PSL 2019 – Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans taking place? Friday 22nd February, 11:30

Where is Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans taking place? Sharjah Cricket Stadium

What is the expected weather for Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans? 21c with clouds present throughout and a small chance of rain

What channel is Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans on? This match will be televised live on HUM Masala (Sky Channel 720)

Where can I stream Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans? This match can be streamed on https://www.cricketgateway.com

Where can I get tickets for Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans? Ticket information for all PSL 2019 fixtures can be found on https://www.q-tickets.com/psl/eventlist.aspx

THE STATISTICS

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings:
Lahore Qalandars W1, Multan Sultans W1
Last meeting: Lahore Qalandars beat Multan Sultans by 6 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

LAHORE QALANDARS

Coach: Aqib Javed

Captain: AB de Villiers

  • Lahore Qalandars suffered an embarrassing loss against Peshawar Zalmi as they were bowled out for just 78 runs, the second-lowest total in PSL history as only three players managed to reach double-figures.

  • That loss was the second in the competition so far for the Qalandars and doesn’t bode well for them as they look to rectify their poor record in the PSL having finished bottom in all three seasons so far.

  • In a futher blow, Lahore captain Mohammad Hafeez suffered a thumb injury against Karachi Kings and will sit out the rest of the tournament for the Qalandars with Salman Butt brought in as his replacement.

MULTAN SULTANS

Coach: Johan Botha

Captain: Shoaib Malik

  • Multan Sultans lost their second game of this year’s PSL as they went down to a heavy defeat against Quetta Gladiators but will see this as a big opportunity to bounce straight back against Lahore Qalandars.

  • The Sultans were on the end of an eight-wicket loss against the Gladiators with a collapse towards the end of their innings resulting in a lower total than they should have posted and their bowling unit wasn’t able to get anything going.

  • James Vince made a welcome return for the Sultans and his side will be hoping he can build on the 28 he made whilst Shoaib Malik continued his strong start to the competition with a score of 53 from 37 balls.

THE PREDICTION

Lahore Qalandars attracted a lot of hype before the tournament but that has quickly evaporated after a humiliating loss in their last outing saw them post the second-lowest score in PSL history. To compound matters, the big spenders have lost captain Mohammad Hafeez through injury. They now face Multan Sultans who were on the end of a big loss in their previous game but the Sultans can be the ones to bounce back with Shoaib Malik leading the way.