DUBAI, MAR 05 – Livingstone powered Karachi Kings to thumping 5-wicket over Multan Sultans in the 24th T20 match in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Abu Dhabi on Monday night.
Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to bowl first. Karachi Kings will be hoping for their batting to click, especially the openers, Colin Munro and Babar Azam, who have not lived up to the expectations of fans and pundits. On the other hand, they will be once again looking towards Colin Ingram and Liam Livingstone to set the tone for them.
They found a decent finisher in their last game against Islamabad United in shape of the experienced campaigner, Iftikhar Ahmed, who performed well with both the bat and the ball.
HoweverKarachi Kings will be missing their ace pacer, Mohammad Amir as he is returning home from the UAE due to his mother’s health.
In absence of the left-arm pacer, Kings will have to choose between Usman Shinwari or Sohail Khan, who have struggled badly in the PSL 4.
On the other hand, Multan Sultans are in a need of a win to stay alive in the tournament, on the other hand, Karachi Kings having six points under their belt, will be looking to get the better of Sultans who have looked like the weakest team of the tournament.
Whereas, Multan Sultans will hope to see their side play at their potential. They have got all the ingredients to be a competitive opponent but they have failed to threaten the oppositions in the event, winning just two encounters out of eight matches.