The third match of the PSL 7 is between Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars. Sultans have already begun their campaign on a winning note. It is Lahore Qalandars' first match this season, and they must be raring to make a similar positive start.
The last season was not the best for Qalandars, as the second leg turned out to be forgettable for them. They lost four of their last five matches in UAE and finished at the 5th position in the points table. They did have some performers that turned out to be good, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Hafeez being some of them, but it was not enough. This year they would want to turn their fate around and try to win more matches.
Multan Sultans, on the flip side, need to continue where they left off last season. They did exactly that in the last match, the tournament opening game. Mohammad Rizwan led the team from the front in the chase whereas the veteran Imran Tahir was among their top performers, picking three wickets in the first innings. The team would like to continue the same way in the next match.
The wicket at the National Stadium is usually a high-scoring one, but that was not the case in the first match of the season as there was a bit for the spinners.. The teams winning the toss still would want to chase the target as has become a trend in T20 cricket.
Predicted Playing XI's
Mohammad Rizwan (c&wk), Shan Masood, Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Tim David, Khushdil Shah, David Willey, Imran Tahir, Imra Khan, Shahnawaz Dhani, Ihsanullah
Ben Dunk (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Ghulam, Harry Brook, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi (c), Mohammad Ilyas
Date- 29th January 2022
Time- 2:30 p.m IST
Venue- National Stadium, Karachi