Joe Denly (England) and Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe) have been notable inclusions for Multan Sultans. Wayne Parnell has replaced Mitchell McClenaghan at Karachi Kings.
Before the PSL had to be suspended in March this year due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Karachi Kings were placed at the 2nd spot in the Pakistan Super League 2020 leaderboard with 5 wins and 4 losses from 10 games.
Babar Azam has scored the most runs for Karachi Kings with 345 runs at an average of 49, and the best of 78. Alex Hales has also been good with 239 runs at 59.
Among the bowlers, Mohammad Amir has been good with the best of 4/25 while conceding runs at under 8. He picked up 10 wickets and formed a good pair with Chris Jordan, who has 9 scalps.
Multan Sultans have been sitting at the top of the pile with 6 wins and 2 losses from 10 games. The team has 14 points, courtesy of which they reached the Qualifier.
Shan Masood is the top-scorer for Multan Sultans with 253 runs at an average of 30+ and a strike rate of over 128. He has the best of 61. Rilee Rossouw is behind him with an average of 47 and a strike rate of 150+.
Sohail Tanvir has 10 scalps for the Sultans. Imran Tahir has also picked up 10 wickets from 7 innings for the Sultans, including the best of 3/28.
Let’s have a look at the squads of both teams:
Multan Sultans – Adam Lyth (England), Ali Shafiq, Bilawal Bhatti, Imran Tahir (South Africa), Joe Denly (England), Junaid Khan, Khushdil Shah, Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe), Mohammad Ilyas, Mohammad Irfan, Ravi Bopara (England), Rilee Rossouw (South Africa), Rohail Nazir, Shaan Masood, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir and Zeeshan Ashraf
Karachi Kings – Amir Yamin, Alex Hales (England), Arshad Iqbal, Awais Zia, Babar Azam, Cameron Delport (South Africa), Chadwick Walton (West Indies), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Wayne Parnell (South Africa), Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Sharjeel Khan, Sherfane Rutherford (West Indies), Umaid Asif, Umer Khan,Usama Mir and Waqas Maqsood