Cricket match date: 01st March 2019
Cricket match time: 09:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Pakistan Super League
Team A: Multan Sultans
Team B: Quetta Gladiators
Team A Captain: Shoaib Malik
Team B Captain: Sarfraz Ahmed
Cricket Match Preview:
Multan Sultans finally got a win in their kitty as they defeated Islamabad United in their last cricket game. It was a comfortable win against a good side and this is going to give them a lot of confidence going ahead in the competition. Led by a superlative bowling performance by T20 veteran Daniel Christian, they defeated Islamabad United by 6 wickets.
Quetta Gladiators, on the other hand, are comfortably placed at number 1 position on the points table with 4 wins out of their 5 cricket games. They have found heroes in every cricket game be it Shane Watson, Riley Russow, Umar Kamal or Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. It took something special from Karachi Kings to hand them their only defeat in the competition so far.
Multan Sultans had a tough challenge against Islamabad United as well but they not only overcame the threat of Luke Ronchi but also controlled the rest of the batting line up of Islamabad. While chasing the small total of 122 runs, they were given a good and necessary start by Umar Siddiq and James Vince. The innings of Shoaib Malik and Daniel Christian were the icing on the cake.
Quetta Gladiators batting has looked fantastic so far in the competition. It took a record-breaking performance from Colin Ingram with the bat to finally defeat Quetta. Colin Ingram’s knock of 127 runs helped Karachi to chase down the total of 186 runs set by Quetta. This shows the enormity of the task in hand for Multan.
Multan is going to need something substantial from their openers James Vince and Umar Siddiq once again. They are also going to need good bowling performances from Afridi and Christian. Their bowling attack is also good with Junaid Khan and Shahid Afridi holding the fort for them.
Cricket Match Information:
Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators will take on each other in another cricket game of this year’s Pakistan Super League. So far, while Multan Sultans have played 6 cricket games and won 2 cricket games, Quetta Gladiators have played 5 cricket games and won 4 cricket games. Currently, Quetta are on number 1 spot on the points table and Multan Sultans are placed on number 4 spot.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Multan Sultans are being led by Shoaib Malik in this competition. They have had an up and down kind of cricket tournament so far. With the inclusion of James Vince, their batting has looked more dynamic. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Multan Sultans’ playing XI:
- Umar Siddiq
- James Vince
- Shoaib Malik
- Daniel Christian
- Shahid Afridi
- Junaid Khan
- Johnson Charles
- Mohammed Ilyas
- Mohammed Irfan
- Nauman Ali
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Quetta Gladiators are being led by Pakistan’s skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. With 4 wins out of 5 cricket games, our prediction is of the same side that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Quetta Gladiators’ playing XI:
- Shane Watson
- Ahsan Ali
- Riley Russouw
- Umar Akmal
- Fawad Ahmed
- Sohail Tanveer
- Ghulam Mudassar
- DR Smith
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Mohammad Irfan
- Sarfraz Ahmed
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Umar Akmal has been in and out of the Pakistan cricket side. He would like to settle the debate once and for all by ruling the PSL this year with his performances. Our prediction is of a fantastic performance from him in the next cricket game and for the remainder of the tournament.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitches in Dubai are known to be low and slow. They have played in a similar manner in this cricket competition so far as well. Our prediction is of a score of around 150 in this game of cricket by the team batting first. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Quetta Gladiators will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They have been in great form as shown in all the cricket games so far. Our prediction is of Quetta’s victory in this game of cricket as Multan will need some more wins to feel confident in the competition.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Umar Kamal (QG) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Shahid Afridi (MS) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Umar Akmal (QG)
Multan Sultans – 2.00
Quetta Gladiators – 1.68
*odds may change anytime