The Pakistan Super League 2022 (PSL 2022) will kick off with a match between Karachi Kings and Multan Sultan. Two of Pakistan’s most famous cricketers, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, will face off.
Multan is seeking to replicate their PSL title victory under Rizwan’s captaincy this year. Babar has taken the role of Imad Wasim, who will lead the team for the first time. Last season, Karachi Kings won 5 out of 7 games versus Multan Sultan, as well as both league games.
- 1st Match, Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultan
- Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
- Date & Time: 27th January at 07:30 PM IST and 07:00 PM Local Time
- Live Streaming: Daraz App
Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultan Pitch Report
The National Stadium has seen batters score over 190 runs nine times in 34 T20 matches. Because the team batting second has won 25 of the 34 matches at this venue, the team winning the toss will desire to bowl first.
- Probable Playing XIs for KK vs MS
- Karachi Kings
- Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam (c), Joe Clarke (wk), Shahibzada Farhan, Tom Lammonby, Jordan Thompson, Lewis Gregory, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Ilyas, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Johnson Charles, Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Rovman Powell, Khushdil Shah, David Willey, Anwar Ali, Imran Tahir/Dominic Drakes, Shahnawaz Dhani, Imran Khan
Players to Look for in KR vs MS Match
Players to Look – Karachi Kings
In the PSL 2021, Babar Azam scored the most runs. He scored 554 runs in 11 games, with a strike rate of 132.53 and an average of 69.25. He is the leading run-scorer in the Pakistan Super League, with 2070 runs scored in 58 games at an average of 43.12 runs.
Mohammad Ilyas took the most wickets for the Kings franchise in the previous PSL season. In just five matches, he took eight wickets at an average of 21.62, an economy of 9.7, and a strike rate of 13.3.
Players to Look – Multan Sultan
Mohammad Rizwan became the first T20 cricketer to reach 2000 runs last year. He scored the most of his runs in the PSL 2021, where he was the second-highest run-scorer. Rizwan scored 500 runs in 12 matches at a strike rate of 127.87 at an average of 45.45.
Shahnawaz Dahani was the leading wicket-taker in the previous PSL season. Without him, this event would not have been possible. In 11 matches with a strike rate of 12.1, he took 20 wickets at an average of 17 and an economy of 8.42.
PSL 2022 Match 1: Karachi Kings Vs Multan Sultan Match Predictions
Multan Sultan is expected to win this match.