PSL 2021: Match 25 MUL vs QUE Preview, Playing XI Updates, Live Streaming Details & Pitch Report
The Sultans have won both their games in the second leg of PSL 2021.
Updated - Jun 15, 2021 2:30 pm
In the first leg of the 2021 Pakistan Super League (PSL), Multan Sultans were going nowhere. However, with wins in their last two matches, Mohammad Rizwan and Co, well and truly, are in the race for the playoffs.
In their previous game, they beat the Peshawar Zalmi by eight wickets on Sunday. Skipper Rizwan scored a masterful 56-ball 82 to guide his team through to victory. Their next match is against the Quetta Gladiators on Wednesday, June 16 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Another win may even help them to reach the top four, displacing Karachi Kings, led by Imad Wasim. The Gladiators, on the other hand, have had their travails. They are languishing at the bottom of the points table.
Moreover, Andre Russell and Faf du Plessis, two of their valuable overseas recruits, are sitting out due to concussion. It would need a herculean task for them to roll over the Sultans.
Playing combination for MUL vs QUE
Mohammad Rizwan, without a doubt, has been the standout batter for the Sultans in the tournament. The skipper has notched 408 runs at an average and strike rate of 68 and 140.20 respectively. He has gotten the apt support from Sohaib Maqsood, who has 227 runs at 45.40.
The rest of the batters need to step up as well. Shahnawaz Dhani is their leading wicket-taker with 13 scalps and he also got the Player of the Match award for getting wickets against the Zalmi. Imran Tahir and Imran Khan have picked up four wickets each and have done a pretty reasonable task.
Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (C and WK), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Shimron Hetmyer, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Blessing Muzarabani, Shahnawaz Dhani, Imran Khan, Imran Tahir
Bench: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sohail Khan, Hammad Azam, Johnson Charles, Usman Qadir, Obed McCoy, Sohaibullah, Waseem Muhammad, Mohammad Umar
For the Gladiators, Sarfaraz Ahmed is the leading run-scorer with 223 runs at an average and strike rate of 37.16 and 142.03 respectively. However, he hasn’t gotten much support from the others. Usman Khan, though, has impressed as he has notched 123 runs at 41 including a top score of 81.
Azam has looked good as he has scored 124 runs. In the bowling department, Mohammad Hasnain is their leading wicket-taker with seven scalps, though he has looked out of sorts of late. Zahid Mahmood has leaked runs at an economy of 10.85. Mohammad Nawaz has three wickets.
Usman Khan, Saim Ayub, Jake Weatherald, Cameron Delport, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Azam Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Khurram Shehzad, Zahid Mahmood, Mohammad Hasnain, Zahir Khan
Bench: Abdul Nasir, Anwar Ali, Arish Ali Khan, Hassan Khan, Usman Shinwari, Faf du Plessis, Andre Russell, Jack Wildermuth, Naseem Shah
MUL vs QUE Head-to-Head
Played – 7 | Multan Sultans – 2 | Quetta Gladiators – 4 | N/R – 1
MUL vs QUE Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 09:30 PM IST
Live Streaming – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV