Match – Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings – 16th match
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Time – 06:30 PM IST, 01:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – DSports
Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings are set to lock horns in the 16th match of the 2021 Pakistan Super League. The game is the first of Thursday’s doubleheader at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The Kings, captained by Imad Wasim, are sitting pretty on top with three wins from their five matches. They also have the best net run rate of 0.697 along the six participating teams.
The Sultans, on the contrary, have loads of work to do as they are languishing at the fifth position with one win from five matches. In PSL history, the Sultans have defeated the Kings only once out of six completed matches.
Who will win the toss.
MUL will win the toss.
Who will win the match.
KAR will win the match.
The pitch in Abu Dhabi was a witness to quite a few high-scoring encounters in the 2020 edition of the IPL. Scores above the 170-run mark was pretty much a norm, though once a team was bowled out under 100. The track also helped the chasing teams and hence, batting second should be the way forward. The bowlers are expected to have a tough time.
Avg first innings score: 162 (22 matches in IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium)
Multan Sultans key players (MUL)
Karachi Kings key players (KAR)
Mohammad Rizwan, James Vince, Shan Masood, Rilee Rossouw, Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Sohail Tanvir, Shahnawaz Dhani, Usman Qadir/Sohail Khan, Imran Tahir
Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Joe Clarke/Martin Guptill, Mohammad Nabi, Danish Aziz, Thisara Perera/Najibullah Zadran/Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Daniel Christian, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal, Waqas Maqsood