A regenerated Multan Sultans are all set to enter the ninth iteration of the HBL Pakistan Super League. They begin their campaign at the Sultans Fort, the picturesque Multan Cricket Stadium, on 18 February
A regenerated Multan Sultans are all set to enter the ninth iteration of the HBL Pakistan Super League. They begin their campaign at the Sultans Fort, the picturesque Multan Cricket Stadium, on 18 February, a day after the tournament kicks off. Their first five of the 10 league games are at home and they will go on Pakistan tour from 26 February to play the away games.
Multan has been a daunting destination for the away sides as Sultans enjoy an incredible record of seven wins in eight games here. The champions of the 2021 edition, Multan Sultans have featured in the last three finals and their win percentage of 55.22 is the best for any side since the inception of the HBL PSL in 2016.
Multan Sultans made exciting trade deals with Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings to bag Iftikhar Ahmed, one of the most sought after T20 all-rounders, and Faisal Akram, a 20-year-old rising left-arm wrist spinner, who has taken 20 first-class wickets in three matches with a 10-fer for the match. Multan also snapped first platinum and diamond picks, two of the three gold picks and two of the first four silver picks.
Multan Sultans emboldened their domestic core by picking Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani, Yasir Khan and Aftab Ibrahim. The additions of Reeza Hendricks, Dawid Malan, and Usman Khan further strengthened their batting and David Willey, Reece Topley, and Chris Jordan beefed up their fast bowling stocks.
Multan Sultans’ schedule for PSL 9:
Multan Sultans’ squad for PSL 9:
Mohammad Rizwan (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah, Faisal Akram, Dawid Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Reece Topley, Tayyab Tahir, Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Ali, Usman Khan, Yasir Khan, Chris Jordan, Aftab Ibrahim, David Willey, Johnson Charles, Muhammad Shahzad