January 28, 2022 8:41 AM
Alex Sarwar

Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars – League Stage – Preview & Prediction | PSL 2022

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THE FACTS

When is Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars on and what time does it start? Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars will take place on Saturday 29th January, 2022 – not before 09:00 (UK)

Where is Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars taking place? Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars will take place at National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan

Where can I get tickets for Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars

What channel is Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars on in the UK? Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars live on Sky Go

THE LOWDOWN

MULTAN SULTANS

  • Reigning PSL champions Multan Sultans got their 2022 campaign off to the perfect start this past Thursday, winning the toss and restricting Karachi Kings to just 124/5 before chasing their victory target down with seven wickets and ten balls to spare.
  • Multan did suffer a big scare when captain Mohammad Rizwan went down with a back problem whilst running between the wickets and although Rizwan recovered to finish 52 not out, the wicketkeeper-batter will no doubt be thoroughly assessed by the Sultans’ medical team leading into this match with no chances expected to be taken when considering his importance to the Pakistan national team.

LAHORE QALANDARS

  • Lahore Qalandars were hugely disappointed to miss out on the play-offs last season and will be hoping for a significant improvement this time round, especially when taking into account the quality of their squad.
  • Pakistan international Shaheen Shah Afridi spearheads the bowling attack with his left-arm-pace alongside the mystery spin of Afghanistan star Rashid Khan and fellow fast bowler Haris Rauf, although the Qalandars will be without batters Phil Salt and Harry Brook initially as the two overseas players complete their England commitments out in the West Indies.

THE PREDICTION

Multan Sultans are likely to face a far toughest test here than they did against Karachi Kings in the opening PSL match of the season with Lahore Qalandars boasting on paper arguably the strongest bowling attack of all the sides competing in the tournament. Shaheen, Rauf and Rashid alongside the likes of Mohammad Hafeez and David Wiese represents a bowling unit that would not look out of place in an international fixture and they are expected to cause significant problems the Multan. They key to the match will likely come within the top order batting of Lahore led by Fakhar Zaman. Provided they play with a sensible mixture of discipline and aggression, matching the expected performance levels of their teammates with the ball, then a Lahore Qalandars victory may well be on the cards here.

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