South Africa cricket team has arrived in Pakistan, and the two-match test series is set to begin on the 26th of January. Afterward, there will be three T20Is that will end on the 14th of Feb. Once the series concludes, then just after 5 days, the sixth season of the Pakistan Super League will begin. PSL 6 is scheduled to begin from the 20th of February, with the first match between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators. All six teams will be part of the tournament, with KK being the defending champions. However, in this article, we will be taking an in-depth look at the Multan Sultans squad 2021.
Multan Sultans are yet to make a big impact in the Pakistan Super League. They have won the competition neither qualified for any final. The team did not exist before the third season of PSL and was introduced back then. You can find more details about their history in the team history section below.
Multan Sultans PSL 6 squad is looking on-par with some of the other teams in the tournament. The team has a lot of experienced T20 players who have been playing the format for many years. First of all, they have an insane depth in the batting line up. On the other hand, they have the leg-spin twins, Imran Tahir and Shahid Afridi, to carry the bowling.
Below, you can go through all you need to know about the Multan Sultans PSL 6 squad, their team coaches, team history, Multan Sultans match schedule, and their complete players’ list.
Multan Sultans PSL 6 Squad
Multan Sultans squad 2021 has the majority of its players from the prior season retained. Besides, they have got some great picks from different categories as well.
Firstly, the Multan Sultans squad 2021 captain is Shan Masood. Shan was made the captain last year and will continue this season as well. Some of the retained players of Multan Sultans squad 2021 include Rilee Rossouw, Imran Tahir, Sohail Tanvir, and obviously the biggest entertainer in world cricket and the pride of Pakistan, Shahid Afridi.
Multan Sultans PSL 6 squad have got the Australian opening batsman Chris Lynn, in the platinum category. Lynn has been part of many t20 leagues and is one of the most attacking opening batsmen in T20s. He has previously played in the PSL for Lahore Qalandars as well. As a matter of fact, Lynn scored a 55-ball 113 in PSL 5 against the team he will be now playing for.
Multan Sultans didn’t get any pick from the diamond and gold category, but they got five from the silver one. Sohail Khan and Sohaib Maqsood will be a part of the Multan Sultans PSL 6 squad. Besides, the number one wicket-keeper batsman of Pakistan, Mohammad Rizwan is also included in the team.
Two players from the emerging and two from the supplementary have been selected. One of them is the West Indian all-rounder and the hero of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016, Carlos Brathwaite. You must have remembered his name, right?
Multan Sultans Team Coaches
First and foremost, Andy Flower is once again going to be the head coach of the Multan Sultans. Multan finished at the number one spot in the group stage last year under his coaching. However, they were eliminated in the second eliminator. Secondly, the former Pakistani all-rounder and bowling coach, Azhar Mehmood will be the bowling coach of Multan Sultans squad 2021.
As for the assistant coach, it is going to be Mushtaq Ahmed. He will also be giving his services as the spin bowling coach of the team. Richard Halsall from England is the fielding coach, with Haider Azhar being the general manager.
Multan Sultans Team History
As we mentioned earlier, the Multan Sultans franchise did not exist before the third season of the Pakistan Super League. There were only the five initial teams before the edition of 2018 until Multan Sultans was introduced.
The starting season for the team from Multan was not what they expected it to be. They ended the group stage at the fifth spot, just above the Lahore Qalandars, and could not make it to the playoffs. The next season, it was the same story. Again, Lahore finished the group stage at the last spot and Multan was at the fifth one. So, as can be noted, they were not performing up to their potential in the starting seasons. However, the last season was a bit of a turnaround for them.
In the last edition of the Pakistan Super League, Multan Sultans topped the group stage with 14 points. They were merciless when it came to either batting, bowling, or fielding. Shan Masood did a good job captaining the side and played a big role in their group stage success. Unfortunately, afterward, everything went downhill. Multan lost the first qualifier against Karachi Kings in the super over, whereas Lahore Qalandars defeated them in the second eliminator.
The last edition had a heartbreaking exit for Multan, but they will hope so that this edition be the one where they go all the way.
Multan Sultans Complete PSL 6 Schedule
Multan Sultans fixtures 2021 will be beginning on the day of the double-header. There will be LQ vs PZ in the afternoon, and the match between Multan Sultans and Islamabad United will begin at night. The match will be played at the National Stadium, Karachi on the 21st of Feb, at 7:00 PM PST.
That being said, the following is the complete Multan Sultans schedule 2021.
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