The Multan Sultans will play Quetta Gladiators in the current Pakistan Super League after a stunning victory against Peshawar Zalmi in the previous game. If Quetta loses, they would be eliminated from the competition, therefore the Mohammad Nawaz-led team will be anxious to win their third straight game.
Quetta must now defeat Multan Sultans in order to advance to the playoffs, while Peshawar Zalmi must lose their last league encounter against Islamabad United in order for Peshawar Zalmi to do the same.
The Sultans had already qualified because of their thrilling run chase in the previous game. Although veteran Kieron Pollard hit 52 off just 25 balls, South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw completely stole the show with a brilliant century (121 off 51 deliveries). The team led by Mohammad Rizwan was chasing 243 runs with five balls remaining thanks to their cautious innings.
They beat Zalmi by eight wickets in the previous game before arriving in Quetta. With the bat, Jason Roy stood out, scoring 145 runs off 63 deliveries for England, whereas Mohammad Hafeez only managed to score 41 runs off just 18 deliveries. Quetta may put a lot of pressure on the Sultans if they can play a similar style of cricket.
QG Vs MS
Quetta Gladiators Vs Multan Sultans, 28th Match, PSL 2023
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Date & Time: March 11, 2023, 7:00 PM PST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Daraz App, Tapmad TV, Jazz Tamasha
The hitters have so far benefited from the Rawalpindi surface. The teams should strive for at least 230, if not more, as no goal has shown safe thus far. It will be best to bat first in these circumstances.
Probable Playing XI:
Quetta Gladiators (QG):
Mohammad Nawaz (C), Martin Guptill, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal (WK), Dwaine Pretorius, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Aimal Khan, Will Smeed, Jason Roy
Multan Sultans (MS):
Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan(C & WK), Khushdil Shah, Kieron Pollard, Rilee Rossouw, Tim David, Anwar Ali, Usama Mir, Sheldon Cottrell, Ihsanullah, Abbas Afridi
Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter:
The South African international appeared to be extremely dangerous and had the ability to win the match at any time. The 33-year-old has played in eight games so far and has scored 373 runs, placing him third in the competition in that category.
Probable best bowler:
Despite the fact that the competition is not going well for the bowlers, Abbas Afridi has shown his mettle in the middle. The 21-year-old has taken 17 wickets in his first eight games, placing him second in the competition in that category. Multan Sultans may be able to realize their goal of taking home the coveted championship if he is able to play in a similar manner.
Today’s Match Prediction (PSL 8 Match 28)