Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans Match Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News and Predictions – 6/3/2020
The Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans have had really good starts to the 2020 Pakistan Super League, reaffirming their status among the tournament favourites. The updated PSL odds for this match have it as a tightly-contested fixture, which will be a tough call to make among free cricket predictions.
We’ve got the latest PSL team news, some expert analysis and more as the Kings and Sultans clash in Lahore. We’ll also take a look at some of the best batting and bowling markets for this match before the tournament’s weekend fixtures kick in.
Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans – Match Preview
Where: Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore
When: Friday, 6 March 2020
Pitch conditions: A total of around 160 is competitive for the team batting first here, though the Lahore Qalandars scored more than 200 here against the Quetta Gladiators recently. Batting first if triumphant at the toss looks a good bet at this ground.
Weather conditions: The weather in Lahore on the day prior to the match and on the actual match day is predicted to be very wet, with a 90 percent chance of rain forecast. Hopefully, somewhere, somehow, they can squeeze in a full or truncated fixture.
Start Time: 20:30 (IST), 15:00 (GMT)
Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans – Latest Odds
The Karachi Kings are priced at 2.00 and the Multan Sultans 1.80 by bet365 in the latest T20 odds to win this match. They have also instated some other interesting cricket markets such as ‘Batsman Matches (Most Runs’, ‘A Hundred to be Scored in the Match’ and more.
Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans – Team News
The Karachi Kings can again look to centre their plans around the success of batsman Babar Azam and seamer Mohammad Amir, who starred in the recent win over Peshawar Zalmi. If they don’t come off, there is plenty of support in the form of Chadwick Walton and Cameron Delport with the bat and Aamer Yamin and Umar Khan with the ball. If not them, then there’s Alex Hales and Chris Jordan. The Kings, indeed, are well resourced.
The Sultans continue to relish the services of England all-rounder Moeen Ali, while they will likely prefer James Vince to Ravi Bopara again. Bopara is only useful, really, if he is going to contribute with the ball as well. South African big-hitter recently struck the 2020 PSL’s second century, after Kamran Akmal, and is a veritable powerhouse toward the top of the Sultans’ batting order. They also have captain Shan Masood to do the job in the middle order – and leg-spinner Imran Tahir complementing seamers Mohammad Irfan and Sohail Tanvir among the bowlers.
Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans – Squads
|Imad Wasim (captain)
||Shan Masood (captain)
Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans – Betting Tips and Prediction
The Multan Sultans are the newest franchise in the PSL and will be hard-pressed against a Kings XI brimming with confidence after victory Zalmi. That said, the PSL odds will draw on the fact that the Sultans beat the Kings earlier this season, even if they hadn’t managed to do so in the previous four attempts. Here are some more cricket predictions for the match.
Alex Hales to be top batsman for Karachi Kings
Hales continues to press for a recall to England’s limited-overs squads via performances in domestic leagues around the world. From the Mzansi Super League in South Africa to the Big Bash League in Australia, he’s now strutting his stuff in the Paksitan Super League. He is on a bit of a hot streak in the PSL, but hasn’t quite graduated to the fine form enjoyed in the BBL. Hales is offered at 4.00 by bet365 to be the top batsman for Karachi. If not Hales, then Delport at 5.50 is a good pick among the players from abroad – or Mohammad Rizwan at 6.50 among the local players in the same top batsman market.
Imran Tahir to keep weaving his magic
Tahir continues to stay fresh and match fit ahead of probable inclusion in South Africa’s squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. He is the man for the big occasion – and this is another big occasion for him to deliver in. Tahir can be deployed in the opening six-over powerplay or thereafter. Either way, he’s back to strike for the Sultans when they really need it. Tahir is offered at 4.00 to be the top bowler for the Sultans and might be in for a particularly challenging battle against Hales, Delport and others eager to combat his threatening leg-spin.
Best Bet: Imran Tahir to be top bolwer for Multan Sultans at 4.00 with bet365