Pitch Conditions:

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
In the IPL matches, this wicket was neutral with pacers and batsmen getting the somewhat extra advantage. However, in the recent Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe series this wicket was batting friendly.

The wicket used in the last match was slow and 2 paced. Both spinners and Pacers were getting assistance with the wicket in the last match. You can expect scores in the range of 140-160 if same type of wicket is used. As match will start early so due factor will play very less role. Team winning the shot should bowl first.

Last 4 matches:
LAH: 144/5, ISL: 143/9
AFG: 183/7, ZIM: 136/5
AFG: 193/5, ZIM: 148
AFG: 198/7, ZIM: 150/7

Multan Team Preview:

OUT: Chris Lynn, James Vince, Adam Lyth, Carlos Brathwaite, Obed McCoy, Shahid Afridi, Mahmudullah
IN: Blessing Muzarabani, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asif Afridi, Hammad Azam, Shimron Hetmyer, Johnson Charles, Waseem Muhammad

They have a below average season so far. They have won only one match out of the 4 games. They are badly hampered by the absence of their star overseas players. Shahid Afridi is also not available for selection.

Probable 11 :

  • Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk): RHB
  • R Gurbaz: RHB/J Charles: RHB
  • S Hetmyer: LHB
  • S Maqsood: RHB
  • R Rossouw: LHB
  • Khushdil Shah: LHB+LAO
  • S Tanvir: LAM
  • Sohail Khan: RAM
  • Usman Qadir: LS
  • Shahnawaz Dhani: RAM
  • Imran Tahir: Leg Spin

Death Overs:  Sohail Khan and S Tanvir/S Dhani

Team Breakup:

Main Batters: M Rizwan, R Gurbaz, S Hetmyer, S Maqsood
Main Spinners: Imran Tahir and Usman Qadir
Main Pacers: Sohail Khan, S Dhani and S Tanvir

Performance in this season:

  • M Rizwan: 71, 41, 76, 43, 66
  • R Rossouw: 25, 14, 1, 7, 3
  • S Maqsood: 2, 36, 61, 34, 2
  • Khushdil Shah: 7+14/1, 6, 6+28/0(2), 19+5/0(1)
  • S Tanvir: 38/0, 40/0,
  • M Umar: 34/1,
  • Sohaibullah: 26/0
  • S Dhani: 44/2, 39/2, 28/2, 44/3
  • Sohail Khan: 24/0, 48/1, 33/1(4), 8+33/1(4)
  • Usman Qadir: 29/1, 31/1, 26/0
  • Imran Tahir: 29/2(4)

Player wise Analysis and Full Stats:

M Rizwan(RHB, Must have pick):
H2H: 5 I, 153 R, 38.2 A, 126.4 SR
VENUE: 1 I, 10 R, 10.0 A, 71.4 SR
T20: 36 M, 28 I, 843 R, 44,36 A, 127.34 SR
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 5 M 5 I, 297 R, 59.40 A, 140.09 SR

R Gurbaz(RHB, Hit or miss type player, decent pick):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20D: 47 M, 46 I, 1183 R, 25.71 A, 154.64 SR
R.P: 14, 13, 87, 9, 18

R Rossouw(LHB, Talented batsman but bats way down the order. Good GL Pick):
H2H: 10 I, 196 R, 21.8 A, 127.3 SR
VENUE: 2 I, 35 R, 35.0 A, 166.7 SR
T20D: 213 M, 205 I, 5112 R, 28.88 A, 135.66 SR
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 5 M, 5 I, 50 R, 16.66 A, 138.88 SR

S Maqsood(RHB, Talented batsman, decent pick):
H2H: 5 I, 80 R, 26.7 A, 106.7 SR+
VENUE:
T20D: 128 M, 123 I, 3026 R, 28.28 A, 130.37 SR+ 15 I, 34.5 O, 6 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 5 M, 5 I, 135 R, 45.0 A, 139.17 SR

S Hetmyer(LHB, Attacking and talented batsman, decent pick):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I: 27 M, 23 I, 379 R, 18.95 A, 116.97 SR
RP: 14, 1, 53, 0, 16 (not out in the 4 of these matches)

J Charles(RHB, Hit or miss type player, Average pick):
H2H: 1 I, 7 R, 7.0 A, 7.0 A, 100.0 SR
VENUE:
T20I: 34 M, 33 I, 724 R, 21.93 A, 121.68 SR
RP: 23, 0, 14, 12, 59

