ABOUT THE MATCH
The Multan Sultans and the Quetta Gladiators will play each other in a top of the table clash. It is still too soon to start looking at table positions but early indications are that this PSL will go down to the wire. Cricket Betting Tips Both the Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators will be very keen to win this match and get a step closer to qualification.
A washout of their match against the Karachi Kings has extended the break that the Multan Sultan players have got. Cricket Betting Tips Free They also would not have minded a point against the red-hot Karachi Kings who are unbeaten in this tournament.
The Multan Sultans will now turn their attention to the Quetta Gladiators. Multan has lost just one game in the tournament so far and has been very impressive with both bat and ball. Cricket Tips Free Kumar Sangakkara and Shoaib Malik have been the two batsmen to lead the assault with the bat while Imran Tahir and Mohammad Irfan have been the best bowlers for them so far.
We are concerned about the lack of initiative that Ahmed Shehzad has shown at the top of the order and would love to see him shunted down the order or out of the team. Match Betting Tips His strike rate of 77.77 in the tournament is extremely poor.
The Multan Sultans need some of their other overseas batsmen like Darren Bravo and Kieron Pollard play a more central role if they are to sustain this early momentum.Cricket Tips Free Sohaib Maqsood is also occupying a very valuable space in the middle order and not currently justifying his presence in the team.
Kumar Sangakkara and Shoaib Malik are very reliable when it comes to the T20 format but a dependency on them could turn into a weakness very easily.
The bowling attack for the Multan Sultans has also been very good in the tournament so far. Imran Tahir has been very difficult to score off and is picking wickets at crucial intervals. Free Cricket Betting Tips With Mohammad Irfan and Junaid Khan also in form, the Multan Sultans are going to be a tough team to chase against.
Kieron Pollard, Sohail Tanvir, and Shoaib Malik are also all very capable bowlers rounding out this very impressive T20 side.
The most successful team in the history of the PSL has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start in PSL 2018. Two wins and two losses after four matches show that the Gladiators are still finding their feet in the tournament.
Quetta has always been a strong batting unit in the PSL and this year is no different. Shane Watson is playing like an absolute beast at the top of the order and scoring runs consistently. Cbtf Tips He has lost none of his ability to clear the fields and we think it is just a matter of time before he announces himself with a really big score.
Watson versus Imran Tahir is going to be one of the key battles in this contest.
Asad Shafiq has scored a few runs but Umar Amin and Kevin Pietersen remain concerns for the Gladiators. Cbtf Cricket Tips We know that Kevin Pietersen played a useful hand in winning the match for Quetta against Islamabad United but he was back to being lackluster against Peshawar.
Kevin Pietersen has retired from all forms of cricket and is playing the PSL just to honor his past commitments. Cricket Tips We genuinely think that the former English great is just coasting in the team at the moment and costing them heavily.
Rilee Rossouw scored a few runs in the last game but he too is suffering from having to bat so deep in the batting order. Cricket Betting Tips Free Rossouw is a batsman that enjoys pace on the ball and is always going to struggle against quality spin.
Maybe Quetta could think about promoting him to 3 and swapping his place with Umar Amin.
The bowling for Quetta is also a little questionable. John Hastings has been predictable and offered a very hittable length during the death overs. Match Betting Tips Free Anwar Ali was very expensive in the last game, Rahat Ali was average, and Hasan Khan is a changeup bowler at best.
The best bowling performances have been put in by Shane Watson and Mohammad Nawaz. Can Shane Watson continue to carry the team with both bat and ball for this entire tournament? It looks like he has no option.
Sarfaraz Ahmed has a few tough questions to answer and maybe make some difficult decisions. Otherwise, the Quetta gladiators risk moving further downwards in the competition.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
After some unexpected and sudden rain, the weather forecast is once again for a clear and sunny day. We don’t think there is any chance for rain to play spoilsport in this match and are confident of a full match being played out. Cricket Betting Tips The short boundaries favor the batsmen and this match is once again featuring some of the biggest hitters in T20 cricket.
If Shane Watson and Kieron Pollard get going for their respective teams then no score is going to be enough. A par total would be considered as something around 160, though.