Analysis of Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans.

Author: Swaraj
27 Feb 2021 15:44:19

Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings (9th match of PSL 2021)

  1. Current Performance: Multan Sultans finally managed to win their first match of the tournament in their last game. Mommad Rizwan is in red hot form with the bat. James Vince & Sohaib Maqsood also looks in good shape with the bat. Chris Lynn’s dismal performance continues as his cores are 1+1+0 in the last three matches. The young pacer Sahnawaz Dhani has impressed in his two outings so far. Shahid Afridi needs to step up his games a notch. Multan bowlers will have to be at their best against the star studded batters of Karachi Kings.

Karachi Kings has won a match & lost one too in this competition. In their last match, the bowlers did not do their job as they could not even defend 196 runs. All of their batters looks in good shape but their bowlers need to raise their performance.

  1. Venue: Karachi National Stadium

As the matches are played in this same venue, we will not look into the previous venue records. Watch out for the series performances section & that will be the current venue records.

Avg 1st innings score in this season- 167/6

Avg 2nd Innings score in this season- 169/ 4.49

Batting 1st won – 0 times

Batting 2nd won- 8 times

This will be a day game. Yesterday in the day game the spinners were getting good amount of turn from the pitch. However remember the fact that batting 1st team has not still won any game in this competition. The captain winning the toss will look to field first.

  1. Head to Head Record: These two teams met 5 times & Karachi Kings has the definite upper hand with 4 wins to their name as Multan Sultans managed only 1 win.

Karachi Kings [KAR]                                        Multan Sultans [MUL]

Batting 1st Won

KAR- 2 times            MUL- 1 time

Batting 2nd Won

KAR - 2 times          MUL - 0 time

Karachi Kings against Multan Sultans

Sharjeel Khan has scored 20 runs in 2 innings.

Babar Azam has scored 225 runs in 5 innings (45 avg).

Colin Ingram has scored 61 runs in 3 innings.

Imad Wasim has scored 36 runs in 4 innings & taken 4 wickets in 6 innings.

Aamer Yamin has taken 2 wickets in 2 innings.

Mohammad Amir has taken 8 wickets in 5 innings.

Waqas Maqsood has taken 2 wickets in 1 inning.

Arshad Iqbal has taken 2 wickets in 1 inning.

Multan Sultans against Karachi Kings

Chris Lynn has scored 152 runs in 2 innings (he played for Lahore till last year.)

James Vince has scored 16 runs in 1 inning.

Riley Rossouw has scored 13 runs in 3 innings.

Sohaib Maqsood has scored 11 runs in 1 inning.

Khusdil Shah has scored 35 runs in 3 innings.

Shahid Afridi has scored 62 runs in 4 innings & 3 wickets in 3 innings.

Sohail Tanvir has scored 71 runs in 4 innings & taken 5 wickets in 3 innings.

Imran Tahir has taken 4 wickets in 3 innings.

Sohail Khan has taken 2 wickets in 1 inning (He played for Karachi till last season).


  1. Predicted 11 & Series Performances:

Karachi Kings

Player’s Name

Series Performances

  1. Sharjeel Khan (LHB)

4(4); 105(59)

  1. Babar Azam (RHB)

24(20); 62(54)

  1. Joe Clarke (RHB)


  1. Colin Ingram (LHB)


  1. Mohammad Nabi (RHB + off-spin)

30(14); 7(5) # 26/1(4)

  1. Daniel Christian (RHB + RAM)

12/1(2); 12(5) # 10/1(1)

  1. Imad Wasim(LHB + LAO)

31/1(4); 32/1(4)

  1. Aamer Yamin (RAM)

23/1(2); 29/0(1)

  1. Mohammad Amir (LAM)

14/1(4); 44/1(4)

  1. Waqas Maqsood (LAM)

21/2(2.2); 22/1(2.1)

  1. Arshad Iqbal (RAM)

16/3(4); 30/1(3)


Changes: Aamer Yamin’s performance is not up to the mark in the two games so far. He can be replaced by any of the right arm fast bowlers M. Ilyas/ Abbas Afridi. Both of these two are good bowlers.

Opening Overs-Imad Wasim+ Mohammad Amir

Death Overs- Mohammad Amir+ Waqas Maqsood

Multan Sultans

Player’s Name

Series Performances

  1. Mohammad Rizwan (RHB)(c & wk)

71(53); 41(28); 76(49)

  1. Chris Lynn (RHB)

1(5); 1(4); 0(2)

  1. James Vince (RHB)

16(17); 84(55); 5(6)

  1. Sohaib Maqsood (RHB)

2(4); 36(21); 61(41)

  1. Riley Rossouw (LHB)

25(14); 14(8); 1(2)

  1. Khusdil Shah (LHB + LAO)

7(8) # 4/1(1); 6(5)

  1. Carlos Brathwaite (RHB+RAM)

22(14) # 23/2(4); 41/0(4); 20/2(4)

  1. Shahid Afridi(RHB + leg spin)

0(1) # 24/2(4); 38/0(4); 41/0(4)

  1. Sohail Tanvir (LHB + LAM)

4(40# 38/0(4); 40/0(3)

  1. Sahnwaz Dhani (RAM)

44/2(4); 39/2(4)

  1. Usman Qadir (leg spin)

29/1(4); 31/1(4)

  1. Mohammad Umar (RAM)


  1. Sohail Khan (RAM)



Opening + Death Overs- Sohail Khan+ Sahnwaz Dhani+ Carlos Brathwaite

  1. Fantasy Team with Possible c/vc Options:

Wicket-Keeper: Mohammad Rizwan, Joe Clarke

Batsmen: Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Shoiab Maqsood, James Vince

All-Rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Carlos Brathwaite

Bowlers: Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal, Sahnawaz Dhani

C/VC for small leagues- Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Nabi

C/VC for the grand leagues- Imad Wasim, Joe Clarke, James Vince, Carlos Brathwaite, Mohammad Amir

  1. Fantasy Talk:
  • Karachi Kings does possess a good batting line up but their first bowling department has some holes. If Multan Sultans are to win this match, they need to utilize this.
  • Will Chris Lynn score today?- He will be up against Mohammad Amir & Imad Wasim in the first few overs. Both are quality bowlers. What do you think? Lynn is definitely punt pick for today.
  • If you look at the top four batters of Multan Sultans, all are right handers. Imad wasim may do well against them although his head to head record is not so good.
  • People will ignore Shahid Afridi & Usman Qadir today. But if Multan Sultans are to win, they will have their say.

            Mohammad Nabi looks in awesome touch with the bat & also bowled well in the last game. The PRESIDENT may take matters in his own hand today.

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