The Multan Sultans play the Karachi Kings in the 22nd match of the third season of the Pakistan Super League. This game will be played in Dubai on Saturday. The match will begin at 4:30 pm PST (11.30 am GMT).
At one stage in the tournament, these two teams were fighting for the top two spots, with the Karachi Kings at the top of the table and the Multan Sultans at the second spot. The Sultans then briefly went to number one but now they are back to the second position but it’s the Karachi Kings’ fall to number four that’s begun to surprise a lot of fans.
Of course what needs to be seen is that the Kings have played just six games, which is the lowest among all sides in the tournament and they now have a run of two games in as many days which will level things off before the action moves back to Sharjah from Tuesday.
Karachi is coming off two, back to back defeats after having won three in a row. And the worry for the Kings would be the manner of those defeats.
Against Islamabad, they were restricted to 153 but they wouldn’t have imagined their opposition to run away with the game by eight wickets and 16 balls to spare. This was followed by them chasing in their next encounter against Quetta Gladiators and the defeat was even more pungent.
The Gladiators romped home to a 67-run win after scoring 180 batting first, with Karachi never left in the game after losing three wickets in the Powerplay. The likes of Imad Wasim and Shahid Afridi will need to do something dramatic to ensure they can turn things around for their side.
On the other hand, the Sultans were doing well but then came a defeat they wouldn’t have imagined. The side from Multan went down to the Lahore Qalandars, a team that had beaten no other side in their first six matches and were on an eight-match losing streak that had started last season.
The Sultans fell away to the fast bowling of Shaheen Shah Afridi and were bowled out cheaply and while they did make a fight during the Lahore chase, a target of 115 was never going to be enough. Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings 22nd match prediction, betting tips & preview are placed below.
Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings Predictions & Tips
Karachi Kings to win.