MOHAMMAD RIZWAN (C)
IMRAN KHAN SNR.
Multan Sultans shocked the cricketing fraternity as they pulled off an amazing comeback to win their first ever PSL title last season. The team was expertly led by Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batter, Mohammad Rizwan, as he fully utilized his resources to deliver the title for Multan. Multan have added some extra quality to their already strong squad and once again look like a well-equipped side.
Multan Sultans made a remarkable comeback in the previous edition as they were irresistible in the second phase of PSL 6. They managed to peak at the right moment in the tournament and defeated Islamabad United in the play-offs and Peshawar Zalmi in the final to lift their first ever PSL trophy. Multan Sultans team players will be determined to replicate the performances of the previous edition and create history by becoming the first team to retain the trophy.
Multan Sultans team includes some familiar faces such as Imran Tahir, Shan Masood, Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah and Mohammad Rizwan. Players picked up by Multan in the PSL 2022 draft include the likes of Tim David, Odean Smith, Rilee Rossouw Rumman Raees and Rovman Powell. They have a mix of experienced and young players in the squad which will enable them to perform according to the situation of the game. Multan Sultans players list includes cricketers such as Shahnawaz Dahani and Abbas Afridi. Experienced campaigners such as Anwar Ali, Imran Khan Snr. And Rumman Raees make it a formidable fast bowling unit. Former players Shahid Afridi, James Vince and Usman Qadir have been let go from the squad this time around and the move has the potential to backfire.
Multan will begin their campaign against Karachi Kings in the opening match of PSL 7 on 27 January at National Stadium Karachi. Their last group stage match is against Islamabad United on 20 February at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. Multan will play five matches each in both the venues of the competition, Karachi and Lahore. Multan Sultans fixture list for PSL 7 can be viewed here.