As fourth-placed Karachi Kings take on Pakistan Super League leaders Multan Sultans they will have the biggest motivation of rising up to the second position. But for a big net run rate void, Karachi Kings could have also threatened Multan Sultans for the Numero Uno position.
The two teams will be meeting for the second time in the PSL 2020 in the match, to be played at the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore later today.
Multan Sultans have performed as a cohesive unit with the batsmen and the bowler performing consistently. Rilee Rossouw has scored 189 from five matches with an impactful strike rate of 156 at 63-runs per innings average. Shah Masood has been an able support, scoring 160 from five outings. Imran Tahir and Sohail Tanveer have delivered with the ball.
For Karachi, Babar Azam (187 runs), Alex Hales (159 runs); Mohd Aamir (8 wkts) and Chris Jhave been performing with a certain consistency.
An evenly fought contest at a neutral ground is one the cards and Karachi Kings will be eager for a revenge worth putting them among the top tow teams.
With a high chance of rain in Lahore, there may be a curtailed game.
Multan Sultans: Shan Masood (Captain), James Vince, Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, Zeeshan Ashraf (Wicketkeeper), Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Muhammad Ilyas, Bilawal Bhatti, and Imran Tahir.
Karachi Kings: Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton, Mohammad Rizwan (Wicketkeeper), Imad Wasim (Captain), Iftikhar Ahmed, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Amir, Chris Jordan, and Umer Khan.
The match scheduled to start at 7:30 pm India time will be broadcast LIVE on DSPORT. Fans can also catch LIVE streaming on the SportsTiger app.