PSL 2023, Match 3: MUL vs QUE | Fantasy Tips and Teams

Pawan∙ Feb 15 2023, 9:32 AM | timer 4 Min Read

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Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators lock horns in Match no. 3 of the ongoing eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan. Both sides will clash again in a reverse fixture on March 11 at Pindi Club Ground in Rawalpindi.

In a re-match of last year's final, the Sultans suffered a one-run loss in the opening encounter of the current season against the Lahore Qalandars. Notably, in 2022, the Qalandars defeated the Sultans by 42 runs in the summit clash to clinch their maiden title. 

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Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Quetta Gladiators will make their first appearance in this edition. Overall, both teams have won the PSL trophy once, with Multan emerging victorious in 2021 and Quetta in 2019.

Before the game gets underway, let us look at some of the important stats, best player picks and the best-predicted teams for the fantasy contests of the match.

 Ground Stats: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan

The pitch appeared to be a good one for batting as scores of 175 and 174 were achieved by side batting first and second respectively in the 1st game of PSL 2023.

Numbers at the ground in PSL 2023

Total Match: 1

Match won batting first: 1
Match won batting second: 0

Average score batting first: 175
Average score batting second: 174

Average runs per over: 8.72
Average runs per wicket: 29.08

MUL vs QUE, Match 3: Head-to-Head

Both sides have clashed in 9 games so far in the history of PSL with Multan winning 5 times and Quetta 4.

Total Matches: 9
Multan Sultans won: 5
Quetta Gladiators won: 4

MUL vs QUE, Match 3: Probable Final 11

Multan Sultans Team News

No major updates

Multan Sultans Probable Final 11

Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), David Miller, Kieron Pollard, Khushdil Shah, Usman Khan, Usama Mir, Akeal Hosein, Sameen Gul, Shahnawaz Dahani, Ihsanullah

Quetta Gladiators Team News 

Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has earned a late surprise call-up as he replaces the injured Ahsan Ali in the Gladiators setup. It will be interesting to see if the experienced campaigner Hafeez fits straightaway into the final 11.

Quetta Gladiators Probable Final 11

Jason Roy, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Wanindu Hasaranga, Odean Smith, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Naveen-ul-Haq

MUL vs QUE, Match 3: Top Five Picks

  1. Mohammad Rizwan (MUL): T20 cricket and Mohammad Rizwan is a match made in heaven as he has been in some form in the past three years in this format. Rizwan played a captain's knock of 75, but unfortunately, in a losing cause in the tournament opener and he would like to continue his solid form.
  2. Kieron Pollard (MUL): The hard-hitting West Indian ended the recently concluded International League (ILT20 2023) as the third-highest run getter with 394 runs in 9 innings. He played a cameo of 20 off 12 in the opening game of the current PSL season as picking the in-form player is a no-brainer for this fixture.
  3. David Miller (MUL): Destructive South African batter David Miller got promoted as he batted at number three in the opener and scored 25 off 20. The left-handed Protea is always a valuable pick especially in the T20 format.
  4. Jason Roy (QUE): England opener Jason Roy has scored 589 runs in 16 innings at an average of 39.26 with a century and four half-centuries for the Gladiators in the history of PSL. Roy struck just one fifty in 11 innings for the Paarl Royals in the recently concluded SA20 and shall look to begin the PSL campaign on a solid note.
  5. Iftikhar Ahmed (QUE): Iftikhar Ahmed enjoyed a solid recent Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) season as he smashed 351 runs in 11 innings at an average of 58.50 with 1 century and 3 fifties. The right-handed batter is a go-to option for this contest against the Sultans.

MUL vs QUE, Match 3: Must picks for the match

Multan Sultans

  1. Mohammad Rizwan - 75 runs in 1 match
  2. Kieron Pollard - 20 runs in 1 match
  3. David Miller - 25 runs in 1 match

Quetta Gladiators

  1. Jason Roy
  2. Iftikhar Ahmed
  3. Wanindu Hasaranga

MUL vs QUE, Match 3: Risky Picks

Multan Sultans: Khushdil Shah, Usman Khan

Quetta Gladiators: Sarfaraz Ahmed, Odean Smith

MUL vs QUE, Match 3: Best Captain and Vice-captain picks

  • Mohammad Rizwan (MUL)
  • Kieron Pollard (MUL)
  • Iftikhar Ahmed (QUE)

MUL vs QUE, Match 3: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

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Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Rizwan
Batters: Kieron Pollard, David Miller, Jason Roy, Iftikhar Ahmed
All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammad Nawaz
Bowlers: Akeal Hosein, Shahnawaz Dahani, Naseem Shah, Naveen-ul-Haq

Captain: Mohammad Rizwan
Vice-captain: Iftikhar Ahmed

MUL: 5 Players, QUE: 6 Players

MUL vs QUE, Match 3: Team for Winner takes all Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Umar Akmal
Batters: Shan Masood, Usman Khan, Martin Guptill
All-rounders: Khushdil Shah
Bowlers: Usama Mir, Sameen Gul, Ihsanullah, Mohammad Hasnain

Captain: Shan Masood
Vice-captain: Sarfaraz Ahmed

MUL: 7 Players, QUE: 4 Players