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KAR vs MUL Head to Head Records, PSL 2022- Karachi Kings’ Head to Head Record Against Multan Sultans, Pakistan Super League 2022, Match 01. Karachi Kings take on Multan Sultans in the first match of the PSL 2021-22 on Thursday at National Stadium, Karachi. Multan Sultans won the tournament last year and would look to defend the title this time around.

Mohammad Rizwan
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The defending champions retained as many as seven players, namely Mohammad Rizwan, Rilee Rossouw, Sohaib Maqsood, Imran Tahir, Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, and Shahnawaz Dahani. Mohammad Rizwan will continue to lead the team.

To add more firepower in the middle-order, they have added Tim David in the team. He is one of the most explosive batsmen but his recent form is a bit of a concern. They also have got David Willey, who too has the ability to play quick-fire cameos in the death overs.

Shahnawaz Dahani
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Fast bowling shouldn’t be a worry for Multan Sultans. Shahnawaz Dahani took the most number of wickets last year. He will be an integral part of the bowling unit. David Willey’s experience should keep the team in good stead. Besides, they have also got the likes of Blessing Muzarabani, Rumman Raees etc.

Karachi Kings finished the league stage at number four on the points table. They, however, couldn’t reach the finals as they lost to Peshawar Zalmi in the Eliminator. Ahead of a new season, Karachi Kings would look to start on a positive note with an aim to win the title.

KAR vs MUL Head to Head Records, PSL 2022- Karachi Kings' Head to Head Record Against Multan Sultans, Pakistan Super League 2022, Match 01
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Babar Azam has taken over the leadership duties from Imad Wasim for the upcoming edition. Karachi Kings have retained eight players from the last edition. Babar Azam will once again be seen opening the batting alongside Sharjeel Khan. Joe Clarke is there in the squad, who will give a lot more firepower in the batting department. The trio makes it a solid top-order.

In the middle-order, they have got the likes of M Nabi and Imad Wasim. Besides, they have added Lewis Gregory, who will add depth in the batting order. The presence of these three all-rounders will give a lot more balance to the squad.

As far as the pace-bowling department is concerned, Karachi Kings will rely on the services of Mohammed Amir and Chris Jordan. The latter is their latest acquisition. Though, he will join the squad a bit later in the tournament.

KAR vs MUL Head to Head Records, PSL 2022- Karachi Kings’ Head to Head Record Against Multan Sultans, Pakistan Super League 2022, Match 01

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Teams’ Head-to-Head Records:

Stats Matches  KAR Won MUL  Won N/R
Overall 9 5 2 1
At National Cricket Stadium 2 2 0
In the last 5 matches 5 2 2 1
PSL 2021 2 1 1

Successful Head-to-Head Records in 1st Batting vs 2nd Batting:

Innings KAR won MUL won
First Batting 2 2
Second Batting 3 0

Teams’ and Players’ Records in Head-to-Head Battles:

(Top players’ stats)

Stats KAR vs MUL MUL vs KAR
Highest Individual Score Babar Azam (90*) Moeen Ali (65)
Best Bowling Figures Usman Khan (4 for 15) Sohail Tanvir (3 for 25)
Most runs Babar Azam (400) Moeen Ali (94)
Best Batting Average Liam Livingstone (135) Laurie Evans (49)
Most wickets Mohammad Amir (9) Imran Tahir (6)
Best Bowling Strike rate Thisara Parera (9) Imran Khan (8)