MS vs KAR PSL Prediction 22 Feb 2023

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Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings

Pakistan Super League

Multan Sultans
Karachi Kings
  • Date: 2023-02-22
  • Start Time: 18:00
  • Location: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan

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  • Prediction:
    Multan Sultans to Win
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    Multan Sultans: 1.67
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Multan Sultans will take on Karachi Kings in Match 11 of the Pakistan Super League at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan. Both Multan Sultans and the Karachi Kings are coming on the back of superb wins in their previous games.

  • Multan Sultans are top of the pile in the PSL with three wins from their first four games, while the Karachi Kings are third, with one win and three losses.
  • Multan Sultans beat Islamabad United in their last game and the Kings picked up their first win with a victory against the Lahore Qalandars.
  • The last time these two sides met was in last year’s PSL where the Multan Sultans took a comfortable victory by 7 wickets.

MS vs KAR – PSL – Venue Details

Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan

Date: 22nd February 2023

Time: 18:30 (IST), 18:00 (local)

MS vs KAR – PSL – Team Previews

Multan Sultans

The Multan team has discovered a winning formula, which their coach Andy Flower and team management will hope to maintain. In the absence of their key fast bowler Shahnawaz Dahani, young talents Ihsanullah and Abbas Afridi have stepped up to lead the Southern pace attack. Mohammad Ilyas, who replaced Sameen Gul in the Sultans’ lineup, is expected to retain his spot after an impressive performance against Islamabad.

Multan Sultans enter their next match with confidence, buoyed by the form of their top-order batsmen, including Mohammad Rizwan, Rilee Rossouw, and David Miller. The only concern in their batting lineup is Shan Masood, who has been out of form since his opening stand of 35 runs with Rizwan.

The Multan Sultans’ bowling has been the best in the PSL 2023 season so far, with Ihsanullah taking 10 wickets in three games, supported by young pacer Abbas Afridi and spinner Usama Mir, who have each picked up eight wickets. Mohammad Ilyas has also joined the party with two wickets in the last game.

Karachi Kings

After losing their first three matches of the season, the Karachi-based team finally clinched their first victory against Lahore Qalandars. Despite being the team with the highest number of losses this season (3), they managed to defend their first-inning total of 185 runs and bowled out the defending champions for just 118 in under 18 overs.

In the game against Lahore, the team addressed some issues by promoting Matthew Wade to the opening slot, which paid off with a quickfire 36 runs off 24 balls. James Vince also found form with a knock of 43.

Shoaib Malik has been the most consistent batsman for the team this season with two half-centuries, while Haider Ali has struggled to make an impact after scoring a fifty earlier in the season. Among their bowlers, Aamer Yamin has been the pick with five wickets in two games, while Akif Javed, a new addition to the team, took four wickets in his first few matches.

MS vs KAR – PSL – Probable Playing XI’s

Multan Sultans: Masood, Rizwan, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Pollard, Khushdil Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Ilyas, Ihsanullah

Karachi Kings: Wade, Vince, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Cutting, Irfan Khan, Aamer Yamin, Mir Hamza, Imran Tahir, Akif Javed

MS vs KAR – PSL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction

The pitch at the Multan Stadium offers a batting-friendly surface with an average first innings score of more than 180 in the shortest format. Both teams’ batters are in great form lately, but some world-class bowlers are also in play tomorrow, so fans can witness a balanced game on Tuesday.

MS vs KAR – PSL – Match Prediction

After a difficult start, the Multan Sultans are on a roll, while the Kings picked up a much-needed victory in their last game. But history favours the Karachi Kings, who are the only side to have a positive head-to-head record against Multan. It will be a battle between the Sultans’ batting and the Kings’ bowling unit but we expect the Multan Sultans to emerge victorious.