Cricket match date: 04th March 2019
Cricket match time: 09:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Pakistan Super League
Team A: Karachi Kings
Team B: Multan Sultan
Team A Captain: Imad Wasim
Team B Captain: Shoaib Malik
Cricket Match Preview:
Karachi Kings were in danger of crashing out of the cricket tournament very early when they had lost all but 1 cricket games. However, by winning 2 of their last 3 cricket games, they have given themselves a chance. Multan Sultans have also been in a poor position right throughout this cricket tournament.
Karachi Kings have won their last 2 cricket games by chasing. They defeated Quetta Gladiators in a massive run chase of 186 runs courtesy of a record-breaking knock of Colin Ingram. In their last cricket game against Lahore Qalandars, they chased down the total of 133 runs courtesy of good knocks from almost everybody from the batting lineup.
Karachi’s Colin Ingram broke the Pakistan Super League (PSL) record on his way to the total of 127 runs off just 59 runs. Despite losing Babar Azam on the very first ball, they successfully chased down the total. Even Ben Dunk has come and added a new dimension to their batting. So far, Colin Munro has not managed to fire but if he begins to come off, their batting will become lethal. Imad Wasim has also been at their absolute best with the bat and ball so if he gets on a roll, Karachi Kings will have to be the team to beat anyone in the competition.
For Multan, the problem has been their middle/lower middle order contributions with the bat. When the likes of James Vince and Shoaib Malik have not clicked with the bat, none of the other batsmen has taken them to the safety. They have a good bowling group in Junaid Khan and Mohammad Irfan but they would need the score on the board to do the damage.
Multan Sultans have included James Vince into their lineup. His contributions at the top have been important and are going to be important if Multan are going to last the distance. Johnson Charles of West Indies is also very important for them at the top of the order.
Cricket Match Information:
Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans will take on each other in their 8th and 9th cricket game of the tournament. As of now, Karachi Kings are at number 5 spot, whereas Multan Sultans are on the number 6 spot on the points table. Both cricket teams are currently out of top 4 and both of them now have a handful of cricket games to reach the next round.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Karachi Kings are being led by Imad Wasim in this cricket tournament. Karachi Kings had a fantastic win in their last cricket game. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Karachi Kings’ playing XI:
- LS Livingstone
- Babar Azam
- Ben Dunk
- CA Ingram
- Colin Munro
- Imad Wasim
- AW Summers
- Sohail Khan
- Mohammad Aamir
- Umer Khan
- Aamer Yamin
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Multan Sultans are being led by Shoaib Malik in this cricket tournament. Multan Sultans had a fantastic win in their second last cricket game but have lost the rest of their cricket games. Our prediction is of the same side that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Multan Sultans’ playing XI:
- Umar Siddiq
- Jonson Charles
- James Vince
- Shoaib Malik
- Hammad Azam
- TJ Moores
- Shahid Afridi
- Daniel Christian
- Nauman Ali
- Junaid Khan
- Mohammad Irfan
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Babar Azam has had a poor form in this cricket tournament so far. He had been in excellent form in the international circuit but has failed to replicate that in PSL. Our prediction is of a good score in the next game of cricket.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitch in Abu Dhabi is expected to be slow and low. The last cricket game played here produced the scores of around 140 by both cricket teams. Pakistan came out as victorious in that cricket game against New Zealand by mere 2 runs. Our prediction is of a score of around 150 and conditions are expected to be dry.
Karachi Kings will begin this game of cricket as slight favourites. They made a strong comeback in their last few cricket games by chasing down the scores of 186 runs and 133 runs. Hence, our prediction is of Karachi Kings’ victory over Lahore Qalandars in this cricket game.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Babar Azam (KK) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Imad Wasim (KK) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Colin Ingram (KK)
Karachi Kings – 1.83
Multan Sultans – 1.83
*odds may change anytime