The action continues in PSL 2019 as the Imad Wasim-led Karachi Kings take on Multan Sultans in the first of the two matches being held on Friday.
Expected Playing XI
Babar, Ingram, Bopara, Livingstone, Raza, Rizwan, Imad, Amir, Shinwari, Sohail, Yamin .
Charles, Evans, Malik, Afridi, Russell, Masood, Green, Mohd Irfan, Junaid, Abbas, Siddiq/H Azam .
The Karachi Kings have boasted of some of the big names in the erstwhile editions of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). However, they are yet to get their hands on the silverware. Last time, they got through tantalisingly to the playoffs. However, they lost to Peshawar Zalmi in the Eliminator at the iconic Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Karachi would be captained by Imad Wasim, who was also there last season.
Shahid Afridi, Andre Russell, Shoaib Malik and Chris Green form the core of the side with all four players capable of doing damage with bat and ball. The presence of explosive and in-form players in Laurie Evans and Junaid Khan adds to their strength although the third pacer spot is up for grabs between Mohammad Abbas and Mohammad Ilyas.
Fantasy Cricket- Players to watch out for
Andre Russell : A fantasy veteran, scores highly with both bat and bowl and will continue to remain a fan favorite.
Babar Azam :He could open the batting for his side, Babar was in tremendous form in South Africa lately and with the tag of no. 1 ranked T20 batsman in the world he will surely be a one to consider.
Shahid Afridi: has arrived in Dubai to feature in the opening fixture of Multan Sultans and will remain a good pick for the fans.
Mohammad Rizwan: The 26 year old could prove out to be differential and can score big fantasy points.
Ravi Bopara: will also be in the playing 11 and his experience can be of high significance to his team.
Venue & Average first innings score:
The average first inning score at Dubai International Cricket Stadium is 155.
Head to Head:
Karachi Kings Won: 1
Multan Sultans Won: 0