We have heard it, rumors or speculations the news has started to roll that the new entrants in PSl 3, the much loved new comers Multan Sultans are all set to be bought by industrialist, real estate developer, Chief Executive of ”The Lake City” Holdings and Channel 24, Mr.Gohar Ejaz, a well known name in Pakistan’s business circles.
Multan Sultans, currently owned by Schön Properties, the team is nominally based in Multan, and was formed in 2017 to compete in the 3rd season of Pakistan Super League.
With this news we can surely assume that some big changes are expected in the management of Multan Sultans ahead of PSL4 scheduled to kick off from February 14th 2019 in UAE with last 8 matches to be played in Pakistan with the final to be played in Karachi on March 17.
The Multan Sultans fans are eagerly waiting for this decision all for their teams good, seeing them shine & come bigger & better in PSL4.
Here is how Sultan’s performed in PSL 3, 2018
The Sultans began their journey in PSL on a winning note as they defeated defending champions, Peshawar Zalmi, by 7 wickets in the chase of 152 runs. In the following game, they defeated Lahore Qalandars by 43 runs owing to a massive batting collapse induced by the Sultans’ bowlers Junaid Khan and Imran Tahir. The former registered a hattrick as the duo reduced the Qalandars from 132-4 to 136 all-out. However, the team’s winning run came to an end in the next fixture as they lost to Islamabad United by 5 wickets in the defense of a below-par target of 114.
As the league progressed to Sharjah, Sultans’ game against Karachi Kings was washed out due to persistent rain. In the next game, the Sultans comfortably beat Quetta Gladiators by 9 wickets in the chase of a low target of 103. The target was made possible by a batting collapse induced by the Sultans, as the Gladiators lost their last 5 wickets for just 1 run. This included a hat-trick from the leg spinner, Imran Tahir.
With the tournament moving back to Dubai, the Sultans had two back-to-back games against Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators, respectively. In the game against Peshawer, the team amassed the highest team total in this year’s PSL, 183 runs, which was made possible by Sohaib Maqsood’s belligerent innings of 85* (42). In reply, the Zalmis fell short by 19 runs. Against the Gladiators, however, the team lost by 2 wickets in the defense of a 153-run target. The game was closely fought as Sultan’s fast bowler, Umer Gul, secured 6 wickets for 24 runs, the best bowling figures this season, before the Gladiators prevailed off a penultimate-ball six.
Team Current Captain: Shoaib Malik
Head Coach: Tom Mody
Team Director/Bowling Coach and Mentor: Wasim Akram
Team Manager: Nadeem Khan
GM- Cricket Operations: Haider Azhar