MS vs QG PSL Prediction 15 Feb 2023
Pakistan Super League
- Date: 2023-02-15
- Start Time: 18:30
- Location: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
- Tournament: Pakistan Super League 2023
- Format: Pakistan Super League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
The eighth season of the Pakistan Super League, Pakistan’s premier domestic T20 competition, has officially begun. As in previous seasons, six franchises will be battling it out for a spot in the final on March 19 and the chance to claim the coveted trophy.
- In the third match of the 2023 season, the Multan Sultans, who finished as runners-up in the last season, will be facing off against the Quetta Gladiators.
- Multan Sultans have lost their opening game against the Lahore Qalandars in a nail-biting contest by just one run.
- The match will be played at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan.
MS vs QG – PSL – Venue Details
Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Date: 15th February 2023
Time: 18:00 (local), 18:30 (IST)
MS vs QG – PSL – Team Previews
The Multan Sultans were one of the most consistent teams in the league stage last season before losing to the Lahore Qalandars in the final. They have managed to retain the core that was instrumental in their run to the final last year.
The Multan Sultans will once again be led by Mohammad Rizwan in the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League. The top-order batter is coming off a strong performance in the Bangladesh Premier League, where he scored a multitude of runs and started off the PSL with a fine half-century.
The Sultans have a strong batting lineup, boasting players like Shan Masood, David Miller, Kieron Pollard, and Usman Khan. However, the team has suffered a setback as three key players, Rilee Rossouw, Tim David, and Joshua Little will miss the first few games due to other commitments.
In their last game, they lost a close encounter against reigning champions Lahore Qalandars. Set a target of 176, Rizwan led the way with 75 but they fell short by one run.
The Gladiators have had a disappointing run in the tournament, not making it into the playoffs for the last three seasons. Last year, they just missed the playoffs, losing out to Islamabad United by net run rate.
Their luck hasn’t been great either; Mohammad Hasnain was banned for his bowling action, Mohammad Nawaz was injured, and several overseas players were only partially available. They will be led by former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Iftikhar Ahmed is playing at the top of his game, having amassed 351 runs in 11 games of the BPL with an awe-inspiring strike rate of 157.39. The team boasts a powerful lineup of foreign players and has backup plans in place for those who may only be partially available. The bowling department rests on the shoulders of two promising young fast bowlers, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Hasnain.
MS vs QG – PSL – Probable Playing XI’s
Multan Sultans: Mohammad Rizwan (capt & wk), Shan Masood, David Miller, Khushdil Shah, Kieron Pollard, Akeal Hosain, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usama Mir, Usman Khan, Sameen Gul, Ihsanullah
Quetta Gladiators: Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Wanindu Hasaranga, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah
MS vs QG – PSL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
At the Multan Cricket Stadium, the playing surface favors the batsmen. The last game that was played on this ground was a high-scoring encounter that had fans on the edge of their seats. The visiting team, the Qalandars, put up a score of 175, and the hosts came close to reaching their target, but ultimately fell just one run short. The captain who wins the toss might opt to field first, as the pitch provides a good batting surface.
MS vs QG – PSL – Match Prediction
Multan Sultans will be entering the third match of the 2023 Pakistan Super League as the top contenders. The Sultans boast a formidable batting lineup, with a blend of stabilizing anchors and big hitters. However, the Quetta Gladiators should not be underestimated, as they also have a strong squad and will be determined to upset the favourites.