On Saturday 14th November PSL will make its return when the two giants collide in National Stadium, Karachi. Multan Sultans who, before the Coronavirus interruption were the favorites to win the league having lost only 2 games in all-tournament.
On the other hand, Karachi Kings played this year like they never played before and it seemed like they found the perfect combinations. Pakistan’s best batsman Babar Azam was in form of his life. On paper, it looks like the Kings are the favorites but PSL knows all about an underdog.
Karachi Kings Vs Multan Sultans Qualifier1 :
Karachi Kings Squad 2020 :
Alex Hales(ENG), Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Sherfane Rutherford(WI), Imad Wasim(C), Iftikhar Ahmed, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport(SA), Aamir Yamin, Mohammad Rizwan(WK), Umaid Asif, Chadwick Walton(WI), Waqas Maqsood, Usama Mir, Arshad Iqbal, Umer Khan, Mitchel McClenaghan(NZ), Awais Zia, Dan Lawrence(ENG), Liam Plunket(ENG), Chris Jordan(ENG).
Multan Sultans Squad 2020:
Joe Denly(ENG), Rilee Rossouw(free agent), Mohammad Irfan, Zeeshan Ashraf(WK), Ravi Bopara(ENG), Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Junaid Khan, Brendon Taylor(ZIM), Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Adam Lyth(ENG), Shaan Masood(C), Rohail Nazir(WK), Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir(SA), Bilawal Bhatti.
Karachi Kings Probable Xi Against Multan Sultan Playoffs 2020 :
Karachi Kings: Alex Hales, Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Cameron Delport, Imad Wasim(C), Mohammad Rizwan(WK), Chris Jordan, Umer Khan, Liam Plunket, Mohammad Amir, Umaid Asif.
Multan Sultans Probable Xi Against Karachi Kings Playoffs 2020:
Shaan Masood(C), Zeeshan Ashraf(WK), Joe Denly, Rilee Rossouw, Shahid Afridi, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Imran Tahir, Junaid Khan, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Ilyas.
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Alex Hales, Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Rilee Rossouw, Joe Denly, Shahid Afridi, Imad Wasim(C), Mohammad Rizwan(WK), Chris Jordan, Mohammad Amir, Umaid Asif.
Babar Azam is currently the best T20 player in the world and having him in your team is a big advantage and if in form, he could win Kings the match by his own.
Multan Sultans were the best team by far in the tournament before lockdown, but the only thing they were missing was Power hitting. Shahid Afridi was not consistent and almost never played the innings till the end. After some recent performances Shah has proved that he can be trusted in power hitting department and still play sensibly. This will be a huge plus for the Sultans in the tournament.
Weather forecast: 24-28 degrees Celsius
Pitch Report: Batting will be rather easy but on the day situation could change and it might be helpful for pacers and spinners.