PSL 2019 – Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators 8th Match Prediction

PSL 2019 – Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators 8th Match Prediction. Quetta Gladiators will be eying their third straight win in the tournament when take on Multan Sultans in this eighth match of the Pakistan Super League 2019. The game will be played on February 20 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. Live telecast of the match is scheduled to begin at 8 PM local time.

MS vs QTG, PSL 2019: Where to Watch/Live Streaming

TV channels: PTV Sports, Geo Super, Hum TV, Willow TV, Gazi TV, SuperSport

Live Streaming: Bet365, Cricketgateway

MS vs QTG Toss Prediction

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium has hosted 14 T20 internationals till date out of which 9 (including 3 of the last 4) have been won by the side batting first. Since the wicket at this ground tends to become slower as the match progresses, the team that wins the toss here is likely to bat first.

PSL 2019 - Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators 8th Match Prediction
PSL 2019 – Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators 8th Match Prediction

Betting Tips

  • Quetta Gladiators are leading the league standings and are looking in terrific form with wins in their first two matches.
  • Quetta Gladiators defeated Multan Sultans by two wickets the last time these two sides faced each other in the tournament.
  • Multan Sultans have a better bowling attack than Quetta Gladiators with Junaid Khan, Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Irfan in the side.

Our Pick: Quetta Gladiators are favorites to win

Multan Sultans Team News & Playing 11

MS Team News

Multan Sultans made a couple of changes to their side for the previous game against Islamabad United. They dropped Tom Moores and Mohammad Ilyas and brought in Johnson Charles and Ali Shafiq. Charles will continue to open the batting alongside Shan Masood with Laurie Evans and Shoaib Malik to bat at numbers three and four respectively. The Sultans are coming off a win and they are unlikely to make changes to their playing eleven for this Wednesday’s clash.

MS Key Players

Shan Masood, Johnson Charles and Shoaib Malik are the big guns for Multan Sultans in terms of batting. Shoaib smashed a quickfire fifty against Karachi Kings and followed that up with an unbeaten 31 against Islamabad United. The skipper cracked an unbeaten 43-ball 65 the last time Multan faced Quetta Gladiators and he will look to lead from the front once again. Laurie Evans looked good in the first game in his knock of 49 while hard-hitter Andre Russell is a danger man in the middle order. Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan and Shahid Afridi are the main threats in this bowling attack. Junaid has taken three wickets already in the tournament and the fast bowler took two wickets against the Gladiators last year at this ground. Afridi has a knack of picking wickets at crucial moments and his deceptive legbreaks could cause problems for the opposition in the middle overs.

MS Recent Form

Multan Sultans have a win and a loss from the two matches they have played so far and are currently placed third in the PSL 2019 league standings with two points. They suffered a seven-run defeat in their opening game against Karachi Kings but bounced back with a convincing five-wicket win over defending champions Islamabad United in their next match. The Sultans had an excellent day with the ball in their previous outing as they restricted Islamabad to a sub-par 125.

Multan Sultans Predicted Playing 11

  • Shan Masood, Johnson Charles (wk), Laurie Evans, Shoaib Malik (c), Hammad Azam, Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Chris Green, Ali Shafiq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan

Quetta Gladiators Team News & Playing 11

QTG Team News

Quetta Gladiators are likely to miss the services of Sunil Narine for this upcoming game against Multan Sultans. The West Indian allrounder will not be available for the first few matches due to a finger injury. Ahead of the start of the tournament, Somerset leg-spinner Max Waller was drafted into the squad as a back-up for Narine. The Gladiators are finding success with their current line-up which is why we don’t expect them to make any changes for this match.

PSL 2019 – Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators 8th Match Prediction

QTG Key Players

Shane Watson and Umar Akmal have started off really well in the PSL 2019 and these two batsmen will hold the key for Quetta Gladiators. While the former powered his team to victory last time against Islamabad United with an unbeaten 55-ball 81, the latter has scored 75 not-out and 44 in the two matches respectively. Sarfaraz Ahmed looked promising in his knock of 37 against Peshawar Zalmi and the skipper will be Quetta’s biggest hope in the middle order. Sohail Tanvir, Fawad Ahmed and Mohammad Nawaz seem to be the team’s go-to men when it comes to bowling. Tanvir was outstanding in the last game against Islamabad United, returning figures of 4-21 from four overs, and he is likely to provide the early breakthroughs with the new ball on Wednesday. The spin duo of Fawad and Nawaz have taken three wickets apiece and it will be up to them to build pressure on Multan after the powerplay.

QTG Recent Form

Quetta Gladiators have made the perfect start to their PSL 2019 campaign with wins in their first two games. They are the only team who are yet to face a defeat this season and they are currently topping the points table with four points. The Gladiators, after registering a six-wicket win over Peshawar Zalmi, beat Islamabad United by seven wickets in their last match. Their batting so far has been very impressive as they have chased down 150+ totals without much trouble.

Quetta Gladiators Predicted Playing 11

  • Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Rilee Rossouw, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c/wk), Dwayne Smith, Mohammad Nawaz, Ghulam Mudassar, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Fawad Ahmed

Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)

MS : W L L L L

QTG : W W L L L

MS vs QTG Head to Head

Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators have played only two matches against each other in the Pakistan Super League. Both those encounters came in the previous edition of the tournament with both the teams winning once each.

Multan Sultans thrashed Quetta Gladiators by nine wickets at Sharjah in their first meeting. The latter avenged their defeat four days later at Dubai with a two-wicket win; the Sultans scored 152 after being put into bat but failed to defend that total as the Gladiators hit the winning runs off the penultimate ball of the match.

Matches Played: 2; Multan Sultans Won: 1; Quetta Gladiators Won: 1

Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators Betting Odds

Quetta Gladiators are favorites to win this eighth match of the Pakistan Super League 2019 at odds of 1.80 on Betway and 1.98 on Betfair. Multan Sultans are the underdogs for this match at a slightly higher price of 1.90 on Betway and 2 on Betfair. The two teams, however, are being offered at the same price of 1.90 on Bet365.

Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators Prediction

Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators are both coming on the back of a win in their last match. The Gladiators, however, will be the more confident of the two sides having won both their matches and they will be carrying plenty of momentum with them. They also have the upper hand in the fact that they got the better of the Sultans the last time they played against them. While Quetta have a power-packed batting line-up, Multan have a stronger bowling attack with the likes of Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan and Shahid Afridi in the mix. Although both teams appear pretty evenly matched on paper, we feel that the scales are tipped slightly more in favor of the Gladiators.

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