The PSL Playoffs are back after a pandemic-forced playoff and the teams are going to fall into each other once again. There is a lot at stake. Three of the four teams in the PSL playoffs had never been to the final before. Two of the teams are playing the playoffs for the first time and then we have a little changing of the guard at PSL.
The Qualifier will be placed between the Multan Sultans and the Karachi Kings. The winner of this team will go directly to the PSL Finals while the loser will have another chance. With so much team turnover on both teams, the advantage of making an additional mistake could be crucial.
Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars PSL 2020 will be played at the Karachi National Stadium on November 14, 2020.
Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultan today match prediction
Before the PSL was suspended in March this year, due to the outbreak of the Kovid-19 pandemic, the Karachi Kings were placed 2nd in the Pakistan Super League 2020 leaderboard with 5 wins and 4 defeats in 5 matches.
Babar Azam scored 345 runs at an average of 49 for the Karachi Kings and scored 78 runs at most. Alex Hales has also scored 239 from 59.
Among the bowlers, Mohammad Aamir did well with the best score of 4/25, while scoring in the Under 8. He took 10 wickets and made a good pairing with Chris Jordan, who has 9 scallops.
Multan Sultan sits at the top of the pile with 6 wins and 2 defeats from 10 games. The team has 14 points, courtesy of which they reached the qualifier.
Shaan Masood is the top scorer for Multan Sultans with 253 runs at an average of 303 and a strike rate of over 128. He has a best of 61. Riley Rosauw is behind them with an average of 47 and a strike rate of 150. +.
Suhail Tanvir has 10 scales for Sultans. Imran Tahir has also taken 10 wickets from 7 innings for the Sultans, including a 3/28 best.
After coronavirus resume the match
The finals were initially scheduled to take place in March but were postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic. The current season of the Pakistan Super League will see a new champion as defending champion Quetta Gladiators is eliminated from the tournament. After this season, there will be a special window in the Pakistan Super League.
The most influential team in the PSL’s group stage, Multan Sultans, will have to regroup quickly to have a chance to make an impact in the playoffs. They have been the hardest hit in squad changes as many of their foreign players are unable to make it.
This means they are without James Vince, Fabian Allen, Moin Ali, and Mahmudullah.
The team replaces Adam Leth, Joe Denly, and Brendan Taylor.
Zeeshan Ashraf, Shaan Masood, Riley Rossouw, and Khushi Shah remain in the team stage dominating team. This means that the Multan Sultans still have a lot of batting power at their disposal.
The wait is over! Pakistan will eventually witness a new champion of its most popular domestic T20 tournament, the PSL. With 5 wins and 4 defeats in the league stages, we cannot say that Karachi had the best of the tournament, what we can say is that they are a better team than Multan Sultan. Yes, the Karachi Kings boasted some of the biggest names in international cricket of Babar Azam, Mohammad Aamir, Mohammad Rizwan, Alex Hales, Wayne Parnell, Imad Wasim, Chadwick Walton, it was Multan Sultan, who gave Multan Sultan 52 runs. Demolished. Encounter. The Karachi Kings will however be firmer than before and want to win it for their former coach Dean Jones who left for the heavenly abode in September. For him, Wasim Akram will take over as interim coach for the rest of the tournament. Babar Azam is the premier run scorer of the tournament and given his form against Zimbabwe, he will become a major obstacle for Multan Sultan. He strengthened the batting line-up with Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizan, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport. Karachi bowling is definitely a concern, but they have a batting line for it.
Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultan Toss Prediction
The toss cannot be predicted but teams will have to watch out for dew to make the call. If there is dew, batting will be the second most possible option, if not, the captain wants to bat first.
The match will be played at the National Stadium Karachi. Wickets in Karachi are traditionally good batting wickets with some movement for the bowlers with the new ball. However, since no cricket has been played on this ground for a long time, it is difficult to infer the true nature of the wicket.
Best team Performers
Rilee Rossouw has been a T20 veteran, scoring nearly 5,000 runs in the format with two tons and 27 half-centuries. The qualifiers will also be their 200th game in a shorter format.
In PSL 2020, the left-handed batting average has 189 runs of 154.91. He also scored an unbeaten century against Quetta Gladiators in Multan and would expect a similar replication.
Babar Azam- Karachi Kings
Babar Azam has come off as an idiot after showing his class in ODIs and T20 series against Zimbabwe. Also, scoring 51, 82, 125, and 77 * in his last four innings, the 26-year-old is confident.
In PSL 2020, he has also weaved in the form of magic. Batting at the top of the order, Lahore-born has 345 runs at an average of 49.28 and a strike-rate of 123.65.