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PSL 2018 - Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators Preview

PSL 2018 Imran Tahir grabs hat-trick PSL 2018 - Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators Preview
Melinda Barton | 06 March, 2018, 22:14

They new comers defeated Peshawar Zalmi by seven wickets in their first match of the tournament.

Following Multan Sultans-Quetta Gladiators match, Lahore Qalandars will again test their fate against Peshawar Zalmi and strive to break their losing streak which has now expanded to four matches in HBL PSL third edition. The match would be contesting but due to rain, it was abandoned.

Karachi Kings, on the other hand, have been the best team of the tournament with three straight wins. Now, they played their 5th match against Quetta Gladiators.

The last match between Gladiators and Sultans was the 13th match which was located in 3rd March, 2018 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

Earlier, won the toss and opting to filed first, the Sultans were off to a decent start, but once Sohail Tanvir removed Umar Amin in the fourth over, it was a downward ride for the Gladiators.

Sent into bat first, Sarfraz Ahmed-led squad were bowled out for just 102 in the 16th over.

Saturday's hat-trick took Tahir to the top of the wicket-taking charts in PSL 2018.

Sarfraz fought a line battle but even his patience ran out when he fell to Sohail Tanvir who finished with 3-14 in his three overs. They lost Rameez Raja two balls later and the experienced Shane Watson also departed two overs later leaving the QG's at 46/3 from 6.2 overs. Kumar Sangakkara scored highest 51 runs unbeaten for the team Sultans.

Karachi Kings: Imad Wasim (captain), Babar Azam, Joe Denly, Colin Ingram, Khurram Manzoor, Lendl Simmons, Saifullah Bangash, Eoin Morgan, Mohammad Rizwan, Tabish Khan, Ravi Bopara, Hasan Mohsin, Shahid Afridi, David Wiese, Usama Mir, Tymal Mills, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan and Mohammad Taha.

The Sultans have the more settled team and have been playing some good cricket but the lack of matches recently may count against them so the edge goes to the Gladiators but only if their key men are playing.otherwise it is safer to leave this one alone or consider the Sultans.