Quetta Gladiators will compete against Multan Sultans at National Stadium (Karachi) during the 14th match of the PSL 2021 on Wednesday (3rd March) evening.
Both teams will play their fifth match of this tournament. While Quetta Gladiators are still waiting to open their accounts in this season, Multan Sultans have collected 2 points.
PSL 2021, Match 14: Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans – Match Preview
Quetta Gladiators have got a horrific start in this PSL 2021 as they have lost all their first four matches of this tournament, including their defeat against Islamabad United last night. While the upcoming match will be their last game before the beginning of their second round-robin stage of this league stage.
While all the chasing teams have won the matches in this PSL season yet, Quetta Gladiators haven’t batted in the second innings of a match yet in this tournament. So, it will be interesting whether they improve their game if their toss luck favours them.
Caribbean superstar Chris Gayle is currently unavailable for this tournament due to his international commitment who started this PSL season in a familiar way by scoring 39 and 68 runs respectively. Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is currently in very good form as he has scored 40, 81 and 54 runs respectively in the last three T20 innings. But their other batsmen haven’t performed consistently yet.
South African cricketer Faf du Plessis has scored 37 and 17 runs in this tournament, who has joined as the partial replacement of Chris Gayle.
Among their bowlers, fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain and leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood both have taken 4 wickets each in four and three games respectively. Another Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn has got 3 wickets in two matches.
Sarfaraz Ahmed (C), Anwar Ali, Azam Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Zahid Mahmood, Dale Steyn, Tom Banton, Usman Khan Shinwari, Cameron Delport, Qais Ahmad, Abdul Nasir, Saim Ayub, Arish Ali Khan, Usman Khan, Faf du Plessis (partial replacement of Chris Gayle)
Forms in the PSL 6 (Oldest to latest): Lost, Lost, Lost and Lost
After suffering defeats in the first two matches in the ongoing PSL 2021, Multan Sultans managed to beat in-form Lahore Qalandars. But in their last game, the defending champions Karachi Kings beat them.
Captain Mohammad Rizwan has continued his dream batting form in this tournament who has scored 71, 41, 76 and 43 runs respectively. While he has scored 40+ runs in all the last eight T20 innings (including one century and 4 half-centuries), there is no doubt that he is currently the leading run-scorer in this PSL tournament (till the end 12th match) by scoring 231 runs after playing four games.
Also, Sohaib Maqsood (61*) and England cricketer James Vince (84) have scored one half-century each in this tournament.
Among their bowlers, Shahnawaz Dhani has got 6 wickets in three matches while the Caribbean all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has taken 4 wickets in four matches.
Mohammad Rizwan (C), Shahid Afridi, Imran Tahir, James Vince, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir, Chris Lynn, Sohail Khan, Carlos Brathwaite, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaib Ullah, Adam Lyth, Shahnawaz Dhani, Muhammad Umar, Imran Khan Sr
Forms in the PSL 6 (Oldest to latest): Lost, Lost, Won and Lost
PSL 2021, Match 14: Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans – Match Prediction
Both Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans are struggling in the early moment of this PSL 2021. Talking about the favourite of this match, the toss winning team will have a huge advantage as the chasing teams have won all the first 12 matches of this PSL season at this venue.