams have competed in 10 matches, out of which, five have been won by the Kings while the Sultans have claimed three.
Karachi Kings – 5
Multan Sultans – 3
No Result – 2
Match 23: Five players to watch out for in the MS vs KK match
Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:
Mohammad Rizwan: Batter, Multan Sultans
One of the most consistent batters in T20 cricket over the last couple of years, Mohammad Rizwan has scored 269 runs in the PSL 7. He’s averaging 45 and scored three fifties in the competition. Rizwan has over 4000 runs in the T20 format at an average of over 40. He will cost you 10.5 credits and is a good C/VC option.
Shan Masood: Batter, Multan Sultans
Shan Masood has been terrific in the ongoing edition of the PSL. He’s the second leading run-getter in the competition with 351 runs from seven games, averaging 50 at a strike rate of 147. The left hand batter has scored three half centuries in the process. Masood will cost you 9.5 credits and is a good C/VC option.
Tim David: Batter, Multan Sultans
The Singapore-born Tim David has created quite the waves in the T20 arena. Tim David has been outstanding for the Sultans, scoring 221 runs in the PSL 7 at an average of 55 while striking at 207. He has scored two fifties in the competition. David has 1908 runs in T20 cricket at 35 average and 159 strike rate. He comes at 8.5 credits.
Babar Azam: Batter, Karachi Kings
Babar Azam is amongst the most prolific run-scorers in T20 cricket. He has over 7700 runs in the format at a terrific average of 46, including six centuries and 66 half centuries. Babar has scored 266 runs from seven games in the PSL 7. He’s priced at 10.5 credits and can be a solid C/VC pick.
Qasim Akram: All-rounder, Karachi Kings
Qasim Akram is one of the most promising young players in the world and had a great U19 World Cup recently. The all-rounder was brilliant in the last game, scoring unbeaten 51 off 26. He picked 1/7 in his first PSL match. Akram will cost you 8 credits in the MPL XI.
MPL Fantasy XI
Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.