Karachi Kings will be aiming for a convincing win against the struggling Multan Sultans in the game played at Abu Dhabi on Monday. A victory can improve their points tally and also the net run-rate that will become important for teams to advance to the play-offs.
However, Karachi Kings will be missing their ace pacer, Mohammad Amir as he is returning home from the UAE due to his mother’s health. In absence of the left-arm pacer, Kings will have to choose between Usman Shinwari or Sohail Khan, who have struggled badly in the PSL 4.
Moreover, Karachi Kings will be hoping for their batting to click, especially the openers, Colin Munro and Babar Azam, who have not lived up to the expectations of fans and pundits. On the other hand, they will be once again looking towards Colin Ingram and Liam Livingstone to set the tone for them.
They found a decent finisher in their last game against Lahore Qalandars in shape of the experienced campaigner, Iftikhar Ahmed, who performed well with both the bat and the ball.
On the other hand, Multan Sultans are in a need of a win to stay alive in the tournament, on the other hand, Karachi Kings having six points under their belt, will be looking to get the better of Sultans who have looked like the weakest team of the tournament.
Whereas, Multan Sultans will hope to see their side play at their potential. They have got all the ingredients to be a competitive opponent but they have failed to threaten the oppositions in the event, winning just two encounters out of eight matches.
Kings seem to be the favourites to win the contest between the two sides, but it is always dangerous to predict anything in cricket, as they say, cricket is a funny game.