On Saturday (27th February) afternoon, Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans will compete against each other at National Stadium (Karachi) during the ninth match of the PSL 2021.
It will be the third game for Karachi Kings while Multan Sultans will play their fourth match of this PSL season. Both teams have earned two points each they have managed one win each in this season.
PSL 2021, Match 9: Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans – Match Preview
The defending champions Karachi Kings won their first game of this season against Quetta Gladiators but suffered a defeat against Islamabad United.
In the tournament opener of the PSL 2021, Karachi Kings bowlers were totally in control by restricting Gladiators for just 121 runs. While their openers Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam dominated in the next game as Sharjeel scored a century (105) and Babar scored 62 runs and they set up the opening partnership of 176 runs (record PSL partnership for any wicket), the bowlers disappointed as they failed to defend 196 runs.
Among their bowlers, Arshad Iqbal has got 4 wickets and Waqas Maqsood bagged 3 wickets in two games of this tournament.
Imad Wasim (C), Aamer Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Chadwick Walton, Daniel Christian, Danish Aziz, Joe Clarke, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Ilyas, Noor Ahmed, Qasim Akram, Zeeshan Malik, Abbas Afridi
After suffering two back-to-back defeats, Multan Sultans claimed their first victory in the PSL 2021 with a 7-wicket victory against the in-form Lahore Qalandars on Friday (26th February) afternoon.
Captain Mohammad Rizwan is currently in dream form with the bat as he has already scored 188 runs in three games, with the help of two fifties. His scores in this tournament are 71, 41 and 76. While another in-form James Vince scored 84 in their second game of this season, Sohaib Maqsood scored 61 not out in their latest winning game.
Among their bowlers, Carlos Brathwaite and Shahnawaz Dhani both have got 4 wickets each in three and two matches respectively.
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
PSL 2021, Match 9: Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans – Match Prediction
While it is the early period of this PSL 2021, it is tough to say about the actual favourite of the match, especially when both teams have experienced almost similar kind of starts.