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KAR vs MUL Prediction, PSL 2022- Who Will Win the Match Between Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans, Pakistan Super League 2022, Match 01. The first match of the 2022 edition of the Pakistan Super League will have Karachi Kings take on Multan Sultans on Thursday at National Stadium in Karachi. Multan Sultans didn’t have a great outing in the first half of the 2021 edition of PSL.

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However, the second leg of the tournament saw them making a remarkable turnaround. The Sultans not only reached the playoffs and also went on to win the title as well. Mohammad Rizwan and Co. would look to defend the title ahead of a new season.

Sohaib Maqsood
Sohaib Maqsood. (Photo by ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images)

The top-order, comprising of Shan Masood, Sohaib Maqsood and M Rizwan, remains the same. The trio made a significant contribution with the bat last year, helping the team post formidable totals on the board. The middle-order comprises the likes of Khushdil Shah and Rilee Rossouw.

Multan Sultans have added the likes of Tim David and David Willey in a bid to add depth to the batting unit. Both have the potential to play vital cameos in the death overs. Besides, Willey is a lethal force with the ball as well. He is pretty effective in the power play as well as death overs.

It won’t be wrong to say that Multan Sultans has one of the best fast bowling units. Along with David Willey, they have got Zimbabwe’s latest sensation i.e., Blessing Muzarabani and Shahnawaz Dahani, who picked the most wickets last year. In the spin department, Imran Tahir will be their biggest bet.

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Karachi Kings, on the other hand, also reached the playoffs but lost in the Eliminator 1 clash against Peshawar Zalmi. Babar Azam has replaced Imad Wasim as the captain of the team. He would look to open the batting alongside Sharjeel Khan. Both will, once again, have the onus to give powerful starts at the top of the order.

The franchise has invested heavily in the all-rounders, namely M Nabi, Tom Abell, and Lewis Gregory. The trio will look to contribute with both bat and ball and should keep the team in good stead. Joe Clarke has been in great form. He will be a player to watch out for in the tournament.

Though, they are a bit short in the bowling department. For Kings to reach the top-four, Mohammad Amir needs to have a great season with the ball. He will be supported by M Imran, Lewis Gregory among others. Karachi Kings have also acquired the services of Chris Jordan, who is likely to help them with their death over woes. The Englishman, however, would join the team later during the tournament.

KAR vs MUL Prediction, PSL 2022- Who Will Win the Match Between Karachi Kings and 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

Recent venue records (Records at National Stadium, Karachi)

STATS – T20

STATS – T20

Total matches 7
Matches won batting first 5
Matches won bowling first 2
Average 1st Inns scores 191
Average 2nd Inns scores 135
Highest total recorded 208/3 (18.5 Ov) by PAK vs WI
Lowest total recorded 60/10 (13.4 Ov) by WI vs PAK
Highest score chased 208/3 (18.5 Ov) by PAK vs WI
Lowest score defended 172/8 (20 Ov) by PAK vs WI

Toss Prediction for Match 1

The team winning the toss is likely to bat first.

Predicted Scores for Match 1

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
KAR 150-170 140-150
MUL 150-170 130-140

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

Karachi Kings: LLWWL

Multan Sultans: WWLWW

(Players’ form)

Karachi Kings:

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Babar Azam 131 2737 44.1
Sharjeel Khan 122 3011 26.4
Joe Clarke 99 2645 29.4
Mohammad Nabi, 312 4818 22.6
Imad Wasim 117 2152 12.3
Lewis Gregory 141 1764 21.00

Who will score the most runs for Karachi Kings in the match: Babar Azam

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Mohammad Amir 209 238 22.9
Chris Jordan 247 205 26
Aamir Yamin 98 76 31
Mohammad Ilyas 41 42 25.8
Lewis Gregory 141 131 24
Imad Wasim 117 210 23.7

Who will pick the most wickets for Karachi Kings in the match? M Amir or Imad Wasim

Multan Sultans: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Mohammad Rizwan 102 1681 39.9
Shan Masood 81 1748 22.7
Sohaib Maqsood 153 3606 27.9
Rilee Rossouw 225 5534 29.8
Tim David 76 1672 33.4
Khushdil Shah 38 1829 28.2

Who will score the most runs for Multan Sultans in the match: Mohammad Rizwan

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
 Imran Tahir 335 425 19.5
 Imran Khan 74 85 23.6
Shahnawaz Dahani 13 22 17.4
Anwar Ali 165 148 30.00
David Willey 196 191 22.9

Who will pick the most wickets for Multan Sultans in the match: Imran Tahir or Shahnawaz Dahani