Multan Sultans is a Pakistani expert Twenty20 franchise cricket group. Ali Khan Tareen received the rights of the team on 20 December 2018 and introduced on 6 January 2019 that crew could compete with the identical call in the relaxation of the seasons. The team is nominally based totally in Multan and turned into fashion in 2017 to compete within the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Ali Tareen, the proprietor of Multan consortium, once more selected the Multan Sultans name for the sixth group. Multan Cricket Stadium is the team’s domestic floor with a potential of 35,000. In their inaugural season, the group changed into captained by way of Shoaib Malik.
who is additionally their modern captain Tom Moody and Wasim Akram become appointed as group’s head train and director
Haider Azhar was the GM- Cricket Operations even as Nadeem Khan become the team’s supervisor. Ahead of 2019 season, Johan Botha changed into appointed as crew’s head teach, changing Tom Moody, who withdrew from his role due to home commitments.
Multan Sultans in 2018
The Sultans commenced their inaugural marketing campaign on a prevailing observe as they defeated protecting champions, Peshawar Zalmi, by 7 wickets inside the chase of 152 runs. In the subsequent sport, they beat Lahore Qalandars by 43 runs as a result of a massive batting collapse brought on by way of the Sultans’ bowlers Junaid Khan and Imran Tahir.
The former registered a hattrick because the duo reduced the Qalandars from 132-4 to 136 all-out. However, the group’s triumphing run came to a stop in the next fixture as they lost to Islamabad United with the aid of five wickets inside the defense of a beneath-par goal of 114.
As the league improved to Sharjah, Sultans’ game towards Karachi Kings became washed out due to chronic rain. In the following sport, the Sultans cozy beat Quetta Gladiators via 9 wickets in the chase of a low target of 103. The goal becomes made viable by using a batting collapse prompted by means of the Sultans, as the Gladiators misplaced their remaining 5 wickets for just 1 run. This included a hat-trick from the legspinner, Imran Tahir.
With the tournament shifting returned to Dubai, the Sultans had returned-to-again video games in opposition to Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators, respectively. In the game towards Peshawar, the team collected the very best crew total on this year’s PSL, 183 runs, which changed into made viable with the aid of Sohaib Maqsood’s belligerent innings of eighty-five* (42).
In reply, the Zalmis fell short via 19 runs. Against the Gladiators, however, the crew misplaced by 2 wickets within the defense of a 153-run goal. The game changed into closely fought as Sultan’s fast bowler, Umer Gul, secured 6 wickets for twenty-four runs, the satisfactory bowling figures this season, earlier than the Gladiators prevailed off a penultimate-ball six.
Multan Sultans hasn’t loved an excellent beginning to their Pakistan Super League, having finished 5th inside the first season. Following the horrific end result, the team turned into embroiled in some other controversy as the owners Schon Group failed to clear the dues owed to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which brought about the termination of its settlement with the cricket’s governing frame. However, the team turned into later bought by Ali Tareen, who determined now not to exchange the group’s name no matter pointers of Multan Bahadurs and Multan Malangs.
Shoaib Malik could once again lead the side and hope for a better go back this time around. Multan Sultans squad is pretty first rate with the capability to hassle all the franchises in the PSL 2019. In Shahid Afridi, Nicholas Pooran, Daniel Christian and Shoaib Malik, Multan Sultans has got a few big hitters and healthy-winners.
The bowling department looks sturdy as properly with the presence of Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Abbas, and veteran Shahid Afridi. While Multan Sultans fanatics are already predicting Sultans to win the trophy this time around, it stays to be visible how the facet performs on the sphere.
Multan Sultans Players:
|Shoaib Malik||Muhammad Irfan||Shahid Afridi||Shan Masood|
|Mohammad Abbas||Lauri Evans||Mohammad Ilyas||Ali Shafiq|
|James Vince||Junaid Khan||Chris Green||M. Irfan Khan|
|Nauman Ali||Daniel Christian||Shakeel Ansar||Andre Russell|
|Johnson Charles||Umar Siddiq||Muhammad Junaid||Tom Moores|
Multan Sultans All Matches:
|15th February||Friday||Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings||Dubai|
|16th February||Saturday||Islamabad United v Multan Sultans||Dubai|
|20th February||Wednesday||Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans||Sharjah|
|22nd February||Friday||Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars||Sharjah|
|24th February||Sunday||Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans||Sharjah|
|26th February||Tuesday||Multan Sultans v Islamabad United||Dubai|
|28th February||Thursday||Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi||Dubai|
|1st March||Friday||Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|4th March||Monday||Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans||Abu Dhabi|
|10th March ||Sunday||Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans||Lahore|