MS vs QTG: The defending champion Quetta Gladiators will open the new campaign in Karachi against the runner-up Multan Sultans. The reigning champion Lahore Qalandars defeated Mohammad Rizwan’s Sultans in the first game of the season by a score of 1 run. The batting lineup for Multan is just as powerful as it was last year. But it doesn’t look like there are many significant contributors to the bowling attack. Contrarily, Gladiators includes actors like Hasaranga, Naseem Shah, and Odean Smith, to name a few.

Sarfaraz Ahmed will be trying to improve this season after missing out on the playoffs the previous year. Quetta will be motivated to prove their superiority as soon as the league stage begins. As Martin Guptill teams up with the Gladiators this year, Sarfaraz has more options for the top order. Shahnawaz Dahani will be the most important pace bowler for Multan Sultans.

MS vs QTG: Match details  

Match: MS vs QTG, 3rd match, PSL 2023

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2022

Time: 6.30 PM

Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan

MS vs QTG: Match Overview

Multan Sultans

When Sultans were pursuing 176 runs against Lahore Qalandars, Rizwan finished with his team’s top score of 75 runs. It doesn’t seem tough to get 15 off the last over with Pollard and Khushdil Shah at the crease. Fakhar Zaman, however, had other ideas, as he managed to give his team a 1-run victory despite allowing two fours on the final two deliveries. The cautious play of Shan Masood and Rizwan at the top could hurt their chances in a lot of upcoming games.

Since there aren’t many dependable middle-order batters in Pakistan, Rizwan’s strategy may be acceptable. But in this situation, he can rely on David Miller, Kieron Pollard, and Khushdil Shah.

Tim David and Rilee Rossouw are among the other players on the team. Because of his poor communication, Rossouw might not be the best pick for the middle order. But one of the two openers needs to step it up, play a quick-fire knock, and build the groundwork for a large total.

Rizwan can continue to serve as the anchor while Masood fills this position. Rizwan’s main area of concern this season should be the bowling attack due to the absence of David Willey and Imran Tahir. Their last year’s success was largely due to the seasoned leg-break bowler. Shahnawaz Dahani, Sameen Gul, and Ihsanullah now have to place the Sultans in a position of strength with the ball.

Quetta Gladiators

Given the makeup of their team, it was unexpected that the Gladiators would finish fifth last season with only four victories. After making a successful comeback to international cricket with a significant Test century at home, captain Sarfaraz Ahmed must feel confident. This time around, in the lower middle order, he need to come out and express himself better.

Others, such as Mohammad Nawaz and the strong Iftikhar Ahmed, are essential for a strong finish. Last year, Will Smeed and Ahsan Ali routinely appeared at the top of the order. They played several noteworthy knocks that contributed to a handful of their victories.

Sarfaraz should also think about replacing Smeed this year with Jason Roy or Martin Guptill. Due to the absence of Ben Duckett from the team this season, Quetta will be searching for a replacement for the position of number 3.

Additionally, there have been some changes in the bowling division as well. James Faulkner and Sohail Tanvir have been released by the Gladiators. The all-rounders’ department becomes even stronger with Wanindu Hasaranga in the roster, which gives depth to the batting lineup and diversity to the bowling attack. The Gladiators could start their 2023 PSL season on a winning note if their key players perform as expected. This team appears to be very strong on paper.

MS vs QTG: Probable XI

Multan Sultans

Usman Khan, Kieron Pollard, David Miller, Khushdil Shah, Akeal Hosein, Usama Mir, Sameen Gul, Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Shahnawaz Dahani, Ihsanullah

Quetta Gladiators

Naseem Shah, Will Smeed, Ahsan Ali, Umar Akmal, Wanindu Hasaranga, Odean Smith, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Omair Yousuf

MS vs QTG: Pitch report

This game will be taken place at Multan Cricket Stadium. In domestic T20 matches, this field’s average first innings scoring is 171 runs. For a winning total, teams will need to aim for something above 180–185. This field hasn’t hosted a T20 international game yet and hasn’t seen many PSL games. Given that it’s a new surface at the beginning of a new season, the game may be high-scoring.

MS vs QTG: Weather report

On this pitch, there isn’t much for the pacers. The Multan Cricket Stadium’s dry surface will help the spinners gain some traction. The forecast calls for bright skies and a peak temperature of 29 degrees Celsius.

MS vs QTG: Toss Prediction

In the 17 National T20 Cup games played here, teams batting second have triumphed 10 times. Both teams will feel more at ease chasing a total because they both have strong batting lineups with big-hitting finishers.

MS vs QTG: Pre-play prediction

Best batter: Shan Masood (MS), Ahsan Ali (QTG)

Best bowler: Sameen Gul (MS), Naseem Shah (QTG)

Top all-rounder: Kieron Pollard (MS), Wanindu Hasaranga (QTG)

Player of the match: Shan Masood (MS)

MS vs QTG: Match Prediction

Despite the fact that, according to our data, Gladiators have a deeper batting order and a more diverse bowling attack, Sultans still have the advantage. This pitch is very new and can be batting-friendly, despite the fact that it can help the spinners. This would result in a battle of the batters, and the winner would be determined by whether the team had a greater group of big-hitting finishers. While Quetta also has Iftikhar and Sarfaraz, the Sultans’ middle order is loaded with powerful weapons, and their top order can cause some problems.

Quetta can start fresh with a new season, and they stand a good chance of winning this game. However, Multan Sultans have a little advantage and will start as the favorites in our match prediction because of their superior track record on this particular surface and other significant advantages.

We anticipate Multan Sultans to triumph.

MS vs QTG: Disclaimer

Based on our research, analysis, and general understanding of the game, we have determined that MS will play QGT in the 2022 PSL T20 encounter. Both our ideas and our projections are based on the comprehensive information we obtained from a wide range of sources. The information we provide will serve as the foundation. Both of these were constructed using the skeletons that the information we collected provided for us. Both of these can be linked to the information we have gathered. You are welcome to look at our data at any time, but you should understand that doing so carries hazards of its own and is not recommended.