S Masood(LHB):
H2H: 4 I, 93 R, 23.2 A, 114.8 SR
VENUE:
T20D: 65 M, 63 I, 1374 R, 22.52 A, 118.55 SR
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 1 M, 1 I, 1 R, 1.0 A, 25.0 SR

Khushdil Shah(LHB+LAO, Only GL, sometimes bowls good amount of overs):
H2H: 4 I, 40 R, 10.0 A, 75.5 SR+ 2 I, 4 O, 0 W,
VENUE:
T20D: 73 M, 69 I, 1495 R, 27.18 A, 133.48 SR+ 19 I, 37 O, 7 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 5 M, 4 I, 38 R, 12.66 A, 118.75 SR+ 3 I, 4 O, 1 W,

W Muhammad(RHB+RAM):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20D:
SCORE IN THIS SEASON:

S Tanveer(LHB+LAM):
H2H: 7 I, 96 R, 96.0 A, 121.5 SR+ 7 I, 27 O, 10 W,
VENUE: 2 I, 8 O, 2 W,
T20I: 57 M, 25 I, 96 R, 11.52 A, 119.51 SR+ 57 I, 202 O, 54 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 2 M, 2 I, 7 O, 0 W,

H Azam(RHB+RAM):
H2H: 3 I, 41 R, 13.7 A, 110.8 SR+
VENUE: 1 I, 29 R, 29.0 A, 96.7 SR
T20D: 97 M, 88 I, 1352 R, 21.12 A, 127.78 SR+ 81 I, 234 O, 75 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON:

Asif Afridi(LHB+LAO):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20D: 42 M, 31 I, 386 R, 18.38 A, 141.39 SR+ 40 I, 111 O, 33 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON:

Imran Tahir(LS):
H2H: 3 I, 10 O, 4 W,
VENUE:
T20D: 38 M, 38 I, 140 O, 63 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 1 M, 1 I, 4 O, 2 W,

Usman Qadir(Leg Spin):
H2H: 1 I, 3 O, 0 W,
VENUE:
T20D: 49 M, 48 I, 166 O, 53 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 3 M, 3 I, 11 O, 2 W,

S Dhani(RAM, Wicket taking bowler):
H2H: 1 I, 3 O, 2 W,
VENUE:
T20D: 4 M 4 I, 15 O, 9 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 4 M, 4 I, 9 W,

Sohail Khan(RAM, Swin bowler known for his consistent line and length):
H2H: 5 I, 19.4 O, 8 W,
VENUE(RAM):
T20D: 113 M, 112 I, 407 O, 134 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 3 M, 3 I, 11.5 O, 2 W,

Imran Khan(RAM):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20D: 56 M, 55 I, 192 O, 58 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 1 M, 1 I, 3 O, 1 W,

B Muzarabani(RAM):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20D: 24 M, 23 I, 85 O, 25 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON:

Sohaibullah(LAM):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20D: 13 M, 13 I, 46 O, 10 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 1 M, 1 I, 3 O, 0 W,

Mohammad Umar(RAM):
H2H:
VENUE:
LISTA: 11 M, 11 I, 94.5 O, 17 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 1 M, 1 I, 3 O, 1 W,

KARACHI KINGS TEAM Preview:

OUT: Colin Ingram, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Joe Clarke, Liton Das
IN: Thisara Perera, Najibullah Zadran, Martin Guptill, Mohammad Haris

They are the champions of the last season and have a strong squad again to defend the title. They have won 3 and lost 2 matches till now. Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan are looking in very good form with the bat.

Probable 11:
Sharjeel Khan: LHB

M Guptill: RHB

Babar Azam: RHB

Najibullah Zadran: LHB

D Aziz: LHB+LAO

T Perera: LHB+RAM

Imad Wasim(C): LHB+LAO

A Yamin: RAM // M Ilyas

Mohammad Amir: LAM

Waqas Maqsood: LAM /Abbas Afridi: RAM

Arshad Iqbal

Expected Death Overs:  M Amir and W Maqsood

Team Breakup:

Main Batters: Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan and M Guptill
Main Spinners:  Imad Wasim and Noor Ahmad(if plays) (Danish Aziz will assist them)
Main Pacers: M Amir, Arshad Iqbal, W Maqsood and A Iqbal

Performance in this season:

