Match 7 of the Pakistan Super League will see Quetta Gladiators lock horns with Multan Sultans at the National Stadium in Karachi on Monday, January 31.
Gladiators entered this game with a defeat in their tournament opening match against Peshawar Zalmi. However, they went on to defeat the Karachi Kings in their second outing.
First was Bowling, the Gladiators limited the Kings to 113. Naseem Shah was the star with the ball in hand, claiming the number 5-20. Sohail Tanvir and Mohammad Nawaz were effective at infiltrating the Kings’ batting orders.
Chasing a modest target, the Gladiators didn’t falter, as they pursued the target with 25 deliveries and eight spare sticks. Ahsan was the top scorer, scoring 43 tackles 57. Cameos from Will Smeed and Sarfaraz Ahmad ensured that the Gladiators registered their first win of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Multan Sultans are in absolute form, having won both matches so far. They had a dominating performance against the Karachi Kings in their tournament opener. The Sultans then defeated Lahore Qalandars on their second outing.
Bowling first, the Sultans were unable to put in place measures to stop Qalandar’s scoring rate, as they made a whopping 206 runs in total. David Willey is the pitcher’s pick, claiming the numbers are 1-23.
Despite chasing a mammoth, the Sultans went home with five horns in their hut. Shan Masood (50 ball 83) and Mohammad Rizwan (42 ball 69) are the top scorers for the Sultans. Cameos from Sohaib Maqsood and Khushdil Shah ensured that the Sultans went home with ease.
Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans match details
Competition: Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans, match 07, PSL round 2022.
Day: January 31, 2022.
Time: 7:30pm IST.
Location: National Stadium, Karachi.
Sales pitch report
The surface at the National Stadium is a good one. It is expected to assist hitters who will be able to play their shots after a cautious start. The Pacers will need to provide their team with timely breakthroughs. They are most likely to dictate terms on this surface. The team that wins the toss can give chase here.
Blue skies are expected to greet both teams on match day. The temperature is expected to fluctuate between 16 – 26 degrees Celsius. The forecast for the day is no rain.
XI can happen
Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Shan Masood, Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Tim David, Khushdil Shah, David Willey, Imran Tahir, Imran Khan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Ihsanullah.
Predict the match
Both teams have a decent proportion of winners in their lineups. However, based on the current form, the Sultans are more likely to win this match. However, the Quetta Gladiators are a good bowling team, so their one strong bowling performance could keep the Gladiators reeling on Monday night.
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