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Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans Highlights Batting Video, Fall Of Wickets
For the opening leg of the 2022 PSL, Karachi Kings will have a home advantage, and they’ll be seeking to repeat their winning season from 2020, starting with this match against the reigning champions.
Babar Azam, the highest run-scorer in last year’s PSL, leads the Kings, while all-rounders Imad Wasim and Lewis Gregory provide balance, and left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir poses a serious wicket-taking threat.
Multan Sultans won their maiden PSL title last year and, on paper, appear to be in good shape to defend their title this year, led by head coach Andy Flower and skipper Mohammad Rizwan, the world’s leading T20 run-scorer in 2021.
The Sultans’ firepower is particularly noteworthy, with Tim David, Sohaib Maqsood, and Rilee Rossouw all capable of hitting the ball far, but they also have Shahnawaz Dahani, last season’s leading PSL wicket-taker, among their ranks.
Playing on their home turf provides several advantages for the Karachi Kings, who will rely heavily on Babar to get them off to a solid start with the bat, whether they are setting or chasing a target. Their middle-order, on the other hand, may not represent the same threat as the Multan Sultans, and a collapse is not out of the question if Babar is ousted early on. The toss, with the team bowling first earning an advantage, is likely to be crucial to the outcome of this match.
Playing in the evening, with temperatures decreasing as the game progresses, may cause dew to form, making batting easier as the ball becomes more difficult to control for the bowlers and slides more easily onto the bat. Last year, the chasing side won the large majority of PSL matches played in Pakistan, and it would not be surprising if that trend continues this year. While the Multan Sultans are the slight favorites in this one, don’t make any moves until the toss result is known before the game begins.