  • Sharjeel Khan: 4, 105, 27, 64, 0
  • B Azam: 24, 62, 90, 5, 77
  • Imad Wasim: 31/1(4), 32/1(4), 22/1(4), DNB, 16/0(1) (He should bowl full overs as they don’t have good off spinners so he will most probably bowl against lefties also)
  • Aamer Yamin: 32/1, 29/0,
  • W Maqsood: 21/2(3), 22/1(4), 47/1(4), 34/1(3)
  • M Amir: 14/1(4), 44/1(4), 34/1(4), 29/1(4), 34/1(4)
  • A Iqbal: 16/3(4), 30/1(4), 36/2(4), 25/0(3), 20/0(2)

Playerwise Analysis and Full Stats:

C Walton(RHB):
H2H: 3 I, 45 R, 15.0 A, 136.4 SR
VENUE:
T20I: 19 M, 17 I, 225 R, 13.23 A, 110.83 SR
SCORE IN THIS SEASON:

M Haris(RHB):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20D: 3 M, 3 I, 85 R, 42.50 A, 104.93 SR+
SCORE IN THIS SEASON:

B Azam(RHB):
H2H: 6 I, 311 R, 62.2 A, 129.6 SR
VENUE: 1 I, 12 R, 12.0 A, 66.7 SR
T20I: 54 M, 52 I, 2035 R, 47.32 A, 129.70 SR
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 5 M, 5 I, 258 R, 86.0 A, 138.70 SR,

M Guptil(RHB):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I: 102 M, 98 I, 2939 R, 32.29 A, 136.82 SR
RP: 20, 26, 25, 21, 44

Sharjeel Khan(LHB):
H2H: 3 I, 47 R, 15.7 A, 156.7 SR
VENUE:
T20D: 101 M, 100 I, 2482 R, 25.85 A, 139.90 SR
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 5 M, 5 I, 200 R, 40.0 A, 170.94 SR

N Zadran(LHB):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20D: 130 M, 113 I, 2185 R, 26.97 A, 138.55 SR
RP: 9, 45, 0, 12, 72

D Aziz(LHB+LAO):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20D: 25 M, 21 I, 455 R, 37.91 A, 135.01 SR+ 13 I, 29 O, 8 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON:

Z Malik(RHB):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20D: 16 M, 16 I, 463 R, 28.93 A, 120.88 SR
SCORE IN THIS SEASON:

Qasim Akram(RHB+RAO):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20D: 10 M, 6 I, 72 R, 14.40 A, 150.0 SR+ 6 I, 18 O, 3 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON:

T Perera(LHB+RAM):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20I: 84 M, 74 I, 1204 R, 23.15 A, 151.63 SR+ 67 I, 183 O, 51 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 14/0, 67, 32, 45

Imad Wasim(LHB+LAO):
H2H: 3 I, 36 R, 18.0 A, 138.5 SR+ 7 I, 23 O, 5 W,
VENUE: 1 I, 4 O, 0 W,
T20I: 49 M, 33 I, 302 R, 13.72 A, 145.89 SR+ 48 I, 172 O, 47 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 5 M, 4 I, 13 O, 3 W,

A Yamin(RHB+RAM):
H2H: 1 M, 1 I, 1.0 A, 33.3 SR+ 3 I, 9 O, 2 W,
VENUE: 1 I, 4 O, 0 W,
T20D: 87 M, 57 I, 750 R, 17.85 A, 135.62 SR+ 82 I, 259.5 O, 68 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 3 M, 2 I, 3 O, 1 W,

M Amir(LAF):
H2H: 6 I, 22.5 O, 9 W,
VENUE:
T20I: 50 M, 50 I, 179 O, 59 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 5 M, 5 I, 20 O, 4 W,

A Iqbal(RAM):
H2H: 2 I, 8 O, 4 W,
VENUE:
T20D: 24 M, 24 I, 85 O, 30 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 5 M, 5 I, 16 O, 6 W,

W Maqsood(LAM):
H2H: 3 I, 11.4 O, 4 W,
VENUE:
T20D: 46 M, 46 I, 165.5 O, 52 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 4 M, 4 I, 11.3 O, 5 W,

N Ahmad(Chinaman):
H2H:
VENUE:
T20D: 21 M, 21 I, 79 O, 21 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON:

A Afridi(RAM):
H2H:
VENUE:
LISTA: 6 M, 6 I, 35 W, 7 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON: 1 M, 1 I, 4 O, 2 W,

M Ilyas:
H2H:
VENUE:
T20D: 32 M, 30 I, 93 O, 32 W,
SCORE IN THIS SEASON; 2 M, 2 I, 6 O, 2 W,

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