Multan Sultans will square off with Lahore Qalandars in the first of the double-header on Saturday. Multan Sultans are off to a flying start with an impressive win over mighty Karachi Kings in the opening game of the tournament. On a slow surface, they bowled tight lines and lengths and didn’t allow the opposition batters to score runs freely. Thereafter, the captain’s knock from Mohammad Rizwan got them home comfortably in the end.
Lahore Qalandars have made small changes to their squad for this year’s edition with Shaheen Afridi is all set to don the captaincy role. They missed out on qualifying for the semi-finals last year as they finished 5th in the standings with 10 points. With plenty of hopes, they will be looking forward to starting their campaign with a win.
Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars, Match 3
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Date & Time: January 29th at 2:30 PM IST and 2:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
The wicket is on the slower side and the spinners are getting more turn and bounce off the surface. The batters should possess a high level of skill to score more than 7 runs an over. Bowling first is the safest option here.
Probable Playing XIs MUL vs LAH:
Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Tim David, Khushdil Shah, David Willey, Imran Khan, Imran Tahir, Shahnawaz Dahani, Ihsanullah
Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, Mohammad Hafeez, Abdullah Shafique, Ben Dunk (wk), Samit Patel, David Wiese, Mohammad Imran / Rashid Khan, Ahmed Daniyal, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf