So far, the Pakistan Super League 2022 has produced some absolutely brilliant cricket. While there have been several close matches, a few things have remained constant. The teams that have chased have won all six matches, and the Multan Sultans appear to be unstoppable at the moment!
The Quetta Gladiators won their first match of the PSL 2022 season in the previous match and will now try to stop the Multan Sultans.
The game between the two teams will take place on January 31st, 2022 at National Stadium in Karachi.
Match Details to Note
Match: Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans, 7th Match, Pakistan Super League, 2022
Date: January 31, 2022 (Monday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans Team Previews
So far, the Quetta Gladiators would have been overjoyed with their PSL 2022 opening pair. Will Smeed scored a brilliant 90+ in the first match, and the opening pair put on 76 for the first wicket in their chase against the Karachi Kings.
For the Top Batsman Quetta Gladiators betting market, Ahsan Ali and Will Smeed are the two obvious choices.
Ben Duckett, Sarafarz Ahmed, and Iftikhar Ahmed add power and stability to the batting order, while Sohail Tanvir and Mohammad Nawaz serve as all-rounders. We believe both all-rounders are batting one position higher than their ability warrants, and the Gladiators’ lack of depth may come back to bite them in a close match.
The Quetta Gladiators are another PSL team with an impressive bowling lineup. Fast bowlers Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, and Sohail Tanvir lead the charge, while spinner Mohammad Nawaz keeps things tight in the middle. The death bowler has been designated as James Faulkner, and the Quetta Gladiators are hoping that he can find his best form soon.
The Gladiators have a strong lineup, but they rely on their opening pair to be competitive.
Quetta Gladiators Squad
Ahsan Ali, Will Smeed, Ben Duckett, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, James Faulkner, Naseem Shah, Ashir Qureshi, Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Jason Roy, James Vince, Shimron Hetmyer, Luke Wood, Daniel Lawrence, Ghulam Mudassar, Ali Imran, Noor Ahmad, Abdul Bangalzai, Khurram Shahzad
Predicted XI: Ahsan Ali, Will Smeed, Ben Duckett, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, James Faulkner, Naseem Shah, Ashir Qureshi
The Multan Sultans can’t go wrong right now. After being set a daunting 206 by the Lahore Qalandars in the previous match, the Sultans were able to cross the line thanks to another brilliant batting performance from their openers. Mohammad Rizwan hit 69 (his seventh fifty-plus score in the previous ten innings), while Shan Masood hit 83.
Rizwan has been in this kind of form for over a year now, so we won’t bet against him. The betting markets are also not favourable for betting on him, so you should probably avoid him at this time.
Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Tim David, and Khushdil Shah form the PSL 2022’s most potent batting lineup. The openers are almost unerringly consistent, and the middle order is powerful enough to push the boundaries at will.
The Multan Sultans have the better batting lineup without a doubt.
The Multan Sultans’ bowling attack has not been at its best. Imran Tahir is the only exception, as he has picked wickets while also keeping the runs tight. However, Imran Khan, Shahnawz Dahani, and David Willey have had a difficult time so far.
A strong batting lineup will most likely put the Multan Sultans under pressure here.
Multan Sultans Squad
Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Tim David, Khushdil Shah, David Willey, Imran Khan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Imran Tahir, Ihsanullah, Anwar Ali, Johnson Charles, Rumman Raees, Odean Smith, Rovman Powell, Blessing Muzarabani, Dominic Drakes, Rizwan Hussain, Abbas Afridi, Asif Afridi, Aamer Azmat
Predicted XI: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Tim David, Khushdil Shah, David Willey, Imran Khan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Imran Tahir, Ihsanullah
Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will want to bat first. Chasing teams have a perfect winning record in PSL 2022, which should be considered a huge advantage.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The weather is expected to be ideal for cricket. The weather is pleasant, and no rain is forecast. In terms of the pitch, it is a fantastic batting surface with an exceptionally fast outfield. This means that, for the most part, the matches have been very high-scoring.
Batting first, a score of around 180 appears to be par, but it is far from a winning total, as we have seen so far.
Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans Match Prediction
We will be rooting for the Multan Sultans in this match as well. They have a stronger batting lineup, and all of their key players are in great shape. Don’t write off the Quetta Gladiators just yet, but their reliance on the top two leaves them vulnerable.
Multan Sultans is the favourite to beat Quetta Gladiators at the odds of 1.67.
- Team Multan Sultans have four points from two games, while Quetta Gladiators have two points from two games.
- Multan Sultans openers have scored all three fifties they have scored so far, while Quetta Gladiators openers have also scored three fifties in two matches.
- Team Multan Sultans have a 3-4 win-loss record against the Quetta Gladiators in PSL history.