We are already into the second week of Pakistan Super (PSL) 2018 and it would be fair to say that all the teams have looked capable of beating each other on their day but have also given hard times to their fans with recent batting collapses. Next up, its the Multan Sultans taking on the Karachi Kings in the 11th match of PSL 2018 on Friday, March 2. Hence, we look at the preview, key stats and predicted XI line-ups for the Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings clash.
PSL 2018, Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings: Preview, Stats & Predicted XI
Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings Preview
Both teams will be coming on the back of a mixed set of results with Karachi Kings winning their last game against Lahore Qalandars by 27 runs while Multan Sultans were humbled by Islamabad United in a 5-wkt defeat.
Both Karachi and Multan rely on their top-order batting and to everyone’s surprise, Multan Sultans were 31/4 in their defeat against Lahore Qalandars. As for Karachi Kings, their coveted middle order is finally beginning to click as Ravi Bopara and Colin Ingram stepped up to the plater in their last defeat.
Karachi Kings owe a big chunk of their victory to the evergreen Shahid Afridi who keep on taking the wickets and does not know when to stop. Mr. Boom Boom picked 19/3 from his 4 overs and led his team to a comfortable win last time around.
Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings Predicted XI
Multan Sultans Predicted XI vs Karachi Kings – Shoaib Malik (c), Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Kieron Pollard, Sohail Tanvir, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Saif Badar
Karachi Kings Predicted XI vs Multan Sultans – Shahid Afridi, Ravi Bopara, Khurram Manzoor, Joe Denly, Colin Ingram, Tymal Mills, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Usman Khan, Imad Wasim (c), Mohammad Irfan Jnr
Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings Prediction
Karachi Kings must rue the injury to Mohd Amir which is likely to keep him out of the entire PSL 2018, however, in Usman Khan and Tymal Mills they have found a relatively safer pace attack while Imad Wasim and Shahid “LALA” Afridi have looked good when spinning the ball.
On paper, it does seem like a win for Karachi Kings would be the more favored result but the manner in which Multan lost their last game, it would pull them to put on a much-improved display and win this game.