PSL 2021: Match 16 MUL vs KAR Match Prediction - Who will win today's PSL match?

PSL 2021: Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Mohammad Rizwan is the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 297 runs from five matches at an average of 59.40.

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan. (Photo by ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Preview

Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings are set to lock horns in the 16th match of the 2021 Pakistan Super League. The game is the first of Thursday’s doubleheader at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

The Kings, captained by Imad Wasim, are sitting pretty on top with three wins from their five matches. They also have the best net run rate of 0.697 along the six participating teams.

The Sultans, on the contrary, have loads of work to do as they are languishing at the fifth position with one win from five matches. In PSL history, the Sultans have defeated the Kings only once out of six completed matches.

Match Details

Match – Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings – 16th match

Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Time – 06:30 PM IST, 01:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV

Pitch Report

The pitch in Abu Dhabi was a witness to quite a few high-scoring encounters in the 2020 edition of the IPL. Scores above the 170-run mark was pretty much a norm, though once a team was bowled out under 100. The track also helped the chasing teams and hence, batting second should be the way forward. The bowlers are expected to have a tough time.

Avg first innings score: 162 (22 matches in IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 13, Lost – 8, Tied – 1

Playing combination for MUL vs KAR

Multan Sultans

Predicted XI

Mohammad Rizwan, Johnson Charles, Shan Masood, Rilee Rossouw, Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Sohail Tanvir, Shahnawaz Dhani, Usman Qadir/Sohail Khan, Imran Tahir

Bench: Adam Lyth, Chris Lynn, Usman Qadir/Sohail Khan, Shimron Hetmyer, Waseem Muhammad, Hammad Azam, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sohaibullah, Imran Khan, Blessing Muzarabani, Obed McCoy

Karachi Kings

Predicted XI

Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Joe Clarke/Martin Guptill, Mohammad Nabi, Danish Aziz, Thisara Perera/Najibullah Zadran/Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Daniel Christian, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal, Waqas Maqsood

Bench: Joe Clarke/Martin Guptill, Thisara Perera/Najibullah Zadran/Colin Ingram, Zeeshan Malik, Mohammad Haris, Qasim Akram, Aamer Yamin, Noor Ahmad, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Ilyas, Chadwick Walton

MUL vs KAR Head-to-Head

Overall

Played – 8 | Multan Sultans – 1 | Karachi Kings – 5 | N/R – 2

Probable best batsman of the match

Mohammad Rizwan—Multan Sultans

Mohammad Rizwan has been exceptional for Pakistan and he has performed brilliantly for the Sultans as well. In fact, in the PSL 2021, he is the leading run-scorer with 297 runs from five games at an average and strike-rate of 59.40 and 140.09 respectively. He has been a stalwart at the top of the order, but needs support from the other as well.

Probable best bowler of the match

Mohammad Amir– Karachi Kings

Mohammad Amir has the potential to rip through the best of batting line-ups. However, in the PSL 2021 thus far, he hasn’t quite been at his very best as he has picked up four wickets from five games. However, among the bowlers, who have played all the games for the Kings, the left-armer has been the most frugal with an economy rate of 7.75.

Today’s match prediction: Karachi Kings to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.