In the PSL very first match on Saturday, we got to experience a Super Over. Multan had lost the Super Over against the Kings and are now up against Eliminator 1 winner-Lahore Qalandars. Multan sultans urgently need to enhance their knowledge of the game when batting.
At the early stage of the game, two run-outs left them far behind against a side like the Karachi Kings. They returned later with the ball and managed to get the game into the Super Over. The only performer who kept them alive with both bat and ball was Sohail Tanvir. However, they would still like to go with the same XI as they did nothing wrong after the first innings powerplay. In the league stage, Multan topped the points table and are now expected to bounce back for their maiden PSL crown.
Lahore is undoubtedly the more confident side with winning momentum heading into this game. They look looming as Shaheen Shah Afridi having an in-form bowling attack. They also have a strong and seasoned batting order that stood up tall at the early stage of the chase, 33 for 3, after a top-order collapse.
Before David Wiese smashed two consecutive sixes to finish things off with an over left, Mohammad Hafeez knew he was timing the ball well and did half of the work in a proper calculative manner.
The weather was perfect for the Eliminator 2 game. During match time the temperature would drop down to 24 degrees Celsius with zero risks of rain.
In the first two games on Saturday, the pitch at this venue was on the slower side. On this pitch, batting second seems to be more relaxed. On this pitch, anything within 160 is chasable, with the dew factor coming into play. Indeed, the team winning the toss will prefer to bowl first.
Shan Masood (c), Zeeshan Ashraf (wk), Adam Lyth, Rilee Rossouw, Ravi Bopara, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan
Sohail Akhtar (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Hafeez, David Wiese, Samit Patel, Mohammad Faizan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Dilbar Hussain
Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars Dream 11:
Sohail Tanvir (c), Dunk (wk), Zeeshan Ashraf (wk), Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir
In this season of Pakistan Super League, the performance of the Lahore Qalandars was good, and they have good records while playing at their home venue, so the Lahore Qalandars are the favourites to win this match.