Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan Pitch Report: Batting And Bowling Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars, 1st Match Preview (13/1/23): MS vs LHQ, 1st Match, Pakistan Super League, 2023 – Live Cricket Score

The first match of the Pakistan Super League will take place on Monday, February 13, at the Multan Cricket Stadium between the Multan Sultans and the Lahore Qalandars. There is a lot of expectation placed on the Qalandars, led by Shaheen Shah Afridi, as the defending champions. Harry Brook, who is scheduled to play in the Test series against New Zealand, will not be available to them.

However, Sikandar Raza and David Wiese provide the Qalandars with a solid middle order. Additionally, Wiese and Raza are competent enough to contribute crucial overs. The pace attack will be led by Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi, but one shouldn’t discount the talented young speedster Zaman Khan. The Qalandars’ bowling attack gains more firepower thanks to Rashid Khan and Haris Rauf.

Match Details

  • Match: Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars.
  • Date and Time: February 13, 2022, Monday; 08:00 pm IST
  • Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan


The Sultans won’t be able to counter the Lahore Qalandars, who have one of the tournament’s strongest bowling lineups. The men of Shaheen Afridi appear to be favorites.

Prediction: To win, the Lahore Qalandars

Probable XIs

Multan Sultans
  • Mohammad Rizwan (C & WK)
  • Usman Khan
  • Shan Masood
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Tim David
  • Shahnawaz Dahani
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Usama Mir
  • Sameen Gul
  • Josh Little
Lahore Qalandars
  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Jordan Cox (wk)
  • Hussain Talat
  • Kamran Ghulam
  • David Wiese
  • Rashid Khan
  • Haris Rauf
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi (C)
  • Zaman Khan

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Multan Cricket Ground is ideal for hitters who want to score a lot of runs. The surface of the venue is relatively dry, making it ideal for games with high scoring. Due to the small limits, there is no pacer support, so expect to see a lot of fours and sixes. Spinners might be useful if the old ball starts to spin a little. If nothing else, adding runs and putting pressure on your opponent are best served by a flat deck. The first team to bat will be the one that wins the coin toss.

Multan’s pitch is typically favorable for batting. Bowlers will need to put in a lot of effort because it won’t be easy to defend scores with dew around. After winning the toss, the best course of action should be to field first.

Weather Forecast

During the most recent tournaments, Pakistan’s weather has not been a problem. PSL is likely to follow suit as well. On some days, the temperature could drop as low as 8 degrees Celsius, but it could reach as high as 27 degrees Celsius. Multan is anticipated to be dry in terms of precipitation. As a result, it is likely that no games will be interrupted. On the day of the match, there will be no rain. The humidity will be in the 30s and the temperature will be around 18 degrees Celsius.

Where to watch

  • TV: Sony Sports Network
  • Live Streaming: Sony Liv

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