Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans will play the opening game of the Pakistan Super League 2022. It will be a tussle between two of the biggest names of Pakistan cricket, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan.
Under Rizwan’s leadership, Multan won the last season of the tournament and the team would hope to recreate the same effect this year. Babar would be captaining the side for the first time and he has replaced Imad Wasim. Karachi has won five out of the seven games against Multan and also won both league games last season.
Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans, 1st Match
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Date & Time: 27th January at 07:30 PM IST and 07:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
The pitch at the National Stadium has a history of providing maximum support to batters and a score of over 190 runs has been scored nine times in 34 T20 matches here. The team batting second has won 25 out of the 34 matches here, hence, the team winning the toss would look to bowl.
Probable Playing XIs for KAR vs MUL
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