Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans Betting Tips 27/01/2022

January 27, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed
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Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans Betting Tips 27/01/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The opening match of the Pakistan Super League (2022) sees Karachi Kings take on defending champions Multan Sultans at National Stadium Karachi on Jan 27 (Thursday). The match is to begin at 7:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Karachi Kings

Karachi Kings have made a number of leadership changes ahead of this season, with Babar Azam taking over as captain from Imad Wasim and Peter Moores replacing Hereschelle Gibbs as the head coach.

In addition to having an English coach, the Kings, for some reason, have also added a number of English players to their roster as signified in the signings of Joe Clarke, Chris Jordan, Lewis Gregory and Ian Cockbain.

Clarke and Cockbain’s additions boast a batting unit that already boasted names such as Babar and also Sharjeel Khan, who can be devastating on his day.

While the batting has been bolstered, the same cannot be said about bowling, which still looks weak, just as it did last year when the Kings had major troubles defending totals, although that was a general problem, too, for everyone else.

The Kings are not blessed with roster depth either, meaning a couple injuries – or God forbid infections – could really stretch them for quality.

Multan Sultans

On the opposite side and in charge of Multan Sultans will be his international accomplice and batting partner, Mohammad Rizwan, who has had the Midas touch over the past year or so.

He led the less heralded Sultans to their first PSL title last season immediately after taking over from Shan Masood. After that, he had himself a stellar international season as well, of which we do not need to tell anyone. His accolades speak for themselves.

During the offseason, the Sultans retained much of their title winning core except for losing James Vince, Shahid Afridi and Sohail Tanvir – all of whom joined Quetta Gladiators. Usman Qadir, who was severely underused last year with Imran Tahir blocking his way, has also left for Peshawar Zalmi. Tim David is the notable addition and he’d add to the Sultans’ power hitting ability.

Multan’s top seven pack decent batting talent but their tail can be on the long side if they go with all their first-choice bowlers. Spin department is also a bit short, having seen both Afridi and Tahir depart. Tahir is probably too old at this stage to be asked to do the duty the entire tournament.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Karachi Kings Multan Sultans
PariMatch 1.81 2.0
PariPesa 1.728 2.124
Sportsbet.io 1.79 2.04
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Karachi are the favourites for this PSL fixture. Parimatch has Karachi priced at 1.81 and Multan at 2.0. Paripesa has Karachi available for 1.728 and Multan at 2.124. Lastly, Sportsbet has Karachi priced at 1.79 and Multan at 2.04.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Karachi Kings to win @ 1.81

We’re still not convinced Multan Sultans’ Shan Masood is a T20 batter. Sohaib Maqsood was brilliant last PSL but he notoriously has a diesel engine that takes a while in getting going. Besides, he last played a T20 back in October. Rilee Rossouw has also not been active in almost two months. There could be a bit of ring rust involved with Sultans batters. Karachi’s top three have been active recently. Sharjeel Khan hasn’t but then he gets go from the first ball. We think the Kings have an edge here. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: Joe Clarke to score more than 21.5 runs @ 1.87

Joe Clarke recently had a very decent BBL for Melbourne Stars and although his team did not make the playoffs, it was due to no fault of his. In fact, he was the league’s top scoring overseas player during the round robin stage. We think he’d hit the ground running. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


The first game of the PSL has the potential of plenty of runs as both the teams have plenty of uber talented batsmen at their disposal. The teams had split their matches 1-1 last season, although Karachi had won the first encounter, and we think same is going to be the case here.

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