Result: Match abandoned due to rain.
Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field first, mainly due to the overcast conditions and the possibility of the DL system coming into play later in the game.
It wasn’t a good day for the Sultans as opposed to what their fans have been accustomed to this season. Opening batsman, Zeeshan Ashraf never looked like he would get one away with his bat and fell after scoring just 2 runs from 8 balls.
Moeen Ali didn’t look like the flamboyant batsman he usually is and walked back after scoring 29 from 22. The next four proved to be a wall of sand for Karachi bowlers, who removed these in quick succession to leave Sultans struggling at 64/6.
At 102/6 rain came pouring down and the match was abandoned.
It’s a Friday and it means that today’s match will start at 8:00 pm instead of 7:00 pm. Table-toppers, Multan Sultans, will take on Karachi Kings at Gadaffi Stadium Lahore.
Karachi have gained some momentum after the early hiccups and are now a strong team to reckon with. Multan have also been a really compact unit and they will take some stopping tonight.
Without further ado, let’s have a look at the match details and probable playing XIs:
|Date||Friday, 6th March 2020|
|Time||8:00 pm PST|
|Venue||Gadaffi Stadium Lahore|
The two teams have already met once in this year’s tournament, in which Multan Sultans thrashed Karachi Kings by a huge margin on 52 runs. This was Multan’s only win against Karachi after 3 losses and a no-result.
Alex Hales, Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton (WK), Imad Wasim (C), Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Chris Jordan, Umer Khan
Shan Masood (C), Rilee Rossouw, James Vince, Zeeshan Ashraf (WK), Khushdil Shah, Moeen Ali, Shahid Afridi, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Ilyas, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan
Players to Lookout For
Alex Hales has been more consistent than Babar Azam this season and fans would be hoping for another stunning show from the England batsman.
Zeeshan Ashraf was a wild card pick for Multan Sultans and he will be itching to prove a point and press for national selection.