Defending champions Karachi Kings will restart their Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six campaign against Multan Sultans today at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The contest will be the first match of a double-header on Thursday, scheduled to start at 6.00 pm (PST).
Karachi Kings started the title defence successfully in Karachi. They played five matches and won three of them. They are second on the points table with run-rate of 0.697.
In their last match of PSL 2021, before the T20 league was halted, Karachi Kings hammered Peshawar Zalmi by six wickets. Set to chase 189, they were guided home by Babar Azam, who scored an unbeaten 77 off 47 balls.
On the other hand, Multan Sultans had a poor run. They won only one out of their five matches and are struggling at the fifth position in the points table.
They lost their last two matches in the competition to Karachi Kings (seven wickets) and Quetta Gladiators (22 runs). Skipper Mohammad Rizwan scored an impressive half-century against the Gladiators, but could not find any support from the rest of the batting order.
Karachi Kings: Imad Wasim, Martin Guptil, Babar Azam, Mohammad Aamir, Thisara Perera, Amir Yamin, Chadwick Walton, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Muhammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Danish Aziz, Najeebullah Zadran, Arshad Iqbal, Qasim Akram, Abbas Afridi, Noor Ahmed and Mohammad Haris.
Multan Sultans: Mohammad Rizwan, Rilee Rossouw, Shimron Hetmyer, Sohail Tanveer, Imran Tahir, Khushdil Shah, Shan Masood, Johnson Charles, Usman Qadir, Sohail Khan, Suhaib Maqsood, Sohaibullah, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shahnawaz Dahani, Muhammad Umar, Imran Khan snr. Blessing Muzarabani, Asif Afridi, Waseem Mohammad and Hammad Azam.