Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings
Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings is the next match in PSL, and Karachi Kings is one of the strongest teams this season. They are at the top because they have played some good cricket. Their top-order batsmen are doing the job for them, and bowlers are contributing to the team as well. They surely can continue to play in the same way in the upcoming matches.
Multan Sultans, on the other hand, has been a little unlucky. They have played some really good games, but unfortunately, they have not got the results in their favor. Their Captain Mohammad Rizwan has been exceptional so far, with most runs in this season. If they continue to play well, they might be able to turn around their luck.
Playing conditions at the Sheikh Zyed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, is no different than any other stadium in the UAE. The only difference is the longer boundaries in this stadium. The pitch generally assists the batsmen, and we can see players building some good partnerships. Although, scoring boundaries will not be that easy on the batsmen, and the par score should be around 175 runs.
The pitch also offers some opportunities for the fast bowlers. They can take the wickets early on in the innings, which will build some pressure on the batsmen, and it would be possible to restrict them below the par score.
It has become a trend in the recent times of T20 cricket to win the toss and bowl first. It will be no surprise if Multan Sultans or Karachi Kings win the toss and decide to chase down the target later on in the innings.
This is a refreshed start for all the teams, and they are all coming in with a fresh set of minds. Despite all of this, Karachi Kings is at the top of the points table and has very little to lose. They will feel the pressure a lot less compared to Multan Sultans because they are at the 5th position and need to make the most out of every remaining match.