PREVIEW

 

Karachi Kings will take on the Multan Sultans in the second fixture of the PSL 2019 for another intriguing contest. Karachi Kings have a lot of voids to fill this season as they have quite an imbalanced side. Their batting lineup is top heavy while the middle order appears to be a bit shallow. Babar Azam and Colin Ingram have too much responsibility to provide them explosive starts. Karachi’s bowling attacks also seem to be quite fragile with the absence of any wicket-taking option.

On the contrary, Multan Sultans have a much-balanced squad in this edition of the Pakistan Super League. Having finished second in the league table last year, they would be eyeing to lift the trophy this season. Their starting lineup is pretty much expected with a right combination of local and overseas players. They had managed to grab some excellent players before the season began to boost their morale for the upcoming campaign.

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

Time: 5 PM IST

Venue:  Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

League: Pakistan Super League

Live Telecast: D Sport

Online Streaming: Cricketgateway (Website, App)

Ground Stats T20

 

Total Matches 47
Matches won batting first 23
Matches won bowling first 23
Average 1st Inns scores 142
Average 2nd Inns scores 126
Highest total recorded 211/3 (20 Ov) by SL vs PAK
Lowest total recorded 71/10 (19 Ov) by Ken vs IRE
Highest score chased 183/5 (19.4 Ov) by AFG vs UAE
Lowest score defended 144/6 (20 Ov) by PAK vs Eng

 

 

Team News

 

Karachi Kings:

  • Colin Ingram is set to feature for the upcoming match.

 

Multan Sultans:

  • Chris Green will replace Qais Ahmad in the squad.
  • Johnson Charles will replace Nicholas Pooran’s as he is on national duty.
  • Andre Russell and Shahid Afridi both can play this fixture.

 

Squads

 

Karachi Kings-

Imad Wasim (c), Usama Mir, Aaron Summers, Mohammad Rizwan, Aamir Yamin, Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara, Usman Khan, Mohammad Amir, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Sikandar Raza, Awais Zia, Sohail Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Jaahid Ali, Ben Dunk, Liam Livingstone

Multan Sultans-

Shoaib Malik (C), Shahid Afridi, Ali Shafiq, Mohammad Irfan, Shan Masood, Umar Siddiq, Mohammad Junaid, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Irfan Khan, Joe Denly, Nicholas Pooran, Laurie Evans, Numan Ali, Dan Christian, Tome Moores, Muhammad Ilyas, Shakeel Ansar, Chris Green, Andre Russell.

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Karachi Kings

  1. M Rizwan
  2. Babar Azam
  3. C Ingram
  4. L Livingstone
  5. Ravi Bopara
  6. Sikandar Raza
  7. Imad Wasim (C)
  8. Sohail Khan
  9. Usama Mir
  10. Amir
  11. Usman Khan

 

Multan Sultan

  1. Johnson Charles
  2. S Masood
  3. L Evans
  4. Shoaib Malik (c)
  5. Andre Russell
  6. S Afridi
  7. Chris Green
  8. M Abbas
  9. M Ilyas
  10. Junaid Khan
  11. M Irfan

 

FUNTUSH SAFE XI

 

FUNTUSH RISKY XI

 

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